Planning a trip to New Orleans? With so many options throughout this diverse city, you’re likely to have trouble nailing down an itinerary that covers as much as possible. We’ve already explored some of the greatest festivals and food in New Orleans, but there’s plenty more to see and do! With that said, join Leson Chevrolet as we discuss some of our other favorite things to do in New Orleans, including a spooky cemetery tour and an aquarium your kids will love.
The French Quarter Phantoms Cemetery Tour is a walking tour that explores one square block of over 700 eerily beautiful above-ground tombs in New Orleans’ French Quarter, many of which are thought to be haunted by active spirits. Both skeptics and full-fledged believers in the supernatural love this tour, as it brings to light an interesting history of New Orleans and its most legendary residents that you’re not likely to experience elsewhere. You’ll see the tomb of the infamous Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, as well as the future resting place of actor Nicholas Cage.
Explore More of the French Quarter
Located in the heart of New Orleans, the historic French Quarter is alive with celebratory spirit 24/7. After your cemetery tour, you can hang out in a NOLA-style jazz club, indulge in traditional cajun food and heavenly beignets, or join another guided walking tour to experience more of the French Quarter through the storytelling of local historians. Are you more of a solitary explorer? You can also take a self-guided GPS audio tour.
Audubon Nature Institute
Through the Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans has a zoo, an insectarium, and an aquarium that are sure to thrill guests of all ages. Observe native animals from faraway continents at the zoo, learn more about the creepy crawlers that call New Orleans home at the insectarium, explore the native aquatic life of the Mississippi River at the aquarium, and so much more!
National World War II Museum
The National WWII Museum is designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States. The museum’s campus spans over six acres, across which visitors could easily spend an entire day perusing exhibits and learning more about both the achievements and the traumas that occurred throughout WWII. No matter how much you thought you knew about “the war that changed the world,” you’re sure to learn something new during your visit.
Steamboat Natchez Cruises
Relax for a while as you take to the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Natchez – New Orleans’ only steamboat. Head out for a daytime jazz cruise, a dinnertime jazz cruise, or a Sunday brunch jazz cruise. Not surprisingly, you’ll get to enjoy live jazz music during your ride and, depending on which cruise you pick, authentic New Orleans cuisine.
Explore New Orleans with Leson Chevrolet!
Whether you’re looking for a general guide to things to do in New Orleans or a focused guide to Mississippi River cruises and local swamp tours, Leson Chevrolet has got you covered. Visit us in Harvey or contact us today to learn more!