New Orleans Information

New Orleans, Louisiana's top visitor destination, has a reputation for historical roots, hot and muggy weather, good food, good music, and over-the-top debauchery. Despite being hit hard by Hurricane Katrina recently, New Orleans is still the tourist hot-spot it always has been. Jazz music still rules the city's streets and Mardi Gras is celebrated every day of the year. The most celebrated and historic core of the city - including the Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter, Central Business District, Warehouse and Arts District, Magazine Street, Garden District, Audubon Park and Zoo and St. Charles Avenue - not only remains intact, both physically and spiritually, but is thriving.

Some of the city's top choices for visitors include:

Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 800 774 7394
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas offers enhanced exhibits and a wonderful aquatic animal collection. Visit new animals and old favorites, too--including the beloved penguins and sea otters Buck and Emma!

Mardi Gras
Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Although Mardi Gras is celebrated around the world, no one does it like New Orleans. It is New Orleans' premiere party season! It's time to enjoy life, party, and have a good time! It's irresistibly fun, vibrant, sarcastic, and sassy! If you understand how this city hums during the day and sings at night, you may be able to envision its celebration of Mardi Gras. Taking place annually on Fat Tuesday (the day before Lent on the Christian calendar) and the days leading up to Fat Tuesday, parties begin in the morning and last until midnight.

Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
+1 504 581 4629 / +1 800 774 7394
One of the country's top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo blends the exotic excitement of animals from around the globe with the serenity of its lush gardens. With innovative natural habitat exhibits and an animal collection ranging from the unique white alligators to the extraordinary white tigers, Audubon Zoo has become one of the Gulf South's favorite family gathering spots.

French Market
1100 North Peters, New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504 522 2621
Located in the historic French Quarter, just at the river's edge, the French Market offers upscale shopping, entertainment, and regional cuisine within the atmosphere of America's oldest public market.

Louisiana Children's Museum
420 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504 523 1357
Find something new and fun to do each time you visit the Louisiana Children's Museum. Explore and experience 30,000 square feet of hands-on fun, engaging exhibits and exciting programs - all designed with curious kids (and grown-ups) in mind. Pilot a towboat down the Mighty Mississippi. Shop until you drop in a pint-size grocery store. Dine in a five-star, role-play café. Ride a bike with Mr. Bones. Lift 500 pounds. Hoist yourself up a wall. Trap your shadow. Anchor the evening news. Stand inside a gigantic bubble. Create a masterful work of art and much more! Even little ones have a special space to climb, crawl, hide and explore. Learning has never been more fun!