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Things To Do in New Orleans

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By Bob Levin on September 3rd, 2013

Categories: Popular Cities

Anybody visiting New Orleans should know that it is a major port of the United States. It’s the largest city and metropolitan in the state of Louisiana. Known as the city of Jazz and Mardi Gras, the Big Easy is a city of culture and charm where tourists can find a lot of New Orleans hotel discounts all year round.

If you’re heading there any time soon, here are top three of the free activities you can try in New Orleans as well as the most popular sights you can enjoy in the city.

Free Things to Do in New Orleans

  • Every first Saturday of each month, you have the chance to experience the galleries in the Art District located alongside Julia Street.
  • If you love swing dancing, go over to the National World War II Museum and enjoy dancing here.
  • If you have bought the kids along on your trip, be sure to take them to Sydney and Walda Besth off Sculpture Garden in City Park. This is a place where your kids can find others of their age and play around while you interact with other adults.

Sights to See in New Orleans

If you are planning to stay in one of the hotels near downtown New Orleans, make sure that they’re near famous sights such as:

City Park: When hurricane Katrina shredded this park and its beautiful landscapes, the entire city held ground and stood united to restore the park. Even though many of the 600-year old live oaks were destroyed, people managed to develop new walking and biking paths among other renovations.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art: Another place to explore in New Orleans is the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. This place is especially recommended for those who have a creative side and enjoy things like paintings, photography and ceramics.

Magazine Street: Renowned for its restaurants, from French bistros to those offering Japanese and Mediterranean food, this place is also a shopper’s dream. It runs from the Lower Garden District to Audubon Park in Uptown where locals and tourists go window-shopping at antique shops, jewelry stores, and clothing stores that are totally Louisiana-inspired.

New Orleans is usually hot and humid from May through September. Perhaps the best time to visit the city is early spring but if you visit during July and August, you’ll find lower hotel prices. Check out the city and don’t miss the incredible New Orleans hotel deals courtesy of Motel.com.

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