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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French Quarter 43

Garden District 29

Uptown and Carrollton-Riverbend 23

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Carrollton-Riverbend 3

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CBD and Warehouse District 22

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CBD 8

Warehouse District 14

Mid-City and Bayou St. John 18

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Bayou St. John 11

Mid-City 7

Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and Treme 17

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Faubourg Marigny 8

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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

  • Military Site

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

  • House/Mansion/Villa

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

Absinthe Museum of America

The Absinthe Museum of America is the first of its kind in the United States, showcasing a rare and extensive collection of antique items,...

Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Since 1916 Le Petit Théâtre has entertained the Quarter with plays, musicals, and variety shows. And every spring, the "Little Theater"...

Le Petit Salon

  • Arts/Performance Venue

The building next door is Le Petit Salon, headquarters of a ladies' literary club since 1925. The house was originally built for a pair...

New Orleans African American Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Set in a historic villa surrounded by a lovely small park and gardens, this terrific museum is a prime example of the West Indies–style...

House on Bayou Road

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This West Indies Creole–style house served as the main house to an indigo plantation. It was built in 1798 by Domingo Fleitas, who...

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