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New Orleans
Laissez les bons temps rouler! In New Orleans the good times are perpetually rolling down Bourbon Street, which, thanks to the city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration, has quite a party animal reputation. Once you’ve soaked up the scenery of the historic French Quarter, tour the elegant Garden District and meet the colorful characters of Frenchmen Street. Experience the city's supernatural vibe at the Voodoo Museum or by taking a guided ghost or vampire tour through taverns, alleyways, and cemeteries.

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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Owner description: Originally founded in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum is now the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #4 museum in the country... more Owner description: Originally founded in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum is now the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #4 museum in the country, and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the Home Front to the combat experience of the American servicemember abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum offers unique access to experiential history, including the opportunity to tour and even ride on an authentically restored PT-boat, tours behind the scenes to handle artifacts alongside Museum curators, and an impressive collection of restored and working macro-artifacts to discover. In addition, online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational outreach, travel programs, and renowned International Conference offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom. Designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, The National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans on a six-acre campus, where five soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants. A capital expansion program includes the construction of two additional pavilions in coming years, cementing the institution as a state-of-the-art educational institution and a premiere destination for travelers from around the world. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. less
Attraction type: Military Museums; Specialty Museums
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St. Louis Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral
The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites; Churches & Cathedrals
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Jackson Square
Jackson Square
Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Frenchmen Street
Frenchmen Street
Attraction type: Neighborhoods; Flea & Street Markets
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Garden District
Garden District
An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Angelo Brocato Ice Cream
Angelo Brocato Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 1,963 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Creole Creamery
Creole Creamery
Ranked #2 of 1,963 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price: $2 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Eat like a local, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
GW Fins
GW Fins
Ranked #3 of 1,963 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price: $50 - $58
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Upperline Restaurant
Upperline Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 1,963 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price: $40 - $60
Cuisines: French, American, Cajun & Creole, International
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Southern Candymakers
Southern Candymakers
Ranked #5 of 1,963 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price: $1 - $205
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter
$116 - $394
Ranked #1 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
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Grenoble House
3.0 of 5
Grenoble House
$121 - $453
Ranked #3 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
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The Pontchartrain Hotel
3.5 of 5
The Pontchartrain Hotel
$119 - $489
Ranked #4 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Henry Howard Hotel
3.5 of 5
Henry Howard Hotel
$158 - $337
Ranked #2 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
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Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans
3.0 of 5
Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans
$115 - $300
Ranked #5 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
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Hotel Mazarin
3.5 of 5
Hotel Mazarin
$137 - $436
Ranked #6 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Windsor Court Hotel
5.0 of 5
Windsor Court Hotel
$232 - $489
Ranked #7 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
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Hotel Monteleone
4.0 of 5
Hotel Monteleone
$149 - $507
Ranked #9 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
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Harrah's New Orleans
4.0 of 5
Harrah's New Orleans
$205 - $427
Ranked #11 of 164 Hotels in New Orleans
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