Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise
This is a great way to enjoy 3 attractions-in-one ... New Orleans food & music during a cruise down the Mississippi. Since this is a real steamboat, you'll hear the beautiful music of its calliope (a musical instrument powered by steam that is atop the steamboat) as you stroll through the French Quarter -- just follow the sounds to the river! Choose from a daytime cruise, or a dinner/jazz cruise featuring the Dukes of Dixieland. (Couponsavailable at NewOrleansCoupons.com)
Tours by Isabelle
Tours by Isabelle offers a wide array of tours—everything from city tours to plantation homes to the swamp. Better yet, see a combination of all three! Isabelle Cossart arrived in New Orleans, fresh from France in 1974, and has loved it ever since! For more than 35 years, she’s been spreading her love of the Big Easy to visitors has she leads them on explorations of this city’s history and culture!
Musée Conti Wax Museum
The Musée Conti Wax Museum is a hidden gem in the French Quarter. It combines fun and education to make it a must see destination in New Orleans for the whole family. With 154 life-size figures displayed in historic settings, the Museum tells the story of New Orleans from its founding to present day. You'll experience more than three hundred years of history, legend and scandal that you'll never forget..
While you're in New Orleans, explore the French Quarter or Garden District via quaint mule-drawn carriages. These carriages will take you past the historic landmarks of the city including the famous Bourbon Street, St. Louis Cathedral and much more. (Coupon available at NewOrleansCoupons.com)
An afternoon in Jackson Square, contributed by Nick Cognevich
Photos of Jackson Square and Pirates' Alley by Marc Weitz
Gray Line New Orleans
Gray Line, the world's leader in sightseeing, has been showcasing New Orleans to visitors from around the world since 1924. From the French Quarter to the swamp, visitors enjoy touring New Orleans' many beautiful and interesting attractions. There are a variety of tour packages available.
Cities of the Dead
Explore the cemeteries of New Orleans and learn about their history, facts and why we have above ground tombs.
Louisiana Plantation Homes
A short drive from New Orleans are beautiful and historic plantation homes.
We recommend taking a Gray Line plantation tour to explore the plantations. These tours travel down Rive Road and visit Oak Alley, a plantation featured in films and televisions.
Holidays In New Orleans
Celebrations and parades occur all year long in New Orleans! Check out this site for links to our St. Patrick's Day parade among others.
Go 4th on the River
If you're visiting New Orleans for the 4th of July, you have to make sure to check out the annual celebration along the riverfront. It features activities and entertainment for your whole family will enjoy and will be wowed with a spectacular display of fireworks over the Mississippi River to conclude the evening.
Honey Island Swamp Tours
Learn about one of Louisiana's most precious resources, the 70,000 acres of the Honey Island Swamp. It it's one of the least altered river swamps in the country and most of it is a protected wildlife area. You'll enjoy the beautiful nature and be dazzled by the wildlife that surrounds you as you venture with the trusty guides that have a great sense of humor and a real love of the swamps.
Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours
Journey by boat with the crew of the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours and enjoy a tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamplands. It's a Cajun-style experience for the whole family that tours deep into privately owned meandering bayous and swampland. It's like a trip into the past, the land hasn't been changed by humans and you can see the moss draped cypress trees and the wild creates that call the swamp their home.
Cajun Encounters Swamp Tours
Using smaller boats accommodating up to 24 passengers to allow for a quieter and more personal experience, Cajun Encounters will take you through the back bayous for a real Cajun experience with their vast knowledge of the swamp and its wildlife.
Pearl River Eco Tours
Journey with Pearl River Eco Tours as through the untouched wilderness of pristine beauty and unrivaled charm that is the Honey Island Swamp. Experience the magnificence of the wildlife in their natural surroundings.
The French Market Inn, New Orleans, La., is tucked away on the banks of the Mississippi River in the center of the French Quarter.
The dedicated and friendly staff of Hotel St. Marie will ensure you experience all of the best of New Orleans' many sights, sounds, and tastes.