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


Carrollton-Riverbend 3

Uptown 20

CBD and Warehouse District 22



Warehouse District 14

Mid-City and Bayou St. John 18


Bayou St. John 11

Mid-City 7

Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and Treme 17


Faubourg Marigny 8

Treme 9

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Arts/ Performance Venue 4

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 2

Building/ Architectural Site 8

Casino–Sight 1

Cemetery 7

Educational Institution 5

Festival–Sight 2

Garden/ Arboretum 3

Government Building 5

Historic District/ Site 2

Hotel–Sight 2

House/ Mansion/ Villa 47

Information Center 1

Library/ Archive 2

Local Interest–Sight 2

Market/ Bazaar 4

Military Site 1

Museum/ Gallery 31

Neighborhood/ Street 6

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 4

Park/ Playground 4

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 2

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 6

Restaurant–Sight 1

Sports Venue 2

Store/ Shop/ Mall 4

Tour–Sight 1

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 1

Zoo/ Aquarium 2

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Backstreet Cultural Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Local photographer and self-made historian Sylvester Francis is an enthusiastic guide through this rich collection of Mardi Gras Indian...

Frenchmen Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

The three-block stretch closest to the French Quarter is where it's at—complete with cafés, bars, and music clubs. The true magic...

House of Dance and Feathers

  • Museum/Gallery

One of the most fascinating and heartwarming locations in the Lower Ninth Ward has to be the House of Dance and Feathers, a tiny backyard...

J&M Music Shop

  • Historic District/Site

Although the patrons of the laundromat that now occupies this space probably don't pay the historical provenance much heed, this is one...

Jelly Roll Morton House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Jazz enthusiasts would do well to follow Frenchmen Street beyond the borders of the Marigny to pay homage to Jelly Roll Morton at the...

Louis Armstrong Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

There's a certain sad irony to this park. On the one hand, it's a joy to behold, with its huge, lighted gateway and its paths meandering...

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

  • Educational Institution

Many of New Orleans's most talented musicians, artists, actors, and writers have passed through this high school arts program on their...

New Orleans Healing Center

  • Local Interest–Sight

This is a great place to get in touch with the spiritual side of New Orleans. It's the product of an innovative collaboration of more...

St. Augustine Catholic Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Ursuline nuns donated the land for this church in 1841. Upon its completion in 1842, St. Augustine's became an integrated place of worship;...

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

  • Cemetery

The oldest and most famous of New Orleans's cities of the dead, founded in the late 1700s, is just one block from the French Quarter.


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