New Orleans Sightseeing & Attractions

Make sure you see the highlights of New Orleans while you are in town! The city offers many different sightseeing destinations, activities and experiences. Below is information about various attractions and activities. Please note: meeting attendees that wish to participate in these activities must do so independently.

Frenchman Street

Address: Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA
Frenchmen Street is a four-block stretch of live music, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and art galleries. Here, not only will you find fewer crowds, but you'll also encounter cheaper eats and drinks, and better music. And if you're not into nightlife that's OK, too, because the Frenchmen Art Market (open daily 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.) is a shopping haven where locals sell homemade art and jewelry.

French Quarter (Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Faulkner House and the Cabildo)

Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA

The neighborhood, also known as Vieux Carré, is the heart and soul of this city, and it's also a National Historic Landmark. As the site of the original New Orleans colony (established by the French in 1718), the French Quarter has held on to its heritage, complete with street names that are still listed in French. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets to find such attractions as Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Faulkner House and the Cabildo. While you're strolling, pay attention to the neighborhood's architecture: balconies are designed with baroque ironwork and hanging plants, while leafy courtyards are filled with bubbling fountains.

National World War II Museum

Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
National WWII Museum is a military history museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a must-see for history lovers and all patriots. It has been designated by the U.S. Congress as America’s official WWII Museum. Powerful images and extraordinary artifacts bring to life the American Spirit, the courage, teamwork and sacrifice of the young men and women who won the war and changed the world.
Click here for the website.

New Orleans Museum of Art

Address: 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911 with only 9 works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues 
to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south. Click here for the website.

Audubon Zoo

Address: 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Great Family Place. Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Unique natural habitat exhibits—such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle—showcase the relationship between people and nature. Click here for the website.

A New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tour

Address: 2514 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA 70119
Take a break from Bourbon Street and see the swamps with a guided kayak swamp tour in New Orleans' backyard. Beginner friendly sit-on-top kayak tours of nearby bayous and swamps available daily. Click here for the website.


Where to get live Jazz?

The Maison – New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Aurora Nealand & The Royal Rose

Address: 508 Frechmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. Website

Houston's Restaurant - David Hansen’s Garden District Jazz Trio

Address: 1755 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130. Website

The Irish House – Big Easy Traditional Music Session

Address: 1432 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130. Website

House of Blues – Heart of the house, Backyard Grooves, Double Dose

Address: 225 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Website

For more Los Angeles attractions please click here to visit the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau.