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Unique things to do in New Orleans

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What lures people to New Orleans? Mystery, revelry, and some of the best food and music on the planet to keep it short. Interesting characters are around every corner, ready to tell you a story or offer a tip (first being don’t call it N’awlins). Find fun things to do in New Orleans with Airbnb Experiences led by locals: bike through the Garden District, attend a shrimp boil party, and learn about the true crime and ghosts of the Quarter, among other unique activities.

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Manchac Magic Kayak Swamp Tour
Our Manchac Magic Kayak Tour will start with pickup from 732 N Rampart St. *(Look for van marked Wild Louisiana Tours in front of Ace hardware)* Depending on the day, our tours start at 9:00AM, 12:00PM, and 3:00PM. Morning Tour Pickup: 9AM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA Afternoon Tour Pickup: 12PM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA Evening Tour Pickup: 3PM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA The drive to our tour location is 30-40min. We will make a bathroom stop, if people need it, at a gas station near our launch. You are welcome to bring your own water and snacks, or get some from the gas station. We will begin our tour through the beautiful and scenic Manchac Swamp. Your guide will tell you all about the wildlife and historical significance of the area. We will stop in scenic locations and take pictures and relax under the cypress trees. The tour will last about 2hrs depending on the skill level of the group. We will return to our launch site and load our boats. We will then return to 732 N Rampart St. to conclude the trip. Other things to note: -Gratuities for guides are not included. 20% is a baseline/standard for the tourism industry. -We still go out in the rain as long as it is not dangerous to guests. Lightning, fire, etc. It is good to bring a raincoat just in case.
Haunted AF French Quarter Tour!★
This is the fun one! Highest rated experience in NOLA & worthy of the 'OMG!' designation. Expect a few laughs, a few chills, & a little morbidity. We're a little more $. The value will be obvious when you see the circus of tours out there compared to our VIP experience. Anything else that looks like us is a hacked copy. This is the original! 100% money-back ga-rown-TEE. Search HauntedAFTours for more info. A walking tour of no more than 12 guests (other tours are over 30ppl). We’ll get to know each other - where everybody's from, other tours they’ve done, interests, etc. Your host will customize a walk to include everyone’s interests, ghostly, morbid, or historical. Once underway, we'll walk about 1.25 miles (2 km) along sidewalks of the French Quarter. There will be plenty of stopping as we share stories of the homes, businesses, galleries, & alleyways. Along the way your host will share legends of ghosts, vampires, Voodoo, witchcraft, pirates, serial killers, & whatever more comes to mind. We always sneak in some history & architecture - you won't even know it happened. There will be a 10 minute bar break with bathrooms & a private bathroom at the top. You won't miss a word as your host will be on mic. You'll have a wireless receiver & earphones. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We look forward to meeting you & sharing our city though storytelling. Think TV-14-LV
Spirits - The Cocktail And Ghost Crawl
The advantage to having done more pub crawls than anyone else in the city, is that I have the widest range of classic bars, and the best bartenders in the city, at my disposal. These people are my friends. New Orleans is a cocktail town, with reason. This is an evening of classic concoctions, ghost stories, city history, drinking tales, and voodoo. I'll tie all of these points together into a cohesive experience of chills, laughs, and must-have drink suggestions. This is still well-researched history, but I'm here to make it fun. Let me save you from the dull recitation of New Orleans' bullet points - I put on a show. This is storytelling, and through these stories, I will help you connect with one of the most amazing cities on the planet. I will balance the tour locations based on group interest. This is an introduction to the important signature drinks of New Orleans. However, this is definitely unpretentious. You are not required to buy anything, drink what you wish. In between bars, we will visit some historical, and haunted locations, while I weave all the content into a well-rounded evening. This is perfect for groups with a wide range of interests.....except vampire stories, I don't do vampire stories, those are made up. It is logistically easier to let you buy your own drinks, I don't provide them
Food, Culture, and History of the French Quarter
Changes may occur due to CoVID. New Orleans has long been a melting pot of cultures. With these came the amazing diversity of food found throughout the city but nowhere more-so than the French Quarter. Join a local guide to hear the origins and stories behind Crescent City’s signature dishes and let us spoil you with time-honored recipes you’ll want to take home with you after the tour! Your guide will fill you in on the rich history of the oldest public market in the country. Hear about its Native American roots and current-day role in NOLA’s culinary scene, all while sampling great treats brought here in the 18th century by French colonists. As we continue on, we may stop for gumbo or jambalaya, the city’s favorite comfort dishes, and hear fascinating stories of Cajun and Creole influences on these and other dishes, like the region’s unique sausages. The food scene strives to be local and sustainable while true to Louisiana roots, so we’ll be sure to try New Orleans’ best offerings, maybe one of our best sandwiches created right here! We’ll continue to explore immigrant-inspired cuisine and meet the everyday locals responsible for keeping delicious traditions alive, including our final taste of French fare in “Old Town”, the powdery beignet. From here, you may want to continue your foodie adventure, and your guide will have plenty more recommendations for your stay!
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl
Get ready to PARTY!! My 3-hour private tour will take you beyond Bourbon Street to the music clubs, and cocktail bars of Frenchmen Street, the live music capital of New Orleans. Frenchmen Street has been featured in many films and shows such as HBO's Treme, The Simpsons, and the hit movie Girl's Trip. Drake also shot a large portion of his video for 'In My Feelings' on Frenchmen Street. Do this experience your 1st night!! Your tour will take you to hear some of the best live music at Frenchmen Street's hottest clubs, and will give you an overview of the area's colorful history. You'll hear several French Quarter ghost stories and tales of musical New Orleans from 1718-until now. At each venue, we will take the time to listen to live bands. At our first bar, a Bartender will show you how to make a premium Louisiana cocktail, such as a "Esplanade Lemonade". You'll even get to try the famous BOOTY SHAKER SHOT while you experience the Frenchmen Street scene. We'll definitely get to meet some new friends! If you like eclectic and unique art, we will visit the Frenchmen Street Art Market as well. I will help you be in the right place at the right time to see Jazz, brass bands, latin, funk, electronic, rock, blues, americana, zydeco, EDM, hip hop, DJs. Inside the 20+ bars and clubs on the street you will find just about every style of music. Bring your Camera and Dancing shoes

What New Orleans has to offer

Drag Queen Tour of the French Quarter
Join a walk by the shells of old brothels, burlesque clubs, and historic gay bars on a tour that places them and the cultures within them at center of the stage. Learn the history of sex work, burlesque, queerness, and transness and the ways New Orleans played an integral part in building all of them. This tour unapologetically centers the least respectable women and queer people possible for a bottom-up history of the sex in the city-celebrating their agency, creativity, joy, and brilliance in the face of some of the worst conditions you can possibly imagine without shame or judgement. This tour will have you leave knowing that every time you hit a dance floor, tip a performer, or walk through the street proudly, you are participating in a worldwide, generations-long history of resistance. Or at least you can tell yourself that.
New Orleans Street Art & Mural Walk ft. Banksy
From the bustling streets of the 9th Ward to the edge of the historic French Quarter, come experience towering murals and hidden street art while learning about the city's underground art scene. Discover a side of New Orleans that never made it into commercial travel guides on one of the most colorful tours in the city. You'll also get an insider's take on some of the city's most exciting neighborhoods, music venues, and restaurants during your time with us—and plenty of great photo ops! We'll explore the largest concentration of street art, murals, and graffiti in New Orleans, painted by world-famous artists like Banksy, Rebeka Skela, Crude Things, Jeremy Novy, and Laurel True, as well as local artists such as Leluna, Swan, Henry Lipkis, and Jay McKay. By the end of the walk, you'll know more about our public art than most locals. Everyone loves this tour! Solo travelers, friends, couples, kids, dogs—you're sure to have a great time. Private and group tours are also available. Please note that the tour ends at the edge of the French Quarter! It does not return to its starting location! Feel free to message us if you have any questions.
Garden District Secrets and Scandals
Mansions | Cemetery & Burials | History | Celebrities ❤14 GUEST MAX❤ Open a whole new chapter in our city's history, and find out why the truth of this lovely and mysterious neighborhood was only whispered about behind closed doors. We go way beyond the average tour in our research into the people who lived in the neighborhood, bringing you the most entertaining and central stories in Garden District history. First, our SMALL GROUP gets to know each other. Then, on to the history of Lafayette No. 1 (now closed by the city) and our unique burials. Then we stroll through the Garden District, seeing the homes of historical figures and modern-day celebrities. Hear the best stories in the Garden District's history. Where was the headquarters of a general called 'Beast'? Who escaped a mob only to return as marshal? Which rockstar feud started here is still simmering 15 years later? We'll see the architecture, discussing the popular styles in the neighborhood's growth, and many unusual homes as well! Stopping for a coffee break, we'll continue the tour, ending at the largest home in the neighborhood -- also a site from the Coven season of American Horror Story. This will be your favorite tour in the city!
Have Some Fun on a Bayou Run
Our dock is located at De Pope Tavern, 6201 E. St. Bernard Hwy., Violet, LA 70092 (just outside of New Orleans and only 12 miles from the French Quarter/Downtown area). Guests who aren't driving themselves to and from the tour should hire transportation. Feel free to arrive early to get food and beverages prior to the tour, and beverages to take on the tour. Then you embark on two hours of our diverse, fun and educational tour. The scenery throughout this tour is beautiful and nothing like most have seen before. Being a lifetime resident, Captain George will talk about personal experiences and knowledge related to much of what you see. He is also a commercial blue crab fisherman and describes the process. You'll see the "Great Wall of Louisiana," a flood wall constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after Hurricane Katrina and completed in 2013. Midway through the tour, you'll stop at our camp on the bayou that we built ourselves for a peek inside of bayou living, and restroom stop. You will see various wildlife, although nothing is guaranteed, as this nature and not a controlled environment.
NOLA's BIG 4 PRIVATE EXPERIENCE: French Quarter/Garden District/Cemetery/City Park
Come along with me on my NOLA BIG 4 (French Quarter, Garden District, Metairie Cemetery & City Park) EXPERIENCE to see & learn about The Real Big Easy! I will take you through the 300 yr old French Quarter & give you a history lesson & show you the historic landmarks such as Jackson Square, Bourbon St., Royal St., Frenchman St., Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar, Pat O' Briens, St. Louis Cathedral, The French Market & more. I will share with you the history of the Antebellum Mansions from the 1800's in the Garden District. You will see Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Peyton & Eli Manning, Anne Rice, Nick Cage, Beyoncé, American Horror Story, Cornstalk Fence & The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Homes. We will go to City Park, as magical & unique as the city of New Orleans. This 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854. The crown jewel of City Park is the world’s largest stand of mature southern live oaks, which includes a Grand Oak that is over 800 yrs old. You will touch & take pictures with the Grand Oak. You will also see the Swamp from 1718 that New Orleans was built upon. Finally, we will ride through Metairie Cemetery & see multi-million $ family tombs of New Orleans most prominent people like, the founder of Popeyes Fried Chicken, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Vampire Novelist Anne Rice & The Weeping Angel Statue. We will also go inside a family tomb.

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MUST HAVE PHOTOS IN NOLA
We'll meet at the French Quarter and then walk around the neighborhood to find great spots to take photos. I will guide you through this stunning part of New Orleans and tell everything I learned and read about its history. St. Louis Cathedral, Bourbon and Royal Street, Café du Monde, Steamboat Natchez, Marie Laveau's House, Pirate Alley will be our must. I will tell you the history of those NOLA places while making pictures in this stunning part of the city. It will be a relaxed walk while I snap some amazing photos of you in some great New Orleans locations. You'll have the recognizable city as your background for the shoot, and I'll help you find the right poses to capture your best looks. I will make sure you have great pictures to take home—a unique souvenir of your time in New Orleans. Group size is a maximum of 4,5 people to keep this experience as personal as possible, if your booking is for less than 4,5 people you will be paired with other people to share this experience (you will still get your photos severely, not as a group). There is a private group rate is available. We will be covering as much spots as possible from the locations mentioned in the list (depending on how fast all the group will be moving). - If you would like to have non edited photos, please request it before your session. - - If you want to choose photos that will be edited yourself, DM us
Hoodoo, Voodoo and a Bottle of Rum
A short walk through Congo Square culminating in a talk at my studio in the Treme neighborhood about Hoodoo, Voodoo, Black Carnival Traditions, the deeds and misdeeds of my own Louisiana Creole ancestors and other lesser known aspects of New Orleans history and culture. In my studio rum bar you will enjoy a shot of rum and a chance to check out my art and black masking Indian attire. My house has long been a place where friends come to ground themselves in the cultural vibration of the city. I am so excited to now share this experience with you! GREAT FOR GROUPS AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL TRAVELERS!! Other things to note: THIS IS NOT A TOUR. It’s not focused on site seeing but rather an EXPERIENCE that uses a few sites as a backdrop, so if you are looking for a site seeing tour this will not meet your expectations. With that said, while the majority of my presentation will be at my studio, we will also walk the equivalent of six blocks through the park and stand in one place for long periods. Please wear comfortable shoes and stay hydrated because the heat can be oppressive, especially in the summer. BTW - NO PHOTOS of my studio or myself are allowed, thank U.
Uncensored Wicked History Combo Tour for adults only
Join us on this one-of-a-kind, UNCENSORED, VIP experience tour for ADULTS ONLY through the most haunted, dark, and decadent city streets of the French Quarter. This tour has a little bit of everything. HEADSETS and receivers are provided so you won't miss a word. As a witchy priestess and professional educator, your guide offers unique insider information on the true magic, lore, history, and real supernatural of this city. She has brought in consistent 5 star reviews for other companies and experiences and it's time to create her own. This tour is NOT for the squeamish nor the prudish. Sensitive "Karen" types will be offended. NO CHILDREN ALLOWED (unless booking private parties). Other tours won't get as detailed, graphic and gory about the horrifying history and folklore of: Voodoo and the Queen Marie Laveau Real Vampires and Casket Girls Pirate Jean Lafitte Witchcraft + magick Prostitutes Murder + mayhem at the Lalaurie mansion Photos of real ghosts + supernatural (not viewable anywhere else). We will meet in front of Hands of Fate located at 521 St. Philip St. Guests will be gifted a magical gris gris bag hand made and blessed by local witches. You won't receive this on any other tour. We will continue on a leisurely stroll in the French Quarter stopping to discuss history and stories mentioned above. There will be a bathroom break where guests can purchase drinks
New Orleans Garden District Tour And Beyond
Please Note: Itinerary may Change Due to COVID. Our tour begins in the heart of the New Orleans Garden District - considered by many to be one of the best-preserved collections of historic mansions in the United States. To Start-We visit Lafayette Cemetery. Explore the grounds with your local guide, hear why these types of burials are iconic, and learn about the people buried here. Next, we’ll take a stroll past gorgeous homes, some with famous Hollywood connections, with your guide highlighting the real history and the true backbone of this historic neighborhood. Then we’ll look Across Magazine Street, where we’ll find the working-class area known as the Irish Channel. Predominantly settled by Irish immigrants, this neighborhood developed in the early 1800’s. Finally, we’ll take one final stroll past several more picturesque antebellum homes, making our way back close to the streetcar line. When the tour ends, you’re sure to have a newfound appreciation for the complex history and dynamic neighborhood. If you would like to book this tour for a private group, please message us directly for more information.
Distillery Tour and Rum Tasting
Happy Raptor Distilling is thrilled to welcome you for a tour and rum tasting at New Orleans' newest rum distillery! Follow the journey of 504Rum from the sugarcane fields of Louisiana to our custom-made copper still to the cocktail in your hand. We’ll guide you through the process of how our small batch, handcrafted rum is made on-site. Including an explanation of the base ingredients, the unique Caribbean-style processes involved in the creation of 504Rum that are rare to find in the United States, and the various ingredients used to create our unique signature blends. The combined tour and tasting lasts approx. 45 minutes and includes one pre-batch cocktail (distiller’s choice), a free tasting of all 504Rum products, and a laid-back good time. +FULL VACCINATION OR A NEGATIVE COVID19 TEST TAKEN WITHIN 72 HOURS OF ENTRY AT HAPPY RAPTOR. WHILE NO LONGER MANDATED IS STRONGLY RECCOMENDED KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK: - Tours are available for individual groups up to 10 guests. We can consider larger private groups upon request. - NON-DRINKERS ARE FREE. Only guests consuming alcohol aged 21 years and over are required to register and pay for the tour. Non-alcoholic beverages are available! - Kids are welcome! (Parental supervision is required at all times.)

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Things to do near French Quarter

321 locals recommend

Manchac Magic Kayak Swamp Tour
Our Manchac Magic Kayak Tour will start with pickup from 732 N Rampart St. *(Look for van marked Wild Louisiana Tours in front of Ace hardware)* Depending on the day, our tours start at 9:00AM, 12:00PM, and 3:00PM. Morning Tour Pickup: 9AM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA Afternoon Tour Pickup: 12PM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA Evening Tour Pickup: 3PM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA The drive to our tour location is 30-40min. We will make a bathroom stop, if people need it, at a gas station near our launch. You are welcome to bring your own water and snacks, or get some from the gas station. We will begin our tour through the beautiful and scenic Manchac Swamp. Your guide will tell you all about the wildlife and historical significance of the area. We will stop in scenic locations and take pictures and relax under the cypress trees. The tour will last about 2hrs depending on the skill level of the group. We will return to our launch site and load our boats. We will then return to 732 N Rampart St. to conclude the trip. Other things to note: -Gratuities for guides are not included. 20% is a baseline/standard for the tourism industry. -We still go out in the rain as long as it is not dangerous to guests. Lightning, fire, etc. It is good to bring a raincoat just in case.
Haunted AF French Quarter Tour!★
This is the fun one! Highest rated experience in NOLA & worthy of the 'OMG!' designation. Expect a few laughs, a few chills, & a little morbidity. We're a little more $. The value will be obvious when you see the circus of tours out there compared to our VIP experience. Anything else that looks like us is a hacked copy. This is the original! 100% money-back ga-rown-TEE. Search HauntedAFTours for more info. A walking tour of no more than 12 guests (other tours are over 30ppl). We’ll get to know each other - where everybody's from, other tours they’ve done, interests, etc. Your host will customize a walk to include everyone’s interests, ghostly, morbid, or historical. Once underway, we'll walk about 1.25 miles (2 km) along sidewalks of the French Quarter. There will be plenty of stopping as we share stories of the homes, businesses, galleries, & alleyways. Along the way your host will share legends of ghosts, vampires, Voodoo, witchcraft, pirates, serial killers, & whatever more comes to mind. We always sneak in some history & architecture - you won't even know it happened. There will be a 10 minute bar break with bathrooms & a private bathroom at the top. You won't miss a word as your host will be on mic. You'll have a wireless receiver & earphones. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We look forward to meeting you & sharing our city though storytelling. Think TV-14-LV
Spirits - The Cocktail And Ghost Crawl
The advantage to having done more pub crawls than anyone else in the city, is that I have the widest range of classic bars, and the best bartenders in the city, at my disposal. These people are my friends. New Orleans is a cocktail town, with reason. This is an evening of classic concoctions, ghost stories, city history, drinking tales, and voodoo. I'll tie all of these points together into a cohesive experience of chills, laughs, and must-have drink suggestions. This is still well-researched history, but I'm here to make it fun. Let me save you from the dull recitation of New Orleans' bullet points - I put on a show. This is storytelling, and through these stories, I will help you connect with one of the most amazing cities on the planet. I will balance the tour locations based on group interest. This is an introduction to the important signature drinks of New Orleans. However, this is definitely unpretentious. You are not required to buy anything, drink what you wish. In between bars, we will visit some historical, and haunted locations, while I weave all the content into a well-rounded evening. This is perfect for groups with a wide range of interests.....except vampire stories, I don't do vampire stories, those are made up. It is logistically easier to let you buy your own drinks, I don't provide them
Food, Culture, and History of the French Quarter
Changes may occur due to CoVID. New Orleans has long been a melting pot of cultures. With these came the amazing diversity of food found throughout the city but nowhere more-so than the French Quarter. Join a local guide to hear the origins and stories behind Crescent City’s signature dishes and let us spoil you with time-honored recipes you’ll want to take home with you after the tour! Your guide will fill you in on the rich history of the oldest public market in the country. Hear about its Native American roots and current-day role in NOLA’s culinary scene, all while sampling great treats brought here in the 18th century by French colonists. As we continue on, we may stop for gumbo or jambalaya, the city’s favorite comfort dishes, and hear fascinating stories of Cajun and Creole influences on these and other dishes, like the region’s unique sausages. The food scene strives to be local and sustainable while true to Louisiana roots, so we’ll be sure to try New Orleans’ best offerings, maybe one of our best sandwiches created right here! We’ll continue to explore immigrant-inspired cuisine and meet the everyday locals responsible for keeping delicious traditions alive, including our final taste of French fare in “Old Town”, the powdery beignet. From here, you may want to continue your foodie adventure, and your guide will have plenty more recommendations for your stay!
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl
Get ready to PARTY!! My 3-hour private tour will take you beyond Bourbon Street to the music clubs, and cocktail bars of Frenchmen Street, the live music capital of New Orleans. Frenchmen Street has been featured in many films and shows such as HBO's Treme, The Simpsons, and the hit movie Girl's Trip. Drake also shot a large portion of his video for 'In My Feelings' on Frenchmen Street. Do this experience your 1st night!! Your tour will take you to hear some of the best live music at Frenchmen Street's hottest clubs, and will give you an overview of the area's colorful history. You'll hear several French Quarter ghost stories and tales of musical New Orleans from 1718-until now. At each venue, we will take the time to listen to live bands. At our first bar, a Bartender will show you how to make a premium Louisiana cocktail, such as a "Esplanade Lemonade". You'll even get to try the famous BOOTY SHAKER SHOT while you experience the Frenchmen Street scene. We'll definitely get to meet some new friends! If you like eclectic and unique art, we will visit the Frenchmen Street Art Market as well. I will help you be in the right place at the right time to see Jazz, brass bands, latin, funk, electronic, rock, blues, americana, zydeco, EDM, hip hop, DJs. Inside the 20+ bars and clubs on the street you will find just about every style of music. Bring your Camera and Dancing shoes

Things to do near Frenchmen Street

220 locals recommend

MUST HAVE PHOTOS IN NOLA
We'll meet at the French Quarter and then walk around the neighborhood to find great spots to take photos. I will guide you through this stunning part of New Orleans and tell everything I learned and read about its history. St. Louis Cathedral, Bourbon and Royal Street, Café du Monde, Steamboat Natchez, Marie Laveau's House, Pirate Alley will be our must. I will tell you the history of those NOLA places while making pictures in this stunning part of the city. It will be a relaxed walk while I snap some amazing photos of you in some great New Orleans locations. You'll have the recognizable city as your background for the shoot, and I'll help you find the right poses to capture your best looks. I will make sure you have great pictures to take home—a unique souvenir of your time in New Orleans. Group size is a maximum of 4,5 people to keep this experience as personal as possible, if your booking is for less than 4,5 people you will be paired with other people to share this experience (you will still get your photos severely, not as a group). There is a private group rate is available. We will be covering as much spots as possible from the locations mentioned in the list (depending on how fast all the group will be moving). - If you would like to have non edited photos, please request it before your session. - - If you want to choose photos that will be edited yourself, DM us
Shrimp Boil Cabaret
Great for Groups and couples! An Intimate Experience of French Quarter Food and Music, we are famous for our French Quarter Shrimp Boils. Step away from the tourist crowds and join us for a private dinner party celebrating the flavors and sounds of the Quarter. Enjoy this opportunity to experience it as a VIP, with a small group and Mister Gregory himself preparing your meal. This is a 90 minute dinner and show experience. The Shrimp Boil Experience might begin with a tasting of fresh caught fish from Lake Pontchartrain or a local blue crab appetizer, then an alligator sausage tasting and a presentation about our wild-caught Gulf shrimp. The big moment is when we present the shrimp, cooked with corn and local sausage, and our special blend of Cajun boil seasonings. Later, we bring out hot towels to clean up and to finish we present a signature dessert and a tasting of New Orleans style chicory cafe au lait. Through-out the experience we present a live performance from the Jazz and Blues, Burlesque, and Cabaret clubs of the French Quarter to entertain you. Please join us for a lovely dinner party, make some new friends and eat the very best shrimp in the world. Please note that this is an indoor experience. Due to covid restrictions parties of one find it a bit lonely - we book this experience for parties of 2 or more.
Drag Queen Tour of the French Quarter
Join a walk by the shells of old brothels, burlesque clubs, and historic gay bars on a tour that places them and the cultures within them at center of the stage. Learn the history of sex work, burlesque, queerness, and transness and the ways New Orleans played an integral part in building all of them. This tour unapologetically centers the least respectable women and queer people possible for a bottom-up history of the sex in the city-celebrating their agency, creativity, joy, and brilliance in the face of some of the worst conditions you can possibly imagine without shame or judgement. This tour will have you leave knowing that every time you hit a dance floor, tip a performer, or walk through the street proudly, you are participating in a worldwide, generations-long history of resistance. Or at least you can tell yourself that.
New Orleans Street Art & Mural Walk ft. Banksy
From the bustling streets of the 9th Ward to the edge of the historic French Quarter, come experience towering murals and hidden street art while learning about the city's underground art scene. Discover a side of New Orleans that never made it into commercial travel guides on one of the most colorful tours in the city. You'll also get an insider's take on some of the city's most exciting neighborhoods, music venues, and restaurants during your time with us—and plenty of great photo ops! We'll explore the largest concentration of street art, murals, and graffiti in New Orleans, painted by world-famous artists like Banksy, Rebeka Skela, Crude Things, Jeremy Novy, and Laurel True, as well as local artists such as Leluna, Swan, Henry Lipkis, and Jay McKay. By the end of the walk, you'll know more about our public art than most locals. Everyone loves this tour! Solo travelers, friends, couples, kids, dogs—you're sure to have a great time. Private and group tours are also available. Please note that the tour ends at the edge of the French Quarter! It does not return to its starting location! Feel free to message us if you have any questions.
NOLA's Premium Bar & Club Crawl Party
Welcome to New Orleans top-rated Nightlife Experience hosted by Crawl New Orleans! We pride ourselves on creating safe, engaging interactions on a crazy night through the French Quarter of New Orleans. Think pub crawl on steroids!! Instead of your normal bar crawl, you're going on a club crawl! Each French Quarter crawl visits 3-4 nightlife venues, with exclusive drink specials, free drinks, VIP entry, Bourbon street balcony access, and complimentary admission to any place that has a cover charge that evening. We always end the evening at Bourbon Streets' best clubs, with VIP access that is exclusive to our tour! The New Orleans VIP Bar & Club Crawl is great for groups, great for teams, and perfect for team-building in New Orleans. It's also rated the best thing to do for New Orleans Bachelorette Party or bachelor parties. Other things to note: We truly believe the party comes from within, so bring a great attitude and enjoy the party! This is a walking tour, so please wear appropriate shoes and attire to make sure you're comfortable for the evening. It's a marathon not a sprint - please know your limits when it comes to alcohol consumption. Effective August 16, 2021, all experience participants are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the experience start time.

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Manchac Magic Kayak Swamp Tour
Our Manchac Magic Kayak Tour will start with pickup from 732 N Rampart St. *(Look for van marked Wild Louisiana Tours in front of Ace hardware)* Depending on the day, our tours start at 9:00AM, 12:00PM, and 3:00PM. Morning Tour Pickup: 9AM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA Afternoon Tour Pickup: 12PM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA Evening Tour Pickup: 3PM at 732 N Rampart St. New Orleans, LA The drive to our tour location is 30-40min. We will make a bathroom stop, if people need it, at a gas station near our launch. You are welcome to bring your own water and snacks, or get some from the gas station. We will begin our tour through the beautiful and scenic Manchac Swamp. Your guide will tell you all about the wildlife and historical significance of the area. We will stop in scenic locations and take pictures and relax under the cypress trees. The tour will last about 2hrs depending on the skill level of the group. We will return to our launch site and load our boats. We will then return to 732 N Rampart St. to conclude the trip. Other things to note: -Gratuities for guides are not included. 20% is a baseline/standard for the tourism industry. -We still go out in the rain as long as it is not dangerous to guests. Lightning, fire, etc. It is good to bring a raincoat just in case.
Haunted AF French Quarter Tour!★
This is the fun one! Highest rated experience in NOLA & worthy of the 'OMG!' designation. Expect a few laughs, a few chills, & a little morbidity. We're a little more $. The value will be obvious when you see the circus of tours out there compared to our VIP experience. Anything else that looks like us is a hacked copy. This is the original! 100% money-back ga-rown-TEE. Search HauntedAFTours for more info. A walking tour of no more than 12 guests (other tours are over 30ppl). We’ll get to know each other - where everybody's from, other tours they’ve done, interests, etc. Your host will customize a walk to include everyone’s interests, ghostly, morbid, or historical. Once underway, we'll walk about 1.25 miles (2 km) along sidewalks of the French Quarter. There will be plenty of stopping as we share stories of the homes, businesses, galleries, & alleyways. Along the way your host will share legends of ghosts, vampires, Voodoo, witchcraft, pirates, serial killers, & whatever more comes to mind. We always sneak in some history & architecture - you won't even know it happened. There will be a 10 minute bar break with bathrooms & a private bathroom at the top. You won't miss a word as your host will be on mic. You'll have a wireless receiver & earphones. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We look forward to meeting you & sharing our city though storytelling. Think TV-14-LV
Spirits - The Cocktail And Ghost Crawl
The advantage to having done more pub crawls than anyone else in the city, is that I have the widest range of classic bars, and the best bartenders in the city, at my disposal. These people are my friends. New Orleans is a cocktail town, with reason. This is an evening of classic concoctions, ghost stories, city history, drinking tales, and voodoo. I'll tie all of these points together into a cohesive experience of chills, laughs, and must-have drink suggestions. This is still well-researched history, but I'm here to make it fun. Let me save you from the dull recitation of New Orleans' bullet points - I put on a show. This is storytelling, and through these stories, I will help you connect with one of the most amazing cities on the planet. I will balance the tour locations based on group interest. This is an introduction to the important signature drinks of New Orleans. However, this is definitely unpretentious. You are not required to buy anything, drink what you wish. In between bars, we will visit some historical, and haunted locations, while I weave all the content into a well-rounded evening. This is perfect for groups with a wide range of interests.....except vampire stories, I don't do vampire stories, those are made up. It is logistically easier to let you buy your own drinks, I don't provide them
Food, Culture, and History of the French Quarter
Changes may occur due to CoVID. New Orleans has long been a melting pot of cultures. With these came the amazing diversity of food found throughout the city but nowhere more-so than the French Quarter. Join a local guide to hear the origins and stories behind Crescent City’s signature dishes and let us spoil you with time-honored recipes you’ll want to take home with you after the tour! Your guide will fill you in on the rich history of the oldest public market in the country. Hear about its Native American roots and current-day role in NOLA’s culinary scene, all while sampling great treats brought here in the 18th century by French colonists. As we continue on, we may stop for gumbo or jambalaya, the city’s favorite comfort dishes, and hear fascinating stories of Cajun and Creole influences on these and other dishes, like the region’s unique sausages. The food scene strives to be local and sustainable while true to Louisiana roots, so we’ll be sure to try New Orleans’ best offerings, maybe one of our best sandwiches created right here! We’ll continue to explore immigrant-inspired cuisine and meet the everyday locals responsible for keeping delicious traditions alive, including our final taste of French fare in “Old Town”, the powdery beignet. From here, you may want to continue your foodie adventure, and your guide will have plenty more recommendations for your stay!
MUST HAVE PHOTOS IN NOLA
We'll meet at the French Quarter and then walk around the neighborhood to find great spots to take photos. I will guide you through this stunning part of New Orleans and tell everything I learned and read about its history. St. Louis Cathedral, Bourbon and Royal Street, Café du Monde, Steamboat Natchez, Marie Laveau's House, Pirate Alley will be our must. I will tell you the history of those NOLA places while making pictures in this stunning part of the city. It will be a relaxed walk while I snap some amazing photos of you in some great New Orleans locations. You'll have the recognizable city as your background for the shoot, and I'll help you find the right poses to capture your best looks. I will make sure you have great pictures to take home—a unique souvenir of your time in New Orleans. Group size is a maximum of 4,5 people to keep this experience as personal as possible, if your booking is for less than 4,5 people you will be paired with other people to share this experience (you will still get your photos severely, not as a group). There is a private group rate is available. We will be covering as much spots as possible from the locations mentioned in the list (depending on how fast all the group will be moving). - If you would like to have non edited photos, please request it before your session. - - If you want to choose photos that will be edited yourself, DM us

Your guide to New Orleans

Where do locals hang out in New Orleans?

Frenchmen Street

While locals understand the attraction to their famous French Quarter, most avoid it at all costs. When you’re ready to “pass a good time,” but still want a neighborhood where the drinks flow and the music is loud, head to Frenchmen Street. Live music pours onto the street most hours of the day, but brunch is a great time to visit Frenchmen for live jazz and shopping at bookstores and boutiques.

Warehouse District

This bustling neighborhood is sometimes called the New Orleans Art District, thanks to a slew of galleries and museums taking residence in the brick warehouse buildings. This is where many New Orleans dwellers come for a night on the town to dine at some of the city’s best restaurants, sing karaoke in cafes, and pop into galleries for local art.

Algiers Point

Across the river from the French Quarter sits the second-oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. You can reach it by ferry for some of the best views of the city and a reprieve from the 24/7 action. One can’t-miss attraction, and arguably the city’s most unique museum, is the Algiers Folk Art Zone. Self-taught artist Charles Gillam started it in 2000 to honor his hometown with colorful carvings, mural art, and memorabilia that tells the history of Louisiana music.


What do locals eat in New Orleans?

NOLA’s distinctive cuisine is thanks to the European, Creole and African American culture that influences every aspect of the city. The seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, smoked meats, and regional vegetables lend themselves to a variety of classic dishes that even locals love — gumbo, po’boys, jambalaya, fried okra, the list goes on — as well as a Southern twist on pho, tacos, and other global fare. Food halls, such as the Bywater’s St. Roch Market and the revamped Circle Food Store in the Tremé, are the best ways to see it all in one place.

When it comes to where the locals eat, find out on Bywater food tours, shucking Louisiana oysters out on the bayou, or take a Cajun cooking class. No matter where you eat, be it a Michelin-rated restaurant, a cookout, or a corner market, you can expect it was made with love.


What are the best neighborhoods to visit in New Orleans?

Garden District

While there are gardens here, the big draw is the architecture. Specifically the jaw-droppingly beautiful mansions that stand tall along St. Charles Avenue. So how did this part of New Orleans get its name? When these Victorian homes were first built in the early 19th century, there were only two per block, with large gardens surrounding them. Over time, more city luminaries and celebrities built their own homes in the district— and with it came plenty of secrets and scandals you can learn about on a fun local-led walking tour. That’s about the only drama you will discover in this pleasant area filled with shops and restaurants.

Mid-City

This urban oasis is one of the most laid-back, and kid-friendly, parts of the Big Easy. Here you’ll find the New Orleans Botanical Gardens, City Park, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Other fun activities include boat tours and rentals on Big Lake, and the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park with its wooden carousel. Streetcars shuffle people from spot to spot on Canal Street, but walking is a great way to see more in this charming part of town.

Bywater/Marigny

For those who want the option to be able to walk into the Quarter or Jackson Square without staying in the center of it: head to the nearby Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods. Both offer a bohemian vibe with bistros, jazz clubs, and galleries. It’s where bartenders and other industry workers unwind after a long shift, and artists and musicians flock to lift (maybe even conjure) creative spirits. Sundays, especially during football season, the streets feel like big welcoming block parties where you can “do whatcha wanna.”