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Things to do in New Orleans

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.
Neighborhood
“City Park offers more than the average park: New Orleans Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden (free), Botanical Gardens, Miniature Golf, Storyland, and the Amusement Park. ”
  • 560 locals recommend
Park
“Many great things to explore here in the historic Upper Audubon neighborhood.”
  • 321 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Local Bywater favorite popular with locals and tourist. Great wine, delicious food, engaging music scene.”
  • 444 locals recommend
History Museum
“Plan on a decent amount of time to visit this astounding museum. While there, plan on lunch in the restaurant. You will be pleased with the entire experience. ”
  • 262 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A great anchor for your visit to City Park! Pair with the Sculpture Garden, a picnic, and a walk!”
  • 304 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.”
  • 279 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. ”
  • 260 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“The best poboy is hotly debated here and Parkway is frequently vying for top spot. They're famous for their roast beef - ask for it "dressed" if you want to add mayo, lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes.”
  • 309 locals recommend
Aquarium
“This is where you can find fish of all types including octopus, sharks, sting rays and many, many more.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“The local musicians play and live for tips-- so please be generous. you can hear Washboard Chaz or the Panorama Brass Band and other local favorites. You gotta buy a beer and now there is cover charge. ”
  • 205 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Old School New Orleans' Fine Dining Experience. Jackets required. Great for a weekend brunch or dinner.”
  • 272 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Two New Yorkers attended Tulane University and missed NY style pizza. It's by the slice or a whole pie. Inventive pasta and salad choices on the menu.”
  • 209 locals recommend
Route
“Frenchman is a great option instead of bourbon for live music. Great music venues everywhere. The street vendors have great food if they are out, and we love stopping at 13 for a bite to eat as well.”
  • 225 locals recommend
Market
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“This place has it all...local eats, coffee shop, breakfast and an oyster bar. Grab brunch or a drink before your night out!”
  • 235 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!”
  • 159 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Complete with bottomless mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar, Must book a table in advance ”
  • 241 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Local Bywater favorite popular with locals and tourist. Great wine, delicious food, engaging music scene.”
  • 444 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“The best poboy is hotly debated here and Parkway is frequently vying for top spot. They're famous for their roast beef - ask for it "dressed" if you want to add mayo, lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes.”
  • 309 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Old School New Orleans' Fine Dining Experience. Jackets required. Great for a weekend brunch or dinner.”
  • 272 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Two New Yorkers attended Tulane University and missed NY style pizza. It's by the slice or a whole pie. Inventive pasta and salad choices on the menu.”
  • 209 locals recommend
Market
“This place has it all...local eats, coffee shop, breakfast and an oyster bar. Grab brunch or a drink before your night out!”
  • 235 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Complete with bottomless mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar, Must book a table in advance ”
  • 241 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Marigny favorite...bar downstairs/ restaurant upstairs. Great small plates - really good food and fun bar”
  • 214 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Great place for brunch. Vibrant bar/dining room upstairs. Very popular...get there early on weekends.”
  • 212 locals recommend

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