is arguable one of the most culturally and historically-rich cities in the world. It is here you will see the wonderful blend of culture, indigenous cuisine and music. To make your 24 hours stay in the city complete, we have combined together a plenty of information on things to do, great tourist spots to see
, comfortable places to stay
, where to eat
and more. Gear up for an enthralling day in Nola.
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Breakfast at 8:00 AM
A perfect day starts with a wholesome breakfast. Stop at Coulis (Touro, 3625 Prytania St) to try their delicious egg Creole, steak 7 eggs, pancakes or bagel & Lox. If you are looking for a really great cup of coffee or tea, you ought to stop at Rook Cafe (4516 Freret St). Pair your coffee with the cafe's awesome bakery delights.
Historic Garden District at 9:00 AM
Hop on a streetcar and reach Garden District
. This is
a pedestrian destination and a good pair of sneakers will go a long way. The
district is beautifully garbed by lush antebellum homes, stunning gardens, ivys
and trees. Moreover the stunning architecture is another point to ponder. Enjoy
the morning in the peaceful and leafy charm of the garden, away from the
Address: New Orleans, Loisiana 70115
Marvel French Heritage in French Quarter at 10:30 AM
After the Garden District tour, its time to discover French
Quarter - the thriving neighborhood of New Orleans. The charm of the Old World
spirit, the beautiful architecture and the rich French heritage will totally
embrace you. There are honestly a plenty of attractions to explore around -
Bourbon Street, the Faulkner House, Jackson Square, the Cabildo. The streets
are frequented by many fortune tellers, street performers and line up with many
rowdy bars & clubs.
Address: New Orleans, Loisiana 70130
Museum Time at 12:00 PM
Are you up for some museum time? New Orleans has scores of
museums and it is not possible to visit each one of them in a day trip. You can
opt to visit New Orleans Museum of Art, The National World War II Museum,
Audubon Butterfly Garden or Insectarium and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
New Orleans Museum of Art (One Collins C. Diboll Circle) showcases over 400 years of art history collections; an
extensive assortment of unique objects, focusing in American and French art and
hosts several edutainment programs for kids and adults. Audubon Butterfly Garden or Insectarium (423 Canal Street) is a museum
devoted to insects and you can learn about the important contributions of
insects. The museum encompasses a zoo, aquarium and butterfy garden. The National World War II Museum ( 945 Magazine Street) showcases impressive World War II exhibits and let you enjoy a resoureful 4-D
movie narrated by Tom Hanks. At the city's Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans), get a firsthand experience of NOLA and enjoy a real
behind the scenes look at how the giant floats are created.
Sit Down for Lunch at 1:30 PM
Before you step in St. louis cathedral, stop for lunch at Blue Oak BBQ (2828 Canal St). The restaurant offers lots of options - pulled pork BBQ sandwich, packer beef brisket, pulled chicken and lots more. For vegan and gluten free meal, feed yourself at Meals From The Heart Cafe (1100 N Peters St Ste 13). You can expect healthy delicious food and great services here.
Your guide to get in-and-around New Orleans!
Exquisite French Architecture - St. Louis Cathedral at
After lunchtime, spend your afternoon in St. Louis Cathedral
and marvel the exquisite French architecture.The Cathedral holds religious services, free concerts and several
cultural events. Stroll outside the cathedral and head towards Old Ursuline to
explore the Mississippi Valley's oldest building.
Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, Loisiana 70116
Enjoy Tax Free Shopping - Nola's Shopping Centers at 4:00 PM
Shopping scene in New Orleans is diverse. Fashionistas ought
to visit The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
(500 Port of New Orleans). This center offers mouthwatering trendy brands
and collections. Take your shopping expedition to open French Market
Peters St). With over 220 vendor, it offers authentic clothing,
paintings, specialty commodities, accessories etc. in a reasonable price. One
cannot miss a visit to Magazine Street
- a 6 mile stretch of shopping paradise.
You will find superior quality items and vintage products here.
Mecca for Live Music - Frenchmen Street at 5:30 PM
After exploring the shops of the city, it’s time to head to Frenchmen
Street – a Mecca for live music and entertainment.You can stop the music here and it overflows
from everywhere. The late night art market which is located next to the street
is another focal point of the neighborhood, where you can see the fine works of
: Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Relax and Rejuvenate at City Park at 7:00 PM
By now you must be tired and your feet call for a break.
Recharge your system by relaxing in the City Park that is beautifully
surrounded by oak trees. Sit yourself down and watch the fun loaded activities
around. After a short break, you can pick yourself up to stroll around; bike
through the paths; enjoy horseback riding, kayaking; play tennis or golf. And
if you have kids, take them
Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland (park with fairy tale theme).
: 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124Phone
: Sunrise to 11 pm daily
Dinner at 8:30 PM
You are definitely ready to relax for a nice dinner after the City Parks exploration. There are many fine restaurants around. Ralph’s on the Park
(900 City Park Ave) serves delectable Cajun, Creole and American cuisine - BBQ Shrimp Agnolotti , Tuna 2 Ways, Beef Barbacoa Sopes, Golden City Lamb Ribs and more. For Spanish fare, stop at Lola’s
(3312 Esplanade Ave). From homemade sangria to seafood platter, to tapas - you'll totally enjoy a scrumptious meal here.
Bar, Live Music or Burlesque Show at 10:00 PM
New Orleans is a drinking town and every night of the week
is a party night here. Live blues, jazz, pool table, pinball, draft beer on tab
and single malt whiskey will entertain you at d.b.a
(616 Frenchmen St). To
socialise and shake a leg with college students, professors and music lovers,
drop by Maple Leaf
(8316 Oak Street).
Put your luck and Skill in tests - Carnival Club Casino at 12:00 AM
Swing by Carnival Club Casino
to try your luck and skill into winning big bucks. The massive casino span about 2500 square foot gaming space that houses over 50 gaming
machines. This is an awesome venue to hang out with your buddies. Even if you're not in for gaming, you can enjoy a good game with drinks as this is casino cum sports bar.Address
: 2401 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, United StatesPhone
: 1 504-947-4322
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