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New Orleans City Trip - Attractions

St. Louis Cathedral is one of the tallest structures in New Orleans



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What to See & Do in New Orleans

Good times are everywhere you turn in New Orleans. Here are some suggestions.

 

ATTRACTIONS

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-581-4629, 800-774-7394
Family-focused, this facility celebrates the wonders of the sea.

White Alligator at the Audubon Aquarium

French Quarter
The Vieux Carré, or French Quarter, is the heart of the city’s entertainment and historic district.

Haunted New Orleans

Herman-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses
820 St. Louis St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
1132 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-525-5661
These fine historic houses showcase the culture and sophistication of 19th-century New Orleans’ wealthy Creole families.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
1400 Washington Ave.
New Orleans, LA  70130
Open Mon.-Fri. 7 A.M.-2:30 P.M.; Sat. 7 A.M. - 12 P.M.; Closed Sundays and most major holidays.

Novelist Anne Rice’s favorite cemetery sits across from Commander’s Palace.

St. Louis Cathedral

Mardi Gras

St. Charles Streetcar
(Several stops on St. Charles & Carondelet Sts.)

St. Louis Cathedral
615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-525-9585
Practically an icon of the city, the cathedral sits at the heart of Jackson Square.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Basin and St. Louis streets.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m..; Sun. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Holiday closings vary
The oldest cemetery in the city, this is the site of what legend says is Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's tomb.

CLUBS & VENUES
Preservation Hall

Igor's Lounge & Bar
2133 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-568-9811
Open 24 hours.

Preservation Hall
726 St. Peter St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-522-2841, 888-946-JAZZ
Practically a temple of jazz, Preservation Hall is both a venue and a band.

MUSEUMS

The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
724 Dumaine St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-680-0128
Artifacts, pictures, altars, paintings and dolls related to the voodoo tradition and Marie Laveau are on display.

Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau

New Orleans Historical Pharmacy Museum
514 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-565-8027
The rich history of pharmacy and healthcare in Louisiana is the subject; also showcased is the role of Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr., in certifying the professional competence of pharmacists for the sake of public health.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-539-9650
Explore Ogden Museum's special exhibits and permanent collections to learn about the American South.

SHOPPING

Faulkner House Books
624 Pirate's Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-524-2940
William Faulkner’s birthday, Sep. 25, is the anniversary of Faulkner House Books, a full-service new and used bookstore with a global clientele.

Fleur de Paris
523 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
800-229-1899
This boutique has everything you need for a fancy night out. Peruse the elegant gowns, classy cocktail dresses and chic accessories.

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-895-2266

TOURS


Royal Carriages, Inc.
(French Quarter carriage ride)
1824 N. Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-943-8820
Carriage drivers are a wealth of knowledge about the history of New Orleans.

Steamboat Natchez
Steamboat Natchez
Toulouse St. Wharf

600 Decatur St., Suite 308
New Orleans, LA 70130
800-365-2628
Enjoying a river view of the Crescent City is another “must” experience to understand what makes New Orleans great.

Cajun Country Swamp Tours

RESOURCES

The New Orleans Tourism official website

Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans official website


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