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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
“We love city park. Its HUGE! You can walk around, explore, play mini golf, ride horses, paddle board, etc.”
  • 559 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.”
  • 443 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.”
  • 278 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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“Poboys, Poboys, Poboys. Try the roast beef (pick up a pile of napkins before you sit) or the surf and turn (shrimp and roast beef). The fries with gravy are good too! ”
  • 308 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!”
  • 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!”
  • 158 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hidden away in New Orleans’ charming Bywater neighborhood, The Country Club offers an elegant escape from everyday living. Our beautifully renovated restaurant and bar deliver exquisite food and drink in sophisticated surroundings. And our separate pool area is a bohemian retreat complete with a poolside bar and outdoor kitchen.”
  • 240 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Local Bywater favorite popular with locals and tourist. Great wine, delicious food, engaging music scene.”
  • 443 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Poboys, Poboys, Poboys. Try the roast beef (pick up a pile of napkins before you sit) or the surf and turn (shrimp and roast beef). The fries with gravy are good too! ”
  • 308 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!”
  • 234 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hidden away in New Orleans’ charming Bywater neighborhood, The Country Club offers an elegant escape from everyday living. Our beautifully renovated restaurant and bar deliver exquisite food and drink in sophisticated surroundings. And our separate pool area is a bohemian retreat complete with a poolside bar and outdoor kitchen.”
  • 240 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Marigny favorite...bar downstairs/ restaurant upstairs. Great small plates - really good food and fun bar”
  • 215 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Great place for brunch. Vibrant bar/dining room upstairs. Very popular...get there early on weekends.”
  • 211 locals recommend

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