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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1850 House

  • Museum/Gallery

This well-preserved townhouse and courtyard provide rare public access beyond the storefronts to the interior of the exclusive Pontalba...

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

  • Zoo/Aquarium

This giant aquatic showplace perched on the Mississippi riverfront has four major exhibit areas: the Amazon Rain Forest, the Mississippi...

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

  • Government Building

Shrink down to ant size and experience "Life Underground," explore the world's insect myth and lore, venture into a Louisiana swamp,...

Beauregard-Keyes House

  • Museum/Gallery

The Confederate general and Louisiana native P.G.T. Beauregard briefly made his home at this stately 19th-century mansion. A more long-term...

Bourbon Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

Ignore your better judgment and take a stroll down Bourbon Street past the bars, restaurants, music clubs, adult stores and novelty shops...

Canal Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

At 170 feet wide, Canal Street is often called the widest street (as opposed to avenue or boulevard) in the United States, and it's certainly...

Faulkner House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

The young novelist William Faulkner lived and wrote his first book, Soldiers' Pay, here in the 1920s. He later returned to his native...

French Market

  • Market/Bazaar

The sounds, colors, and smells here are alluring: ships' horns on the river, street performers, pralines, muffulettas, sugarcane, and...

Gallier House

  • Museum/Gallery

Irish-born James Gallier Jr. was one of the city's most famous 19th-century architects; he died in 1866, when a hurricane sank the paddle-steamer...

Gauche House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

The cherubs featured in the effusive ironwork on this distinctive house stops people in the street. Built in 1856, this mansion and its...

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