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New Orleans Neighborhood Guide

New Orleans Neighborhood Guide

Whether you want to party at Mardi Gras, listen to live jazz, discover the city’s rich history and heritage, or sample cuisine as diverse as the city’s population—New Orleans’ vibrant neighborhoods have something for everyone. Here’s are a few of NOLA’s most interesting districts.

French Quarter

Hailed as the epicenter of New Orleans, the French Quarter—or the Vieux Carré—stretches along the banks of the Mississippi River. Walking tours cover all the highlights, from historic St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square to the lively French Market and the legendary nightlife of Bourbon Street, famous for its dive bars, jazz clubs, and restaurants. There’s something going on in the French Quarter at all hours of the day and night, but it’s most spectacular during annual events such as Mardi Gras and the Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Garden District

With its grand old mansions and manicured parks, the Garden District is undeniably one of New Orleans’ most picturesque. Ride the historic cable car line along St. Charles Avenue or join a walking tour to admire the antebellum houses and stroll around the historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. The district is also a popular filming location for horror movies such asInterview with a Vampire; ghost and vampire tours introduce travelers to the neighborhood’s spookiest spots. 

Marigny & Bywater

This small quarter is an artistic hub that feels distinctly more local than the neighboring French District. Head to Frenchman Street, where you can hop between the many bars and jazz clubs, and tuck into local cuisine at some of the city’s best restaurants. Combine a visit with neighboring Bywater, just downstream, where you’ll find some of the city’s coolest new bars, shops, and music venues.

Warehouse District

Located in the Central Business District, the Warehouse District is better known as the Arts District. Amid the urban sprawl of downtown New Orleans, you’ll find renowned museums such as the National WWII Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, as well as numerous museums and galleries, elegant wine bars, and stylish boutiques. 

Tremé

On the northern cusp of the French Quarter, Tremé is America’s oldest African-American neighbourhood. Visit on a guided walking tour to learn more about its historic significance, discover the birthplace of jazz, and sample authentic Creole cuisine.

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New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery

New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery

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Gaze at the spectacular sights of New Orleans from the comfort of a luxury coach on an unforgettable 3-hour city tour. With a professional guide, cruise past historical highlights like the French Quarter and the Garden District while listening to illuminating commentary. See the the lakefront area and the 17th street canal where the canal bank was breached by hurricane Katrina, and delve into the city’s rich history as you take a tour of the best museums in New Orleans. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans on this informative tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover historic New Orleans in an open‐top double‐decker bus on this hop‐on hop‐off sightseeing tour. With either your 1‐or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with several stops, including the French Market, Jackson Square, and the Garden District, plus available walking tours, depending on the option you buy. Enjoy unobstructed views and fun onboard commentary as you soak up ‘The Big Easy’.
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  • 2 hours
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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

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Indulge in New Orleans liquid culture on this insider cocktail tour of the historic French Quarter! With an expert guide and fellow drinks enthusiasts, journey beyond the hubbub of Bourbon Street and visit four historic local haunts for a sampling of iconic cocktails. At each legendary venue, admire the mixology of notable bartenders, discover the origins and truths of centuries‐old spirits such as absinthe, and sip on a Sazerac (or two).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

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Step back in time on this historic walking tour of New Orleans’ Garden District with an experienced guide. Learn about life and death in the city and its unique above-ground crypts and gravesites. Walk shady avenues lined with antebellum homes, and hear how a small riverside settlement grew into a lavish, wealthy city. See a wide range of architectural styles in the elegant Garden District neighborhood then get local tips on the city’s best places to enjoy New Orleans' finest music, food, and drink.
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  • 2 hours
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City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour

City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour

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Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and landscape of vibrant New Orleans on this half-day tour with a small group of 15 people or fewer. This experience combines elements from several disparate tours, including those focusing on architecture, the Garden District, historic cemeteries, the French Quarter, and recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Hotel pickup included.
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  • 3 hours
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New Orleans Jazz Tour with Live Music and a Beer

New Orleans Jazz Tour with Live Music and a Beer

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Experience New Orleans’ vibrant jazz scene on a night out with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about jazz’s origins and culture and visit landmarks like Louis Armstrong Park, Marigny, and Frenchman Street. Enjoy a beer and leave the tour armed with recommendations and insights from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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New Orleans Music Heritage Tour

New Orleans Music Heritage Tour

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Take a walk through 300 years of New Orleans’ musical history on this tour led by a local Louisiana record man. Discover how the city became the heart and soul of the American blues scene, and visit legendary music-making haunts including Preservation Jazz Hall, Place de Armes, the Royal Orleans Hotel and several recording studios. Stroll down iconic Bourbon and Frenchmen streets while hearing tales of local jazz and blues legends like Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong and more.
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  • 2 hours
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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

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Immerse yourself in the best of the French Quarter on this 2.5‐hour historical walking tour. An entertaining local guide will lead you through the Vieux Carré, along the mighty Mississippi River, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, describing the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. See notable literary and cinematic landmarks, bustling scenes of local life, and architectural gems including some of the nation’s oldest buildings.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Spooky Family-Friendly Ghost Tour in New Orleans

Spooky Family-Friendly Ghost Tour in New Orleans

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As one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans, the French Quarter has a storied past. Hear about the ghosts and ghouls who haunt this part of the city on a kid-friendly ghost tour that’s geared toward families. Your super-informative guide gives you a spook, but not too much for most kids to handle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Photo Walks: Private Historical Photography Tours

New Orleans Photo Walks: Private Historical Photography Tours

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New Orleans is a Photographer's Paradise.  "If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff." Architecture from Baroque to Modern, the buildings and Cemeteries of New Orleans tell the story of a peculiar American city heavily influenced by its French, Spanish and Caribbean roots. Its diverse historical influences have impacted the urban fabric as much as the culture itself. Our Photography Guides, licensed New Orleans tour guides, explain the technical and compositional aspects you need to know. A historical Photo Walk for Everyone.  Beginners, Hobbyists and Advanced; Smart Phones, Pads, Point and Shoot, DSLR, and Mirrorless.
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