Audubon Aquarium g
1 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is located along the
Mississippi River. Sea turtles, sharks, penguins, and sea otters all live in the aquarium’s exhibits. Pet a stingray or feed
a parakeet: Several of the aquarium’s exhibits allow visitors
to interact with the animals. Fish and eels swim above you as
you walk through the tunnel in the Great Maya Reef. For an
extra cost, visitors can scuba dive or snorkel.
Steamboat Natchez g u
400 Toulouse Street, on the river
New Orleans, LA 70130
The Natchez is one of the last two authentic steamboats that
still pilot the Mississippi River. The steam engines were built
in 1925 as part of the Clairton, a different steamboat. Cruises
are two hours long and sail past New Orleans and the harbor.
Every cruise has live jazz and a historical narration. Dinner
and Sunday brunch options are available.
Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tours g u
There are many ways to see Louisiana’s bayou: Airboats, kayaks, riverboats, and hikes are all options available to tourists.
On your journey, be prepared to see wildlife such as alligators,
herons, turtles, and bald eagles. Tours operate out of Louisiana’s many preserves, including Honey Island Swamp, Jean
Lafitte Historical Park, and the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife
Management Area. Some tour companies provide shuttle bus
service out of downtown New Orleans.
Bourbon Street n d
New Orleans’ most infamous street is lined with bars, clubs,
restaurants, and tourist shops. At night, Bourbon Street comes
alive with groups of rowdy tourists, street performers, and live
music. Visitors be warned: This street is risqué and children
should not visit at night.
Voodoo Authentica n u
612 Rue Dumaine
New Orleans, LA 70116
To see authentic voodoo at work, head to Voodoo Authentica
in the French Quarter. The store sells voodoo dolls, candles,
Haitian art, incense, and spells. Practitioners offer spiritual
readings and consultations. Even if you’re not a believer,
Voodoo Authentica is an interesting way to see the famous
Haitian and Creole practices at work in New Orleans.
Frenchmen Street n d
Located in the Marigny neighborhood of the French Quarter, Frenchmen Street is filled with live jazz and music clubs.
Frenchman Street also has a local art market and boutique
shops. Follow your ears to find the best performers New Orleans has to offer. Frenchman Street offers a more authentic,
relaxed, and tamer experience than Bourbon Street.