What to do in New Orleans in one day

09:00 – Omni Royal Orleans

09:30 – Explore the French Quarter

10:30 – Cafe du Monde

11:00 – St. Louis Cathedral

12:30 – Lunch at Muriel’s Jackson Square

14:00 – Frenchmen Street

16:00 – Morning Call Coffee Stand

17:00 – New Orleans City Park

18:30 – Streetcar ride to the Garden District

19:30 – Dinner at Commander’s Palace

21:00 – Enjoy a show at Preservation Hall

22:30 – 21st Amendment

23:59 – The Metropolitan

 

We mapped out your day trip in New Orleans

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about New Orleans

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Nicknamed the “Big Easy”, the Louisiana city of New Orleans should definitely be on your travel bucket list. During your New Orleans day trips, check out the round-the-clock vibrant nightlife and the city’s thriving music scene. From indie to jazz, you’ll find every type of music in New Orleans. Spend the night partying or hang out on the Bayou St. John watching the fireflies. Go for Mardi Gras or any other of New Orleans’ many festivals that occur all year. Stop by the famous Audubon Nature Institute and the New Orleans Museum of Art. If you’re in a festive mood, hit up the Mardi Gras World

Roam around the historic French Quarter, visit the Audubon Zoo, and stroll up and down Jackson Square and the beautiful City Park. The World War II Museum, Aquarium of the Americas, and the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium as are also must-see attractions

New Orleans has some of the great seafood in the world. Have chargrilled oysters, crawfish, crabs, and shrimp. Indulge in a juicy po-boy and hearty muffuletta sandwiches and tasty gumbo. Wash it down with a sugary beignet, New Orleans’ signature pastry

New Orleans has their own slang. Bayou” (by’ you) is slang for a slow stream of marshes. “Chute-the-chute” means a playground slide and “Crescent City” is another nickname for New Orleans. A “Gris gris” (gree gree) is slang for a VooDoo good luck charm.

Summer brings heat and humidity, with highs in the steamy low 90s and lots of rain. Fall weather is cooler, around 70 to 80 degrees. Winter has average highs in the 60s and spring warms up slightly, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s

Taking a taxi from the airport to the city center is quick and easy, with a fixed rate of $36 for one or two passengers. The airport also offers connections to the E-2 bus into the city for $2 from Entrance 7 on the upper level

Journey around New Orleans in an iconic streetcar or catch a cab. A lot of attractions are close together, so walking is a viable option. Travelers may also scuttle across the Mississippi on the Algiers Ferry or take a trip on a romantic horse-drawn carriage

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