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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“This is a must do! It may take you more than one day to tour and be able to soak it all in! You are able to immerse yourself into a journey through WWII. The exhibits are like no others that you have ever seen. You can go online to purchase your tickets in advance to save the wait in line, www.nationalww2museum.org”
  • 268 locals recommend
Gift Shop
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“You have NOT really been to New Orleans until you visit this historic beignet and coffee shop.”
  • 283 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“History and mystery, the French Quarter is filled with a million details you have to visit multiple times to even get a glimpse of. If you must see Bourbon Street, walk down one block then return to the more civilized areas like Chartres, Royal, or Decatur Streets. ”
  • 262 locals recommend
Aquarium
“This is where you can find fish of all types including octopus, sharks, sting rays and many, many more.”
  • 156 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“No cover, 2 drink minimum. Local jazz every single day from the afternoon into the evening! The place is small and can get quite crowded once the dance floor gets going!!! The Spotted Cat is a local favorite of the swing dance community.”
  • 212 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Great for special occasions, and fabulous jazz brunch. Pricey and coats are required for men.”
  • 276 locals recommend
Market
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“Lots of variety in food selections, there's a great coffee vendor located in the market, can be crowded on weekend mornings.”
  • 234 locals recommend
Plaza
“Go see all the history and enjoy all the local artists and performers that populate this age-old city square where New Orleans meets the river!”
  • 160 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Go upstairs and enjoy great tapas and drinks. Live music! Call ahead to find out! Welcome to the Marigny! People love it here. ”
  • 217 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Old school classic music bar. Highly recommend checking it out if anyone is playing. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Everywhere on Frenchmen has live music, but we love the music and atmosphere at d.b.a.”
  • 170 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Stylish renovated warehouse serving elevated, pork-focused Cajun fare in a group-friendly setting.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“.......located in the back of the French Quarter. The BEST hamburgers in the City of New Orleans.....not fancy at all......A native's favorite place to go for a hamburger.........”
  • 172 locals recommend
Café
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“Quaint neighborhood restaurant featuring fresh baked goods and outstanding dishes. They’re open for breakfast and lunch with outdoor seating and are pet friendly.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“If you are looking for a place to drink some beer in Mid City, find Bayou Beer Garden. It has a nice selection of beers, but a better back patio. If the weather isn’t too bad, this is a good place to check out. ”
  • 163 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Just a great museum! If you happen to be so lucky to be staying on a Thursday evening, the Ogden hosts the "Ogden After Hours" which runs from 6-8pm it features live music and a few cocktail bars. Enjoy the Art, Music and have a drink as you explore the museum. Great views of the city from the roof top veranda. Very Fun!!!!”
  • 108 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Great for special occasions, and fabulous jazz brunch. Pricey and coats are required for men.”
  • 276 locals recommend
Market
“Lots of variety in food selections, there's a great coffee vendor located in the market, can be crowded on weekend mornings.”
  • 234 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Go upstairs and enjoy great tapas and drinks. Live music! Call ahead to find out! Welcome to the Marigny! People love it here. ”
  • 217 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Stylish renovated warehouse serving elevated, pork-focused Cajun fare in a group-friendly setting.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“.......located in the back of the French Quarter. The BEST hamburgers in the City of New Orleans.....not fancy at all......A native's favorite place to go for a hamburger.........”
  • 172 locals recommend
Café
“Quaint neighborhood restaurant featuring fresh baked goods and outstanding dishes. They’re open for breakfast and lunch with outdoor seating and are pet friendly.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“If you are looking for a place to drink some beer in Mid City, find Bayou Beer Garden. It has a nice selection of beers, but a better back patio. If the weather isn’t too bad, this is a good place to check out. ”
  • 163 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Best fried chicken in town! Willie Mae’s specializes in fried chicken and red beans and rice. Sometimes the lines are long, but worth the wait.”
  • 143 locals recommend

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