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Moving To New Orleans
As experts on all things in the Big Easy, we’re here to tell you just how awesome our city can be! No matter if you’re into good food, jazz music, history, and even the downright scary and creepy, New Orleans has something to offer for everyone.
NOLA is a hotspot for Mardi Gras, but there’s so much more that goes on outside of Fat Tuesday and the carnival celebrations. Believe it or not, you can find something to do with the whole family, no matter how old or young they are. Not sure where to even start? Let us help you find some fun things to do in the Crescent City with our extensive New Orleans guide.
Where Is New Orleans?
Just an hour and a half southeast of Baton Rouge on I-10, you can find the Crescent City. Split by the Mississippi River and surrounded by a variety of lakes, bayous and bays, many areas of New Orleans are considered to be below sea level compared to other areas in Louisiana.
NOLA has its’ fair share of annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras, but as we mentioned above, New Orleans also has good jazz music. For jazz lovers everywhere, nothing is sweeter than the one of the nation’s largest music festivals, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
At the heart of the city lies the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture, vibrant nightlife, and a plethora of delicious Creole cuisine that you can sink your teeth into.
Additionally, New Orleans has increasingly been known as “Hollywood South” due to its prominent role in the film industry and in pop culture.
Read ahead to learn all about the fabulous and exciting things you can do and sites you can see in the Big Easy.
Things To Do In New Orleans
New Orleans is never short of any fun. Mardi Gras festivities take up most of the first quarter of the year, but you can visit Mardi Gras World all year round if you miss the carnival and parades.
You may be wondering, “besides Mardi Gras, what else can you do?” Plenty! There are many guided tours available, or you could even do some of these tours yourself.
While there are many unique things to do in New Orleans, we think every visitor of NOLA should do these five things:
- Walk along Frenchman Street — Frenchmen Street has it all for your average New Orleans tourist. This four-block stretch includes Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, where you can find all the bars, clubs, and restaurants. Within the French Quarter is Jackson Square and The Cabildo, the place where the Louisiana Purchase happened.
- Visit various New Orleans museums — NOLA is home to the World War II Museum, the New Orleans Jazz Museum, and the Museum of Death, to name a few.
- Take a walking tour of Garden District — See some historical homes along the Garden District, and visit some antique boutiques on Magazine Street.
- See the St. Louis Cathedral — See the oldest Cathedral in the U.S. right in the heart of the French Quarter.
- Take a stroll in City Park — For some peace and quiet, take a walk around City Park.
- Tour a cemetery — As eerie as it sounds, New Orleans is a hotspot for the weird, creepy, and paranormal. Visit a St. Louis Cemetery (there are three total), and see the resting place of Marie Laveau, NOLA’s “voodoo queen”, and Bernard de Marigny.
Some Of The Best Restaurants in New Orleans
New Orleans is home to some of the most amazing foods. Whether you’re looking for sweet or savory, surf or turf, and anything else, the Big Easy has just about all food groups covered.
Not sure where to begin your food tour of NOLA? Here are our three favorite spots to sit back and eat:
- Cafe Du Monde — Home of New Orleans’ famous beignets, this popular cafe in the French Quarter has attracted locals and tourists since 1862. Sit down, have a cafe au lait with your messy beignet, and enjoy!
- Dooky Chase’s Restaurant — For some authentic soul and Creole food, stop into Dooky Chase’s.
- Galatoire’s — Another New Orleans staple, Galatoire’s provides excellent Creole and French. Be aware, though, that you’re expected to dress accordingly. No casual clothes allowed!
Some Of Our Favorite Shops
Because of its unique history and cultural mix, shopping around New Orleans isn’t like any other large city in America. You’re going to find a lot of antique shops, costume shops, and even voodoo and witchcraft shops!
Walking around and stopping at each store can be daunting. To get you started on your NOLA shopping journey, make sure you check out these three shops:
- French Market — Since 1791, the French Market has attracted people from all walks of life. Located along the Mississippi River, you can find various farmer’s and art markets. Inside the French Market is Dutch Alley, where you can watch performances under a tent, and see historical statues.
- Keil’s Antiques — This antique shop has been around since 1899. Here you can find antique jewelry, chandeliers, and French and English furniture.
- Fifi Mahony’s — For some fun, visit this popular costume shop. Located in the French Quarter, check out the fun and crazy Mardi Gras wigs and costumes they make.
Our Favorite New Orleans Attractions
- Mardi Gras World — Enjoy a tour of Mardi Gras World and learn all about the annual New Orleans celebration and its traditions. You’ll get the lowdown on where the floats are created and may even see some creative minds in action designing new ones! Don’t forget to take a peek at spectacular floats from Mardi Gras’ past.
- ‘Gator-Spotting’ at Barataria Preserve — The Barataria Preserve, part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, is probably the easiest, closest place in New Orleans to get some nice shots of wild ‘gators. Additionally, the hiking trail is a sight to behold and another perfect place to put those photography skills to use.
Why Move To New Orleans?
Why not?!–New Orleans renowned for its beauty, cultural diversity, colorful history and excellent cuisine. Every corner is a stage, and its depth of history means you can explore almost every chapter of New Orleans’ past endlessly.