Attractions

Top Choice Cemetery in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Lafayette Cemetery No 1

Shaded by groves of lush greenery, this cemetery exudes a strong sense of Southern subtropical Gothic. Built in 1833, it is divided by two intersecting footpaths that form a cross. Look out for the crypts built by f…
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 Square is one of Ame…
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 …
Top Choice Museum in CBD & Warehouse District

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

One of our favorite museums in the city manages to be beautiful, educational and unpretentious all at once. New Orleans entrepreneur Roger Houston Ogden has assembled one of the finest collections of Southern art an…
Top Choice Park in Mid-City & the Tremé

City Park

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

Barataria Preserve

This section of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve, south of New Orleans near the town of Marrero, provides the easiest access to the dense swamplands that ring New Orleans. The 8 miles of boar…
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 Museum in Mid-City & the Tremé

Backstreet Cultural Museum

Mardi Gras Indian suits grab the spotlight with dazzling flair – and finely crafted detail – in this informative museum, which examines the distinctive elements of African American culture in New Orleans. The museum…
Top Choice Cathedral in French Quarter

St Louis Cathedral

One of the best examples of French architecture in the country, this triple-spired cathedral is dedicated to Louis IX, the French king sainted in 1297; it's a most innocuous bit of Gallic heritage in the heart of an…
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…