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Explore New Orleans Visitors Guide

When is the best time to visit New Orleans? Always!
Summer you will enjoy the lighter crowds and hotel discounts that are offered. Spring and Fall you will enjoy the pleasant New Orleans weather and events. Winter you will enjoy the mild New Orleans climate, the fog rolling off of the river, and Christmas and New Years activities. I am building ExploreNewOrleans.info to help you explore New Orleans, the Historic French Quarter, and their surrounding areas so that you may enjoy everything our fascinating city has to offer its visitors. There are so many attractions and things to do in New Orleans. That is what makes the Crescent City a premier tourist destination. I hope to continue to fill the pages of ExploreNewOrleans.info with rich valuable information on New Orleans attractions, New Orleans restaurants, hotels, festivals, plantations, tours, shopping and more. My goal is that you may enjoy the perfect New Orleans vacation.In New Orleans there are attractions and things to do for everyone!

 
 
 
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

New on my Website

  • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
  • Located in the French Quarter
  • Take a step back into history
  • Pharmacy opened in 1823
  • Opium, herbs, Voodoo Potions

Imagine you are the first customer to enter this pharmacy almost 200 years ago. See first hand the potions, herbs and medicines that were available back then. Which ones worked and the ones we now laugh at. What will people think of our medicines anc practices in another 200 years? more

Boiled Seafood Restaurants New Orleans

Boiled Seafood

  • Boiled Seafood Restaurants
  • Spicy boiled crawfish, corn & sausage
  • Tasty boiled blue crabs and shrimp
  • Boiled Snow Crabs and King Crabs
  • Boiled and spicy Dungeness crabs

On my boiled seafood page I list New Orleans area restaurants that serve hot boiled crawfish or boiled seafood. These include any restaurant that serves any combination of boiled shrimp, boiled crawfish, boiled blue crabs, Snow Crabs, King Crabs or Dungeness crabs. more

Basin St Station, New Orleans Visitor Center

Visitor Information

The Basin St Station Welcome Center should be your first stop when you arrive in New Orleans. Located just outside the French Quarter at 501 Basin St., the Basin St Station is not just a New Orleans Visitor Center but a Visitor Information and Cultural Center wrapped up in one. The first floor of this building is filled with information about New Orleans, historic New Orleans photos, visitor guides, attraction brochures, exhibits, a huge satelite map of the region, a gift shop with souvenirs, sodas and snacks, and lots of New Orleans history. more

New Orleans Double Decker Bus Tours

Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour

  • Double-Decker Open-Top Bus Tours
  • Live narration continuous 120 minute loop
  • Stay as long as you like at any stop
  • Big red bus runs 7 Days a Week

Hop-On Hop-Off Open-Top Double-Decker buses are rolling in New Orleans! Hop-Off at any of our convenient stops along the tour and visit New Orleans most popular attractions! You can always catch another bus, every 30 minutes, at any stop! See the French Quarter, Mardi Gras World, World War II Museum, Superdome, River Front, St. Louis Cemetery #1, Harrah's Casino, Bourbon St and more or read about my City Sightseeing Bus Tour experience.

New Orleans Streetcars

Ride a Streetcar

  • Four Streetcar Routes
  • St Charles Streetcar Route
  • Canal Street Streetcar Route
  • Riverfront Streetcar Route
  • Union Passenger Streetcar Route

New Orleans Streetcars are a great way to get out and explore New Orleans. With stops at Lee Circle, Garden Distric, Riverbend Area, the CBD, Mid City, City Park, Harrah's, French Market, Aquarium, and Canal St Ferry. more

Places to eat in New Orleans

New Orleans Cuisine

  • Gumbo * Crawfish Etouffee
  • Po-Boy Sandwich * Muffuletta
  • Jambalaya * Red Beans and Rice
  • Shrimp Creole * Oysters * Fish
  • Boiled shrimp, crabs and crawfish

In the Crescent City you will find a delicious entree to satisfy everyone's taste. New Orleans restaurants serve boiled seafood, po-boy sandwiches, fried seafood, pizza, bisques, pastas, gumbo, steaks, burgers, breakfast, and many other delicious dishes. more

New Orleans Steamboat Natchez River Tour

Take a Riverboat Tour

There are two Riverboats that offer tours the Natchez and the Creole Queen. The Steamboat NATCHEZ Dinner Jazz and Daytime jazz cruises run daily, year round. The Creole Queen Riverboat tour offers a daytime Battlefield River Cruise and a nightime Dinner Jazz River Cruise. more

Take a New Orleans Walking Tours

Take a Walking Tour

  • American Photo Safari Walking Tour
  • French Quarter Walking Tour
  • Cemetery Walking Tour
  • Haunted History Walking Tour
  • Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

New Orleans walking tours are some of the most fun and interesting things to do while visiting New Orleans. more

New Orleans World War II Museum

Visit a Museum

  • World War II Museum
  • Civil War Museum
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Cabildo and Presbytere Museums
  • VooDoo Museum, Pharmacy Museum,
  • Children's Museum and more
Take a New Orleans Walking Tours

Visit a Historic Home

  • 1850 Historic House
  • Beauregard-Keyes House
  • Edgar Degas House
  • Longgue Vue House

New Orleans has some of the nations oldest historic homes with an array of architectural styles and time periods. more

Coffe, Beignets, Milk Shakes, Pralines, and treats

Sweets N Treats

  • Coffee * Hot Chocolate * Beignets
  • Milkshakes * Ice Cream * Snoballs
  • Pralines * Pecan Brittle * Turtles
  • Hand Crafted Chocolates * Turtles
  • Candy Apples * Tea * Spices and more
Take a New Orleans Swamp Tour

Take a Swamp Tour

  • Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours
  • Cajun Style Swamp Tours
  • Cajun Critter Swamp Tours
  • Tours by Isabelle Swamp Tours
  • Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
  • Louisiana Tour Company Swamp Tour and more
Shopping in New Orleans

New Orleans Shopping

  • New Orleans French Market
  • Riverwalk New Orleans
  • French Quarter Shopping
  • Magazine Street Shopping
  • Shops at Canal Place
  • The Shops at Jax Brewery and more
Take a New Orleans Fishing Trip

Take a Fishing Trip

New Orleans offers some of the best fishing in the world!

  • Fly Fishing Trips
  • Bow Fishing Trips
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Red Fish, Speckled Trout and more
Visit a New Orleans Plantation

Visit a Plantation

  • Destrehan Plantation
  • Ormond Plantation
  • Houmas House Plantation
  • Laura Plantation Tour
  • Oak Alley Plantation
  • Nottoway Plantation and more
Take a New Orleans Carriage Tour

Take a Carriage Tour

  • Start at Jackson Square
  • Between 30 and 90 minutes
  • Great Photo Opportunities
  • French Quarter Tours
  • French Quarter and Cemetery Tours
  • French Quarter and Garden District Tours and more
Free Things to Do in New Orleans

Do something FREE

  • Ride the Canal St Ferry
  • Walk our one mile of senic riverfront
  • Tour the St Louis Cathedral
  • Walk a Swamp Trail
  • Visit the Chalmette Battlefield
  • Visit City Park and more
New Orleans Casinos

Visit a Casino

  • Harrah's New Orleans Casino
  • Treasure Chest Casino
  • Boomtown Casino New Orleans
  • Fair Grounds Race Track
  • Gaming * Hotel * Dinning * Entertainment and more
Music and Drink in New Orleans

Enjoy Music & Drink

  • Pat O'Briens
  • Blues Club
  • Tropical Isle
  • The Famous Door
  • Bourbon Street Blues Company and more
New Orleans Galleries

New Orleans Antiques

  • Manheim Antique Shop
  • M.S. Rau Antique Store
  • Harris Antiques
  • Antiques de Provence
  • Junque Shop Antiques and more
New Orleans Golf Courses

Go Golfing

  • English Turn Golf Course
  • Lakewood Gold Course
  • TPC Louisiana Golf Course
  • Audubon Park Gold Course
  • City Park Gold Course and more
New Orleans City Park

New Orleans City Park

  • Pedalboat, Rowboat and Bike Rentals
  • Putt Putt, Disc Golf, Tennis, Fishing
  • Story Land and Amusement Park
  • Botanical Garden, Sculpture Garden
  • Picnic and Childrens Play Area and more
Rent a Harley New Orleans

Do Something Different

  • Rent a Harley Mototcycle
  • Take a Cajun Cooking Class
  • Ride the Hop On Hop Off Bus
  • Take a Pedicab Ride
  • Rent a Bicycle and more
Beyond the City of New Orleans

Go Beyond the City

  • Rent a Go Kart
  • Visit an Aligator Ranch
  • Spend a day on an Island
  • Ride the ZIPLINE
  • Take a guided canoe trip and more
French Quarter Festival

Enjoy a Festival / Event

  • Mardi Gras
  • Jazz Festival
  • French Quarter Festival
  • Running of the Bulls
  • Gretna Heritage Festival and more
New Orleans Cruises

Take a Caribbean Cruise

  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Norwegion Cruise Lines
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • American Cruise Lines
  • Cruise Tips, information and more
Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours * Visitor Information * Riverboat Tours * Streetcars * Museums * Walking Tours * Swamp Tours * Plantations * Festivals and Special Events * Fishing * Shopping * Music * Golfing * Caribbean Cruises