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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

  • Mardi Gras World

    Mardi Gras World 

    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.
  • City Sightseeing New Orleans - Hop-On Hop-Off

    City Sightseeing New Orleans - Hop-On Hop-Off

    Absolutely the most fun, flexible and convenient way to see New Orleans! Live guided tours 9:30 am–5:30 pm daily. Hop-On any bus at any of the 20 stops on the route. Hop-Off at any of New Orleans’ top attractions. The next bus is less than 30 minutes away.
  • 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, the 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. 
  • 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.