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Things to Do in New Orleans -  Culture & Fun

There are so many fun activities in New Orleans to explore, discover and experience. Where to begin? How about Mardi Gras? The Carnival season begins with Epiphany in January, with parades and celebrations throughout the city. If you're here any other time of year, you'll find there's no end in sight when it comes to enjoying the splendors of the Big Easy. Experience the colorful scene of the French Quarter and the nightlife of Bourbon Street. Ride the flying horses of the carousel in City Park. Take a stroll through beautiful Audubon Park. Get your caricature drawn in Jackson Square or shop in the French Market. Le Pavillon Hotel is within steps of shopping, dining and all the amazing things to do in New Orleans.
 

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Learning and entertainment combine with fun, family-friendly exhibits like the Amazon Rain Forest tree-top loop and Mississippi River Gallery. Grab a schedule so you don't miss the expert chats and animal feedings.
Category: Family / Kids

Audubon Park

Across from Tulane and Loyola universities, Audubon Park is a wonderful destination for jogging, picnics and playgrounds. Bring a racquet for a game of tennis, or visit the stables for lessons or pony rides.
Category: Family / Kids

Bourbon Street & French Quarter

The most famous street in New Orleans is the soul of the city's nightlife and live music scene. Stroll through the historic French Quarter, for eclectic shopping and dining and enjoy the bars and jazz clubs of Bourbon Street.
Category: Entertainment

Frenchmen Street

Where do New Orleans locals go for off-the-hook live jazz, hip hop and funk? Frenchmen Street is one of the best kept secrets in town for authentic Crescent City music, restaurants and the arts.
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Garden District

An elegant neighborhood of stately home and lush gardens, New Orleans' Garden District is an exquisite example of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture. Shop and dine on Magazine Street.
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Jackson Square

Facing the Mississippi River close to shopping, dining and art galleries in the Pontalba Apartments, Jackson Square is a lively part of the French Quarter that nurtures a thriving arts community.
Category: Entertainment

Mardi Gras

A grand celebration marking the end of Carnival season, which begins on Epiphany, January 6, Mardi Gras is a joyous annual event with almost daily parades throughout New Orleans.
Category: Attractions

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The home field of the New Orleans Saints NFL team, Mercedes-Benz Superdome is a dynamic mega stadium venue that hosts conventions, concerts and festivals throughout the year.
Category: Entertainment

National WWII Museum

Learn about the experiences of American men and women who went through World War II through artifacts and interactive exhibits and the Tom Hanks–produced film Beyond All Boundaries.
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New Orleans City Park

City Park is a New Orleans treasure providing a beautiful 1,300-acre environment and a wide array of attractions like Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, Storyland and City Putt mini golf.
Category: Family / Kids

New Orleans Museum of Art

The New Orleans Museum of Art and Besthoff Sculpture Garden boasts a collection of 40,000 pieces of art from around the world, and an impressive array of American and French art in particular.
Category: Attractions

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

Who doesn't love a bargain? Take advantage of savings of up to 65% on name brand clothes, gifts and accessories at the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, which is also home to great dining choices.
Category: Entertainment

Audubon Zoo

Spanning 58 acres in historic Uptown New Orleans, Audubon Zoo showcases and protects exotic animals from around the globe. Enjoy hands-on animal encounters, theater shows, lush gardens, rides and unique natural habitat exhibit, such as the Louisiana Swamp, African Savannah and Jaguar Jungle.
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