If you are planning a visit to New Orleans, Louisiana, then try not to miss these interesting places:
The French Quarter
To enjoy New Orleans best, don’t miss the French Quarter. It is where the city started and still shows off its French heritage with French street sights, narrow cobblestone streets, and 200 year old homes. Plus, it’s where the famous party street of Bourbon Street is with its street performers, fortune tellers, exciting bars and restaurants.
National World War II Museum
History fans can’t forget the National WWII Museum, which opened June 6, 2000 and houses war artifacts from D-Day to the Holocaust. WWII veterans get in free, but there is a fee for others. It’s located on Magazine Street.
New Orleans Museum of Art
Opened in 1911, the New Orleans Museum of Art (called "NOMA") has over 40,000 pieces of art which ranges from early Asian to European masterpieces from the 16th to 20th centuries. It is at the south end of City Park. There is an admission fee.
New Orleans is fascinated with death and celebrates it with jazz funerals and tours of their cemeteries. To take it further, you can go on a Ghost Tour of the haunted sites in the French Quarter. While some don’t believe in ghosts, it’s a great way to learn about area history.
Louisiana Children's Museum
Bring the kids to the Louisiana Children's Museum. The museum has hands-on exhibits covering things like giant eyeballs and bubbles, a climbing wall and a scale model of Jackson Square. It’s in the southern section of the French Quarter in the Warehouse Museum District.
St. Louis Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest of active cathedrals in the United States. It was constructed in the 1700s and is named to honor Louis IX, who reigned during the 13th century in France. Entry is free and you can go on a tour of it when services are not in session.