Must-see attractions in New Orleans

  • Chua Bo De Temple

    New Orleans

    The Chua Bo De temple is about 7 miles outside of the city near the English Turn golf course. It's a typically Vietnamese Buddhist structure, filled with…

  • Arthur Roger Gallery

    New Orleans

    One of the most prominent galleries on Julia St, Arthur Roger represents several dozen artists from around the South. This spot hosts frequent gallery…

  • Loyola University

    New Orleans

    A private university with more than 4700 students, opened as a Jesuit college in 1904. It's one of America's more scenic campuses, with live oaks,…

  • Singing Oak

    New Orleans

    This oak tree near Big Lake in City Park stands festooned with chimes, some up to 14ft in length. Standing under the tree during the slightest breeze is…

  • Southeastern Architectural Archive

    New Orleans

    Stop by for changing exhibits that highlight different aspects of architecture in the Gulf South, which stretches from Louisiana east to the Florida Keys.

  • LeMieux Galleries

    New Orleans

    Gulf Coast art is the emphasis in nationally recognized LeMieux Galleries, a good place to get a handle on the breadth of the regional arts scene.

  • Tulane University

    New Orleans

    The campus of Tulane, a premier Southern university, is an attractive tableau of live oaks, red-brick buildings and green quads spread across 110 acres…

  • Confederate Memorial Hall Museum

    New Orleans

    Tattered gray uniforms, rebel swords and faded diaries – this collection of Civil War memorabilia pays homage to the Confederacy and locals who fought for…

  • Gallier Hall

    New Orleans

    Architect James Gallier Sr designed this Greek-Revival structure, dedicated in 1853. It served as New Orleans’ city hall until the 1950s and far…

  • Preservation Resource Center

    New Orleans

    If you're interested in the architecture of New Orleans or a self-guided walking tour, then start here. The welcoming Preservation Resource Center,…

  • House of Broel

    New Orleans

    Built in the 1850s, this historical home is a bit of a fun-house. The entire two-story building was elevated in 1884 – not for fear of floods, but so the…

  • New Orleans Cotton Exchange

    New Orleans

    For much of its history, the economy of New Orleans was built on cotton and slavery. The former industry was largely brokered out of this building, where…

  • Our Lady of the Rosary Rectory

    New Orleans

    Built around 1834 as the home of Evariste Blanc, Our Lady of the Rosary Rectory exhibits a combination of styles characteristic of the region. The high…

  • Lee Circle

    New Orleans

    This traffic circle was called Place du Tivoli until it was renamed to honor Confederate General Robert E Lee after the Civil War. In 2017, after many…

  • Scrap House

    New Orleans

    Built entirely out of found and recycled material, this eye-catching sculpture by artist Sally Heller honors the victims of Hurricane Katrina. A ruined…

  • McKenna Museum of African American Art

    New Orleans

    Although the displayed work at this beautiful two-story institution comes from all over the African diaspora, most of it was created by local New Orleans…

  • Fair Grounds Race Course

    New Orleans

    Laid out in 1852, this is the third-oldest racetrack in the nation. During the Civil War, you could catch bear fights here. Today, besides horse races,…

  • Alcee Fortier Park

    New Orleans

    This pretty park, strung up with lights and lanterns and decked out with funky furniture, sits across the road from one of the most attractive stretches…

  • St Vincent’s Infant Asylum

    New Orleans

    This large red-brick orphanage was built in 1864 with assistance from federal troops occupying the city. It helped relieve the overcrowded orphanages…

  • Grace King House

    New Orleans

    Behind a handsome wrought-iron fence, this papaya-hued house was named for the Louisiana historian and author who lived here from 1905 to 1932. It was…

  • Storyland

    New Orleans

    There are no rides at Storyland, located next to Carousel Gardens, but the fairy-tale statuary provides plenty of fuel for young imaginations. Children…

  • Fly

    New Orleans

    The Fly is a popular spot for river viewing, picnics, Frisbee tossing, or just plain lazing about. Joggers trot by, families push strollers or release…

  • Mary Queen of Vietnam Church

    New Orleans

    In New Orleans East, the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church is a focal point for the Catholic Vietnamese community. The best time to visit is during Tet …

  • George Schmidt Gallery

    New Orleans

    New Orleans artist George Schmidt describes himself as a ‘historical’ painter. Indeed, his canvases evoke the city’s past, awash in a warm, romantic light…

  • Soren Christensen Gallery

    New Orleans

    This impressive space showcases the work of nationally renowned painters and sculptors. The gallery is known for its nontraditional sensibility and its…

  • Goodrich-Stanley House

    New Orleans

    This historic home was built in 1837 by jeweler William M Goodrich. Goodrich sold the house to British-born merchant Henry Hope Stanley, whose adopted son…

  • United Fruit Company

    New Orleans

    A cornucopia of tropical produce graces the entrance to this building. The United Fruit Company, infamous for neocolonial practices in Central America,…

  • Sanctuary

    New Orleans

    This historic house was built by Evariste Blanc from 1816 to 1822 on land originally granted in 1720 to French Canadians. The once-swampy property was…