The Top Nine Things to See and Do in New Orleans

A metal sign above the entrance to Preservation Hall, an iconic New Orleans jazz club in the French Quarter neat the Hotel Mazarin.

DISCOVER THE BEST PLACES THAT EVERYONE SHOULD VISIT IN NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans is a vibrant and exciting city with a palpable history and a diverse culture. Known for its world-famous cuisine, lively music scene, and historical landmarks, this iconic city has no shortage of things to see and do.

The French Quarter

The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré, is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and the heart of the city. This historic district is home to many of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the St. Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street, and the French Market. Visitors can enjoy the city’s unique architecture, stroll down the cobblestone streets, and listen to live music at one of the many bars and clubs in the area.

The Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is an integral part of the city’s history and culture and is one of the best ways to experience it. Visitors can walk along the riverfront and enjoy the beautiful views of the city or take a boat tour to see the river from a different perspective.

City Park

City Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country, covering over 1,300 acres. This beautiful park is home to many attractions, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Botanical Garden, and the historic Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Visitors can also enjoy picnics, walking and biking trails, and outdoor concerts in the park.

Food Tour

New Orleans is known for its delicious cuisine, and a food tour is one of the best ways to experience it. Visitors can try traditional dishes like gumbo and jambalaya and unique cuisines like alligators and oysters. Food tours are a great way to learn about the city’s culinary history and taste some of the city’s best dishes.

The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum is one of the city’s top museums and a must-see for history enthusiasts. Visitors can learn about war stories, take a virtual tour of a World War II-era submarine, and see a real-life landing craft used during the war.

Walking Tour of the Garden District

The Garden District is a historic neighborhood known for its beautiful mansions and lush gardens. Visitors can take a walking tour of the district to see these stunning homes and learn about the city’s history and culture.

The Audubon Zoo

The Audubon Zoo is a popular attraction in New Orleans and is home to various animals, including gorillas, elephants, and jaguars. The zoo also has several interactive exhibits, including a swamp and a sea lion show.

Live Music

New Orleans is known for its vibrant music scene and live performances. Visitors can catch a jazz show in the French Quarter, see a brass band parade in the streets, or attend one of the many music festivals in the city throughout the year.

Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras is one of the most significant events in New Orleans, and Mardi Gras World is where all of the floats and costumes are made for the parade. Visitors can take a behind-the-scenes workshop tour to see how floats are built and learn about historic Mardi Gras costumes and floats.

Stay at the Hotel Mazarin

One of the best ways to experience all the things to do in New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. Hotel Mazarin is ideally situated in the heart of the French Quarter. Make a reservation at Hotel Mazarin today.

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ROOMS

The Hotel Mazarin’s rooms and suites offer New Orleans style and comfort in the French Quarter during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Mardi Gras Season. All guest rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and deluxe pillow-top mattresses. Crystal chandeliers and porcelain tiles decorate every room, and most come with stunning French Quarter views perfect for the Mardi Gras season.

CORPORATE

The Hotel Mazarin has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their New Orleans stay in the French Quarter. Situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Hotel Mazarin is a hub for business travelers wishing to experience Mardi Gras or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays just close enough to the excitement of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

WEDDING

The Hotel Mazarin is a New Orleans bride’s dream come true. Our boutique Mardi Gras hotel hosts traditional and intimate New Orleans weddings and ceremonies in the French Quarter with stunning and sophisticated venues for a truly memorable wedding experience. Our treasured wedding venues are the Queen Anne Courtyard, La Louisiane, and Fleur de Lis Suite.

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The Hotel Mazarin has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their New Orleans stay in the French Quarter. Situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Hotel Mazarin is a hub for business travelers wishing to experience Mardi Gras or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays just close enough to the excitement of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • BLACK PENNY
  • CAFE DU MONDE
  • BOURBON ST.
  • ANTIEAU GALLERY
  • PATRICK’S BAR VIN
  • JUSTINE
  • LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP BAR
  • PRESERVATION JAZZ HALL
  • FRENCHMEN ST.