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Best Things to Do in New Orleans

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Linda's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

Clesi's has the best seafood boil! Acme Oyster House has the best oysters!

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

City Park is so beautiful and captivating, it's a must see!

Visited New Orleans in August

Photo Shoot Location: City Park

Amy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Diana's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

Commander’s Palace! We celebrated my parents 60th wedding anniversary at the same restaurant where they had their first date 61 years ago!!

Visited New Orleans in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Sheresa's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

Lukes on St. Charles was our favorite restaurant. They had the best shrimp and grits.

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Our favorite activity was our photo shoot. Second favorite was ziplining which included an interesting sight-seeing/history tour with our driver. Third favorite was seeing Hamilton at the Saenger Theatre. Fourth was walking through downtown & Bourbon street seeing the Mardi Gra spots and classic restaurants (i.e., Ruby Slipper, Oceana).

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in New Orleans?

If there is a good Broadway show check it out. We were fortunate enough to catch Hamilton at the Saenger Theatre while we were there.

Visited New Orleans in July

Photo Shoot Location: City Park

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


ASHLEY's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

Elysian in Hotel Peter & Paul - the food was amazing and the different rooms of the restaurant were a nice touch for those interested in photography.

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Walking the French Quarter early in the morning before the world wakes up!

What is your best travel tip for New Orleans?

Stay outside the French Quarter, there is more to NOLA then just Bourbon Street!

Visited New Orleans in March

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Randy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Emmanuella's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

The Criollo restaurant was amazing for our first ever oysters rockfeller and a surprise for this amazing light an airy beignets. The Muriel was a great experience for dinner and absolutely delicious selections from beverage to dessert The Two Sisters brunch provided the most selection for New Orleans fair but gave a great jazzy and romantic atmosphere in the gardens

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

We were in New Orleans for Mardi Gras for the very first time, you have to see Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, the Steam Boat, take the trolley and explore the sites. Interact with all of the bands up and down the street

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New Orleans?

We traveled with our 5 year old daughter and she was a trooper all the way. You have to be flexible, don’t try to plan too much in a day. Stay hydrated. Keep it fun and exciting for both you and the child. Explore the markets and the food. Let your child know what you are doing so they are prepared and don’t stay out too late because there is plenty to do during the day.

Visited New Orleans in March

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Amanda's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

Restaurant revolution and Galatoires- amazing food and service !

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Gator tour

Visited New Orleans in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Darby's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

Muriels in the French Quarter! Amazing food, great staff, and a resident Ghost!

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

City park, Jackson Square, and Ghost City Tours

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in New Orleans?

Eat at Muriels for sure, and picnic in City Park for sure!

Visited New Orleans in August

Photo Shoot Location: City Park

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Donna's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

So many places! Shaya had amazing Mediterranean dishes, Commander’s Palace with their impeccable service, Two Chicks Cafe great service and great food and Daisy Dukes for the great drinks and fun atmosphere!

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

We did a good tour and a cooking class and that’s something we all enjoyed thoroughly!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New Orleans?

For anyone traveling to New Orleans for the first time, I highly encourage doing some tour at the beginning of the trip!

Visited New Orleans in August

Photo Shoot Location: Faubourg Marigny

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Lacie's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to New Orleans?

If going to any of the museums or aquariums, be sure to reserve a ticket in advance. Day of tickets at the window are very limited.

Visited New Orleans in July

Photo Shoot Location: Faubourg Marigny

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Annie's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

Breakfast at Toast was fantastic! Get there early :)

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

The original Cafe du Monde is a must visit along with a walk (and photos) in Jackson Square!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New Orleans?

For those with young children, definitely plan a stop at the Louisiana Children’s Museum for hands-on learning activities and so much fun!

Visited New Orleans in July

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Roy's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

Mr B’s Bistro, Muriel’s

Visited New Orleans in July

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Katie's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

The Pelican Club. The food is delicious.

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

We loved the French Quarter and all of the beautiful architecture.

Visited New Orleans in April

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Jenny's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

Commanders palace

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

GHOST Tour. Plantation tour. Food!!! Swamp tour!

What is your best travel tip for New Orleans?

Plan your adventures early! There's so much to do!

Visited New Orleans in March

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Randy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Lisa's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

As someone who cannot eat gluten, I have some favorites. Mais Arepas is the first restaurant I eat at every time I travel to New Orleans. Casamento's has amazing fried seafood. Chef Ron's has gluten free gumbo and red beans and rice. Bearcat has terrific breakfast options. French Truck has the best oatmilk cafe au lait.

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Ride the streetcar to Audubon Park and wander through it. Then, walk up and down a couple of streets close by to see the beautiful homes. Finish by walking up Magazine Street to do some shopping. Another day, take the streetcar the other way and go to City Park. Don't miss the sculpture garden.

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

Wear comfortable shoes and do lots of walking. If you've got a car, choose "avoid highways" and drive on the city streets. It rarely adds much time to your journey but you'll get to see the city.

Visited New Orleans in October

Photo Shoot Location: City Park

Jessica in New Orleans for Flytographer


Carrie's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What are the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans?

The Bourbon House - nice, upscale place to celebrate a special occasion, right on Bourbon street. Great food and good drinks to try!

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Go fish! We tried bowfishing and it was a really fun experience, and we caught a good amount of fish to take home. It was a different fishing experience but also something we could do close to the city and out on the bayou for an authentic swamp experience. We also stopped by the WWII Museum thinking we would just spend a couple of hours there but ended up spending the whole day there! It is a different museum feel with interactive exhibits that keep you intrigued every step of the way.

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

Do some research. There is a good amount to "get done" while there, so hop online ahead of time and see what you are interested in trying to fit in. Also, get check out coupon sites and the the local sites of each place to see if there are discounts available (a lot of places give discounts for just buying tickets online). Stay in the French Quarter - it will have you some place where you can easily walk to everything you want to see or have easy access to the bus/streetcar system (super convenient).

Visited New Orleans in August

Photo Shoot Location: City Park

Randy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Gloria's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

Though everyone recommends the hurricanes, definitely drink them in the day! All the sugar will lead to a terrible hangover the next day.

Visited New Orleans in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Amy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Tamara's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

City Park was awesome!!!

Visited New Orleans in February

Photo Shoot Location: City Park

Jessica in New Orleans for Flytographer


Molly's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

Eat ALL THE FOOD!

Visited New Orleans in December

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Donna's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

Prepare for the weather.

Visited New Orleans in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Amy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Greta's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

Visit the trees in City Park and grab beignets.

Visited New Orleans in October

Photo Shoot Location: City Park

Jessica in New Orleans for Flytographer


Ingrid's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

Go to the Old Hotels Bars for old world experience of Cocktails.

Visited New Orleans in October

Photo Shoot Location: City Park

Randy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Georjenna's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

Take advantage of yours to take you around and then explore them at a slower pace on your own.

Visited New Orleans in October

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Amy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Shannon's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

Plan... but not too much. Some of the coolest things we saw or did were things we stumbled upon. If something looks fun, Do it! If the food looks good, stop in a try it out!

Visited New Orleans in July

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Randy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Candace's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

Dress for the weather if going in the summer and drink LOTS and LOTS of water.

Visited New Orleans in July

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Randy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Lisa's Travel Tips for New Orleans

What is your best overall travel tip for New Orleans?

If you're feeling adventurous, rent a blue bike in the French Quarter and ride the Lafitte Greenway bike path to City Park. Once you get there stop for cafe au lait and a beignet at Cafe Du Monde and then wander through the sculpture garden. You can take the streetcar back to the French Quarter and get to know the city a little better.

Visited New Orleans in June

Photo Shoot Location: City Park

Jessica in New Orleans for Flytographer


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