Posts Tagged: Free Things to do in New Orleans

Take the Streetcar to the Garden District

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This post is about taking the St. Charles Streetcar from the French Quarter to the Garden District, including where to board, fares and passes as well as a guide to riding New Orleans Streetcars.   Where to Board Fares + Passes New Orleans Streetcar Guide Free Tours by Foot Tour of the Garden District Guide to […]

Self Guided Garden District Tour | Things to See

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This post covers things to do in the New Orleans’ Garden District including how to get here, what sights to see, restaurants, bars, and shopping.  Its peaceful ambiance, greenery, and mansions provide a strong contrast with the French Quarter.  Why go on your own when you could join us on our guided tour of the […]

Mardi Gras Krewes and Parades

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Mardi Gras Parades and Krewes

This post is about New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades and about the krewes and dance troupes that organize and/or participate in them. We’ll help you understand how parades are put together, plus the different kinds of parades, which ones are happening while you’re in town, and how to have the best possible time at a […]

The Historic New Orleans Collection

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This post is about the Historic New Orleans Collection, one of the best museums in the city. Their exhibits are free and definitely worth a stop, particularly for history buffs. In addition to the art galleries and concerts they offer, you can also take a tour of the ten historic buildings on both of their […]

Jackson Square New Orleans

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This post is a self-guided tour of things to see and do in Jackson Square in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter.  In this post, we address food, lodgings, entertainment and other activities available in the Square, as well as a short self-guided tour.  Jackson Square is covered on our daily, pay-what-you-like tours of […]

Bike Tours and Rentals in New Orleans

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One of the best ways to explore New Orleans is on a bike. We’re a small city, with most of our visitors’ favorite neighborhoods within a short distance of each other, so you can see a lot without having to go too far. And particularly in areas like the French Quarter, where parking a car […]

New Orleans on a Budget

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This post is a travel guide for visiting New Orleans on a budget. As a city famous for tourism, New Orleans can seem to require a lot of cash. But a closer look at the French Quarter, and especially a look at neighborhoods beyond the French Quarter, can reveal lots of affordable or free options. […]

New Orleans Riverboats, Paddleboats and Cruises

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New Orleans Riverboat Tour and Paddlewheel

This post compares the various different riverboat tours, paddleboat tours and cruises available to you in New Orleans to help you choose the right one from you. The two most popular cruises are aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler and Steamboat Natchez (details below), but you can hop a ferry for just a few dollars. Each offers […]

Self Guided Tours of New Orleans

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We are happy to have produced several self-guided tours of New Orleans and our collection is growing.  We designed these self guided tours of New Orleans to be used as tours for you to take on your own time and your own pace or as companion pieces on our guided tours.  Some tours, like our […]