New Orleans is a city for fun year around and for the young and old. This post shows that. There are additional links to things to do in New Orleans below.
Fun Things To Do In New Orleans In Or Near The French Quarter
1. The World War II Museum - The WWII museum wants to make people aware of the sacrifices, teamwork and courage exhibited by the men and women who served in WWII.
2. The Louisiana State Museum - The Louisiana Museum was founded in 1906. The mission of the Louisiana State Museum is collect, preserve, interpret and present the state’s rich history and diverse cultures.
3. Audubon Insectarium - At the time of this article, one of the newest attractions in the French Quarter is The Audubon Insectarium. The Audubon Insectarium is one of the must see attractions for kids. They will learn interesting facts about insects and enjoy a little insect meal.
4. Ride The St Charles Streetcar - You can take the street car to get almost anywhere you want. The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines. Simply click on the link below and check schedules and maps to see where the street car can take you.
5. The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA – Enjoy the home to more than 60 sculptures created by artists from all around the world. The garden is open 7 days per week. Admission is free. The Sculpture Garden is closed on all legal holidays.
I went to visit some relatives the past few days, and while I was there I took some videos of the French Quarter New Orleans. Just to show you what it’s kind of like in The Big Easy aka New Orleans.
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The opening segment of their show. No words to describe the beauty of this music. Simply sublime.
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Originally written by Ray Davies of the Kinks, this song is performed by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band featuring Clint Maedgen on vocals. Filmed mid-2005, this music video features Clint Maedgen, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and a guest appearance by the New Orleans Bingo! Show.
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On May 3rd 2008, artists Ben Kinsley and Robin Hewlett invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburghs Northside to collaborate on a series of tableaux along Sampsonia Way. Neighbors, and other participants from around the city, staged scenes ranging from a parade and a marathon, to a garage band practice, a seventeenth century sword fight, a heroic rescue and much more…
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my arrangement of Sting’s mysterious song
…little more funny
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Carl's Jr. hosted a swingin' launch party for their Kentucky Bourbon Burger at Crown Bar in Hollywood on March 31, 2009. Mixologist Erica Lancellotti created a signature drink for the event – The Carl's Jr. Twisted Bourbon. Enjoy the sights and sounds!
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My family and I are going on a weekend trip to New Orleans and I am confused if Canal street is referring to Bourbon street. Is it the same?
not at all
Canal street is huge street with 3 lanes on each side and the street car in the middle, it has many shops, hotels and stores on both sides.
Bourbon street is a small but famous street because of all of the bars and strip clubs that have made it famous, at night portions of it are closed to vehicular traffic (no cars) and people stroll up and down it all night creating a parade of characters including tourists and locals that has to be seen to be explained. you can carry and drink alcohol while you walk as long as it’s not in a glass container.
I’d avoid the overpriced t shirt shops and strip clubs but you can find some good music and fun if you know where to look
Me and my friends are going to plan a weekend road trip to New Orleans.None of us have ever been to New Orleans. We like to drink and have a good time. We also want to visit Bourbon St. What is the best way to do this? Hotel suggestions? Any transportation to Bourbon St? Taxi prices? Must do or see things?. We are trying to do this as cheep as possible, but any help is appreciated.
I can’t add much to who dat’s answer except I like the Hotel St. Marie. It’s inexpensive (about $60 a night), clean, and it has a pool. It’s like so close to Bourbon St. it’s crazy. I don’t know if they have parking, I never drive there. Their sister hotel is the St. Pierre up the street. Also inexpensive but no pool.
Fight on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras broken up by the cops.
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