Attractions

Top Choice Museum in CBD & Warehouse District

National WWII Museum

This extensive, heart-wrenching museum presents an admirably nuanced and thorough analysis of the biggest war of the 20th century. And its exhibits, which are displayed in three grand pavilions, are amazing. Wall-si…
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 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 1 mile wide, dotted with gardens, waterways, bridges and home to a captivating art museum, City Park is bigger t…
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 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 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 Cemetery in Mid-City & the Tremé

St Louis Cemetery No 1

This cemetery received the remains of most early Creoles. The shallow water table necessitated above-ground burials, with bodies placed in the family tombs you see to this day. The supposed grave of voodoo queen Mar…
Top Choice Landmark in French Quarter

Royal Street

Royal St, with its rows of high-end antiques shops, block after block of galleries and potted ferns hanging from cast-iron balconies, is the elegant yin to Bourbon St’s Sodom-and-Gomorrah yang. Stroll or bicycle pas…