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Best things to do in New Orleans

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Football Stadium
“The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, often referred to simply as the Superdome, is a domed sports and exhibition venue.”
99 locals recommend
Park
“Louis Armstrong Park is a 32-acre park located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, just across Rampart Street from the French Quarter. In the 1960s a controversial urban renewal project leveled a substantial portion of the Tremé neighborhood adjacent to Congo Square. ”
107 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“A neat museum dedicated to insects. If you are feeling brave, they have a bug cafeteria.”
71 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Famous bar inside the Monteleone Hotel. Catch some jazz music and enjoy a drink!”
113 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“This is a must stop when you are in Nola. Great oysters, creole foods, and bloody marys. ”
47 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Amazing cocktails in a laid back setting. My favorite neighborhood spot. Grea way to kick off an afternoon or evening heading into the French Quarter”
90 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“The Smoothie King Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is located in the city's Central Business District, adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.”
47 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“If there is a show in town at the Saenger that you are interested in, then this location is incredibly beautiful!”
45 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Spin-off of the Bucktown original featuring hefty seafood platters & entrees in a laid-back space.”
43 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Brennan's Restaurant is a New Orleans restaurant tradition since 1946. Our innovative Creole menu borrows influences from French and Spanish ancestry with modern updates and distinct seasonal offerings. Old-world elegance inspired dining rooms, and personable, attentive service, create a unique and sophisticated experience.”
39 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“A local chain of breakfast places. They specialize in various egg benedicts. ”
32 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Fine-dining century-old institution serving French-Creole fare in upscale space (jackets required).”
72 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is one of John Besch's restaurants here... its absolutely amazing and only about a block away from our building!!!”
54 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Domenica translates to “Sunday,” in Italian, it is the day of the week to explore and cook leisurely, abundant meals. At Domenica restaurant, our chefs seek to transport guests to those coveted moments, offering passionately prepared dishes that marry pure, local ingredients with revered techniques. While the menu is rooted in tradition, our chefs focus on elevating Italian ingredients and classic flavors to create modern classics, adapted for the contemporary palate of New Orleans. The fresh pastas made by hand daily, roasted vegetables, meats and Napolitano style pizzas, all prepared in the restaurant’s iconic wood oven, are perfectly complemented by custom-brewed beers, seasonal craft cocktails and an Italian-focused wine list.”
70 locals recommend
Cemetery
“St. Louis #1 is the oldest & most historic cemeteries in New Orleans. Many visitors seek out the tomb of Marie Laveau, NOLA's most famous Voodoo priestess. Keep in mind that visitors cannot access this cemetery without an official tour guide!”
61 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Popular cafeteria-style joint drawing crowds with po' boys & down-home Southern fare since 1938.”
44 locals recommend