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New Orleans

Nicknamed "The Big Easy," New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in the United States. Known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, late night jazz clubs and year-round festivals, you'll never run out of things to do in Louisiana's second largest city. Founded in 1718, New Orleans is located in the southeastern part of the state and straddles the Mississippi River. It is a cross-cultural melting pot with European, Caribbean and African influences. From historic walking tours to world class shopping and everything in between, check out the best of what New Orleans has to offer.

Recommended New Orleans Tours

Big Easy Jazz Tour
Take a stroll down historic Bourbon Street and see the places that bread such jazz legends as Louis Armstrong, Trombone Shorty, Tubby Hall and Connie Jones on the Big Easy Jazz Tour. At two-and-a-half hours, this narrated walking tour includes souvenir Mardi Gras beads, complimentary cocktails and VIP seating in some of the city's most popular nightclubs. But remember, the Big Easy Jazz Tour is only to be enjoyed by those 21 years of age or older.

New Orleans Vampire Tour
Explore the dark and mysterious underbelly of the French Quarter on the famous New Orleans Vampire Tour. Join an experienced tour guide as you visit the former home of Jacques St. Germaine, listen to eerie tales of The Casket Girls and grab a drink at a noted Vampire tavern. For centuries, it's been said that the undead haunt the historic streets of The Big Easy. Are you a believer? The New Orleans Vampire Tour runs an hour-and-a-half and departs daily at 8:30 p.m. from St. Louis Cathedral.

Top Rated New Orleans Attractions

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
From sea turtles and stingrays to seahorses and sand tiger sharks, New Orleans' Audubon Aquarium features one of the country's top marine collections. Located on the edge of the French Quarter where Canal Street meets the Mississippi River, the aquarium is one of New Orleans' top family-friendly destinations. Make sure to check out the new Great Maya Reef exhibit where visitors walk through a 30-foot-long tunnel surrounded by an ancient underwater world filled with exotic sea creatures.

The National World War II Museum
Considered one of the finest museums in the world, The National World War II Museum features an impressive array of artifacts and memorabilia focused on the United States' contribution to WWII. From the US Freedom Pavilion's warbird collection to an interactive submarine experience based on the final mission of the USS Tang. Make sure to leave plenty of time for the museum's award-winning, 4-D film, Beyond All Boundaries, narrated by executive producer Tom Hanks.

Destrehan Plantation
Located just minutes from downtown New Orleans, the Destrehan Plantation was built in 1787 and features costumed tour guides and an assortment of exhibits including an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson. Built by the Destrehan Family, who arrived from France in the early 1700s, the Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley. Learn what life was like more than two centuries ago during interactive demonstrations in open hearth cooking, rope making and underpinnings to name a few.

ALL Tours, Sightseeing, Museums & Attractions

Travel Through Three Centuries of New Orleans history, legends and romance. See the "Big Easy" in comfort in a deluxe motorcoach. On this narrated tour, learn why New Orleans is called the Queen City of the South.
Welcome to City Segway Tours of New Orleans. From buildings dating back to it's French and Spanish colonial past, to the birthplace of Jazz, to night-life on Bourbon Street there certainly is a lot to take in, and the best way to do that is touring on Segways with local guides...
Aquarium of the Americas
Price: $29.50
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans offers enhanced exhibits and a wonderful aquatic animal collection. Visit new animals and old favorites, too - including their beloved penguins and sea otters Buck and Emma!
Audubon Nature Institute offers a double attraction package with one of the country's top-ranked zoos, the Audubon Zoo and the Audubon Aquarium with enhanced exhibits and a wonderful aquatic animal collection.
One of the country's top-ranked zoos. Iinnovative natural habitat exhibits and an animal collection ranging from the unique white alligators to the extraordinary white tigers, Audubon Zoo has become one of the Gulf South's favorite family gathering spots.
Audubon Experience
Price: $44.50
The Audubon Experience package is the best value! Visit Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX, Theatre and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for one low price. Saves you at least 33% off of regular admission to the 4 attractions...
Enjoy this 90 minute narrated harbor cruise on the Mississippi River enroute to the Chalmette Battlefield at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park. Step back in time aboard the authentic paddlewheeler, the Creole Queen.
This two-hour cruise takes you back when cotton was king and life was slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi river. Enjoy a buffet lunch and let the Steamboat NATCHEZ show you New Orleans, as it can best be seen, from the water.
New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruise invites you to climb aboard the iconic Steamboat for a Sunday Cruise on the Mississippi river filled with live jazz music, a delicious brunch and memorable sights of New Orleans cityscape from the water.
Enjoy a two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter. See New Orleans, one of the world's most active ports, as it can best be seen from the river aboard New Orleans' Steamboat NATCHEZ.

Enjoy a 2 hour evening cruise from the heart of the French Quarter. See New Orleans, one of the world's most active ports, as it can best be seen from the river aboard New Orleans' Steamboat NATCHEZ.
Experience the romance of New Orleans on the Mississippi as you enjoy a New Orleans' style buffet dinner and listen to live jazz by the Dukes of Dixieland, aboard New Orleans' Steamboat NATCHEZ!
Creole Queen Jazz Cruise
Price: $41.00
When night falls, the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen rises to the occasion. Step on board and cruise into the night where the sleepless activity of America's busiest port buzzes. Enjoy the sounds of a lively jazz band, as you cruise down the mighty Mississippi River.
Spend an evening aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen and enjoy authentic Creole cuisine, live jazz music and a heavenly cruise down the mighty Mississippi. This Dinner Jazz Cruise is pure New Orleans and pure pleasure!

New Orleans has some of the most exotic and abundant wildlife just outside the city limits. Be transported to the wild side of Louisiana by motorcoach and swamp boat, where you will see alligators, raccoons, rare birds and experience the infamous Cajun Bayou.
Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour
Price: $23.75
The Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour is a Cajun-style ride through the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamplands. Trained navigators escort you into the murky waters of Louisiana swamps, where you will come face to face with the beauty and beasts of nature. A real-life adventure!
Located only twenty-five minutes from New Orleans, Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours explore Louisiana's back country along its meandering bayous abundant with wildlife and exotic plant life. Round-trip transportation provided from your New Oreleans hotel.

Stroll along the Mississippi, through the French Market, Jackson Square and down the sidewalks of quaint streets. Let a 'local expert' unravel the mysteries of America's oldest and most unique living neighborhood!
Spooky but fun - A nighttime walking tour of the French Quarter is sure to give you goose bumps! See why New Orleans has been referred to as "The most haunted city in America."
Walking tour of the Crescent City's most exclusive area. View the beautiful Greek Revival homes in the "American" section of New Orleans... Homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras.
The Original Five Star Garden District Tour! This famous tour explores the part of New Orleans known as the "American" section of town. The elegant, lavish and historic Garden District was built in the 1800's to rival the architectural splendor and beauty of the French Quarter.

Take a walk through the French Quarter's famous bars and restaurants and discover the history of the city's celebrated cocktails. Tour includes interesting and fun stories of New Orleans famous "spirits". It's history...with a twist!
Looking for the perfect special event that everyone is sure to enjoy? Want to take in neighborhoods, sights, and culture of New Orleans? Excited to take a spin around town for a closer look of the city? Then the New Orleans Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour is for you!

New Orleans Voodoo Tour
Price: $22.00
New Orleans Voodoo Tours explore the mystical world of Voodoo in New Orleans. You'll hear stories about practitioners; visit real Voodoo altars & an authentic New Orleans Voodoo shop. The nighttime Voodoo Tour is educational and historical.
Feel the gentle breeze of Southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to the glory of the Old South and visit to one of the most historic and beautiful homes in Louisiana, the Oak Alley Plantation.
The Court of Two Sisters, in the heart of the French Quarter, offers an authentic blend of food, history and music. Dine in an old-world courtyard with gas lights and flowing fountains. Offering over 60 creole dishes. Live New Orleans jazz 7 days a week.
New Orleans has some of the most exotic and abundant wildlife just outside the city limits. Be transported to the wild side of Louisiana by motorcoach and swamp boat, where you will see alligators, raccoons, rare birds and experience the infamous Cajun Bayou.

Legends, Lore and Haunts of the Garden District explore the darker side of the Ante Bellum section of New Orleans. The Garden District was built in the 1800's to rival the architectural splendor and beauty of the French Quarter.
Hurricane Katrina Tour
Price: $48.00
Your tour guide will give a "local's" chronology of events leading up to Hurricane Katrina and the days immediately following the disaster. Guests will learn the history of the original city, the French Quarter, and why it was built at this particular.
Walking tour of New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetery #1. New Orleans notoriously haunted burial grounds of some of the most famous and infamous characters of the past.
The Cemetery Tour is an adventure into the legendary St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans' oldest city of the dead. You'll explore the cemetery, visit the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and learn about this secretive religion.

New Orleans Ghost Tour
Price: $22.00
This famous New Orleans Ghost Tour explores the grim and ghastly deeds of the old French Quarter. Ghosts and Spirits still haunt the legendary Vieux Carre. On this walking tour, visit sights of documented hauntings!
New Orleans Vampire Tour
Price: $22.00
Are there vampires lurking in the French Quarter? Enter the dark and mysterious world of the undead. Walk through history and experience the legends of famous New Orleans vampires both real and fictional.

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