5 Free Things To Do in New Orleans


1)Check out the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve - French Quarter Visitor Center
What: U.S. National Park
Where:
419 Decatur Street

When:
Open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bonus:
Starting at 9:00 a.m., free tickets are given to the first 25 persons for the History of New Orleans walking tour.


2) Ride the Algiers Ferry to the island of Algiers which is best known for Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

What:
Free ferry ride for pedestrians

Where:
Canal Street

When: Daily, every half hour starting at 6:00 a.m. until midnight; take a round-trip ride at dusk to see the New Orleans skyline at night.
Bonus: Take a self-guided walking tour of Algiers Island


3) Visit the market French Market.

What: since 1797, shopping in New Orleans has never been better - souvenirs, fresh fruit & vegetables, seafood, and local products such as spices, hot sauce and praline candy
Where:
1008 N. Peters St.

When:
Open 7 days per week


4) Visit Jackson Square
What: the area surrounding the St. Louis Cathedral lined with open-air artists, local vendors, and entertainers
Where: located at Decatur Street & Pere Antoine Alley
When: open 7 days per week

5) Visit the St. Louis Cathedral

What:
historic house of worship established in 1720

Where:
615 Per Antione Alley

When: Free docent tours are offered daily, Wednesday to Saturday, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

New Orleans News!
  • New Orleans is the #1 City in the World for Nightlife according to TripAdvisor!
  • Gay Mardi Gras is September 3 -6, 2010
  • Royal Caribbean International will make New Orleans it's home port for the Voyageur of the Seas starting in 2011
Flickr.com Photo Credit:
A Rainy Day on Bourbon Street, New Orleans
by And All That Malarkey
St. Louis Cathedral (New Orleans, Louisiana)
by ~MVI~

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