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Visiting New Orleans comes with a whirlwind of historic, entertaining, and delicious places to experience (yes, we’re talking famous Cajun and French-inspired cuisine). The Big Easy has something for all types of travelers. From historic streets and haunted cemeteries to unique museums and world-renowned cultural institutions, New Orleans has it all.
When planning your next group trip to NOLA, be sure to add a few of these top destinations to your itinerary:
Where modern entertainment meets major state history, Jackson Square is a popular location in the French Quarter for local performers and artists to display their work. Jackson Square is where the Louisiana Purchase was made, declaring the region a US territory. Today, it’s a great spot to people watch, take a leisurely stroll, or even catch a local show all in the heart of the French Quarter.
This famous street stretches from the Gentilly neighborhood all the way down to the Mississippi River. The most notable portion of Frenchmen Street is the 3-block section in Marigny, an area popular for its live music and lively nightlife spots. Groups of music lovers, particularly jazz and blues, should make Frenchmen Street a top priority. Some of the area’s best jazz clubs like The Spotted Cat and Blue Nile are located along Frenchmen Street. The lively street has a strong fanbase, with many visitors saying its a better night out than Bourbon Street.
The French Quarter is famous for many things, and Bourbon Street is definitely one of them. Bourbon Street is where the party never stops, where the music is never silenced, and where the drinks never stop flowing—ell, at least during Mardi Gras and Carnival. The famous street is the epicenter of the French Quarter’s nightlife and is home to some of the most famous bars in the state. Grab a hand grenade (it’s a drink, don’t worry) from Tropical Isle’s and trek down the bustling street. Even if you aren’t a big party animal, visit Bourbon Street for the experience or to buy knick-knacks from some of the kitschy souvenir shops.
Established in 2000, this nationally-renowned museum was designated as the United States’ official World War II Museum in 2003. The museum is located in New Orleans' Central Business District and sees over 700,000 visitors annually. If your group is filled with history lovers, the National WWII Museum is a must-see location. Visitors will find an array of comprehensive information displayed in immersive, multimedia exhibitions focusing on the American experience in World War II.
Although these are 3 separate buildings, their close proximity to one another makes them an easy all-in-one attraction. These beautiful historic structures are located along Jackson Square and are a famous backdrop for many tourist photos and local celebrations. St. Louis Cathedral was established in 1727 and is the oldest continuously running cathedral in the country. The cathedral is a functioning church with scheduled daily mass but also offers guided group tours with pre-registration. The Cabildo and Presbytre flank either side of the cathedral. The Presbytere was established in 1791, and has exhibits about Mardi Gras and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while the Cabildo focuses on Louisiana’s history dating before the Louisiana Purchase.
Embracing the spooky side of New Orleans is one of the most unique experiences in the city. New Orleans has over a dozen historic cemeteries with famous residents and beautifully crafted mausoleums. Visiting a cemetery may seem a bit dark, but the historic New Orleans cemeteries are filled with local history and folklore. However, a few of these historic museums can only be accessed with a registered local tour guide.
City Park in New Orleans is among the largest, oldest, and most-visited public parks in the country. The Spanish moss-laden park was established in 1854 but has breathtaking live oak trees dating back nearly 600 years. At over 1,300 acres, City Park has something for visitors of all interests. Take a paddleboat ride, hit a few golf balls at the putt putt course, play sports on the athletic fields, or even visit the New Orleans Museum of Art and its popular sculpture garden. If you ask us, laying under the shade of 600-year old oak trees sounds like a great way to end a lively New Orleans group trip.
There’s a reason Cafe Du Monde is the only eatery on this list. Sure, New Orleans has dozens of delicious places to eat but few sweet spots are as famous as Cafe Du Monde. The famous cafe has been serving coffee and sweets since 1862 and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Grab some famous beignets and chicory coffee after a night out on the town or have a smooth café au lait in the morning before a tour of the French Quarter.
St. Charles Avenue is a famous street that runs through the heart of the Garden District. Unfortunately, if you want to take a driving tour in your minibus down St. Charles, you’ll need to get a permit. An alternative option is to have your charter bus driver drop your group off on the outskirts of the Garden District and take a walking tour or streetcar down picturesque St. Charles Ave. You’ll find beautiful historic homes, trendy upscale restaurants and even the campuses of Tulane and Loyola University on the westernmost end of St. Charles.
A New Orleans visit isn’t complete without a bayou visit. Jean Lafitte has several visitor centers, with the French Quarter location being among the most popular for guests to learn about the Mississippi River Delta. Your group can immerse yourselves in Louisiana's natural landscape with a swamp tour around the Mississippi River Delta at the park’s Barataria Preserve or Chalmette Battlefield locations. Witness gators, turtles, waterfowl, and other native residents in their natural swamp habitat. Bayou Segnette State Park and the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge are also popular outdoor locations for groups looking to take a walk on the wild side.
With 13 districts and around 72 distinct neighborhoods, New Orleans has everything from beautiful historic districts to areas with modern, sleek high rises. When you visit New Orleans with a group, consider picking a lodging arrangement in one of these neighborhoods or even spend some time exploring the many local shops and attractions:
The French Quarter was established in 1718 as the Vieux Carré or “Old Square” as New Orleans’ central district. It stands as the oldest neighborhood in the city and has become well-known as a party hub for tourists during Mardi Gras and Carnival celebrations. Bourbon Street may be a tourist trap to some, but the neighborhood undeniably has its charm and an endless number of historic locations like the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Tremé is located right next door to the French Quarter. Although the two neighborhoods aren't always associated with one another, as the oldest African American neighborhood in the country, Faubourg Tremé has a great deal of historic significance to the city’s culture as well. Here, you’ll find various jazz clubs, museums, and authentic Creole food.
Want a taste of the high life in New Orleans? The historic Garden District is an upscale neighborhood with famous residents like Sandra Bullock and Mos Def. Lined with Late Victorian and Mid-19th Century Revival homes, the neighborhood offers some of the most beautiful architectural views in the city. The Garden District is technically a part of the Uptown area but is deservedly referred to as its own distinct neighborhood. Hop on your charter bus or the St. Charles Streetcar to explore the historic homes around the Garden District. After you’re done admiring the beautiful homes, head over to do a guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 or have lunch art famous Creole eatery Commander's Palace, one of the oldest restaurants in the United States.
The Central Business District (CBD) is generally considered New Orleans’ modern downtown, with the Warehouse District being the city’s arts district. Modern high-rises meet historic buildings and squares in this revitalized downtown neighborhood. Here, you’ll find modern structures like the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and various upscale rooftop bars alongside the historic Lafayette Square and Old St. Patrick's Church. Within the CBD is the Warehouse District, home to various museums, art galleries, and local shops. History lovers should be sure to schedule a few hours or even half a day to visit the National WWII Museum.
Move over Bourbon Street and French Quarter, Marigny and Bywater are lively bohemian neighborhoods for live music lovers. Although they're separate neighborhoods, Marigny and Bywater border each other and are often visited together. Marigny is home to the brightest part of Frenchmen Street with local restaurants and bars with live music like The Maison, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, and The Spotted Cat. Bywater has great cityscape views, well, by the water. Have a quaint brunch and pool day at The Country Club, then take a stroll along the Mississippi River at Crescent Park.
Uptown is a large sweeping area that includes multiple neighborhoods including Central City, the Garden District, Freret, the Irish Channel, Carrollton, and Audubon. Among some of the popular locations in the area are Tulane University and Loyola University’s campuses, the Audubon Park and Zoo, Magazine Street, and several historic cemeteries. The Uptown area is primarily considered a residential area, a far cry from the heavily tourist-visited area surrounding the French Quarter. Visitors that want to see New Orleans from a fresh new perspective should take a trip over to Uptown! You won’t have the level of partying on Bourbon Street, but you’ll have plenty of delicious local eateries, nightlife, and attractions to choose from.
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