Things To Do In New Orleans


New Orleans is known for its jazzy vibe and the mixes of all kinds of fun but also not forgetting the tradition and culture to which they have deep respect. The nightlife is what makes the city a spot for every tourist. Around Bourbon Street, you can see trombone players and tap dancers that keep everyone entertained.  Both old cuisine and new twists on their food is absolute crowd pleaser. 

You can take a tour of Garden District and the French Quarter; cruise the Mississippi River on a steamboat, and even watch and enjoy the live jazz all over the town. A good day trip in the countryside of the city will make you learn more about their cultural heritage and appreciate the roots of the towns. Enjoy the rowdy but also luxurious life in New Orleans. If you’re planning to have a trip to the city, let this be a guide to the things that you can do to enjoy your stay in New Orleans. 

Studio Be

Studio Be in New Orleans

This studio, located in a massive warehouse building in the Bywater district, exhibits the work of local artist Brandon Odums (aka BMike). He focuses on large-scale murals and paintings depicting scenes from black culture in the city, as well as black leaders and symbols; the shows showcase Odum’s ability in a variety of mediums, including sculpture and video. The show’s actual stars—and the pieces for which he is most known—are the floor-to-ceiling portraits.

New Orleans Museum of Art

New Orleans Museum of Art in New Orleans

Located in City Park, the five-acre sculpture garden contains the collection of the finest arts that you could find in New Orleans. The museum opened with only nine works of art in 1911 and now, the permanent collection has 40,000 pieces. The artworks came from all over the world; French, American, African, and Japanese works, photography, and glass can be seen around the museum. It remains one of the South’s most amazing fine arts collections

The museum’s seasonal exhibits are as diverse as one would expect from a big metropolitan art museum. Many of them seem to be of local interest and relate to Louisiana’s cultural life; these can be found in all national and international traveling exhibitions that may feature fashion or digital technology.

Steamboat Natchez

Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans

The Steamboat Natchez is a popular tour that offers two daily harbor excursions, along with evening and Sunday brunch cruises. Most of the cruises, albeit significantly different, take in the beauty and heritage of New Orleans and the Mississippi River. The calliope organ playing as the boat docks is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Get tickets at a walk-up counter along the river. You might wanna try reservations during the high season to make sure you’ll have a slot.

The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans

The museum is a world-class history museum—a huge complex of contemporary buildings in the Warehouse District that attracts thousands of people each day who want to hear “the narrative of the war that altered the world.  Contextualizing a massive global event like World War II is a difficult endeavor. The museum accomplishes this through massive story exhibitions that incorporate highly detailed, personal narratives from eyewitnesses. Every possible media is employed, including video, immersive displays, large-scale reconstructions, and first-person oral narratives.

The majority of the displays remain permanent due to their intricacy and magnitude. The primary rooms include the Home Front, the Pacific, and European Theaters, and the D-Day Invasion, including an immersive submarine display, a particularly breathtaking 4-D movie presentation, and unique exhibitions such as Louisiana’s involvement in the war. The museum perfectly fits all the pieces, making it simple to navigate the vastness of it all.

The Contemporary Arts Center

The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans

This was built in a massive redbrick structure that sticks out in the otherwise unassuming Central Business District, is one of the city’s most prominent venues for the complete variety of contemporary arts, including paintings, cinema, theater, and music. Exhibits can contain any visual art genre, from photography to sculpture and painting, and rotate every four to eight weeks. The displayed pieces are well-curated, sometimes based on themes and other times on particular modern artists. Pieces that are on display in perfect ways take advantage of the internal design.

Southern Food & Beverage Museum

Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans

Explore with your taste buds in the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. The majority of the events in and around New Orleans are for preparing and eating local cuisine and beverages. It seems that this museum is all for celebrating the region’s favorite foods and beverages. The atmosphere in this vast, open-plan warehouse is bohemian. It’s full of ancient memorabilia and an astounding amount of components, including displays from all of the southern states, not just Louisiana. The museum is highly sociable, and there are always a few live activities going on during the week. In addition to that, there are also demonstrations and talks to nights where you can try certain dishes or beverages. 

The French Quarter 

The French Quarter in New Orleans

The Bourbon Orleans, Hotel Monteleone (family-owned), Royal Sonesta, Astor, and more are among the traditional-style hotels in the French Quarter. The Hotel St. Pierre is a tiny hotel with a courtyard patio. It also has the resemblance of ancient French Quarter homes. The French Quarter is the city’s oldest and most popular area. The city’s most famous visages are wrought-iron balconies atop Spanish-inspired buildings, and the tastes, sounds, and scents of the Quarter, or the Vieux Carré, are unique to this city.

New Orleans is a very artistic and fun city, you just gotta know it better to appreciate their heritage more. The different mixes of art styles, the jazz music, the fun nightlife that you’ll definitely enjoy, and the city itself. New Orleans is famous for its distinct music, Creole food, different accents, and celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. There is so much to explore in the city that you’ll keep coming back to make sure you won’t miss anything. 

Summer Thatcher
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