Things to do in New Orleans This Weekend

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    Ghost and Vampire Haunted Walking Tour

    What vacation is complete without a little disease and disaster? And maybe some vampires for good measure? This New Orleans tour will help you get your fill on all things mayhem, as you learn about some of the French Quarter’s many haunted tails and unsolved mysteries. You’ll be participating in a walking tour led by local who know’s all of the Quarter’s darkest secrets. Uncover the mystery of Madame LaLaurie and the check out the LaLaurie Mansion, hear urban legends about ghosts and vampires known to prowl the streets, and find out the true nature of the magic that holds this famed city in its grasp. Oh, and throw in a few unsolved murders and tragic suicides for good measure. Just because.
    Ghost and Vampire Haunted Walking Tour

    718 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Embark on a storytelling tour of New Orleans featuring some of its most harrowing urban legends
    • Tour the French Quarter with a knowledgeable guide who will introduce you to its expansive culture
    • Check out some of the neighborhood’s mythical haunts, including the LaLaurie Mansion
    • Enjoy the thrill of being seriously frightened as you let your imagination run wild
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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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    St. Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

    This tour’s gravy is in its … graves. That’s because you’ll be checking out New Orleans’ oldest and most infamous cemetery: St. Louis No. 1. This city of the dead features narrow passages lined with above ground vaults, and eerie and ornate architecture. You’ll be led by a local storyteller who will regale you with the history of the site, including tales of its most notorious resident, Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. That’s good news, since only with an Archdiocese approved tour guide can you gain access these hallowed grounds. Get lost in the site’s labyrinthine passages and your own imagination, and unearth one of the hidden treasures of the French Quarter.
    St. Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

    718 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Tour the ornate passages of New Orleans’ oldest above-ground cemetery: St. Louis No. 1
    • Learn about the history of the cemetery from an Archdiocese-approved tour guide
    • Explore a full block containing over 700 tombs and 100,000 dead
    • Enjoy a glimpse into New Orlean’s early culture and enjoy stories of its resting inhabitants
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    New Orleans Specialties Cooking Class (Afternoon)

    Take an entertaining and informative cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking! Located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s, this cooking class brings you to the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Learn the basics of Louisiana cooking from professional chefs and learn how to make classic New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya, and pralines. Enjoy samplings of these delectable dishes accompanied by complimentary beer, iced tea and coffee, and take the recipes home with you! Food is considered one of the defining elements of Louisiana’s culture, and there's no better way to experience New Orleans than to taste it! During your New Orleans cooking demonstration class, embark on a sensory journey in the kitchen to discover Louisiana's rich tapestry of culinary influences -- French, Spanish, Native American, African and Indian -- as they blend into modern- day Cajun and Creole cuisine.

    Your cooking experts will demonstrate how to prepare classic New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya and pralines, and will season them with history, trivia and tall tales. Learn the basics of Louisiana cooking and discover the array of spices used in this unique cuisine.

    Enjoy generous samplings of the demonstrated items, as well as complimentary coffee, iced tea and beer. At the end of the class, take home the recipes to show off your new skills to your friends and family!
    New Orleans Specialties Cooking Class (Afternoon)

    524 St Louis St, New Orleans

    • Take an entertaining and informative cooking class on the basics of Louisiana style cooking
    • Learn to prepare classic New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee, banana foster, and pralines
    • Hear fascinating history, trivia and tall tales from your chefs as they instruct you with their famous cooking techniques
    • Discover the array of spices used in this cultural cuisine and gain the tools to make these delightful dishes yourself
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    Plane Ride with Wine and Cheese

    Combine aerial views of New Orleans with Champagne and chocolates, or wine and cheese on this romantic VIP sightseeing flight! The 45-minute flight includes one full bottle of Champagne with chocolates, or a full bottle of wine and artisan cheese. Glide above the French Quarter and Central Business District, and see top New Orleans attractions such as Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the bayous around Mississippi River. If there’s something that you would like to see instead, simply let the pilot know; the route is flexible and can be tailored to your preference. With a maximum of three passengers permitted, this is a great outing for couples or good friends. 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. Looking for something more savory on your flight? Choose this option for a bottle of wine and cheese! One bottle of red or white wine (your choice), a block of artisan cheese, crostini, and one other snack is served per couple, so sit back, sip on the wine and nibble on the cheese as you cruise above New Orleans.
    Plane Ride with Wine and Cheese

    5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans

    • Combine aerial views of New Orleans with chocolates and a bottle of champagne 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 the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Mississippi River
    • Customize the route with your pilot according to personal preferences
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    Saints and Sinners French Quarter History Tour

    It’s all black and white on this New Orlean’s tour. You’ll be introduced to some of the city’s best and worst, as you explore the entanglement of its Catholic influences with its notorious outcast origins. Alongside your knowledgeable and local tour guide, you’ll learn about its culture and history, touring famed holy places, while learning about pirates, prostitutes, and witchcraft. Enthrall your imagination with stories wrapped in faith and sinister intent alike, and become acquainted with some of the city’s most mythical figures, including the Voodoo Queen herself, Marie Laveau. It’s sure to be sheer madness!
    Saints and Sinners French Quarter History Tour

    718 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Embark on a storytelling tour of New Orleans focused on its schizophrenic past
    • Check out some of the French Quarter’s notorious haunts and beautiful holy places
    • Tour the area with a local guide who knows the city’s secrets, and excels in storytelling
    • Chill your blood and spark your imagination with sinister real life stories in this famed city
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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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    City & Bayou Barataria Swamp Tour

    If you want to know The Big Easy inside out, you’d better come on this exciting, full-day excursion! After being picked up at your hotel in a luxury mini-coach, you’ll pass through the streets of the French Quarter, and learn about its fascinating history from your knowledgeable guide. Then, you’ll travel down Esplanade Avenue, lined with Creole mansions, where you’ll stop for a short cemetery tour at St. Louis #3, home to New Orleans’ most elaborate tombs. From there, you’ll follow the St. Charles Streetcar line and explore the Garden District, home to such celebrities as Nicolas Cage and Sandra Bullock! Afterwards, you’ll venture into the Barataria Swamps and Wetlands to explore the Cajuns of the Bayou in the comfort of your covered Swamp Tour Boat. You’ll see a 2,000 year old Indian Burial Mound, wildlife of the swamps including gators, and so much more!
    City & Bayou Barataria Swamp Tour

    2014 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans

    • Explore the streets of the French Quarter, the historic Esplanade Avenue, the Garden District, the Barataria Swamps, and more!
    • Enjoy a quick stop in City Park where you can purchase refreshments
    • Witness the rich ecology of the Bayou swampland, home to snakes, fur animals, gators, and more
    • Cover nearly 300 years of New Orleans history, culture, architecture, and culinary habits on this must-do tour
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    Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant

    Your brunch don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that thing-- that’s how the song goes, right? Spice up your typical breakfast-lunch hybrid meal the New Orleans’ way at the Court of Two Sisters' Buffet Brunch, which boasts a sumptuous display of delightful hot and cold dishes. Only the freshest ingredients are used, so the buffet's selections change according to season and time of day. A typical morning selection includes includes made-to-order omelets, eggs benedict, sausage and bacon, grits and grillades, and shrimp and veggie pastas with a creamy alfredo sauce, while afternoon's sampling includes jambalaya, turtle soup, oysters Bienville, duck a l'Orange, and shrimp etouffee. Indulge in some of these exquisite Creole classics while sipping on a complimentary glass of wine or mimosa and snapping along to some smooth tunes played by the Jazz Trio as you relax and enjoy a day simply getting away from it all.
    Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant

    613 Royal St, New Orleans

    • Enjoy a gourmet jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans
    • Savor a gourmet buffet full of freshly prepared hot and cold Creole classics
    • Relax and sing along with the smooth sounds of the Jazz Trio
    • Sip on a complimentary glass of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne or Mimosa
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    Hand-Build Clay Pottery

    Working with clay can be an incredible therapeutic experience that releases your tension and lets your creative self come out to play. Get in on the fun with this all-levels class that will have you hand-building your own stunning clay creations. A professional instructor will guide you as you learn the foundations to working and shaping your clay. Then, get your hands dirty and your imagination pumping as you craft your own piece. By using your hands as your sculpting tool, you’ll bring a natural style to your work that is uniquely your own. Whether this is your first time hand-building or you simply want to continue on in your practice, all are welcome to take part in this creative class.
    Hand-Build Clay Pottery

    862 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans

    • Learn how to hand-build your own beautiful clay pottery
    • Practice basic techniques with the help of a professional instructor
    • Get creative as you make your own original design
    • No experience necessary
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