New Orleans Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in New Orleans - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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The Presbytère

  • Museum/Gallery

One of the twin Spanish colonial buildings flanking the St. Louis Cathedral, this one, on the right, was built on the site of the priests'...

The Rink

  • Store/Shop/Mall

This collection of shops was once the location of the South's first roller-skating rink. Locals browse the Garden District Book Shop,...

The Shops at Canal Place

  • Store/Shop/Mall

At the foot of Canal Street, this mall offers high-end shopping and the Theatres at Canal Place, an upscale moviegoing experience with...

Toby-Westfeldt House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Dating to the 1830s, this Greek Revival cottage sits amid a plantationlike garden, surrounded by a copy of the original white-picket...

Tulane University

  • Educational Institution

Next to Loyola on St. Charles Avenue, Tulane University's three original buildings face the avenue: Tilton Hall (1902) on the right,...

Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Built in 1869, this stately Italianate mansion saw the Confederate president Jefferson Davis as a frequent guest. In the early 20th century...

Venusian Gardens and Art Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

This 19th-century building, a former church, now serves as Eric Ehlenberger's otherworldly art studio, gallery, and event space, displaying...

Washington Artillery Park

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This raised concrete area on the river side of Decatur Street, directly across from Jackson Square, is a great spot to photograph the...

Woldenberg Riverfront Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

This 16-acre stretch of green from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue overlooks the Mississippi River as it curves around New Orleans,...

Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association House

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This Greek Revival house, built in 1865, has an octagonal turret, added in the late 19th century. The last private owner, Nettie Seebold,...