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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.

Neighbourhood
“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
Park
“Park with oak trees, jogging & bike paths, a lagoon, picnic shelters, tennis courts & playgrounds.”
  • 325 locals recommend
History Museum
“Voted #2 top rated museum in the country. This is a heavy experience but well worth it if you're interested in WWII history. This is at least 1 full day experience but could be 2 full days depending how thoroughly you explore the exhibits.”
  • 258 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“This is a great local hangout where you buy a bottle of wine (or many:) and then sit in their “backyard.” They have awesome tapas and live music as well. ”
  • 430 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The historic Vieux Carré, or "French Quarter" is a great day-trip option... just a scenic walk, including a ferry ride (only $2 each way), from our location in Algiers Point. This is the cultural heart of the city. It's best described as a melting pot of history, culture, architecture, food, drink, people, and awe. The French Quarter excitement in proximity to the laid back feel of Algiers Point makes our location ideal. Enjoy a unique transition in neighborhood style and activity between the two earliest settlements in New Orleans.”
  • 249 locals recommend
  • 8 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
Gift Shop
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“Traditional coffee shops that serves beignets, which are just square French-style doughnuts.”
  • 284 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Audubon Insitute's nationally recognized aquarium is well-worth a visit. It's just next to the Canal Street Ferry Terminal and Woldenberg Park, an expansive riverfront venue. The Aquarium and the park are right next door to the historic French Quarter.”
  • 157 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Some of the best poboys in town. This is President Obama's favorite spot when he visits”
  • 302 locals recommend
Route
“Frenchman is a great option instead of bourbon for live music. Great music venues everywhere. The street vendors have great food if they are out, and we love stopping at 13 for a bite to eat as well.”
  • 237 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Very tight bar with cheap drinks and a long history of having great jazz. Best days are Sunday’s and Tuesday’s. But any day works well. ”
  • 206 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“THE New Orleans restaurant. Open since 1893, this upscale Creole spot offers a Jazz Brunch on weekends, infamous 25¢ martinis during lunch, and an elegant dinner. Check their website for reservations and dress code.”
  • 262 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Plaza
“Walk around historic French quarter into Jackson square for street performers, local art, and amazing restaurants, and walk along the river to river walk ”
  • 159 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Market
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“Big variety of local food at great price. Try the most popular creole food all at once! ”
  • 228 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Salon / Barbershop
“Magazine Street has the best feeling ever! Walking down the street offers everything from artists, food, and boutique shopping!”
  • 161 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
BBQ Joint
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“The BBQ in this Bywater location is incredible and a must have! Locals love it!”
  • 180 locals recommend