Return to Main Page

Besides the French Quarter, what else is there to see in New Orleans?

The French Quarter is so dominant in people’s imaginations about New Orleans that it’s
hard to educate visitors about what else we have. The Aquarium of the Americas, right
on the waterfront, has penguins, sea otters, and a mesmerizing jellyfish display. “The
Cities of the Dead” – cemeteries – are fascinating but DO NOT GO THERE ALONE!
Crime is rampant in these lonely parts, so always go with a tour group. Fabulous Belle
Epoch houses can be found in the Garden District. If you don’t have a car to tour in, ride
the St. Charles St. streetcar. The Grey Line has bus tours of local plantations along the
Mississippi River.

For children, Audubon Zoo in the Garden District is fun. The Louisiana Children's
Museum in the Arts District, on Julia Street, has a munchkin-size grocery store where
little kids can shop. Older children can steer a real tugboat on the Mississippi. New
Orleans City Park, up near Lake Pontchartrain (which, surprisingly, is pronounced the
way it’s spelled) has two miniature trains that tour the perimeter of the park. Young
children will like Storyland, a play area in the park based on nursery rhymes.

Search for more info:


For other Destinations, go to

Coming to New Orleans?sm