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Explore New Orleans

The list below captures some (but certainly not all) activities in the city of New Orleans and surrounding area. 

Things to do by category

Use this page to search for activities based on your interests including: festivals, tours, attractions, French Quarter, music, arts, sports, and more.

Events Calendar

Check out upcoming events here. Useful if you are making plans for yourself on any given weekend, or if you are planning a weekend for out-of-town guests. 

Deals and Coupons

This page is like Groupon but all for New Orleans!

FREE New Orleans

You don’t have to pay to experience New Orleans culture. Check out 50 free things to do in New Orleans at this page. 


This page will direct you to shopping by interest (antiques, music/vinyl, art, books, and more) or by neighborhood (Magazine Street, Royal Street, French Quarter, etc.).

Multicultural New Orleans

Discover more about the cultures and people that created and continue to shape New Orleans.


Browse the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission’s website for information on ongoing and upcoming recreational, athletic, and cultural activities.

City Park

Located in Mid-City, New Orleans, City Park is one of the oldest urban parks in the country. The 1300-acre park has a range of attractions and activities including: botanical gardens, mini-golf, sculpture gardens, New Orleans Museum of Art, and more. Monitor their calendar for upcoming featured events. 

Escape Rooms

Check out TripAdvisor’s website for a list of Escape Rooms in New Orleans. 

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Getting Around New Orleans

You can always order an Uber or Lyft, but you can also visit this page to learn about other options to get around the city, including accessible options. You can also visit the RTA website for more information on public transit.