Our Favorite Places
The list of what makes New Orleans special is endless: streetcars, oak-lined pathways, beignets, Creole cooking, and the Mississippi River alongside the famous Audubon Park are just a few of the city's distinguishing attributes. Below are some of our favorites.
Beginning at the edge of the French Quarter and ending Uptown near Audubon Zoo, Magazine Street offers six miles of eclectic and fun shops that can be enjoyed by all. Magazine Street is the place to go for clothes, antiques, unique gifts, and delicious restaurants.
Café du Monde
Tourists and locals alike head to Café du Monde on Decatur Street in the French Quarter for café au lait and beignets. While you sip your coffee and eat your beignets, you can watch the fascinating parade of people through the French Quarter, just as Café du Monde visitors have done since 1862.
La Vie Orleans Tours
The best way to see the historic French Quarter is by foot, and that experience is even better with a local guide to show you the most interesting spots and learn the history of America's most unique city. La Vie Orleans Tours is a locally-owned tour company founded by Tulane Law School alumnus Ashton P. Rogers.
New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden
The New Orleans Museum of Art, the city's oldest fine arts institution, has a magnificent permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects, valued in excess of 200 million dollars. The collection is noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome
The Superdome is home to our beloved New Orleans Saints, and for 38 years, it was also home to Tulane Green Wave football. The Saints' Super Bowl victory in February of 2010 was undoubtedly one of the most exciting times in New Orleans recent history!
National WWII Museum
Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and designated by Congress as the country's official World War II Museum, this remarkable attraction that continues to expand illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts, and powerful interactive displays.
Man, it has been a long time since I've featured one of New Orleans' best streets or neighborhoods in my TTDANOLA guide! Now, we dig into one of NOLA's hottest and most up-and-coming neighborhoods... the CBD!
Did You Know?
The Sugar Bowl, which began in Tulane Stadium, got its name from Tulane University, as the Uptown campus was built on an old sugarcane plantation.