All Things To Do In Orleans

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    Night Sightseeing Flight

    See the bright lights of New Orleans at night on a sightseeing flight over the city! While listening to commentary from the pilot, relax in a small sightseeing plane. Gaze down at illuminated city attractions such as the Port of New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Mississippi River and more, and admire nighttime views of the French Quarter. If there is a sight that you particularly want to see, simply let the pilot know! The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to the sights that your group wants to see. Board your four seat airplane at the Flight Academy of New Orleans, take a seat, and then soar into the air above the city. Watch the flashing lights of the runway fade as the white lights of the city dominate the nightscape stretched before you. As you soar through the skies above the Mississippi River, listen to your pilot's tales about the city and its countless sights. Hear about different New Orleans neighborhoods as you pass above the French Quarter, and admire the streetlights casting a glow on its architecture. Peer past the lit-up skyscrapers of the Central Business District and soar around Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where New Orleans Saints American football team play. Loop around the domed stadium and have your camera ready to capture sights of the Port of New Orleans with its 2-mile (3-km) wharf. Glide a short distance from downtown New Orleans to admire aerial views of Southern Louisiana's bayous--the slow-moving streams of water around the Mississippi River. After admiring the nighttime views of the county's famous wetlands, loop back into the city and touch down at the start point where your experience finishes.
    Night Sightseeing Flight

    5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans

    • Take flight over the illuminated New Orleans attractions at night with a professional pilot
    • Learn the history and cultural backgrounds of the city with live commentary
    • Enjoy a bird's eye view of the French Quarter, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and the Port of New Orleans
    • Gaze out Louisiana's beautiful bayous around the banks of the Mississippi River from a window-side seat
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (New Orleans)

    Looking for a way to turn New Orleans into a giant game? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a sightseeing tour of all the best that New Orleans has to offer. Guided from any smartphone, you'll make your way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Answer questions to uncover the next, secret location. You'll learn about New Orleans landmarks like the French Market, Spanish Plaza, the Cafe du Monde and more. Your game will give you an entirely new perspective on the city as you weave through its fabled streets and solve the riddles!
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (New Orleans)

    Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans

    • Compete in a fun, interactive scavenger hunt around New Orleans guided by your smartphone
    • Answer questions and complete challenges to guide you to your next location on the tour
    • Adventure by famous Big Easy landmarks such as Jackson Square and Bourbon Street
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    Private Gondola Tour

    An airy laugh. Batting eyes. Blossoming amore. Some guy standing behind you with a knowing smile. Add a pinch of Venice to your New Orleans jambalaya with a romantic gondola getaway! Settle into a handcrafted Venetian love boat, and sluice your way through City Park's alluring lagoons. You'll have a full fifty minutes to soak in a puddle of pheromones, gasp at surreal sights, and lose yourselves in each other's irises. Add to the ambiance with recorded Italian tunes, and dine on little nibbles of encouragement: cheese, crackers, and cioccolato! Bring your favorite wine or champagne, and make a toast to fluttering hearts! Or, bring a few guests and make it an altogether different sort of experience! Each gondola can ferry up to four additional passengers for a small extra fee. Say, that's just enough room for a poet, a sketch artist, a sitar player, and your mom!
    Private Gondola Tour

    8 Friedrichs Ave, New Orleans

    • Escape into the lagoons of City Park with a romantic gondola tour
    • Take in the sights as you listen to soothing Italian music
    • Bring your favorite wine or champagne, and dine on complimentary snacks
    • Treat yourself and your significant other to a stirring New Orleans experience
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    Making Cajun Sauces

    They say hunger is the best sauce, but after this class we're not so sure you'll agree. Come to the Mardi Gras School of Cooking for a special cooking class devoted to sauces! After you take a ferryboat at the foot of the famous Canal Street to the West Bank of the Mississippi, you'll begin your fun-filled day of cooking, learning and eating. One cold sauce and three warm sauces are prepared throughout your class. You'll boil jumbo shrimp and make a Remoulade sauce to serve over the shrimp on a bed of chiffonade romaine. Next up, you'll make oven-roasted asparagus over sliced tomatoes with a hollandaise sauce, surrounded by grilled sea scallops. Also, a classic trout Meuniere shows you the four stages of butter. Finally, soft shell crabs, deep-fried, with a tomato and basil Beurre Blanc conclude the class. How could you not sign up for this after that mouth-watering description?
    Making Cajun Sauces

    232 Bermuda St, Louisiana

    • Learn to make a variety of delicious sauces from a professional chef
    • Enjoy a peaceful ferryboat ride from Canal Street to the kitchens located on the West Bank
    • Make dishes such as jumbo shrimp in Remoulade sauce, roasted asparagus, deep-fried crab and more
    • Go home with a bunch of new recipes to impress your guests
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    Pole Fitness Dance Basics

    Let out the sultry person inside you! Pole Pro's classes are fitness based and focus on developing muscle tone and improving cardiovascular health. All classes begin with a yoga-Pilates based floor warm-up that centers on stretching, toning and warming up muscles which in effect, gradually improves strength and flexibility. Once you are warmed up your experienced instructors will go over all fundamental moves, like turns, crawls, spins and struts. Gain the skills to choreograph a routine that will leave your partner's jaw hanging. Don't worry if you don't have a background in fitness or dance, all that's required is the desire to spin!
    Pole Fitness Dance Basics

    6626 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan

    • Get in touch with the sultriest you as you learn to pole dance
    • Learn basic techniques like turns, spins and struts so you can choreograph your own routine
    • Get a strength and flexibility workout while having a blast
    • Open to all skill and fitness levels
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    New Orleans Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour

    Discover New Orleans in a new light with this guided bike tour! Follow your experienced guide to some of New Orleans most incredible sights like the 18th century Treme Neighborhood, the above ground burials at Saint Louis Cemetery No. 3, the greenery of Louis Armstrong Park, the eccentric Faubourg Marigny, the casual Congo Square and the old school luxury of theAvenue of the Creoles. See the gorgeous mansions and homes in the exclusive neighborhoods. Let yourself immerse in the art and music that spill out on the sidewalks!
    New Orleans Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour

    214 Decatur St , New Orleans

    • See New Orleans on a bike with a great guide
    • Enjoy landmarks like Louis Armstrong Park, the Treme Neighborhood and more
    • Bask in the beauty and scenery around you
    • Learn more about the facts behind the city
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    Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Tour

    A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a boat tour of the cypress swamps. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest Plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation, followed by a guided tour of this grand mansion. Later in the afternoon visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields.

    You'll start your day driving out to Cajun Country, where you'll go through wild cypress swamps, over the Mississippi River on an impressive suspended bridge, and along vast sugarcane fields, as the guide tells a unique story of the odyssey of the Cajun people.

    Next you'll take a narrated boat tour (about 1.5 hours) on winding bayous in remote cypress swamps. Your Cajun guide, also an alligator hunter and fur trapper, will share his knowledge of the swamp including reptile habits, healing plants and exotic birds. After this peaceful ride, explore his picturesque swamp zoo on Bayou Boeuf. A delicious lunch is included at Oak Alley Plantation's Cajun restaurant with a chance to experience traditional cuisine of this region.

    After lunch be prepared for a pilgrimage back in time. From the River Road you will see and hear all about Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen Plantations. A guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture. Free time to walk under a spectacular canopy of 28 giant live oaks.

    Next visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.

    Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Experience a grand presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures on a full day tour
    • Cruise through the wild cypress swamps on a boat tour
    • Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest Plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation
    • Visit Laura, a Creole Plantation, and hear stories of her slave quarters and sugar cane fields
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    Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

    Nowhere is Louisiana's wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans . After crossing the Mississippi River, take a boat ride through these swamps and bayous and be on the lookout for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles and native birds. Hear stories from your guide about local Cajun culture and the mysteries of the swamps and bayous. After a short coach ride across the Mississippi River, embark on a fascinating 2 hour boat trip through the swamps and bayous of New Orleans! Watch the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana unfold as you travel through the bayous and swamps in a custom built, all-weather boat.

    Your local guide will reveal the mysteries of this iconic Louisiana terrain as you observe the nesting grounds of native wildlife. Discover how the seafood from the bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes! Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife are more numerous during the warmer months of the year.

    Along the way, learn all about Cajun culture and ingenuity - hear how Cajun people turned soup into gumbo, a famous Louisiana dish; the washboard into a musical instrument; and, of course, the swamps into a natural paradise. Your guide will also explain how these lush, untamed swamps and bayous are slowly disappearing. Learn about the efforts made to preserve and restore Louisiana's vanishing wetlands for future generations to enjoy. You'll return safely from the bayous with a return coach ride to the French Quarter in New Orleans.
    Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans

    • Take a boat ride through the famous swamps and bayous of New Orleans
    • Be on the lookout for indigenous alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles and native birds
    • Enjoy a coach ride through the area, then hear stories from your guide about local Cajun culture
    • See fascinating sights and listen as your guide unveils mysteries of the iconic swamps and bayous
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    Plane Ride with Champagne and Chocolate

    Board your sightseeing plane at the Flight Academy of New Orleans, sit in your window-side seat, and then take to the skies over the city's sights. Gaze out of your window and watch the runway slip from your view as New Orleans' urban sights take center stage. A maximum of three passengers are permitted per flight, making this a great way to spend quality time with a loved one or close friends. Gaze down at the French Quarter at the distinct architecture, and listen to your guide's stories about the city and its sights. Peer past the skyscrapers of the Central Business District to see Mercedes-Benz Superdome where New Orleans Saints American football team play. Loop around the iconic stadium, and have your camera ready to capture bird's-eye sights of the Port of New Orleans and its tailing 2-mile (3-km) wharf. Glide a short distance from downtown New Orleans to the bayous of Louisiana, the slow-moving streams of water that form around the Mississippi River. After admiring sunset views of the county's famous wetlands, head back over the city and touch down at the start point where your VIP experience finishes. Once high in the air above the Mississippi River, it's time to pop the Champagne and eat your chocolates! One full bottle of Champagne and chocolates (type and amount varies) is included per couple, so sit back, sip on the bubbles and enjoy your sweets as you cruise above New Orleans.
    Plane Ride with Champagne and Chocolate

    5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans

    • Combine aerial views of New Orleans with cheese and a bottle of wine on this sightseeing flight
    • Glide above the French Quarter and Central Business District with commentary from your pilot
    • See top New Orleans attractions such as Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Mississippi River
    • Customize the route with your pilot according to personal preferences
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    Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour

    Go beyond New Orleans to tour two grand Louisiana plantations on the banks of the Mississippi River. Watch guides in period costume bring to life the history of Oak Alley Plantation, named after a double row of live oaks planted nearly 300 years ago. Then tour the Creole Laura Plantation with its sweeping sugarcane fields and historically significant slave quarters. Admire several other plantations on the Great River Road from afar, and learn their unique stories. On your ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, you will see and hear all about Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen Plantations. Your guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation will allow you time to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture. The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home. Next visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.
    Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Journey back in time to the Antebellum South with a small-group tour of two separate plantations
    • Visit Oak Alley Plantation, which has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road"
    • Tour Laura Plantation, a historic sugar plantation built in 1805, with an experience that will feel very personal
    • Hear stories in dramatic detail of the lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves
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