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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“City Park holds the world's largest collection of mature live oak trees, some older than 600 years in age. Home to the oldest fine arts museum in the city of New Orleans.”
  • 552 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Art Museum
“Wonderful collections. The cafe also has good snacks. Walk, take the Carrollton Streetcar, or ride a Blue Bike. Parking is also easy here.”
  • 304 locals recommend
“City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks. Each year, millions of visitors stroll under the same historic oaks and picturesque moss canopies that served as the backdrop for dances, concerts and even gentlemanly duels or “affaires d’honneur” for generations.Today’s City Park offers something for everyone. Stop and smell the roses in the Botanical Garden. Enjoy art in the open-air Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Stroll through the sprawling green space or get active on the park’s biking, jogging, and walking paths. Practice your serve on one of 26 tennis courts”
  • 109 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Screw Cafe Du Monde! Ride bikes up Esplanade and soak in the beautiful City Park while having coffee & beignets here! Don't miss the free sculpture garden across the street!”
  • 159 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Great meals, great drinks, great desserts, great ambiance, & even better service. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Walking distance Spanish restaurant. The paellas are tasty, or share a bunch of appetizers - it's all good. Break your keto diet and try the fresh bread with garlic aioli. ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Falafel Restaurant
“Best Lebanese/New Orleans food in town. A very small place. Just off Esplanade.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Want a quiet place to write, read, study and sip a cup of coffee or tea. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse is very close - just 3 mins away! It has lots of personality :) ”
  • 123 locals recommend
“Cool neighborhood bar with affordable drinks. There is usually a pop-up restaurant outside.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“How about some great wine to go with your trip? Check out Swirl! They have a very broad selection of wine and cheese. The staff is always very helpful. If you want to chill for a while there is really cool window seating :) ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Liuzza's by the Track has the best gumbo in the city! Also they are well know for their BBQ shrimp, crawfish etoufee, and turtle soup. Well known as a small neighborhood spot lots of regulars. Feel like a native and eat like a native at Liuzza's by the track! It' svery close - just 3 mins away!”
  • 92 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Great BBQ in Mid City Happy Hour Menu Mini BBQ Nachos $6 Smoked Wings (8 pcs) $7 BBQ Sliders (2) $5 House Wine by the Glass $5 House Daiquiri $5 Beer & a Shot $4 Draft Pint $4 Margaritas”
  • 51 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Headed by master chef Isaac Toups, this is an ideal place for Cajun carnivores who want both authentic and contemporary cuisine.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“I love to go here and sit outside in the small courtyard and have a glass of wine and some Asian Pho or sautéed duck. Yummy eats that are pretty inexpensive. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Walk to Esplanade, sit outside and watch the world go by. Mexican, with an emphasis on seafood. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“A gorgeous outdoor space in City Park. It’s a world-class collection that’s as much fun for art snobs as it is for folks looking for Instagrammable moments. Free 7 days a week. ”
  • 56 locals recommend