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Things To Do: Your Bucket List Overfloweth

Whether it's exploring history through world-renowned museums, getting an up-close and personal look into the history of Mardi Gras and float building, or taking a relaxing ride down the Mighty Mississippi, New Orleans has a variety of attractions to keep you entertained throughout your stay.

Start your day feeding exotic animals at Audubon Zoo, then hop on the St. Charles Streetcar and head downtown where you'll get a glimpse of marine wildlife at the Aquarium of Americas and encounter butterflies and a plethora of interesting insects courtesy of the Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium. Make your way to the internationally known Jackson Square and explore the majestic wonder of St. Louis Cathedral. Wind down a fun-filled day with a sunset jazz river cruise along the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Natchez.

New Orleans Attractions

  • Livery Tours

    Livery Tours

    Looking for fun? Livery tours offers a variety of classic New Orleans tours, as well as tours for adults. More Info
  • Dave & Buster's

    Dave & Buster's

    It’s always gameday on Poydras Street at Dave & Buster’s. Have your fill of fun food and drink, then hit the Million Dollar Midway. Play all your favorite classic arcade games like Pop-A-Shot, Pac-Man, and Skee-Ball or experience new games like the MIB™ International Virtual Reality Game and the Star Trek™ VR Game. Love pool? Pick out a cue and have a game of billiard’s on their handcrafted mahogany and rosewood-railed tables.  More Info  VIEW COUPON  BOOK NOW
  • Mardi Gras World

    Mardi Gras World (Temporarily Closed)

    If you want a real, behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras, then there's only one way to get it: take a tour at Mardi Gras World. Mardi Gras World creates many of the big, beautiful floats that parade through the streets every Mardi Gras season in New Orleans as well as around the world. During the tour, you'll get to see floats and props being created from the ground up, try on Mardi Gras costumes, and even eat some king cake. VIEW COUPON
  • Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise

    Steamboat Natchez River Cruise

    Climb aboard the Steamboat Natchez for a scenic cruise down the Mississippi. Along the way, you'll enjoy beautiful sights, delicious food, and great music. Jazz bands frequent the decks of the boat, as well as the steam-powered calliope, or just listen to the sounds of the river. Steamboat Natchez offers daytime cruises, as well as a dinner with jazz cruise that features the Dukes of Dixieland.
  • Riverboat City of New Orleans Cruise

    Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS

    Capture the adventure of life on the Mississippi on the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS, sister vessel of the legendary Steamboat NATCHEZ. A day or evening cruise means live jazz, authentic Creole and Cajun cuisine, and breathtaking river and city views. A combo package is available that includes a tour of Mardi Gras World where Carnival is made. Here’s to riverboats and Mardi Gras floats! Now Available for Dockside Events & Dining.
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  • Jackson Square

    Jackson Square

    To explore one of New Orleans' most famous historic locations, visit Jackson Square at Experience New Orleans. See street performers and live music in the heart of the French Quarter!
  • Holidays in New Orleans

    Holidays in New Orleans

    Celebrations and parades occur all year long in New Orleans! Whether it's St. Patrick's Day in New Orleans or Mardi Gras, there's always something to celebrate.
  • Audubon Zoo

    Audubon Zoo

    One of the country’s top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo features an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging and expansive natural habitats, lush gardens and resting spots, a taste of the mystical Louisiana swamp, and hands-on animal encounters.
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

    Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

    Walk beneath the vivid Caribbean Reef, marvel at the lush beauty of the Amazon Rainforest, and travel the Mississippi River at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, where penguins,  sharks, stingrays, and other deep-sea creatures await your visit.
  • Audubon Insectarium

    Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium

    Located in the historic U.S. Custom House on Canal Street in downtown New Orleans, the Audubon Insectarium will delight you with "up close and personal" live insect encounters, the inextricably linked stories of the Crescent City and its insects, and “Life Underground,” where you’ll be shrunken to insect size.
  • Southern Seaplanes

    Southern Seaplanes

    For more than 55 years, Southern Seaplane has been traveling above the swamps of Louisiana and its beautiful coastline, sharing their knowledge in a variety of tours for business and pleasure.

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