New Orleans Sights

New Orleans was founded in 1718 and has been called Crescent City, Gateway to the Americas, the Birthplace of Jazz, the Big Easy, and the City that Care Forgot. Nearly 400,000 people simply call it home. It is a city whose history is as much triumph as it is tragedy. It is a place you’ll never forget.

Hop On – Hop Off New Orleans City Sightseeing Tour

Hop On – Hop Off open-top double-decker buses are rolling in New Orleans and they are a BIG hit! Ride all day for one price. Hop off at one of our convenient stops and visit the attractions along the route! We’ll be back every thirty minutes to pick you up. This is a tour that offers maximum flexibility to see the city at your own pace. Experience three centuries of history, architecture, and culture on the City Sightseeing New Orleans tour, always narrated live by your very own tour host.

The French Quarter
The French Quarter is New Orleans, or is it New Orleans is the French Quarter? Either way, it is a happening place filled with everything you think of when you think of the Big Easy. Food. Music. Street performers. Shopping. Architecture. You name it, it’s here! Best of all, it is only steps away from the Sheraton New Orleans, our home for Kscope13.

Garden District
The Garden District is an historic and breathtakingly beautiful neighborhood. It is a marvel of architecture and urban planning and includes parks, fountains, canals, and grand mansions. You can stroll through the neighborhoods on your own, or take one of the many guided tours. Among the very famous people who live in the Garden District are: Anne Rice, Trent Reznor, Archie and Peyton Manning, Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, and Sandra Bullock.

New Orleans Museum of Art
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911 with only nine works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south.

Audubon Zoo

Audubon Zoo is a New Orleans landmark and a living museum filled with some of the rarest and most beautiful creatures of nature.

There have been animals at this site since the 1884 World Exposition in Audubon Park. Today, Audubon Zoo is 58 acres of animals in their natural habitats. The zoo consistently ranks among this country’s best.

Jackson Square

Historic Jackson Square, originally known in the 18th century as "Place d'Armes," and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans’ hero Andrew Jackson, is a timeless attraction in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans.

For well over a half-century, there has been a plein air artist colony at Jackson Square. Local artists paint, draw, create portraits and caricatures, and display their work on the square's iron fence. Some have been there for generations! Jackson Square is a favorite site for visitors and locals. The artists, restaurants, museums, merchants, and the square itself make Jackson Square one of the French Quarter's most popular destinations.



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