Colorful French quarter architecture in New Orleans, Louisiana

Cruise from New Orleans, Louisiana

It’s easy to get lost in the colorful charms of New Orleans. Cruise from New Orleans and grab a sweet beignet and chicory café au lait for breakfast. Then enjoy the quiet side of the French Quarter with a morning stroll through Jackson Square and along historic balcony-clad streets.
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Things To Do in New Orleans

Jackson square church in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana, Jackson Square



No visit to New Orleans is complete without a walk through the French Quarter. Start at St. Louis Cathedral in historic Jackson Square. Stroll along the Mississippi River and through the French Market. Then pass the bohemian charms of Royal Street before topping off with the buzz of Bourbon Street.

St. Charles streetcar trolley in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana, St. Charles Streetcar



Hop on the historic St. Charles streetcar— the world’s oldest in continuous operation— for a relaxing ride from bustling Canal Street to the oak-lined Garden District. You’ll pass downtown scenes and antebellum mansions en route to Audubon Park, a beloved green space and home to the city zoo.

Bench by Turtle Swamp in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana, Turtle Swamp Close Up


Venture 20 minutes outside the city to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve to explore southern Louisiana swamplands during your New Orleans cruise. Airboat and sightseeing boat tours offer an up-close look at vast wetlands, plus its local residents— alligators, turtles and snakes included.

Sugar sprinkled beignets, treats found in New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, Sugar Sprinkled Beignets


New Orleans is world-renowned for its seafood and spicy Creole flavors. Here they eat sugar-sprinkled beignets for breakfast. Lunch means fried seafood po’ boys and meaty muffulettas. Gumbo, jambalaya and boiled crawfish are savory dinner options— and you must try an authentic NOLA sno-ball for dessert. “America’s first cocktail”, the bourbon-based Sazerac, was also created here.

new orleans louisiana antique shop

new orleans louisiana antique shop


Magazine Street spans six miles of boutiques and antique shops. Cruise from New Orleans and pick up fine art and funky works in the galleries along Royal Street in the French Quarter. And with six blocks of shops, the French Market is your best bet for Louisiana cookbooks and hand-painted items displaying the city’s fleur-de-lis emblem.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 When asking for directions, locals don’t refer to south, east, west or north. Instead, they’ll direct you to Downtown, Uptown, Riverside or Lakeside or refer to “wards”.
2 Buy a 1-day Jazzy Pass to enjoy unlimited rides on the bus or streetcar. The fare is $3 and can be purchased at a number of stores, including any local Walgreens.

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