Arguably one of the liveliest cities in the United States, New Orleans is the perfect place to explore. From the many historical sites, exotic wildlife, and delicious cuisine, there is so much to experience. Annually, the city has continued to experience steady growth and the number of tourists is continuing to increase. Don’t miss out! Here are some of the must do NOLA excursions.
Fly a Plane!
The Flying Chop is the ultimate aviation experience. A session will last 50-minutes and does not require any previous knowledge with flying. The session involves a 20-minute on ground lesson and 30-minutes of flying. A certified instructor from the Federal Aviation Administration will accompany you the whole time. While in the aircraft you will be able to assist with take-off and landing. Be on the lookout for some famous New Orleans landmarks such as the Mississippi River, French Quarter, and Louisiana Bayou.
Ghostly French Quarter Tour
Take a frightening tour around the French Quarter. Your guide with take the time to explain some of New Orleans strange and creepy history that can be found around the city. The tour suits both ghost enthusiasts and non-believers. Listen to scary tales of a time long ago. This tour is the perfect way to spend some time in the French quarter neighborhood.
Voodoo Walking Tour
Take a guided tour through the famous St. Louis Cemetery and learn about the history and architecture of the grounds. Several famous people are buried here including famous football champions, human rights activists, and religious figures.
When you visit the Voodoo Queen’s tomb make sure to pay close attention to the details your tour guide provides. The guide with help you understand the myths and beliefs of New Orleans Voodoo, a religion originating from West African beliefs. Also on the tour you will see Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Voodoo Temple.
Visit the Lighthouse
The New Basin Canal Lighthouse is located at Lake Pontchartrain. The lighthouse was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina and was recently rebuilt. This is the only operational lighthouse In Louisiana. The building is open to the public and has a museum inside.
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Your next stop should be the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The garden contains 64 sculptures and is the largest sculpture garden in the United States. About 5 acres in size, the facility sits next to the New Orleans Museum of Art (also worth a visit).
Steamboat Harbor Cruise
It’s one of six working steamboats on the Mississippi River. As you cruise on the river, you will be able to see the iconic Chalmette Battlefield where Andrew Jackson bravely fought off the British in defense against the city of New Orleans.
There is some much to experience in the city of New Orleans. This is just a short list of the many exciting excursions available. Bring your family down to Louisiana and take in everything that the south has to offer. Start booking your trip today!