New Orleans is the Festival Capital of the World with dozens of festivals celebrating food, music, and multicultural heritage. No matter what you choose, you’ll find something fun going on whenever you decide to visit.
  • Mardi Gras

    Celebrated worldwide since 1699, no one does it better than New Orleans — with more than 40 parades, incredible floats, and elaborate costumes. Dress in purple, green, and gold, wear a mask, and catch the trinkets thrown by the krewes.

  • Running of the Bulls

    A recreation of the famous event in Pamplona, Spain, but instead of running from bulls, you’re running from the Big Easy Rollergirls.

  • Tales of the Cocktail

    You can not only taste, but learn to make that Sazerac! Enjoy lectures, book signings, dinner pairings, demonstrations, and more.

Voodoo Music Experience

Commonly referred to as Voodoo or Voodoo Fest, this Halloween-themed festival in City Park is known for its blending of high-profile national and local musicians.

Performers at a jazz club in New Orleans.
Satchmo Summerfest

This annual summer festival, full of great music, incredible seminars, and delicious food, honors the music and legacy of legendary jazz musician Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong.

Follow Your Taste Buds in New Orleans
Coffee and beignets at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans.
Café Du Monde

Beignets, the official state doughnut of Louisiana, are delicious, deep-fried nuggets of sweetened dough.

A neon sign that reads "famous New Orleans Po Boys."
Killer PoBoys

No matter your choice (favorites include Gulf shrimp and glazed pork belly), these sandwiches are a staple of New Orleans whose origin lies in the Great Depression.

Oysters Rockefeller being prepared by a chef at Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans.
Antoine’s Restaurant

For oyster lovers, it doesn't get much better than Oysters Rockefeller, named after millionaire John D. Rockefeller for their rich taste.

Coop's Place

This popular French Quarter spot offers some of the best Jambalaya (New Orleans’ take on the classic Spanish paella rice dish) in town.

New-Orleans-Destination-walking tour
Garden District Walking Tour

Learn about the history of New Orleans on this historic walking tour chalked full of unique architectural and landscape styles while also seeing famous celebrity homes.

Saint Louis Cathedral
Jackson Square

This historic park oozes with history (site where the Louisiana Purchase was made) and scenery, including the statue of President Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans.

new orleans city guide - itinerary

Day 1


Ease into a day of adventures at Café Du Monde, a 24-hour hotspot for tasty beignets and coffee.


Walk through history at the World War II Museum where you’ll find interactive exhibits lined with snapshots of the past, collections of artifacts, and immersive galleries. 


It wouldn’t be New Orleans without a ghost tour! Get acquainted with the folklore of the French Quarter on a ghost tour or haunted pub crawl with Ghost City Tours.

Day 2


Tour the notorious and supposedly haunted St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, home to more than 100,000 souls — allegedly including voodoo priestess Marie Laveau. 


For more spooky thrills, stop by Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo. Find gifts like skeleton keys, voodoo dolls and spell-casting kits, or have a spiritual reading from an in-house psychic.


Enjoy a helping of creole cooking with a side of history at Mother’s Restaurant. Don’t forget to try their Bloody Mary’s or legendary bread pudding.

Day 3


Stop in to Muriel’s Sunday Jazz Brunch. Dare to try something new, like shrimp and goat cheese crepes or duck and chaurice hash accompanied by the relaxing sounds of live jazz music.  


Before you head home, visit The Mortuary. This former funeral home now operates year-round as Mystere Escape Rooms, where you and fellow team members have 60 minutes to find clues and solve puzzles in an interactive themed room. 

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