Best activities in New Orleans

Check out the top activities in New Orleans, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. City Park
1. City Park
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633 local reviews
City Park, New Orleans
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Sean
City Park is one of my favorite places to visit. Its unique and magical just like the city of New Orleans."Tod…
Selma J
City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New…
Marie Jo
City Park offers something for everyone. Botanical Garden. Art in the open-air Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and…
1. City Park
1. City Park
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633 local reviews
City Park, New Orleans
Sean
Sean
City Park is one of my favorite places to visit. Its unique and magical just like the city of New Orleans."Today’s City Park offers…
Selma J
Selma J
City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making…
Marie Jo
Marie Jo
City Park offers something for everyone. Botanical Garden. Art in the open-air Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and Art Museum (NOMA). Sprawling…
2. City Park
2. City Park
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95 local reviews
1 Palm Dr, New Orleans
+1 504-482-4888
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Colleen
Its beautiful, and a nice escape for outdoor activities and nature. There is an enchanting wind-chime tree…
Kichea
Very close to property, beautiful, Art Museum, many activities for adults and children, sculpture garden,…
Michael
From a running/bike track to a small amusement park, City Park is full of family friendly activities!
2. City Park
2. City Park
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95 local reviews
1 Palm Dr, New Orleans
+1 504-482-4888
Colleen
Colleen
Its beautiful, and a nice escape for outdoor activities and nature. There is an enchanting wind-chime tree with chimes off all shapes and…
Kichea
Kichea
Very close to property, beautiful, Art Museum, many activities for adults and children, sculpture garden, botanical gardens, tennis courts,…
Michael
Michael
From a running/bike track to a small amusement park, City Park is full of family friendly activities!
3. Museum of Art
3. Museum of Art
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36 local reviews
Museum of Art, New Orleans
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Charles
Exhibits and paintings. Museum is also inside City Park which includes other worthy activities including…
Vats
They have rotating exhibits and activities. Love the Asian collection on the top floor.
3. Museum of Art
3. Museum of Art
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36 local reviews
Museum of Art, New Orleans
Charles
Charles
Exhibits and paintings. Museum is also inside City Park which includes other worthy activities including walking and jogging course and…
Vats
Vats
They have rotating exhibits and activities. Love the Asian collection on the top floor.
4. Audubon Zoo
4. Audubon Zoo
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265 local reviews
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 504-861-2537
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Rachel & David
One of our families favorite places to go, the zoo is beautiful and offers many fun activities for the kids…
Tess
Great time with many attractions and kid friendly activities!
Vesta
Lovely zoo full of activities for kids.
4. Audubon Zoo
4. Audubon Zoo
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265 local reviews
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 504-861-2537
Rachel & David
Rachel & David
One of our families favorite places to go, the zoo is beautiful and offers many fun activities for the kids. There is even a water park…
Tess
Tess
Great time with many attractions and kid friendly activities!
Vesta
Vesta
Lovely zoo full of activities for kids.
5. Palmer Park
5. Palmer Park
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38 local reviews
S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
+1 504-658-3200
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Laurie
Monthly art festival here, last Saturday of each month. Incredible selection of local and regional art, kids…
5. Palmer Park
5. Palmer Park
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38 local reviews
S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
+1 504-658-3200
Laurie
Laurie
Monthly art festival here, last Saturday of each month. Incredible selection of local and regional art, kids activities and more.
6. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
6. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
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226 local reviews
1 Canal St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 504-565-3033
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Bailey
Beautiful park! I love all of the family fun features! Lots of fun activities to explore!
Keila
Family fun activities at the Aquarium of the Americas
Annie
Another Kid Friendly activity.
6. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
6. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
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226 local reviews
1 Canal St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 504-565-3033
Bailey
Bailey
Beautiful park! I love all of the family fun features! Lots of fun activities to explore!
Keila
Keila
Family fun activities at the Aquarium of the Americas
Annie
Annie
Another Kid Friendly activity.
7. Louisiana Children's Museum
7. Louisiana Children's Museum
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39 local reviews
420 Julia St, New Orleans
Open · Closes in 13 minutes
+1 504-523-1357
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Quintin
Great rainy day activity. Great indoor playground for hot or rainy days.
Melanie
Great place for toddlers with lots of interesting activities.
Annette
Kid's entertainment & educational fun activities
7. Louisiana Children's Museum
7. Louisiana Children's Museum
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39 local reviews
420 Julia St, New Orleans
Open · Closes in 13 minutes
+1 504-523-1357
Quintin
Quintin
Great rainy day activity. Great indoor playground for hot or rainy days.
Melanie
Melanie
Great place for toddlers with lots of interesting activities.
Annette
Annette
Kid's entertainment & educational fun activities
8. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
8. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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4 local reviews
200 Poydras St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 504-552-2739
RestaurantBarPoint of interest
Ronny
WATCH THE GAME -Gordon Biersch is a large restaurant/sports bar on Poydras in the heart of the New Orleans…
8. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
8. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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4 local reviews
200 Poydras St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 504-552-2739
Ronny
Ronny
WATCH THE GAME -Gordon Biersch is a large restaurant/sports bar on Poydras in the heart of the New Orleans CBD. Sit indoors or out, with TVs…
9. Audubon Park
9. Audubon Park
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162 local reviews
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 504-861-2537
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Molly
Audubon Park is uptown right across from Tulane and Loyola and is a great place to hang wander. The aquarium,…
Anthony
This park is filled with graceful Spanish Oaks and has open spaces perfect for all sorts of recreational…
9. Audubon Park
9. Audubon Park
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162 local reviews
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 504-861-2537
Molly
Molly
Audubon Park is uptown right across from Tulane and Loyola and is a great place to hang wander. The aquarium, zoo, golf and lots of fun…
Anthony
Anthony
This park is filled with graceful Spanish Oaks and has open spaces perfect for all sorts of recreational activities and dog-walking.
10. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
10. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
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78 local reviews
423 Canal St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 504-524-2847
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Matthew
Okay.. this place is definitely not for the squeamish. Just know that nothing can "get you" here. A very fun…
Kurt
Great idea for a family activity and good for a rainy day. You can really eat a bug here!
10. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
10. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
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78 local reviews
423 Canal St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 504-524-2847
Matthew
Matthew
Okay.. this place is definitely not for the squeamish. Just know that nothing can "get you" here. A very fun family activity. The butterfly…
Kurt
Kurt
Great idea for a family activity and good for a rainy day. You can really eat a bug here!
11. Santa Fe
11. Santa Fe
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100 local reviews
3201 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 504-948-0077
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Jim
This is one of my favorite places to dine in Mid City on Esplanade Ave. If the weather is nice, suggest…
11. Santa Fe
11. Santa Fe
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100 local reviews
3201 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 504-948-0077
Jim
Jim
This is one of my favorite places to dine in Mid City on Esplanade Ave. If the weather is nice, suggest dining on the outside covered front…
12. Jackson Square
12. Jackson Square
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198 local reviews
700 Decatur St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 504-658-3200
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David
This is a node of activity and culture! You will hear world class music from street performers. Walk the…
Jill
Shopping, sight seeing, music, it is the center of all of the activities.
12. Jackson Square
12. Jackson Square
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198 local reviews
700 Decatur St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 504-658-3200
David
David
This is a node of activity and culture! You will hear world class music from street performers. Walk the permiter of the wrought iron fence…
Jill
Jill
Shopping, sight seeing, music, it is the center of all of the activities.