You’re mistaken if you think that your trip to New Orleans will be “Just another vacation.” Every tour in New Orleans provides visitors with unforgettable experiences that do not disappoint. The city’s unique atmosphere inspires an endless list of entertaining and educational activities.
Here are a few ideas of enjoyable tours to take in New Orleans:
- City sightseeing
- Cultural and multilingual
- Nightlife tours
- Food and Drink
- Swamp, Lake, or River
- Plantations and Gardens
New Orleans has something to offer every visitor and there are always several events to choose from. Make sure you plan your trip accordingly and check what’s happening in the city on arrival because you don’t want to regret missing any of these events. If this is your destination in the next few weeks, be sure not to miss these upcoming attractions in New Orleans:
- August 1st – 31st 2013: Coolinary New Orleans
- Celebrate dining in America’s most delicious city! Many restaurants participate in this event by creating special menu prices for 2-3 course lunch menus and 3 course dinner menus. This event includes around 50 award-winning restaurants and new restaurants are joining every day!
- Begins August 7th 2013: White Glove Wednesdays
- Presented by the National World War II Museum, this event gives you that opportunity to try on an infantryman’s pack yourself. If you’re a history buff this is a rare experience to see the uniforms and equipment used by American and German soldiers during World War II. This even repeats every week until December 31st 2013.
- August 28th – September 2nd 2013: Southern Decadence
- Also known as the “Gay Mardi Gras” this year is the 42nd annual Southern Decadence. This is the largest Gay event in New Orleans. It consists of an around the clock street party in the French Quarter, and includes a parade, DJs, and all night dance parties. It is 18 to enter and 21 to consume alcohol for all events.
- July 11th – August 29th 2013: Swing Dance Nights
- Every Thursday night through August the Paris Room and Café Soule offer an event that will bring you back to the swing jazz era. Lessons are offered for beginners.
- September 19th – 21st 2013: New Orleans Burlesque Festival
- Burlesque, a French Quarter main attraction from the 1940s through the 1960s has returned for the New Orleans Burlesque Festival. In 2011 Travel Channel named it one of the “Top 10 Burlesque Shows” worldwide. There are more than 60 performers from across the country, as well as educational sessions for those who want to learn burlesque!
If you are looking to experience something remarkable make sure to add a few tours in New Orleans to your bucket list. There is so much to learn and experience in such a historic and special city, so make sure to plan ahead so you can get in on all the action!