Things to Do in New Orleans

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More of a vintage inspired shop than actual vintage store; this uptown boutique is a great place to buy pin-up style dresses and other old-style... Read More

Across Lake Ponchartrain in Abita Springs, is the brewery that makes Abita beer, famous for being the preeminent local beer in New Orleans. ... Read More

Located on lower Magazine Street, this fantastic men’s shop is a barrage of class. Aiden Gill, a Dublin native, opened this shop with the goal of... Read More

In New Orleans, ice cream is taken as seriously as any other sensual pleasure, and since 1905, Angelo Brocato has been serving up Italian delights in an... Read More

An eclectic mix of 18th- and 19th-century antiques from around the globe. Read More

Germaine Wells, one of the past owners of the famous Arnaud’s Restaurant, is immortalized in all of her Mardi Gras glory in a small museum that is free... Read More

The Gulf Coast is obviously a marine-rich environment, and some 500 species from here and further afield are collected at this impressive aquarium. A... Read More

The aquarium is one of the main attractions for visitors looking to entertain themselves with hours of nature discovery.  One of the parts of the... Read More

The former New Orleans Custom House now houses the largest free standing insectarium in the country, with a huge array of space for exploring bugs and... Read More

Run by the same conservation group as the aquarium, the insectarium is conveniently located in the French Quarter, which makes it a perfect destination... Read More

This lush, central city park dotted with lagoons and oak trees full of Spanish moss is an ideal spot for a romantic picnic. Read More

Across the street from Tulane University is the ever-popular Audubon Park.  A 1.8-mile loop takes joggers and cyclists through a scenic trip around... Read More

The 58 acres of this uptown zoo make for a full afternoon. The zoo dates back to the 1930s, but its most recent major renovation was in the 1980s. It's... Read More

The fly is a great park that’s wide open, safe, and perfect for picnics when the weather is nice.  The best part is that it’s right next to the... Read More

Located in the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, Bar Uncommon serves classic and original cocktails created by acclaimed fourth-generation bartender... Read More

This classic Victorian house is a beautiful restoration of the home of Confederate General Pierre Beauregard, as well as American author Francis Keyes.... Read More

Located in the Garden District, this destination day spa offers hydrotherapy, massage, and skincare. Hidden in the back of a bright and airy retail shop... Read More

Even if you’re staying at a hotel with its own spa, you might want to consider hopping in a cab for a treatment at this Magazine Street oasis. The... Read More

Running from New Orleans to Kenner along the Mississippi River is a paved levee trail that is a fantastic day trip for the adventurous outdoorsman. ... Read More

If you’re looking for the big time, look no further than Blue Nile Music Club.  Known as the one of the longest standing jazz clubs on Frenchmen... Read More

Make sure to book this space well in advance—if you do, you’ll get to experience one of the most quintessential dining—and people-watching—spots in the... Read More

This great Magazine Street shop is very popular with local college students looking to freshen up their wardrobe in a fun and inexpensive way. ... Read More

The sister restaurant to Commander’s Palace, this Creole café and cocktail bar is named for the now-deceased bon vivant Adelaide Brennan.... Read More

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