Things to do in New Orleans
Even a first-time traveler knows what to do in New Orleans—dine on beignets at Café du Monde, ride a horse-drawn carriage through the French Quarter, tour the grand Garden District homes, mingle with the locals over potent hurricane cocktails, and take in some of the city’s most famous experiences—listening to jazz at Preservation Hall, riding the St. Charles streetcar, and touring cemeteries. But once you’ve checked these off, there are still enough great things to do in New Orleans, at any pace you choose. This is the Big Easy, after all.
Travel + Leisure’s guide features the best insider activities and attractions in the beloved Louisiana city. Our experts take you to their favorite places, like Cochon Butcher, a wine bar/meat market in the Warehouse District; antique and vintage clothing stores in the French Quarter; and a bar named after a benevolent voodoo deity. We show you where to get a traditional gentleman’s shave, hear great R&B, and even hunt vampires. There’s no place like New Orleans, and it’s an ideal destination for friends, couples, and families, offering a little something for everyone.
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