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Sightseeing in New Orleans

Neighborhood
“The heart of New Orleans. Yes it is loud and dirty and wild, but it is also historic and beautiful and delicious. Active 24 hours a day and always interesting.”
262 locals recommend
Plaza
“This is a historic location right in the middle of the french quarter. Here you can really immerse yourself in the true culture of New Orleans. ”
167 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“A great way to see this beautiful area of New Orleans is to leisurely hop on the streetcar and hop off when you would like to get off to walk around, eat, drink, etc. ”
80 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Street car line is right behind the U.S. Mint or at St. Claude and Elysian Fields. Highly recommend getting a day pass which can be used on any streetcar line or bus on that day. ”
61 locals recommend
Cemetery
“St. Louis #1 is the oldest & most historic cemeteries in New Orleans. Many visitors seek out the tomb of Marie Laveau, NOLA's most famous Voodoo priestess. Keep in mind that visitors cannot access this cemetery without an official tour guide!”
61 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“If you need some 'New Orleans-y' souvenirs to take back home this is the place. It's rows and rows of leather goods, trinkets, spices, food, t-shirts, art, and more. Once you get off the ferry there is a streetcar that will take you right to it. Keep in mind it closes at 6pm and on rainy days it might be a little sparse as not all vendors will be out.”
36 locals recommend
History Museum
“Circa-1823 apothecary is now a museum with exhibits of early medicines, superstitious cures & more.”
23 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Take the Bayou St. John walking tour and get a bit of local Louisana history and a view into our neighborhood's past! https://pitothouse.org/shop/bayou-st-john-walking-tour ”
16 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A quiet suburb on the Mississippi River’s West Bank, Algiers Point is a mix of homey pubs, small art galleries and quaint Creole cottages. Visitors cross via the New Orleans Ferry or the Crescent City Connection Bridge for views over to Jackson Square and the French Quarter. Joggers and cyclists follow the levee path, where open-air concerts at the Algiers Ferry Landing draw crowds.”
14 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This is a beautiful place for everyone to enjoy of all ages. We have lived in New Orleans for 20 years and we still visit Carousel Gardens often.”
10 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“One of the oldest houses in the country. A great place to stop by if you are in the FQ. They have a small museum and if you are super lucky you can catch a live theater performance.”
6 locals recommend
Spiritual Center
“Ursuline Convent was a series of historic Ursuline convents in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1726, nuns from the Ursuline Convent of Rouen went to New Orleans to found a convent, run a hospital, and take care of educating young girls. ”
6 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“The French Market is a market and series of commercial buildings spanning six blocks in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded as a Native American trading post predating European colonization, the market is the oldest of its kind in the United States. ”
4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This mansion, built in the 1850s, has been filmed for many shows and movies. Most notably, the Buckner Mansion was known as “Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies” (aka witches) on the FX series "American Horror Story: Coven". Feel free to take a photo of or in front of the house. Since it's a private residence no tours are allowed. ”
6 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“If you're in New Orleans, you're going to the French Quarter at least once.”
4 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“For all your local souvenir and art needs, head to the French Market! For the widest selection, head out on a Saturday or Sunday morning.”
4 locals recommend