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Best things to do in New Orleans

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Neighbourhood
“City park is beautiful and romantic. Lots of space and fun for children, and adults. ”
550 locals recommend
Park
“Park with oak trees, jogging & bike paths, a lagoon, picnic shelters, tennis courts & playgrounds.”
324 locals recommend
History Museum
“Voted #2 top rated museum in the country. This is a heavy experience but well worth it if you're interested in WWII history. This is at least 1 full day experience but could be 2 full days depending how thoroughly you explore the exhibits.”
258 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A wine bar with live music in the back yard. Can get very crowded on weekends so go early”
429 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Wonderful collections. The cafe also has good snacks. Walk, take the Carrollton Streetcar, or ride a Blue Bike. Parking is also easy here.”
304 locals recommend
Gift Shop
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“Traditional coffee shops that serves beignets, which are just square French-style doughnuts.”
284 locals recommend
Aquarium
“If you have a few days and a family, purchase the family membership and visit the Aquarium, Zoo, Insectarium, and IMAX Theatre at a fraction of the price. Aquarium located at the end of the Canal Streetcar Line, edge of the French Quarter.”
155 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“History and mystery, the French Quarter is filled with a million details you have to visit multiple times to even get a glimpse of. If you must see Bourbon Street, walk down one block then return to the more civilized areas like Chartres, Royal, or Decatur Streets. ”
248 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Some of the best poboys in town. This is President Obama's favorite spot when he visits”
300 locals recommend
Plaza
“The heart of the French Quarter - check out local artists along the fence, pop into St. Louis Cathedral, or take a horse carriage tour. ”
158 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“THE New Orleans restaurant. Open since 1893, this upscale Creole spot offers a Jazz Brunch on weekends, infamous 25¢ martinis during lunch, and an elegant dinner. Check their website for reservations and dress code.”
262 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Very tight bar with cheap drinks and a long history of having great jazz. Best days are Sunday’s and Tuesday’s. But any day works well. ”
206 locals recommend
Market
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“Big variety of local food at great price. Try the most popular creole food all at once! ”
228 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“One of the best creole eateries in New Orleans. Worth the wait. Their shrimp & alligator sausage cheesecake is a must try! Right next to the Maple Leaf Bar which usually has live music most nights”
194 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“The BBQ in this Bywater location is incredible and a must have! Locals love it!”
180 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Voted #1 Pizza in New Orleans and Best NOLA Pizza Restaurant of the Year. ”
212 locals recommend