New Orleans

Top Things to Do in New Orleans

The Big Easy is big on fun: Mardi Gras, jaw-dropping Southern mansions, lazy riverboat rides along the Mississippi and so much more. Check out our list of top things to do in New Orleans.

Filed under:
+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Things to do in New Orleans - Tour Jackson Square
Start Over

Gallery Link:

View All

Photography by Thinkstock

French Quarter's Jackson Square

Named for Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson in 1815, Jackson Square Park has been called one of “America’s Great Public Spaces” by the American Planning Association. Roughly the size of a city park, the space is a regular venue for live musical acts. At its center you’ll find Saint Louis Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in North America.

Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

You May Also Like

Navigating New Orleans

Getting around New Orleans just got easy. Check out our tips for navigating the Crescent City by streetcar, pedicab and more!

New Orleans' Coolest Live Music Venues

From live jazz to Creole and zydeco beats, discover New Orleans' coolest venues to hear live music.

We Recommend

Most Popular

Best Fireworks Displays

Ready to celebrate the country's independence? These are some of the ...

NOLA's Mouthwatering Eats

From po’ boys to beignets, New Orleans is one of America’s most unique ...

Haunted Hotels

Spend a night with some legendary ghosts -- Marilyn Monroe and Sid ...

14 Ways to Do NOLA Right

The Big Easy is big on fun: Mardi Gras, jaw-dropping Southern ...

Most Exciting Attractions in New Orleans

What’s so exciting about New Orleans’ attractions? Plenty. Tour the ...

More Travel Inspirations

DIY Blog Cabin
DIY Blog Cabin Sweeps

Enter for a chance to win a grand prize worth almost $900,000!

Food Network Grilling On the Road
The Best Summer Eats On The Road

Find FN chefs' favorite ice cream, BBQ, and burgers across the country.

Cooking Channel Adventures in Cooking
Learn a New Cooking Skill

Get creative in the kitchen and see cooler ways to cook from Cooking Channel.