Mississippi Jazz Cruise
Immerse yourself in Old World charm with a delightful sail aboard the historic Steamboat Natchez. A true NOLA icon, this authentic steamboat has been welcoming tourists since 1975. As you float along the Mississippi River on your two-hour cruise, you’ll be dazzled with live toe-tappin’ jazz music, fed from a scrumptious buffet selection, and educated on the fascinating history of the region.
Airboat Swamp Tour
New Orleans is a city surrounded by swamplands, and these marshes hold a special place in the local culture. For an unforgettable afternoon that’s fun for the whole family, board a high-speed airboat; as you zoom through the swamps learning of Cajun history, keep an eye out for snapping alligators, wild pigs, and other native wildlife. If you’re after something a little more relaxing, plenty of slower boat tours are available – even kayak rental is available! No matter how you explore the swamps, it’s one of the essential things to do in New Orleans.
Found on postcards at every local souvenir shop, the city’s iconic streetcars have been an integral part of the New Orleans lifestyle and transit since the early 19th century. At $1.25 per ride (usually), the streetcars are both an affordable and convenient way to get around town. There are four operating routes, each passing by unique attractions: St. Charles Avenue, Canal Street (which can take you out to City Park), the Riverfront line, and the Rampart line. Even if just for a stop or two, riding the streetcar is one of the most iconic things to do in New Orleans.
Voodoo & Vampire Tour
Renowned for its intricate history of paranormal activity, it’s no surprise that New Orleans is often regarded as the most haunted city across North America. Take a guided stroll through the French Quarter while hearing about legends of local ghosts, unsolved mysteries, vampires, and black voodoo magic. Goosebumps are guaranteed, especially if you opt for the moonlit tour.
The National WWII Museum
Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, The National WWII Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world. Beyond the galleries, the Museum's online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational travel programs, and renowned International Conference on World War II offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom.
Museum Tours Available.
Each tour takes you on a different adventure, from the immersive exhibits inside the Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters pavilion to the private Center for Collections & Archives where a curator will display and explain WWII artifacts not currently on view in the Museum. Choose an option that caters to you or your group’s interests and start planning your journey into WWII history today!
Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, Insectarium & Parks
Rated as one of the 10 Best Aquariums by USA Today and Travel + Leisure
Audubon Insectarium, located on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore a museum devoted to some of the world's most fascinating and important insects.
At Bug Appetit discover and taste edible insect cuisine, explore a beautiful garden overlooking the Mississippi River with hundreds of free flying butterflies, muse over 50 displays with live arthropods, and much more.
Book your tickets now, and discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet.
Visit one of Audubon Nature Institute's parks where you can be immersed in nature, activities, and more! Enjoy the great outdoors at Audubon Park Golf Course or at one of Audubon's public parks. Learn about our local plants and animals while wandering trails at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center. Whether you're visiting from out of town or a resident, our parks throughout New Orleans offer relaxing retreats from busy city life.