Posts Tagged: Free Things to do in New Orleans

Best Free Things to Do in New Orleans

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New Orleans Free Things to do

This post covers what there is to do in New Orleans for free (and almost free) and is updated for 2018.  Whether you enjoy good music, food, unique culture, history or architecture, there is plenty to see and do that won’t cost much of anything.  Be sure to also check our NOLA on a Budget […]

New Orleans Civil War Tour

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New Orleans Tours

Unlike the War of 1812, New Orleans did not see major fighting during the American Civil War. Yet, the city was the largest in the South. It was a commercial, shipping and manufacturing center without equal in Dixie. The Union coveted the city, and sent major army and naval units to complete this task. In […]

Esplanade Avenue & Bayou St. John Self Guided Tour

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One reason the French decided to settle New Orleans was the nearby Bayou St. John, a sluggish outlet of nearby Lake Pontchartrain. The waterway skirted the relative high ground of the Esplanade Ridge, which stretched down toward the city. Here in this area the first French settlers established a camp. Here is where the French first […]

Things to See in Faubourg Marigny | A Self Guided Tour

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Things to see in Marigny

Bounded by Elysian Fields and Esplanade Avenue, the Faubourg Marigny is one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods. Originally it was a prosperous plantation, and much the old French colonial buildings were constructed from cypress trees cut to clear the land. The plantation later specialized in brick laying. The owner in 1805 was Bernard de Marigny. […]

Hurricane Katrina Tours in New Orleans

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Hurricane Katrina Tours

This post is a self-guided Hurricane Katrina Tour.  Many people who visit New Orleans are interested in visiting areas that were affected by Hurricane Katrina, which stormed through in 2005 and to see the revitalization that has taken place since.  We have set up this self-guided tour so that you can use your car or […]

Bourbon Street in New Orleans

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Bourbon Street, one of the thoroughfares to not miss in the United States.  Many people wouldn’t realize it is not named after the whiskey, but after the royal french house, because so much of that liquor is consumed on this infamous 13 block long street. There is more to do than just consume alcohol on […]

Jazzfest New Orleans and How to Get There

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New Orleans Jazzfest

It is Jazzfest time!   “The Festival celebrates the indigenous New Orleans and Louisiana culture and music, so the music embraces every style associated with the city and the state: blues, R&B, gospel music, Cajun music, zydeco, folk music, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, rock, rap music,country music, bluegrass and everything else in between. And naturally there is lots of contemporary and traditional jazz.” the Jazz and Heritage website states.  Since the […]

The Lafayette Cemetery #1 in New Orleans

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This post contains a self-guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery #1 in New Orleans’ Garden District.  Many people visit the oldest still standing St. Louis Cemetery #1, and do not realize there are many other distinctive cemeteries that are worth visiting in New Orleans.  One of our favorites is Lafayette Cemetery #1. This Garden District gem […]

Algiers Point Walking Tours and Things to Do

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New Orleans Tours

If you are looking for an off the beaten track idea for your visit to New Orleans, then consider taking a self-guided Algiers Point Walking Tour.  Algiers Point, the only part of the city located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, is the 2nd oldest neighborhood in New Orleans.  It originally was a […]

The Top 3 Reasons to Take a New Orleans Bike Tour

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New Orleans Bike Tour

The Top 3 Reasons to Take a New Orleans Bike Tour New Orleans is a great place to bike.  It’s compact.  It’s checkerboard-flat.  The traffic is extremely mild.  It’s not as hot as walking.  You get the wind blowing in your face, and there is a lot of shade from the live oaks overhanging the […]