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NOLA is my second favorite city in the US. NYC is my first (sorry!), because I get to go there more often. Our daughter lives and works there, so I have been back and forth a few times a year for the past few years. I love history, music, good food and people watching. There isn't a more perfect place in America for this.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Foodie
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

46 Places

20 City Tips

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46 Places

Chalmette National Historical Park

Battlefields, National Parks

Betsy's Pancake House

Restaurants

Praline Connection

Restaurants

Frenchmen Street

Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets

Royal Street

Historic Walking Areas

Muriel's Jackson Square

Restaurants

The American Sector Restaurant + Bar

Restaurants

The National WWII Museum

Military Museums, Speciality Museums

Elizabeth's

Restaurants

Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Restaurants

Santa Fe Restaurant

Restaurants

The Ruby Slipper Cafe

Restaurants

The Ruby Slipper Cafe

Restaurants

Market Cafe

Restaurants

French Market

Flea & Street Markets

Mandina's

Restaurants

New Orleans Museum of Art

Speciality Museums

Camellia Grill in the French Quarter

Restaurants

Angelo Brocato Ice Cream

Restaurants

Jackson Square

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Famous Gumbo Pot

Restaurants

French Quarter

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Bourbon Street

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Garden District

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

St. Louis Cathedral

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals

RTA - Streetcars

Mass Transportation Systems

Audubon Zoo

Zoos

New Orleans City Park

Parks

Lake Pontchartrain

Bodies of Water

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Cemeteries

Magazine Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

Historic Sites, Bars & Clubs

Lafayette Square

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Lower 9th Ward

Neighbourhoods

Chartres Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Faubourg Marigny

Neighbourhoods

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

National Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas

Lalaurie Mansion

Historic Sites

St Louis Cemetery No 2

Cemeteries

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA

Art Museums

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Washington Artillery Park

Parks

Washington Square Park

Parks

Jamie Hayes Gallery

Art Galleries

Voodoo Authentica

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Joan of Arc Statue

Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Judith R's City Tips

  • Enjoy! Rent a car next trip and see more stuff, eat more places. Lots of po boy shops out and about in the city, lots of coffee shops. Magazine Street - on the other side of the Central Bus District - great place to wander as well (antique mall there is fun, but you can't use the potty there - go next door to Sucre for that, then get a sweet or coffee from them).
  • Have a Southern Candymaker's praline or 2 or 3. Bring some home, too. Worth it!
  • Get your beignet mixes, etc. from the Cafe du Monde shop near the French Market. Best prices and stocked well.
  • Go to the French Market, but try to stay away from the end furthest from the Quarter. The closer you get to the Quarter, the more likely you will be dealing with artisans and artists rather than importers. Also, the better the quality of what you buy. Eat there if you want - great food!
  • Be nice. It's the South. Don't be in a hurry all the time. Slow down, take your time and tip well. Those folks make $2 an hour and share tips.
  • If you have kids with you, for goodness sake, go to the Audobon Zoo and/or Insectarium. Find a coupon on line. Such good places. Even if you don't have kids, go!
  • If you want good seats at the better restaurants, don't wear jeans for dinner. You'll get seated with jeans on, but it won't be in the best spots, with the best people watching, or ambiance.
  • Royal Street is worth the walk down - galleries and antique stores. People like to talk so talk.
  • Stop in Jamie Hayes Gallery as well - good stuff, designed by Jamie, made in a small factory right in New Orleans. Prints, voodoo dolls, and other hand made local items.
  • Go to Dutch Alley Co-op and check out the local artists and artisans who have their works there. Buy something - lots of good stuff for $15 or less. Don't buy crap from the souvenir places - buy some wooden ornaments or a poster and support the locals, not the importers.
  • All of NOLA is a National Park. Stop in the Quarter at Jean Lafitte and get you information (writing it like it would be said there). BEST and CLEANEST toilets in the Quarter in the back of the office/bookstore there - toilets open even when the office, etc is closed.
  • If you've got a car, drive to Chalmette, where the Battle of New Orleans was fought, with Jackson leading a mixed up group of Americans, pirates, freed Blacks against regular British Army redcoats and kicked their butts. Free, great walk on the river there as well.
  • If you are driving, take a ride to City Park (the streetcar also goes there). NOMA is there - great fine art museum worth your time as well (2 hours including the sculpture garden).
  • On the other side of Canal in the Central Business District, the WWII Museum beckons. If you have the slightest interest in history, spend the money and go there. Plan at least 4 hours (more if you have older folks with you). The full service restaurant is excellent and not super costly. Check out their website before you go to make sure you hit what you are most interested in first.
  • Stay off Canal if you can. Chain restaurants and cheap souvenirs aren't worth it. Take a walk on the wild side down Bourbon, though. If this is a family visit, do it before 4 pm.
  • Frenchman Street is worth a walk over. Jazz clubs with no cover, a few great restaurants, and an evening art fair all call you!
  • Say hey when you pass people by on the street in the Quarter. They may be the ones who are going to cook your food, or wait on your table. It's that kind of place.
  • Sitting on a bench by the Mississippi is free. Do it. Don't give money to the gutter punks. Do put a buck or two in the musicians' cases, though.
  • Don't try to do everything in 1 day. Make sure you sit in a cafe (Cafe du Monde has the best non-alcoholic people watching available-otherwise, get you a beer (Abita) and sit near Jackson Square).
  • If you are staying within a mile of the FQ, don't rent a car for your first visit. You don't need one, and driving in this city can be tricky your first time there. Cabs are plentiful.
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    Chalmette National Historical Park
    Battlefields, National Parks
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    Judith R Says:

    Great National Park, with good docents, and nice walking areas. Cannons are authentic, and the small museum area is just right in size.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Chilly from December till March. Wear walking shoes.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #63 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Make the Drive 19/08/2018
    • A great historical place 10/08/2018
    • Chalmette National Historical Park
    Address:
    Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
    New Orleans, LA
    Phone:
    +1 504-589-2133
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 16:30
    Other:
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    Betsy's Pancake House
    Restaurants (American)
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    Judith R Says:

    Regular spot for locals. Be nice and tip well - it is family owned. Only breakfast and lunch - closed 1 weekend day. Breakfast specials till 10:30 a.m.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wear whatever (seen it all there).
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #380 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great menu for downhome cooking! 26/08/2018
    • Big pancakes 07/08/2018
    • Betsy's Pancake House
    Address:
    2542 Canal St
    New Orleans, LA 70119-6408
    Phone:
    +1 504-822-0214
    Hours:
    Sun
    07:00 - 14:00
    Mon - Fri
    05:30 - 14:00
    Other:
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    Praline Connection
    Restaurants (American, Cajun & Creole)
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    Judith R Says:

    Great food on Frenchman Street. NOLA style seafood, southern greens, rice, etc. Not cheap, but you always get a little lagniappe (extra). Bread pudding a must.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Get there by 5 if you don't want to wait.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #333 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not very good 17/09/2018
    • So So 13/09/2018
    • Praline Connection
    Address:
    542 Frenchmen St
    New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
    Phone:
    +1 504-943-3934
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 21:00
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Frenchmen Street
    Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets
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    Judith R Says:

    Good music, good food, good art. Bookstore on corner has local shelf, and lots of LGBT literature (and some more graphic information as well...). Eat, stop in the store, then wander around the market. Lots of different items for varying prices (we spent about $20 and got soap and bracelets).

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Cold in the winter time! Don't waste time finding parking if you're driving - go to the lot.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Saturday morning Jazz 18/09/2018
    • Aithentic nola 17/09/2018
    • Frenchmen Street
    Address:
    Frenchmen Street
    New Orleans, LA 70116
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
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    Royal Street
    Historic Walking Areas
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    Judith R Says:

    Shuts down most nights so go during the day. Lots of spots to pop into, and street artists as well.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walking shoes!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Was better... 16/09/2018
    • Window Shopping 16/09/2018
    • Royal Street
    Address:
    Royal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130
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    Muriel's Jackson Square
    Restaurants (French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole)
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    Judith R Says:

    I'm partial to Muriels - eat there every time I visit. Get the bread pudding for dessert, and whatever crepe special appetizer they have. Turtle soup with sherry - don't miss that either. Dress up for dinner - sit in the red room. Dress down? sit in the back area. Ask to see the ghost table.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Dress up a bit for dinner. You'll be happy you did. Jeans ok for prix fixe lunch (get that - lots of choices!).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious!! 16/09/2018
    • Muriel's in Jackson Square 16/09/2018
    • Muriel's Jackson Square
    Address:
    801 Chartres St
    New Orleans, LA 70116-3206
    Phone:
    +1 504-568-1885
    Price range:
    US$31 - US$40
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 22:00
    Mon - Sat
    11:30 - 22:00
    Other:
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    The American Sector Restaurant + Bar
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Cajun & Creole)
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    Judith R Says:

    Good food, right at the museum. Bartenders are chatty if you are alone, and will recommend food/drinks.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Right at the WWII Museum so wear your walking shoes.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #298 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Grand baby was welcome 03/09/2018
    • Comfort Food 02/09/2018
    • The American Sector Restaurant + Bar
    Address:
    945 Magazine St
    New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
    Phone:
    +1 504-528-1940
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    11:00 - 20:00
    Thu - Sat
    11:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    The National WWII Museum
    Military Museums, Speciality Museums
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    Judith R Says:

    One of the best museums I have seen that has historical significance. Original equipment, including transports, guns, planes. Great interactive displays with recorded interviews. Kids, elders, family, couples, solo - doesn't matter - there is something for everyone.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Longer lines during school vacations, etc. Also go around 1 if you expect to be about 4 hours. If you think you will need the whole day, get there shortly after opening. I went at 12:30 and walked right in, not a lot of people to deal with. More crowded in the mornings.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow! 18/09/2018
    • LEARNED SO MUCH 17/09/2018
    • The National WWII Museum
    Address:
    945 Magazine Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
    Phone:
    +1 504-528-1944
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Elizabeth's
    Restaurants (American, Cafe, Cajun & Creole)
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    Judith R Says:

    Off the beaten path, near the dikes, looks like a hole in the wall place, but the food? too delish!!! Eat there...get the breakfast fried green tomato platter to start.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wait if you have to - small place - worth it!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #97 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Eat like a redneck king 12/09/2018
    • Praline Bacon 03/09/2018
    • Elizabeth's
    Address:
    601 Gallier St
    New Orleans, LA 70117-6217
    Phone:
    +1 504-944-9272
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Fri
    08:00 - 14:30
    Mon - Sat
    18:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole)
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    Judith R Says:

    I like this place just as well as Acme, but there is hardly ever a line here. Oysters are great, as are the hush puppies. Get Iced Tea or Abita on tap! Sit at the bar if you are solo - the day guy is fun to watch, and chatty.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wear whatever.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #215 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Self employed! 17/09/2018
    • For lunch 17/09/2018
    • Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar
    Address:
    739 Iberville St
    New Orleans, LA 70130-2323
    Phone:
    +1 504-522-4440
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$35
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 23:00
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 - 01:00
    Other:
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    Santa Fe Restaurant
    Restaurants (Mexican, Southwestern)
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    Judith R Says:

    On Esplanade - good Mexican served quickly and well. Nice decor, and good outdoor seating in good weather.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Lunch time whatever - a little dressier for dinner.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #400 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    • What an incredible atmosphere 09/07/2018
    • What happened? 08/07/2018
    • Santa Fe Restaurant
    Address:
    3201 Esplanade Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70119-3129
    Phone:
    +1 504-948-0077
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$22
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 22:00
    Mon - Thu
    05:00 - 22:00
    Sat
    05:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    The Ruby Slipper Cafe
    Restaurants (American, Cafe, Cajun & Creole)
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    Judith R Says:

    All of the 3 are good spots, even in the Quarter on Canal. Breakfast and lunch only. I like the one in the Marigny best - lower key, less frenzied. In Mid-City, tables are too close. The menu options are the same, and the food is great at all 3.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wear whatever, be prepared to wait FOREVER in Mid-City on Saturdays. Go elsewhere if you are starving.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Brunch 12/09/2018
    • Eggs benny to DIE for! 10/09/2018
    • The Ruby Slipper Cafe
    Address:
    2001 Burgundy St
    New Orleans, LA 70116-1605
    Phone:
    +1 504-525-9355
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$15
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    08:00 - 14:00
    Sat - Sun
    08:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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    The Ruby Slipper Cafe
    Restaurants (American, Cafe, Healthy)
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    Judith R Says:

    All of the 3 are good spots, even in the Quarter on Canal. Breakfast and lunch only. I like the one in the Marigny best - lower key, less frenzied. In Mid-City, tables are too close. The menu options are the same, and the food is great at all 3.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wear whatever, be prepared to wait FOREVER in Mid-City on Saturdays. Go elsewhere if you are starving.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #68 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Surprise Visit 02/09/2018
    • Was great! 21/08/2018
    • The Ruby Slipper Cafe
    Address:
    315 S Broad St
    New Orleans, LA 70119
    Phone:
    +1 504-525-9355
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$15
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:00 - 14:00
    Sat - Sun
    07:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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    Market Cafe
    Restaurants (Cajun & Creole, Greek, American)
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    Judith R Says:

    Touristy, but good people watching, and good music for lunch crowd as well.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #375 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    • Delicious Food, Live Music, Great Staff 09/09/2018
    • Good food 05/09/2018
    • Market Cafe
    Address:
    1000 Decatur St
    New Orleans, LA 70116-3310
    Phone:
    +1 504-527-5000
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 - 22:00
    Mon - Sat
    11:30 - 22:00
    Other:
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    French Market
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Judith R Says:

    Tourist trap for one end, worth the walk through on the other end. Buy from local artists, not the importers. Eat, drink, and use the potty there as well!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walking shoes - must.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #95 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    • Fun, unique gems 15/09/2018
    • Interesting 07/09/2018
    • French Market
    Address:
    1008 N. Peters Street
    New Orleans, LA 70116
    Phone:
    +1 504-522-2621
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Mandina's
    Restaurants (Italian, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole)
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    Judith R Says:

    Good Italian spot on Canal, in Mid-City. Basic food, done well.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Dressier for dinner.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #125 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Total Takeout failure 15/09/2018
    • Great Food/Great Atmosphere 29/08/2018
    • Mandina's
    Address:
    3800 Canal St
    New Orleans, LA 70119-6037
    Phone:
    +1 504-482-9179
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 21:00
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 - 21:30
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    New Orleans Museum of Art
    Speciality Museums
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    Judith R Says:

    Art lover must - some gems here, and a nice little gift shop as well. In City Park, with a Sculpture Garden.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walking shoes - museum floors are tough.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • wonderful museum and sculpture garden in a beautiful park setting. 13/09/2018
    • Good variety of art from across the world. 08/09/2018
    • New Orleans Museum of Art
    Address:
    1 Collins Diboll Cir
    New Orleans, LA 70124-4605
    Phone:
    +1 504-658-4100
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$12
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 17:00
    Tue - Thu
    10:00 - 18:00
    Fri
    10:00 - 21:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Camellia Grill in the French Quarter
    Restaurants
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    Judith R Says:

    I think the name has changed again - old fashioned counter only restaurant - cheap, good and quick. Stop for pie, burger, catfish and rest your dogs.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be nice and tip well.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best place in NOLA for breakfast 04/02/2018
    • Homerun every time! 31/01/2018
    • Camellia Grill in the French Quarter
    Address:
    540 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
    Phone:
    +1 504-522-1800
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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    Angelo Brocato Ice Cream
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    Judith R Says:

    In Mid-City - get cannoli or other Italian pastry, some gelato, coffee. A few small tables - good evening stop.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wait in line if you have to.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Freshly made with love and tradition 07/09/2018
    • Terrific Italian desserts! 03/09/2018
    • Angelo Brocato Ice Cream
    Address:
    214 N Carrollton Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70119-5109
    Phone:
    +1 504-486-0078
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 21:00
    Tue - Thu
    10:00 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Jackson Square
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Judith R Says:

    People watching, music listening, art viewing, shopping, history...all here in Jackson Square.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Walking shoes
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Always a sight to enjoy 17/09/2018
    • That garden 17/09/2018
    • Jackson Square
    Address:
    615 Pere Antoine Alley
    New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
    Phone:
    +1 800-800-0550
    Other:
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    The Famous Gumbo Pot
    Restaurants (American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole)
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Great seafood - sit outside and smell the Mississippi - listen for the steamboat whistles!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #664 of 1,554 restaurants in New Orleans
    • It's About the Bread Pudding 14/07/2018
    • Leisure Trip 12/07/2018
    • The Famous Gumbo Pot
    Address:
    600 Decatur St
    Ground Floor Jax Brewery
    New Orleans, LA 70130-1002
    Phone:
    +1 504-522-1010
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    08:00 - 21:00
    Fri - Sat
    08:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    French Quarter
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    The reason we all come here! Plan at least 2 full days in the Quarter itself!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • walking shoes! Lightweight clothing, layers, umbrella (check the weather for the day).
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing place well worth the vsit 18/09/2018
    • one night only 17/09/2018
    • French Quarter
    Phone:
    +1 833-218-3421
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
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    Bourbon Street
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    You have to walk it a few times in your life - do it during the day, then at night.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Don't get wasted unless you are with people who are not going to get wasted. Lots of pocket picking of drunks...
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #137 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    • JUST NOT FOR ME 17/09/2018
    • Not what I expected 17/09/2018
    • Bourbon Street
    Phone:
    +1 504-524-0010
    Other:
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    Garden District
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    It's just so pretty - Magazine Street in this area as well.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walk it, don't just drive through. St. Charles Streetcar line in this area.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Free Walking Tour of the Gatden District 18/09/2018
    • Beautiful Homes 17/09/2018
    • Garden District
    Address:
    St Charles Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70130-5968
    Phone:
    +1 505-358-4630
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    St. Louis Cathedral
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Iconic structure in Jackson Square - beautiful! Artists and performers in front...careful of the street folks,and don't give $ to the gutter punks.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 17/09/2018
    • Don't just stand outside, enter! 17/09/2018
    • St. Louis Cathedral
    Address:
    615 Pere Antoine Aly
    New Orleans, LA 70116-3291
    Phone:
    +1 504-525-9585
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 16:30
    Other:
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    RTA - Streetcars
    Mass Transportation Systems
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Gotta tick it off your bucket list, and the way everyone here gets around.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Have your money ready, and be ready to stand for the ride.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • WHAT FUN! 17/09/2018
    • Fun 17/09/2018
    • RTA - Streetcars
    Address:
    Canal Street
    New Orleans, LA
    Phone:
    +1 504-248-3900
    Other:
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    Audubon Zoo
    Zoos
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Love it - for zoos, it is in my top 5 in the world. Amazing that Katrina did not do it in permanently.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Walking shoes, check the weather, go on the website or groupon for coupons.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Zoo 16/09/2018
    • Good for all ages. 16/09/2018
    • Audubon Zoo
    Address:
    6500 Magazine St
    New Orleans, LA 70118-4848
    Phone:
    +1 504-581-4629
    Hours:
    Tue - Fri
    10:00 - 16:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    New Orleans City Park
    Parks
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    So pretty - especially at Christmas when it is all dressed up with lights for the annual event. It is the "Central Park" of NOLA, only better.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Drive it and walk it...if you are in the area during the holidays, must see!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Massive Beautiful Park for all ages. 08/09/2018
    • New Orleans City Park can Rival Central Park NY 04/09/2018
    • New Orleans City Park
    Address:
    1 Palm Dr
    New Orleans, LA 70124-4608
    Phone:
    +1 504-482-4888
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    06:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Lake Pontchartrain
    Bodies of Water
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Drive the causeway, or just sit on the shore...connects to the Gulf and looks like an ocean. Always a breeze here, too.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #69 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Awesome trip across this bridge 11/09/2018
    • Looooooong bridge! 01/09/2018
    • Lake Pontchartrain
    Phone:
    +1 504-836-2205
    Other:
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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Cemeteries
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    All the cemeteries in NOLA are worth a visit. No. 1 and 2 happen to be closest to the Quarter.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Keep aware...lots of groups come through here, so stay close to a guide, and listen in, or pay for a tour (groupon deals all over). Do NOT go after dark.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So much history! 16/09/2018
    • Remarkable history 16/09/2018
    • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Address:
    425 Basin St
    3421 Esplanade Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
    Phone:
    +1 504-596-3050
    Other:
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    Magazine Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Just take a walk in the area - St. Pat's day parade comes right through here, but we like the antique shops near Sucre.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great for local shiooing 12/09/2018
    • Great place to see a different side of New Orelans 12/09/2018
    • Magazine Street
    Phone:
    +1 504-324-5633
    Other:
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    Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
    Historic Sites, Bars & Clubs
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    No electric lights in the bar area, and plastic is all you get. A stop on all the ghost tours - old and smelly, it is still part of the history of NOLA. Wait in line for the bathrooms (not the cleanest).

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 246 Nightlife in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Well worth a visit 18/09/2018
    • Very bad service 16/09/2018
    • Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
    Address:
    941 Bourbon St
    New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
    Phone:
    +1 504-593-9761
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
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    Lafayette Square
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    It's a park...the statue is cool. Stop there when you are in Central Business District.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #87 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Park with History 29/08/2018
    • Lots of history 11/06/2018
    • Lafayette Square
    Address:
    St. Charles Avenue
    New Orleans, LA
    Phone:
    +1 504-658-3200
    Other:
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    Lower 9th Ward
    Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    If you are driving, the new builds are something to see. Stay away at night, though. Still a tough neighborhood.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #143 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    • PBS Refelection 27/06/2018
    • personal tour 08/05/2018
    • Lower 9th Ward
    Phone:
    +1 504-344-4884
    Other:
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    Chartres Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Cool street in the Quarter with lots of restaurants on one end, more historical buildings on the other.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #100 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    • Architecture 30/08/2018
    • Safe, great architecture, shopping and night scene 09/07/2018
    • Chartres Street
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    Faubourg Marigny
    Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Bopping spot - gentrification happening now, but some good thrift stores and coffee shops. Lots of cool shotgun houses to look at, and some good bars as well.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Walk and Wonder 27/08/2018
    • Outstanding Jazz Locale 25/08/2018
    • Faubourg Marigny
    Other:
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    Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
    National Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    It's 4 parks, actually, with a spot in the Quarter. Stop there first to get the info about the whole deal.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great for all ages! 14/09/2018
    • Got to see some wildlife! 04/09/2018
    • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
    Address:
    419 Decatur St
    New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
    Phone:
    +1 504-589-2636
    Hours:
    Mon - Tue
    09:00 - 19:00
    Wed - Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Lalaurie Mansion
    Historic Sites
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Haunted and part of the many ghost tours. Read about it before you take the tour.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #116 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    • View from the Street 30/08/2018
    • American Horror Story Fans - This One's for You 17/07/2018
    • Lalaurie Mansion
    Address:
    1140 Royal St
    New Orleans, LA 70116-2706
    Phone:
    +1 504-258-0760
    Other:
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    St Louis Cemetery No 2
    Cemeteries
    Judith R Says:

    No. 1 and 2 are closest to the Quarter. Check one or the other out - stay close to other groups and don't go after the lights go out. Just sayin'

    Good for
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #142 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    • Greedy 12/09/2018
    • Free but not kept up as well 01/05/2018
    • St Louis Cemetery No 2
    Address:
    300 Claiborne Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70112
    Other:
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    The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA
    Art Museums
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    On the grounds of City Park and NOMA - great place to wander!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful gardens 03/09/2018
    • worth the visit 02/09/2018
    • The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA
    Address:
    1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park
    New Orleans, LA 70124
    Phone:
    +1 504-658-4100
    Other:
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    Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
    Judith R Says:

    Any spot with Audobon in the name is worth a visit.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #248 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    • Blast from the past 02/09/2018
    • Fun afternoon 06/07/2018
    • Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
    Address:
    11000 Lake Forest Blvd
    New Orleans, LA 70127-2816
    Phone:
    +1 504-581-4629
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 16:00
    Other:
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    Washington Artillery Park
    Parks
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Take your tourist pictures here, overlooking Jackson Square...sit for a while and enjoy the Mississippi breezes and watch the flim flam shoe shiners at work.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #122 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    • Great view of both the river and Jackson Square 09/07/2018
    • If You Want the Iconic Photo of New Orleans 09/05/2018
    • Washington Artillery Park
    Address:
    Decatur St
    New Orleans, LA 70130
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    Washington Square Park
    Parks
    Judith R Says:

    Great spot for kids with a playground - right on Frenchman.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #239 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    • Not much 16/07/2018
    • Absolutely nothing to see 10/04/2018
    • Washington Square Park
    Address:
    700 Elysian Fields Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70117-8512
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 18:00
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    Jamie Hayes Gallery
    Art Galleries
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Local artist, success story (spent time in New England, used to do shows up this way). Hires local folks to help out. All around nice guy. Buy your going home gifts here-good pricing and good stuff.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fanciful 10/09/2018
    • Wonderful, Whimsical Local Art and Gifts 10/09/2018
    • Jamie Hayes Gallery
    Address:
    617 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130-2111
    Phone:
    +1 504-596-2344
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Voodoo Authentica
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    Judith R Says:

    Go to at least one voodoo shop while you are here. This is a good one.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #79 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Authentic Voodoo 16/09/2018
    • Learn about Voodoo 03/09/2018
    • Voodoo Authentica
    Address:
    612 Dumaine St
    New Orleans, LA 70116-3211
    Phone:
    +1 504-522-2111
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Joan of Arc Statue
    Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Judith R Says:

    She's just cool. Take her picture. Say hello and if so inclined, pray for her.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #103 of 390 things to do in New Orleans
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting Statue 02/09/2018
    • " The Statue Is Hard To Get At " 12/08/2018
    • Joan of Arc Statue
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