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The original Cabildo structure burned down in 1794, yet the updated space was constructed a few years later and was utilized for the New Orleans government. This historic building is the location where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803.
21st Amendment Jazz Club at La Louisiane
Open six days a week, this spirited music club offers live jazz music complemented by prohibition-themed cocktails.
The cuisine is as traditional as the setting at Commander’s Palace, hosted in an elegant New Orleans home with chandeliers and refined décor. Delight in Creole food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner as well as a jazz brunch.
Step aboard this authentic Mississippi riverboat, with cruises three times every day complemented by New Orleans jazz music. Evening cruises include dinner, and reservations are required.
Central City, The Garden District, And Uptown
Take a morning stroll through Audubon Park, with lush greenery throughout, age-old flora, and stunning scenery including historic homes.
Audubon Park Golf Course
Golf novices and experts alike will enjoy this 81-acre, par-62 course with lovely landscaping.
Guy’s offers another stellar spot to get your po’boy fix, with cash-only offerings served at the counter.
Meander through shops along Magazine Street, stretching for six miles and full of antique stores, local boutiques, and art galleries. Once you’ve had your fill of shopping, international cuisine is featured on every corner.
Arts District (Warehouse District)
This renovated warehouse now boasts contemporary interiors and trendy Cajun cuisine, perfect for a fun setting for group dining. Make sure to try the pork dishes which the restaurant is known for.
Contemporary Arts Center
This warehouse space comprises 30,000 sq ft of exhibitions, shows, educational programs, and more. Open since 1976, this spot transformed the Warehouse District into the Arts District it is today.
If you’ve been looking to try out Cajun dancing, Mulate’s is the place to be for authentic food coupled with dancing fun. Afterwards, stroll along the Riverwalk for a relaxing evening out.
New Orleans Ballet Theatre
Opened in 2002, this unique theatre focuses on contemporary ballet productions featuring locally trained dancers.
Marigny & Bywater
This blissful spot offers an unparalleled ambiance with an outdoor patio, live music, a variety of wines, and small plate dining.
Crescent Park is the perfect spot for a walk coupled with unparalleled views of the New Orleans skyline along the Mississippi River. Enjoy meandering throughout this 1.4-mile stretch of pathway.
This quaint favorite with local artwork on the walls is the perfect spot for brunch or all-day dining. Try the Cajun Bubble and Squeak, Salmon and Brie Grilled Cheese, or Shrimp and Grits, and don’t forget their infamous bloody Mary, which you can take to-go.
The Spotted Cat Music Club
This low-key jazz club on Frenchmen Street features up to three different bands per night in a variety of formats, and you’re sure to enjoy the show.
Gentilly, New Orleans East & The Lower Ninth Ward
Explore New Orleans from a different vantage point as you paddleboard or kayak right on Bayou St. John from Orleans Avenue to Robert E. Lee Boulevard.
This 1,300-acre public park contains gorgeous old-growth oak trees, relaxing gardens, bike paths, and opportunities for boating and fishing.
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
This race track is among the oldest in the U.S. and dates back to 1872. Head here to bet on horse races from Thanksgiving weekend through the end of March. In the spring, this is the spot for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, commonly known as Jazz Fest.
New Orleans Museum of Art
Located in City Park, this museum is noted for its collection of European and American works, including works by Degas.
Central Business District (Downtown)
The Civic Theatre
This beautiful historic building houses one of New Orleans’ best music venues, attracting big-name national acts.
Head to this historic theater, constructed in 1918, to see a show by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Smoothie King Center
Catch an NBA game by the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center, along with a variety of concerts and special events.
Commonly referred to as the Superdome, this massive arena is home to the New Orleans Saints and a wealth of celebrated events.