There is so much flavor in New Orleans you can almost taste it while simply walking down the streets. Yes, flavor as in spicy Cajun food, but also flavor as in zesty jazz sounds drifting out of the music joints where jazz music was born. New Orleans is truly a unique place where all of the senses are satisfied. Savor all of the attractions and get a taste of what New Orleans is all about!
Our Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans List
- Bourbon Street
- French Quarter
- Frenchmen Street
- Commander’s Palace
- Swamp Tours
- Pat O’Briens
- Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World
- Café Giovanni
- Ride a Street Car
No matter what time of the year it is, festive fun can always be found on this New Orleans street. Bars-a-plenty will keep any visitor busy for hours.
These sweet treats are a New Orleans favorite. If you really want to know what keeps the residents smiling, it’s the cuisine and culture. This French pastry captures all of that in a bite. Found at Café du Monde, it is deep fried and then sprinkled with powdered sugar. Do we need to say more?
Old European romance splashed with Caribbean soul make up the ambiance of this charmed area. The Quarter has its secrets, so take a horse drawn carriage tour to get the full experience. What you see in front of you may just be the beginning of the story.
Live music, great art and local laissez-faire attitudes are all over this two-block-long entertainment district. You’ll find wooden signs, cheap drinks and music playing seven nights a week when you visit, and find plenty of more reasons to return!
The epitome of New Orleans cuisine, Commander’s Palace is found within the aqua blue walls of a historic building on Washington Avenue. Chef Tory McPhail has created and perfected the perfect menu, which includes delicacies ranging from Foie Gras du Monde to Bread Pudding.
The swamps and marshes are just as much a part of what created New Orleans as the history and culture. Take a camera on this tour because it is filled with crocodiles and exotic birds.
The motto here is “have fun” and that’s exactly what you’ll do. The outdoor courtyard serves as a bar and restaurant. If you dare, try the Hurricane. It’s a Bourbon Street favorite drink that will-just like its name says- knock the wind out of you.
This magical tour embodies all of Mardi Gras under one roof. This is where the parade floats are carefully designed and assembled. The floats are works of art that can be admired up close in Blaine Kern’s warehouse.
Located right off the resort lobby of Bluegreen Club La Pension, Cafe Giovanni offers family-styled Italian comfort food with a twist of local variety. The flavors blend together surprisingly well. Start with the small plate appetizers to get a feel of what this chef is really made of.
Getting around New Orleans by streetcar is a great way to see the city. There are three different lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, and the Riverfront, each of which originates downtown but takes you different parts of the city to see beautiful homes and historic sites.