New Orleans Travel Guide

See where the locals spend Mardi Gras.


Activities
Spotted Cat
All sorts of funky roots music can be heard here on a nightly basis, ranging from blues to traditional jazz to Latin. The Cat is a favorite hangout for many on the Frenchmen Street scene.
  • 623 Frenchmen Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116 US

Spotted Cat

All sorts of funky roots music can be heard here on a nightly basis, ranging from blues to traditional jazz to Latin. The Cat is a favorite hangout for many on the Frenchmen Street scene.
623 Frenchmen Street New Orleans, LA, US
Frenchman Street
Removed from the glitzy neon lights and blaring cover music of Bourbon Street is a compact musical enclave where the “locals” hang out. A 2-block-long entertainment district with live music, cheap drinks and no cover charge at most bars.

Frenchman Street

Removed from the glitzy neon lights and blaring cover music of Bourbon Street is a compact musical enclave where the “locals” hang out. A 2-block-long entertainment district with live music, cheap drinks and no cover charge at most bars.
7th Ward New Orleans, LA, US
Bourbon Street
Although this historic French Quarter street has a bawdy reputation due to the burlesque clubs and all-night partying, “Rue Bourbon” is steeped in history and folklore. It dates back to 1718 when New Orleans was founded.
  • Bourbon Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70112 US

Bourbon Street

Although this historic French Quarter street has a bawdy reputation due to the burlesque clubs and all-night partying, “Rue Bourbon” is steeped in history and folklore. It dates back to 1718 when New Orleans was founded.
Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA, US
St. Louis Cemetery
Located on historic Basin Street, St. Louis Cemetery #1 is the burial place of Marie Laveau, the legendary “voodoo queen.” Believers and non-believers alike make pilgrimages to her tomb to make offerings to her spirit.
  • 425 Basin Street, 3421 Esplanade Ave.
  • New Orleans, LA 70112 US

St. Louis Cemetery

Located on historic Basin Street, St. Louis Cemetery #1 is the burial place of Marie Laveau, the legendary “voodoo queen.” Believers and non-believers alike make pilgrimages to her tomb to make offerings to her spirit.
425 Basin Street, 3421 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA, US

Restaurants & Bars
Pat O’Brien’s
At the end of prohibition in 1933, Pat O'Brien converted his speakeasy into a legitimate drinking establishment called, of course, Pat O'Brien's. The brand has expanded over the years, and is now world-famous for the “Hurricane” cocktail.
  • 718 Saint Peter Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116 US

Pat O’Brien’s

At the end of prohibition in 1933, Pat O'Brien converted his speakeasy into a legitimate drinking establishment called, of course, Pat O'Brien's. The brand has expanded over the years, and is now world-famous for the “Hurricane” cocktail.
718 Saint Peter Street New Orleans, LA, US
D.B.A.
D.B.A is located next to the French Quarter and just a block past Esplanade Avenue. They offer one of the largest selections of beer and spirits in the city of New Orleans.
  • 618 Frenchmen Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70116 US

D.B.A.

D.B.A is located next to the French Quarter and just a block past Esplanade Avenue. They offer one of the largest selections of beer and spirits in the city of New Orleans.
618 Frenchmen Street New Orleans, LA, US
Old Absinthe House
For almost 200 years, the Old Absinthe House has been a staple of life in the French Quarter. Sit at the cooper-topped wooden bar as you sip your favorite beverage and take in the sights and sounds of the French Quarter.
  • 240 Bourbon Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70112 US

Old Absinthe House

For almost 200 years, the Old Absinthe House has been a staple of life in the French Quarter. Sit at the cooper-topped wooden bar as you sip your favorite beverage and take in the sights and sounds of the French Quarter.
240 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA, US

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