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French Quarter
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French Quarter

#1 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in New Orleans

The French Quarter is the most visited tourist attraction of New Orleans. Located along Mississippi River, The French Quarter is known for historic colorful buildings of 18th and 19th century with cast-iron balconies, red-tiled roofs, and courtyards. The district is a prime tourist destination in the city. Popular landmarks and streets of The French Quarter include Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street, Royal Street, and Frenchmen Street. The area is also known for live music and concerts.


Frenchmen Street
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Frenchmen Street

#2 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in New Orleans

Frenchmen Street is the oldest area in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. It is home to New Orleans best live music venues: Snug Harbor, the Spotted Cat, Blue Nile and even outside on the street. Along with restaurants and bars, the area attraction includes New Orleans-style home - the Creole townhouse.


Jackson Square
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Jackson Square

#3 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in New Orleans

Located in the heart of the French Quarter overlooking the Mississippi River, Jackson Square is a National Historic Landmark and popular tourist attraction. The Pontalba Buildings form two sides of Jackson Square is the most visited 4-story building. Other famous landmarks on Jackson Square include Café du Monde and Jackson Brewing. Jackson Square is also popular site of hundreds of live music events.



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The National WWII Museum
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The National WWII Museum

#4 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in New Orleans

Located in downtown New Orleans, The National WWII Museum is a military history museum. The museum historical exhibits focuses on United States contribution in World War II. Collections of the museum include more than 250,000 artifacts and over 9,000 personal accounts supporting major exhibits and research.


St. Louis Cathedral
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St. Louis Cathedral

#5 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in New Orleans

Located next to Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter, The St. Louis Cathedral is one of New Orleans' most notable landmarks. It is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. The area including the square is a popular tourist place.


New Orleans Museum of Art
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New Orleans Museum of Art

#6 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in New Orleans

Located within City Park, New Orleans Museum of Art is city's oldest fine arts institution. The museum permanent collection features more than 40,000 art objects. The museum also includes Besthoff Sculpture Garden with over 90 modern and contemporary sculptures.


New Orleans City Park
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New Orleans City Park

#7 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in New Orleans

New Orleans City Park is one of oldest public park known for historic live oak trees. The park offers many attractions including Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, Children's Museum, Museum of Art, and Sculpture Garden.


Garden District
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Garden District

#8 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in New Orleans

The Garden District is a popular neighborhood of the city known for historic mansions in the Southern United States. The area includes famous landmark homes of 19th century. Popular streets to explore The Garden District are: Prytania Street, First Street, Fourth Street, 8th Street, Coliseum Street, Jackson Avenue, Washington Avenue, and St. Charles Avenue.


Audubon Zoo
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Audubon Zoo

#9 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in New Orleans

Located in Uptown New Orleans, 58 acres Audubon Zoo is home to 2,000 animals. Audubon Zoo exhibits include Lion Exhibit, Jaguar Jungle, Gorilla Troop, African Savanna, Audubon Aviary, and the Louisiana swamp exhibit. The zoo also has wild and wet splash water park that includes Gator Run, jumping water spouts, a huge alligator water slide, spider monkey soakers and water-spitting snakes and many fun rides.


Steamboat Natchez
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Steamboat Natchez

#10 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in New Orleans

Experience authentic Steamboat NATCHEZ cruises on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The cruises run daily and includes Steam Engine Room visitation, calliope, live jazz, and optional Creole food and local beverages.