New Orleans proudly stands as one of America’s most iconic cities to visit. The famous French Quarter, Voodoo Authentica and the National WWII Museum are just a few of the attractions to visit. Also Known as the “Big Easy” the city has a vibrant nightlife, costumed parades, and electrifying street parties. Simply put, New Orleans has something for everyone. During the day stroll through the many street shops and taste our delicious cuisine from around the world.
1- Visit Voodoo Authentica
This mystery shop sells Voodoo dolls, gris-gris bags, and potion oils, among other ritualistic paraphernalia. The shop also provides rituals, readings, and spiritual consultations. Stop by for a tarot card reading! This is a must-see for anyone interested in New Orleans Voodoo or searching a unique souvenir.
2- Take a Bayou Swamp Tour
Don’t forget about a day trip exploring New Orleans’ Bayou by airboat. Airboats are powered by huge propeller-driven engines that allow the craft to reach up to 40 miles an hour while skimming over the water. A tour lasts about 1 hour and 45 minutes and expect to see bald eagles, snakes, hawks, alligators, and other wildlife that live in the waterways. This is a great way to experience the Bayou with the whole family.
3- Visit the French Quarter
The charming architecture, live music, and rows of drinking establishments make it the ideal destination for people who like to party. Also known as the Vieux Carré, the French Quarter is the heart of the city with a rich history and colorful buildings. Take a walk down Bourbon Street for the ultimate food and party experience. Take a moment to wander around the many house galleries, music clubs and shops.
4- Spend a day at The National WWII Museum
Located in the Warehouse District this world-class museum offers and interactive way to learn about World War II. Authentic boats, documents, weapons, and uniforms are all on display. Don’t miss the dramatic 4D theater experience narrated by Tom Hanks, complete with artillery explosions and simulated gunfire. This is the highlight of the museum!
5- Visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Located in Greater New Orleans, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is a famous above-ground cemetery which houses the tombs of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and other notable individuals from the 18th and 19th century. The ground in New Orleans is often saturated with water thus the dead aren’t buried. Instead, the cemetery houses mausoleums that form beautiful yet eerie homes for the dead. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes when exploring the grounds.
6- Tour Café du Monde, French Market
Take a trip to Café du Monde for some tasty beignets and café au lait served here since 1862. The beignet is a deep-fried donut that is covered in powdered sugar. Open 24 hours a day, this renowned open-air coffee shop is located at the edge of the French Quarter making it the ideal stop after a full day of exploring.
There is so much visitors can do in the city of New Orleans. From dancing in the street, visiting eerie voodoo shops, walking through the French Quarter, and taking a swamp tour, the options are endless. Hope to see you here soon!