Five great things to do in NOLA – New Orleans Day Tours

New Orleans Ghost and Voodoo Tour

A man sits in a chair dressed in a skeleton chair.

New Orleans is pretty spooky by day, but even more so by night, when this haunted walking tour takes you through Jackson Square, the Lalaurie Mansion and more. Easy meeting point right in the French Quarter. New Orleans day tours that discover ghosts (there are plenty) are a must! – by Viator.

Creole Cooking Class

A pot filled with gumbo sits on a stove.

New Orleans Day Tours Food Pick: If you don’t know about bisque, gumbo or jambalaya, you will by the end of this cooking class and demonstration. Taught by local chefs with a rotating seasonal menu. It’s not hands-on but offers plenty of generous tastes, accompanied by sweet tea or locally brewed beer. – by Viator.

Pirates in New Orleans, a Historical Tour

Tour guides dressed as pirates in New Orleans, Louisiana.

New Orleans Day Tours Fun Pick: Don’t you want to do a tour led by a pirate? 90 minutes of informative local history, focusing on New Orleans’ raucous pirate days as a bawdy port, with a dash of American history about the Battle of New Orleans thrown in for good measure. – by Get Your Guide.

Full Day Swamp and Plantation Tour

A view of the bayou outside of New Orleans during the winter.

From the elegance of a plantation tour and lunch to wildlife spotting in Cajun swamps, this immersion into Louisiana’s history is a complete slice of local lore. – by Viator.

Haunted Pub Crawl. Spooky!

A view of a deserted and illuminated Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

New Orleans’ party atmosphere allows “to go” cups of your favorite libation. So a pub crawl tour with a licensed guide and historical expert is a natural. Visit dives high and low. Must be 21. Bring cash or card for your drinks. – by Get Your Guide.

“There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better.” — Bob Dylan

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