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Best Things to Do in New Orleans

Featured New Orleans Travel Tips
  • Experience world-class cuisine in the famous French Quarter
  • Picnic under the century-old oak trees in City Park
  • Dance to live jazz in the Faubourg Marigny district
  • Admire the sculpture collection at the Museum of Art
  • Hop aboard the Algiers Ferry on the river for amazing city views
  • Capture memories on a Flytographer photoshoot

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Briana's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

Headquarters- live music and great Southern cuisine

Visited New Orleans in May

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Richard's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

The Bourbon House. Always a favorite to visit when we come down. Its always busy, but staff are always awesome, drinks are the best, food is awesome. It is a bit pricy, but well worth the experience.

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

So, we always hit the French Quarter market. It's a must if you're coming to visit New Orleans. However, there is no lack of activities to choose from. We try to do some different every time we come down.

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

The Aquarium, the Zoo & the horse carriage rides. All excellent choices for activities to do with small children while visiting. Also, Cafe Du Monde for the beignets. Best in the city.

Visited New Orleans in December

Photo Shoot Location: Jackson Square

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Brooke's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

Justine is our pick for favorite restaurant during this visit to New Orleans. We loved the atmosphere, the decor is lovely, very feminine. The service was great and the food and drinks were excellent!! We went for the jazz brunch and loved the French toast stick and, unexpectedly, the French fries!!

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

We all enjoyed the haunted pub crawl with our guide DJ!!

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

We love traveling with our children. Now that they are adults, New Orleans is the perfect quick city getaway.

Visited New Orleans in December

Photo Shoot Location: Faubourg Marigny

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Corydon's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

Antoine’s was outstanding. We went there after our engagement and were treated like royalty. The Gumbo Shop also has awesome food and a more lowkey feel and equally nice experience.

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Jackson Square is wonderful and is everything and more than the pictures show. Go and try new things and meet people! It’s a wonderful place with a multitude of different personalities and individuals. We really enjoyed the St. Charles streetcar ride. Ride to the end of the line and back and you will see a large part of the city and get to do it in style!

Visited New Orleans in October

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Helen's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

We booked the restaurant August to celebrate our anniversary - it was really good, contemporary and innovative Louisiana cuisine, especially the appetizers and the dessert! Their wine selection is awesome too! Another randomly found bistro Compère Lapin was great too - first time trying Caribbean cuisine and really enjoyed it!

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

The National WWII Museum was beyond our expectations - very delicate and well curated exhibitions.

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

Just enjoy the vibes of the city - from the coffee and beignets to the music and laughter!

Visited New Orleans in August

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Katey's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

Morning Call -- BEIGNETS. Everyone loves Cafe Du Monde and if you are a first timer, you still must go. But if you want THE BEST beignets, you have to go to Morning Call near the cemeteries. Hands down, fluffy, light and amazing.

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Plantation tours, City Park (which is larger than central park in NY)

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

Lots of walking and we went when it was hot. So bring lots of water if you are out and about and where comfortable shoes. We also opted for the trolley a lot which was a lot of fun.

Visited New Orleans in July

Photo Shoot Location: City Park

Jessica in New Orleans for Flytographer


Jazmin's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

Willa Jean is fantastic for breakfast. Beautiful space and good food.

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Live music at Bacchanal. Get a seat early!

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

Second Line Brewery is fantastic for kids - they have a bounce house inside the brewery!

Visited New Orleans in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Randy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Rachel's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

Gris Gris on Magazine Street. EVERYTHING was delicious.

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Paddleboat ride, Carousel Bar, Commander's Palace, Glitter Box

What is your best travel tip for New Orleans?

While we enjoyed the French Quarter Music Fest, it was VERY crowded. We'd had a blast, but when we come back to NOLA, we will pick a weekend where there isn't a large crowd.

Visited New Orleans in April

Photo Shoot Location: Faubourg Marigny

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Stefanie's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

I love Broussard's, Tableau, Effervescence and Pat O' Brien's. They all have great cocktails and a fun celebratory atmosphere.

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Looking at the architecture, landscaping in the Garden district, Ghost and gator tours, cocktails and seafood, Tarot card readings

What is the best tip for planning a bachelorette in New Orleans?

Make a group reservation at the champagne bar Effervescence.

Visited New Orleans in April

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Julia's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

Peche for outstanding local seafood and drinks 1000 Figs, a small neighborhood spot for fantastic falafel, hummus, brussels and french fries Elizabeth's for the best brunch in town

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Spotted Cat for the jazz bands Sculpture garden in City Park

Visited New Orleans in December

Photo Shoot Location: City Park

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Abigail's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

Willie Mae's!

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Haunted ghost tours

Visited New Orleans in November

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


Holly's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

Commander’s Palace - delicious and entertaining brunch!

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

Food tour, riverboat cruise

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

No

Visited New Orleans in November

Photo Shoot Location: The French Quarter

Randy in New Orleans for Flytographer


Charity's Travel Tips for New Orleans

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

The Ruby Slipper Cafe was our favorite. They have incredible Eggs Benedict

What are the best things to do in New Orleans?

The photoshoot, Jazz Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters and the Sazerac House

What is the best tip for planning a bachelorette in New Orleans?

Make sure that you book a hotel that is close to all of the action.

Visited New Orleans in September

Photo Shoot Location: Jackson Square

Karla in New Orleans for Flytographer


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


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