New Orleans Shore Excursions
Bourbon street is famed for its great eateries, live jazz, lively bars and clubs and shops selling carnival masks, jewelry and local crafts. Drop by at Pat O'Brien's bar, famed for the invention of the drink the Hurricane. Enjoy jazz music at The Famous Door, the oldest jazz club on the street. Unwind at the Old Absinthe House, here in 1874 the notorious Absinthe House Frappe was created by the patron. Order a glass of Herbsaint, a lawful replacement for banned Absinthe.
Jackson Square lies at the center of New Orlean’s celebrated French Quarter, the only intact French and Spanish colonial settlement standing in the United States. A number of interesting buildings are found on the square, like the St Louis Cathedral, first erected in 1724, the 1850 house, authentically furnished with fixtures and fittings of the 19th century and the 1795 Cabildo, where the Louisiana Purchase was ratified in 1803. Don’t miss a stop at busy Café Du Monde for their famous cafe au lait et beignets
The Mississippi river Moonwalk promenade follows the west side of the river from Jackson Square southwards to Canal street. The project was named after mayor Maurice Moon Landrieu, the mayor behind the building of the amenity. The Moonwalk is a popular place for tourists who come to escape the city humidity thanks to the gentle breeze off the river and enjoy the view.
St. Louis Cemetery #1
St. Louis Cemetery No 1 is the oldest and best known of the 3 St Louis Roman Catholic cemeteries in New Orleans. The beginnings of the above ground tombs is in dispute, it may beX6 due to the high water table, others that it was a Spanish Roman Catholic tradition. The cemetery appeared as a location for the cult film Easy Rider. The scene caused a stir, and no films have been filmed in St Louis No 1 since. It’s a 5 minute walk from the French Quarter to the cemetery.
St Charles Streetcar
The iconic St. Charles Line is the oldest streetcar line in the US to have run continuously since opening. The line begins at Canal Street, travels down St Charles Avenue, and ends at Carondelete Avenue. The streetcar stops at some premier visitor destinations including the World War II museum, the Confederate museum, Audubon Park and the Garden District.