Lives in Peoria, Arizona
Since Mar 2012
35-49 year old male
I have been to 48 of the 50 United States and I am now interested more in international travel. I think it's important to experience different cultures and meet people who see the World differently. Though I love luxury when I travel, I most value the "authentic experience."
Military Museums, Speciality Museums
City Tours, Historical & Heritage Tours, Private Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Bars & Clubs
Bars & Clubs
Parks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Theatres, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Mass Transportation Systems
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
There is no better way to discover all the sites and sounds of NOLA than a 2-hour City Segway Tour. These friendly folks will have you up and successfully operating a segway in 5-10 minutes (no matter your experience level) and then you're off! See the city as only a local can show you - and discover all the great places you might want to spend time BEFORE you do anything else. You will have a blast and you'll learn alot about the unique history of this American city.
If you visit NOLA and fail to have lunch at Willie's at least once, then - trust me - you have missed out on an iconic New Orleans experience. They don't look like much, but Willie's Chicken Shacks are scattered along Bourbon Street and they are THE best chicken (and BISCUITS) you will ever find. Be careful during the evening hours, though. The lines can get long.
There are a TON of memorable restaurants on Bourbon Street, but the Olde N'awlins Cookery is top of my list. Everything is delicious - even if you're not a fan of spicy food (or seafood). You'll find something great here and you'll love the experience!
I make sure to stop at Oceana each time I visit NOLA. This place has incredible food, fast service, strong drinks and fantastic desserts. If you are looking for a memorable New Orleans meal, this is it!
I have always considered myself to be a bit of a history buff and this place scratched that itch in incredible ways. A truly humbling experience, this campus of buildings displayed the drama - and the reality - of World War 2. Fresh and interactive, this museum is a place you should plan to spend an entire day.
The minute your guide feeds a 'gator or glides you expertly into a mess of wild pigs, you'll see why celebrities, thrill-seekers and families from all over the World have taken the Cajun Encounters swamp tour. It's a peaceful day of exploration through one of the most unique ecosystems on the Globe.
Though this aquarium is a bit older, it has been nicely maintained and it contains some beautiful specimens! I especially enjoyed the "Amazon Rain Forest" room. They mix birds in with the fish and the plant life all around you is truly beautiful. This is a great place for kids (of all ages)!
The site where one of America's most notorious serial killers did her nefarious deeds, this mansion is as creepy as it gets! You can't go inside, but it is worth the walk to see this incredible place (featured recently on American Horror Story).
A bit of a jaunt from The French Quarter, this cemetery is home to some truly OLD and beautiful monuments. Here you will find the resting place of the legendary VooDoo Queen, Marie Laveau (and many members of her family) as well as unique burial sites that go back to the early days of The Republic. You'll even find a unique tomb that is said to be the future resting place of Nicholas Cage... (look for a pyramid!).
Steeped in American history - as well as recent history - this historic building now serves as a monument to all that was lost in Hurricane Katrina as well as a bastion of knowledge for everything Mardi Gras.
If you're looking for some seedy, nightlife fun, The Corner Pocket is your go-to place. They serve great (and cheap) drinks so you can spend all of your money on the dancers. Isn't that why you came to NOLA in the first place?!
Enjoy a delicious dinner on a balcony that overlooks the legendary Bourbon Street scene. You'll marvel at the great food, but you'd enjoy the people-watching just as much. It's a truly unique experience!
Truly, this is the only place to get good Beignets in NOLA. They serve them up hot and fresh in packages of 3. Grab a coffee and enjoy! Great for breakfast...
New Orleans is all about jazz music, great food and fun with friends. So is Musical Legends Park. This is a beautiful little place to sit down, relax your feet and enjoy some truly iconic American music. Grab a drink or a quick bite to eat from one of the stands and just enjoy yourself while you rest.
One of THE most iconic places for jazz in the World, this place has a tradition that few modern concert halls could match. The shows get a bit campy from time to time, but you never know who might show up. It's a crazy place for jazz!
One of the few places you can still find street cars in daily use, these little gems are a MUST for travelers who need to get around NOLA with a minimum of walking. Besides, they are a great experience for families and just a FUN way to travel!
Packed full of memorable nightlife, incredible restaurants and local landmarks, The French Quarter is a great place to shop, party, eat and see the sights. Don't be nervous. Just dive in and you'll enjoy every minute!