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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Garden District 19

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Mid-City and Bayou St. John 15


Bayou St. John 10

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Carrollton-Riverbend 3

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Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and Treme 11


Faubourg Marigny 6

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Academy of the Sacred Heart

  • Building/Architectural Site

This Colonial Revival building, housing a Catholic girls' school, was built in 1900 and features wide, wraparound balconies (or galleries)...


  • Building/Architectural Site

The emergence of Colonial Revival architecture in the late 19th century was expressive of local weariness with the excesses of the Greek...

Audubon Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Formerly the plantation of Etienne de Boré, the father of the granulated-sugar industry in Louisiana, this large, lush patch of greenery...

Audubon Zoo

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Consistently ranked as one of the top zoos in the nation, the Audubon Zoo presents a wide array of animals in exhibits that mimic their...

Brown House

  • Building/Architectural Site

This mansion, completed in 1904 for cotton magnate William Perry Brown, is one of the largest houses on St. Charles Avenue. Its solid...

Castles House

  • Building/Architectural Site

The renowned local architect Thomas Sully designed this 1895 Colonial Revival house after the Longfellow House in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Loyola University New Orleans

  • Educational Institution

Chartered by the Jesuits in 1912, Loyola University is a local landmark. Its communications, music, and law programs are world-renowned.

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library

  • Building/Architectural Site

This former private house serves as the most elegant public library in New Orleans. Built in 1907, the Italianate Beaux-Arts mansion...

Orleans Club

  • Building/Architectural Site

This sumptuous mansion was built in 1868 as a wedding gift from Colonel William Lewis Wynn to his daughter. The side building, on the...

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,...