Most tourist destinations are centered in the French Quarter, the heart of New Orleans. To get up close with the city of New Orleans, you can also walk within the city to explore the French Quarter. Located along the Mississippi River, you can ride horse-drawn carriages see the Bourbon Street and Steamboat Natchez. You can also hop on the historic street car or busses to get to the Garden District and the city museum.
#1 French Quarter
Tourists from around the world travel to New Orleans to see the French Quarter. The whole district has a unique architecture with lots of restaurants and entertainment throughout the day. Some of the buildings date back 300 years ago with wrought iron designed balconies, red-tiled roofs, and beautiful courtyards. Many of these picturesque buildings are hotels, souvenir shops, art galleries and famous jazz clubs. Try to have your picture taken at Court of Two Sisters, a famous French building located on Royal Street. Keep your eyes out when crossing Bourbon Street; although the streets are safe during the day, it gets pretty crowded and hectic in the night. To hear traditional jazz music, head to Frenchmen Street where you find restaurants where artistic minds would gather to talk about their passions.
# 2 National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum features exhibits about the war in Pacific and Europe. The museum houses WWII aircraft and film about the war continuously played in their 4D Theater. Feel the experience of the war as your chairs would shake as tanks explode and other sensory experience. To honor the WWII veterans, black and white documentary film shows some of the real life experience they encountered during the war. There are tour guides who would provide facts and snippets about the WWII. One part of the museum is the Stage Door Canteen which features 1940s matinees and dinner shows.
# 3 Jackson Square
# 4 New Orleans Museum of Art
Considered as the finest museum in the southern US, New Orleans Museum of Arts it display exhibits from French and American art. They also feature African and Japanese art collection and a variety of exhibitions depending on their themes. The museum also has 60 sculptures displayed in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The garden has beautiful trails that lead to lagoons and soaring oak trees.
# 5 Mardi Gras
Visiting New Orleans is a wonderful experience! If you want a remembrance of your time in NOLA, you can get a New Orleans 3D Nautical Wood Chart! Carved Lake Art has a wonderful collection of custom topographical wood chart that you can get here.