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  • The National WWII MuseumAttractions » Museums945 Magazine Street, 70130View siteThe National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA is located at 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA. If you are a member your admission to the museum is free, but admission for the museum and theater is $11.00. Admission for adults is $21.00 for the museum, and $27.00 for the museum and the theater. The admission for seniors for the museum is $18 and for the museum and theater is $22, and for children admission at the museum is $12 the combo is $16. If you are a veteran your admission is free. The museum opens seven days of the week from 9am to 5pm. The museum also have guided tours and educational tours. There are restaurants within the museum the American Sector and the Soda Shop for your enjoyment. If you are visiting New Orleans it would be worth while to stop by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
  • Audubon ZooAttractions » Zoos & Aquariums6500 Magazine St, 70118View siteThe Audubon Zoo is located in the historic Uptown district of New Orleans, Louisiana. Situated on scenic Magazine street and a block from the Mississippi river, the Audubon Zoo houses animal species from around the world. Some of the most popular attractions include the sea lion presentation and the elephant exhibit. An active educational program, beautifully designed animal habitats such as the Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle, and the opportunity for hands-on experiences make a visit to the Audubon Zoo fun for the whole family. The zoo also houses a variety of dining options throughout the park and walkways are designed to be stroller and wheelchair friendly. The Audubon Zoo is open daily to visitors with admission prices ranging from $17.50 for adults and $12.00 for children ages 2-12. Senior citizens 65 and older can visit the park for the discounted rate of $13.00. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more.
  • Garden DistrictAttractions » Parks & NatureThe Garden District in New Orleans LA is and has been one of the most courted spots in American History. The Garden District in the city is where the wealthy both new money and old treaded, traveling in the City of New Orleans. The District is filled with Landmarks rolling from St. Charles to Magazine and beyond. Visit Command Palace one of New Orleans most noted restaurants and the historic mansions of the era. People travel from many countries to see the grandeur of New Orleans Garden District homes. With expertly fashioned wrought iron fencing and fabulous gardens they stand as a testament to the unique history of the era. The District holds the final days of The President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, who died at the home of Charles Fenner who lived in the area. Ride the St. Charles Avenue Street Car and observe the difference in architectural styles in the area. In the Garden District in New Orleans LA a concentration of history is found in a fitting setting.
  • Jackson SquareAttractions » Historic Landmarks615 Pere Antoine Alley, 70116Jackson Square is a National Historic Landmark located in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Originally known as Place d�Armes in the 18th century, the site was later renamed to honor Andrew Jackson for his heroism at the Battle of New Orleans. Featuring a variety of street artists, museums, merchants and restaurants make Jackson Square the most popular destination in the French Quarter. This timeless attraction initially faced the Mississippi River and stands among historic buildings such as the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the St. Louis Cathedral. This site is also home to the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in America. Jackson Square has long been a favorite destination for locals and visitors from around the world.
  • St. Charles StreetcarAttractions » Entertainment2817 Canal StreetView siteThe St. Charles Streetcar line was established in 1835 and it is the oldest continuously operating streetcar system in the world today. After Hurricane Katrina some of the 1920�s era Perley Thomas streetcars were taken out of commission and replaced with buses, but the 15 mile route still runs daily. Streetcar riders will get to see much of the historic city on the route, which begins on Canal Street and goes through both the French Quarter and the Garden District. It also goes past Tulane University and the Audubon Zoo and Park before ending with a ride up Carrollton Avenue. The St. Charles Streetcar is only 1.25 for adults and free for children under 2 years old. An all day pass is 5.00 and a three day pass is priced at 12.00, making the streetcar an excellent and inexpensive way to get from place to place during your stay.
  • Mardi Gras WorldAttractions » Museums1380 Port of New Orleans Place, 70130View siteMardi Gras World is a place you must visit when you are in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Every February the great Mardi Gras Parade and weeklong events attract international attention to New Orleans. Mardi Gras World is where the floats and sculptures for Mardi Gras are created. The artists and builders of Blaine Kern Studios work all year to make the Mardi Gras Carnival happen every year. You are actually able to tour the location where the floats are being made and witness the creativity behind such an event as Mardi Gras. You can take a free shuttle to Mardi Gras World and then be guided through the location where over five hundred floats are designed and decorated every year. Mardi Gras World is open seven days a week and offers tours every thirty minutes and the tour last approximately one hour. This is certainly a unique opportunity and an event the whole family will enjoy and remember.
  • French QuarterAttractions » Historic LandmarksThe French Quarter in New Orleans is approximately 78 square blocks that are the oldest in the city. The most famous street in the French Quarter is Bourbon Street, which has many drinking establishments. The area is home to many famous restaurants and taverns including Old Absinthe House, which has been in the same location for almost 100 years. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is another tavern that has been located in the French Quarter since about 1777. It is possible to stay in many accommodations in the French Quarter, including the Audubon Cottages where part of the famous Audubon bird books were written. The area becomes packed with thousands of visitors each year celebrating Mardi Gras.
  • Royal StreetShopping » Shops & MallsRoyal Street, 70130Located one block away from Bourbon Street, Royal Street in New Orleans is a must see on any NOLA vacation. Where Bourbon street is known for partying, and the wild side of the city, Royal Street is an elegant get away filled with art galleries and other cultural arts hotspots; as well as many antique shops, jewelry shops, restaurants, and dazzling hotels. A visit to Royal Street provides any traveler with the true New Orleans experience with views of modern and historic architecture, festivals, and other activities for all ages nestled in the breathtaking French Quarter. Royal Street stretches for 13 blocks, and each inch is filled with fine sculpture, paintings, stonework, botanical gardens, and more. Prepare yourself to experience fine dining, lodging, shopping, clubs, bars, and scenic attractions that are fit for the entire family. Enjoy the more elegant side of New Orleans on Royal Street.
  • Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop BarAttractions » Historic Landmarks941 Bourbon Street, 70116View siteLafitte's Blacksmith Shop is a bar. It is an official historical national landmark (ca. 1970) located in the famous French Quarter section of New Orleans, Louisiana. As one of the oldest standing structures in the country (predating the declaration of independence), its management team claims it as the longest-running bar with uninterrupted service in the United States. As an interesting historical aside, another claim is that a famous pirate and war hero by the name of Lafitte was the original owner and founder of the bar. As things go with most pirates, no documentation exists to support this claim. It's located at the intersection of Bourbon Street and St. Phillip Street. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar is open seven days per week from 10:30am to 3:00am. It features live music, a consistent and well-stocked happy hour, outdoor seating, and, yes, it's loud. Lafitte's keeps a casual and sophisticated atmosphere.
  • Audubon Aquarium of the AmericasAttractions » Zoos & Aquariums1 Canal Street, 70130View siteThe Audubon Aquarium of Americas in New Orleans, LA is an affordable day of wonders that is suitable for all ages. Nothing has been left out when it comes to natures beauty. The list of exhibits is extensive. Parakeet Pointe can have one in awe as hundreds of beautiful, colorful parakeets interact with those providing treats. Underwater in the Caribbean Reef while surrounded by exotic sea creatures will have everyone amazed. Children to adults will enjoy a full day of complete wonder For a list of all that the aquarium has to offer check out the online listings that include excellent details. The aquarium is opened Tuesday through Sunday from ten a.m. until five p.m. Students and senior citizens may receive a discount but only at the ticket window. Adult tickets are only $21.00, and children two to twelve are only $14.00. The website offers upcoming events information as well.
  • St. Louis CathedralAttractions » Historic Landmarks615 Pere Antoine Alley, 70116View siteThe Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana is an excellent stop for any tour of the beautiful city. The castle-like Cathedral, which was built over the foundations of an earlier Colonial church, has been in operation for 280 years. The beautiful structure boasts three steeples that tower over the historic city. From the Cathedral gardens you�ll see the Square and the well known bronze statue of General Andrew Jackson astride his horse as well as many other local landmarks of the city. Mass is still held daily here, and tours are also offered. Pope John Paul II visited in September 1987 and that visit is considered one of the greatest moments in the rich history of the Saint Louis Cathedral. There is a gift shop where you can purchase souvenirs of your trip and books detailing the history of the Saint Louis Cathedral in extensive and interesting detail.
  • French QuarterShopping » Historic LandmarksThe French Quarter in New Orleans is approximately 78 square blocks that are the oldest in the city. The most famous street in the French Quarter is Bourbon Street, which has many drinking establishments. The area is home to many famous restaurants and taverns including Old Absinthe House, which has been in the same location for almost 100 years. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is another tavern that has been located in the French Quarter since about 1777. It is possible to stay in many accommodations in the French Quarter, including the Audubon Cottages where part of the famous Audubon bird books were written. The area becomes packed with thousands of visitors each year celebrating Mardi Gras.
  • City ParkAttractions » Parks & Nature1 Palm Drive, 70127City Park located in the heart of New Orleans is a very large park; in fact, it has been considered one of the largest recreational parks in the entire country. At this park, you can enjoy from a wide variety of activities from swimming at the pool to playing tennis and even exploring one of the exhibits. This park has several exhibits such as the Storyland, which is a place where you can take your children to read books for only $3. In addition, this park has more than enough space to take a long bike ride, or for a mere $10, you can play a game of tennis. The City Park also has a very large botanical garden that has a wide variety of plants, and sometimes, you can spot beautiful butterflies resting on the leaves. Also, there are rides and even a large equestrian area where, on occasions, horse shows are hosted.
  • Frenchmen StreetAttractions » Historic LandmarksFrenchmen StreetFrenchman Street in New Orleans, Louisiana is the place to be if you love music. It�s very close to the French Quarter but it feels miles away from the never-ending party that is Bourbon Street. The signs are as mellow as the mood; you won�t find neon lights on this street, so keep an eye out for the low-key wooden signs of the music clubs. On Frenchman Street you�ll find New Orleans locals as well as some amazing music and free admission at most clubs. The drinks are cheap and the food is good as well. Most places stay open quite late and, just in case you lost count of your drinks during some of your favorite songs, you can usually find a cab on this street, unlike the rest of the bustling French Quarter. Be sure to bring money for the tip jar and comfortable shoes for dancing!
  • Royal StreetAttractions » Shops & MallsRoyal Street, 70130Located one block away from Bourbon Street, Royal Street in New Orleans is a must see on any NOLA vacation. Where Bourbon street is known for partying, and the wild side of the city, Royal Street is an elegant get away filled with art galleries and other cultural arts hotspots; as well as many antique shops, jewelry shops, restaurants, and dazzling hotels. A visit to Royal Street provides any traveler with the true New Orleans experience with views of modern and historic architecture, festivals, and other activities for all ages nestled in the breathtaking French Quarter. Royal Street stretches for 13 blocks, and each inch is filled with fine sculpture, paintings, stonework, botanical gardens, and more. Prepare yourself to experience fine dining, lodging, shopping, clubs, bars, and scenic attractions that are fit for the entire family. Enjoy the more elegant side of New Orleans on Royal Street.
  • Bourbon StreetAttractions » Historic Landmarks Bourbon Street in New Orleans is the oldest neighborhood in the French Quarter of the city. The street extends 13 blocks featuring bars, restaurants, gift shops hotels and strip clubs. It is the most visited street in New Orleans. The architecture is unique featuring iron balconies with distinctive scrolls. Popular for its cuisine, the restaurants of the French Quarter are known for their crawfish, alligator, and jambalaya dishes. Most known for its nightlife, the town comes alive at night with street performers and an abundance of live music. Clubs and restaurants feature all types of music with an emphasis on jazz. It is known as a party town where the nightly party extends until the wee hours of the morning. The most famous of attractions in New Orleans is Mardi Gras, an annual event in the city. Thousands of tourists descend on the French Quarter for a celebration parade extending through Bourbon Street. It is truly a unique experience for first time visitors.
  • Preservation HallAttractions » Historic Landmarks726 St Peter Street, 70116View siteFounded in 1961, Preservation Hall, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, honors New Orleans jazz musicians. The Hall was originally built as a private home. It is located only three blocks from the Mississippi River. Preservation Hall has been developed into a photo studio, tavern, art gallery and an inn. Portraits of jazz musicians who filled the halls with music, hang throughout the Hall. Founders of the Hall, Allan and Sandra Jaffe believed that jazz was disappearing and wanted to preserve the style of jazz. Jazz is still going strong in the Hall after 50 years and is filled to capacity every night. Veteran jazz players and new comers to jazz, entertain their audiences nightly. Many of the older jazz players are in their 70�s and 80�s and the new players learn from them the style and grace of jazz. Admission is only $15 per person and the jazz plays on until 11:00pm.
  • Confederacy of Cruisers Bike ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours634 Elysian Fields, 70117View site
  • Jamie Hayes GalleryShopping » Historic Landmarks617-621 Chartres Street, 70130View site
  • Spa AtlantisAttractions » Entertainment740 Gravier Street, 70130View site
  • American Photo SafariTours » Sightseeing Tours828 Royal Street, 70116View site
  • New Orleans CentreShopping » Shops & Malls1400 Poydras Str, 70112
  • Algiers PointAttractions » Parks & NatureView site
  • New Orleans School of CookingTours » Shops & Malls524 St Louis StreetView site
  • Louisiana Music FactoryShopping » OtherDecatur Street
  • Free Tours by FootTours » Sightseeing Tours2613 Laurel St, 70130View site
  • Boutique du VampyreShopping » Shops & Malls633 Toulouse Street, 70116View site
  • Tour Treme'Tours » Sightseeing Tours834 N Rampart Street, 70116View site
  • Meyer the HatterShopping » Other120 St Charles Ave, 70130View site
  • Old New Orleans Rum DistilleryAttractions » Other2815 Frenchmen StreetView site
  • Kayakitiyat Kayak Tours of New OrleansTours » Sightseeing Tours3840 Bienville St, 70119View site
  • Riverwalk MarketplaceShopping » Shops & Malls1 Poydras St, 70130View site
  • Nola GondolaTours » Sightseeing ToursCity ParkView site
  • Crescent City Farmers MarketShopping » Other700 Magazine St, 70118View site
  • Rock n Bowl - Mid City LanesAttractions » Entertainment3016 S Carrollton Avenue, 70118
  • Le Monde Creole TourTours » Sightseeing Tours1000 Bourbon Street #332, 70116View site
  • Farmer's MarketShopping » OtherN Peters St in the French Market, 70116View site
  • New Orleans' Original Cocktail TourTours » Sightseeing ToursToulouse Street and Mississippi RiverView site
  • James H. Cohen and SonsShopping » Other437 Royal Street, 70130View site
  • The American Bicycle Rental CompanyTours » Sightseeing Tours325 Burgundy Street, 70112View site
  • Rodrigue StudioShopping » Other721 Royal Street, 70116
  • Lafayette CemeteryAttractions » Parks & Nature1400 block of Washington Ave, 70130
  • Southern Style ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours201 St Charles Ave Suite 2500, 70170View site
  • Bourbon French ParfumsShopping » Other805 Royal St
  • Marigny MassageAttractions » Entertainment725 Port St, 70117View site
  • City Segway Tours New OrleansTours » Sightseeing Tours214 Decatur St, 70130View site
  • Audubon ParkAttractions » Parks & Nature6500 Magazine St, 70117View site
  • FreeWheelin' Bike ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours325 Burgundy Street, 70112View site
  • American Aquatic Gardens and GiftsShopping » Other621 Elysian Fields, 70117View site
  • New Orleans Museum of ArtAttractions » Museums1 Collin Diboll Circle, 70124

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