Attractions

Top Choice Square in French Quarter

Jackson Square

Sprinkled with lazing loungers, surrounded by sketch artists, fortune tellers and traveling performers, and watched over by cathedrals, offices and shops plucked from a Parisian fantasy, Jackson Sq is one of America…
Top Choice Historic Site in Plantation Country

Whitney Plantation

The Whitney is the first plantation in the state to focus on slavery, and in doing so they've flipped the script on plantation tours. Whereas before the story told was that of the 'big house', here the emphasis is g…
Top Choice Cemetery in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Lafayette Cemetery No 1

Of all the cemeteries in New Orleans, Lafayette exudes the strongest sense of subtropical Southern Gothic. The stark contrast of moldering crypts and gentle decay with the forceful fertility of the fecund greenery i…
Top Choice Park in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

City Park

Live oaks, Spanish moss and lazy bayous frame this masterpiece of urban planning. Three miles long and 1 mile wide, dotted with gardens, waterways and bridges and home to a captivating art museum, City Park is bigge…
Top Choice Museum in French Quarter

Cabildo

The former seat of government in colonial Louisiana now serves as the gateway to exploring the history of the state in general, and New Orleans in particular. It’s also a magnificent building in its own right; the e…
Top Choice Park in The Bayou

Barataria Preserve

This section of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, south of New Orleans near the town of Marrero (and Crown Point), provides the easiest access to the dense swamplands that ring New Orleans. The…
Top Choice Museum in Tremé-Lafitte

Backstreet Cultural Museum

Mardi Gras Indian suits grab the spotlight with dazzling flair – and finely crafted detail – in this informative museum examining the distinctive elements of African American culture in New Orleans. The museum isn’t…
Top Choice Cathedral in French Quarter

St Louis Cathedral

One of the best examples of French architecture in the country, this triple-spired 18th-century cathedral is dedicated to Louis IX, the French king sainted in 1297. It's an attractive bit of Gallic heritage in the h…
Top Choice Museum in Shreveport

RW Norton Art Gallery

Set amid 40 acres of lovingly manicured gardens, the Norton is a wonderful museum, especially for a mid-sized city like Shreveport. It's airy, spacious and full of fascinating works spanning some four millennia of h…
Top Choice Street in French Quarter

Royal Street

Royal St, with its rows of high-end antiques shops, galleries and potted ferns hanging from cast-iron balconies, is the elegant yin to well-known Bourbon St’s debauched yang. Stroll or bicycle past Royal's patina be…