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Popular Attractions in New Orleans

If you're a first time visitor to New Orleans, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in New Orleans.


What are some good attractions in New Orleans?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in New Orleans.

Frenchmen Street
300 - 635 Frenchmen St New Orleans, LA
Bourbon Street
Bourbon St New Orleans, LA (504) 586-1155
Jackson Square
Chartres Street New Orleans, LA (504) 658-3200
The Spotted Cat Music Club
623 Frenchmen Street New Orleans, LA (504) 943-3887
Magazine Street
Magazine St New Orleans, LA
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St New Orleans, LA (504) 378-2695
Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA (504) 861-2537
City Park
1 Palm Dr New Orleans, LA (504) 482-4888
The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine St New Orleans, LA
Louisiana Children's Museum
420 Julia St New Orleans, LA
Central Grocery
923 Decatur St New Orleans, LA 5045231620
Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Pl New Orleans, LA (504) 362-8211
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
941 Bourbon St New Orleans, LA (504) 593-9761
Le Bon Temps Roule
4801 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA (504) 897-3448
Jazzfest
1751 Gentilly Boulevard New Orleans, LA

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"If the weather is decent, hop on the street car and see French Quarter, Frenchmen Street, Preservation Hall, Maple Street and the Tulane area."  See More

"Bourbon Street, Willie Mae's Scotch House, Café du Monde, and Laura Plantation are worthwhile sites to visit and eat."  See More

"This sounds like a long but fun trip! In New Orleans you can park near the COACH RIVERWALK and walk around to see the riverboats and tour a little of the French Quarter like Jackson Square and the French Market Inn Depending on which way you choose to drive, if you go through Birmingham the New Orleans Botanical Garden is a nice stop. Beautiful gardens, free to enter, and lots of room to run and wear out kids. Atlanta also has great Botanical Gardens with a new kids area. You can also park and walk around Centennial Park which has a huge playground and fountains to splash in. World of Coca-Cola and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are also right there if you want to spend the time and money. Greenville and Charlotte are great small towns that are easy to navigate. Good walking cities with lots of restaurants and charming downtown areas."  See More

"Michael, I loved The Spotted Cat Music Club - much more local."  See More

"Magazine Street Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival (March 30 – Apr."  See More

"There is a great Louisiana Children's Museum within walking distance of the French Quarter and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium on the edge of the FQ."  See More

"Also, there is the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Zoo for kid friendly places to see."  See More

"Go to City Park and check out StoryLand."  See More

"A trolley ride away is the The National WWII Museum."  See More

"Beignets and chickory coffee at Café du Monde, muffalettas at Central Grocery, Bananas Foster at Brennan's Restaurant, chargrilled oysters, jambalaya, gumbo, etouffee, red beans and rice, po' boy sandwiches, pralines."  See More

"I would also recommend Mardi Gras World if you want to see how the floats are put together and learn the history of Mardi Gras."  See More

"Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop- lafittesblacksmithshop."  See More

"I agree with Denise D below, but think she forgot one of the best and and certainly one of the most extras added to help cure the hangover - Le Bon Temps Roule on Magazine, dive bar, great music in the afternoons and evenings and one heck of a blood mary!"  See More

"Weather- and event-wise, it's nice during Mardi Gras and Jazzfest."  See More

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  1. Frenchmen Street
  2. Bourbon Street
  3. Jackson Square
  4. The Spotted Cat Music Club
  5. Magazine Street
  6. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  7. Audubon Zoo
  8. City Park
  9. The National WWII Museum
  10. Louisiana Children's Museum
  11. Central Grocery
  12. Mardi Gras World
  13. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
  14. Le Bon Temps Roule
  15. Jazzfest
Where can I find out more about New Orleans?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from New Orleans locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about New Orleans.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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