When planning a trip to New Orleans, everybody has a different bucket list. A stroll along Bourbon Street and a signature Hurricane from Pat O'Brien's will please some, while a walk through the sprawling live oaks of Audubon Park and a neighborhood walking tour can do the trick for others. The city offers such a range of activities that nearly everybody can be amused and there is so much to do that even a full week's trip isn't enough time.
Music is at the heart of New Orleans' beating soul and you'll soon see that it's everywhere, from street buskers on Royal Street to the full array of entertainment that happens every night of the week along Frenchmen Street.
The most under-recognized aspect of the city is its nature. The city has two amazing parks in Audubon Park and City Park, with golf courses, kayaking, paddle boats and numerous other activities for the whole family to enjoy. There really is nothing more soothing than a picnic lunch at Audubon Park, sharing your grassy area with a flock of peaceful exotic birds from Bird Island.
Shopping, eating, exploring the outdoors and down right enjoying yourself is what The Big Easy is all about. Leave your stresses at the airport, and check out the list below for a start on what to see during your visit.