Excursions in New Orleans

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Best places to visit in New Orleans

New Orleans, affectionately known as the Big Easy, is a city brimming with vibrant culture, rich history, and an unmistakable joie de vivre. With its enchanting neighborhood streets, mouth-watering cuisine, and upbeat music scene, NOLA invites visitors into its embrace. If you're contemplating the must-see spots in this alluring city, you've come to the right place. Here’s a curated list that will whet your appetite for the eclectic charm that New Orleans offers. Don't forget, for the most immersive experiences, Happytripz is your go-to for exceptional excursions in New Orleans.

  • The French Quarter
  • Without a doubt, the heart and soul of New Orleans is the French Quarter. Famed for its historic buildings with wrought-iron balconies, the French Quarter is a labyrinth of delight, with each turn presenting a new jazz club, art gallery, or restaurant. Jackson Square, a National Historic Landmark, is a picturesque park, perfect for a leisurely stroll, framed by the majestic St. Louis Cathedral. Don't forget to stop by the bustling French Market, a treasure trove of local crafts and food.

  • Garden District
  • Featuring opulent mansions and manicured gardens, the Garden District tells tales of the city's antebellum past. To really feel like you've stepped back in time, take a guided tour through the district's oak-lined streets and behold the architectural splendor. Within this area, you can also find the famous Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, an evocative site steeped in history.

  • National WWII Museum
  • Recognized as one of the top museums in the United States, the National WWII Museum offers a profoundly moving experience. Through interactive exhibits and artifact-laden galleries, the museum brings to life the American experience during the World War II.

  • The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
  • For the art enthusiast, a visit to the New Orleans Museum of Art is a must. Nestled in City Park, NOMA is the oldest fine arts institution in the city and boasts an impressive collection of art spanning thousands of years. After perusing the galleries, take a moment to explore the adjacent Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

  • Bourbon Street
  • If you're looking to experience New Orleans' famous nightlife, Bourbon Street is the epicenter. As the sun sets, neon signs flicker to life, and the sounds of jazz, blues, and zydeco fill the air. Though often associated with Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street offers a party atmosphere year-round.

  • Audubon Zoo and Aquarium
  • For a family-friendly adventure, the Audubon Zoo and Aquarium is the perfect spot. Encounter exotic animals in well-crafted habitats at the zoo, and then explore the deep blue at the aquarium.

  • Steamboat Natchez
  • For an authentic New Orleans experience, a ride on the Steamboat Natchez is a charming throwback. Navigate the mighty Mississippi River, and let the sounds of the live jazz band transport you to a bygone era.

Now that you're familiar with the highlights of New Orleans, let Happytripz be your guide to these wonder-filled spots. Whether it’s discovering the creole cuisine, the festivities of Bourbon Street, or the solemn beauty of its historic cemeteries, Happytripz crafts tours that offer insights and delights you won't soon forget. Navigate directly to the heartbeat of the city with us and get ready to uncover the depth and diversity of New Orleans' spirit.

Embarking on an adventure has never been so captivating. Come for the sights, flavors, and sounds, but stay for the soul that you can only find in the Big Easy. See for yourself by starting at the iconic French Quarter, or synchronize your heartbeat with the city's at any of the recommended places - each corner holds a story waiting to resonate with yours. The tapestry of New Orleans is vibrant and endlessly enthralling, and there's no better time to explore it than now.

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Leah Floyd

The steamboat jazz cruise was a highlight of my New Orleans trip! The sounds of the live band echoing against the water, paired with the stunning city skyline at dusk, was absolutely majestic. The crew ensured we all had a fantastic time. It's a must-do!

Benicio Sexton

Experiencing the Bayou on the swamp tour was nothing short of amazing. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area's history. Seeing alligators in their natural habitat was thrilling and educational at the same time.

Ember Wong

The ghost and vampire walking tour through the French Quarter was a spooky delight. Our guide was both an excellent storyteller and historian, making the eerie tales of New Orleans come alive. Quite the chilling experience but done in a way that was fun for everyone in our group.

Evelyn Dodson

Venturing into the heart of Creole cuisine with the food tour was a culinary dream come true. Each dish was more delicious than the last, and our guide's insight into the history and preparation of the foods added so much depth to the experience.

Mikaela Lamb

A visit to the plantations was a profound and moving experience. The guides provided an honest and respectful recounting of the history while the beauty and tragedy of these estates linger with you long after you've left.

Lachlan Harrington

On the city sightseeing tour, every stop was a snapshot of New Orleans' vibrant culture. From the artful streets of the French Quarter to the stately mansions of the Garden District, it was a well-rounded and beautifully organized tour that gave us a true taste of the Big Easy.

Remy Moon

Taking a bike tour was the perfect way to see New Orleans. The pace was relaxing, but we covered so much ground. Our guide was full of fun facts and led us through some hidden gems of the city. A great balance of exercise and culture!

Dangelo Randall

The cemetery tour was profoundly interesting, offering a peek into the unique burial traditions and rich history of the city. The guide's storytelling was captivating, making the visit to the City of the Dead an unexpectedly vibrant excursion.

Princeton Mueller

We enjoyed an unforgettable evening with the live jazz tour. Each venue we visited offered a different flavor of New Orleans jazz, and it felt like we were stepping through history. The music was phenomenal, and the atmosphere was electric.

Remy Moon

The garden district tour was a journey through time with its historic homes and mesmerizing architecture. Strolling under the ancient oaks and hearing the stories of past residents brought a nostalgic air to our visit that was both educational and serene.