Things to do in New Orleans This Weekend

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    Dinner & Jazz Reservation Package

    Dinner at someone else's maison is always way more fun. Forget cooking and dishes, and treat yourself to a relaxing night of good food and music! You'll enjoy reserved VIP seating at trendy restaurant and venue that pulls in some of the best jazz band acts in New Orleans. In addition to prime viewing of the stage, this offer includes one entree from the Maison's award-winning menu, and a speciality drink to pump up the fun. This is a great way to spend some time with friends, family, or a significant other, while getting your fill on food and music at the same time! Ah, New Orleans. Never change.
    Dinner & Jazz Reservation Package

    508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans

    • Treat yourself to dinner and a show at a hip restaurant and jazz music venue
    • Get one of the best tables in the house thanks to reserved VIP seating
    • Enjoy one included entree and one speciality drink with ticket purchase
    • Have a great night out with friends or family while discovering some new music
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    Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour

    Explore New Orleans with minimal effort on this guided bike tour. You’ll get the insider’s look at the Crescent City and see what makes New Orleans “The Most Interesting City in the World!” You’ll wizz on through City Park, Treme Neighborhood, Saint Louis Cemetery, Louis Armstrong Park, Congo Square and more on this 3.5 hour tour.
    Beyond the French Quarter Bike Tour

    214 Decatur St, New Orleans

    • Bike through New Orleans and get the insider’s look at Crescent City, “The Most Interesting City in the World!”
    • Have a smooth ride through beautiful, historic and more importantly- FLAT avenues.
    • Enjoy your ride through areas such as City Park, Treme Neighborhood, Louis Armstrong Park and more.
    • No need to research, let your educated tour guide fill you in as they take you to the must see spots in New Orleans!
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    Westbank Plantation Tour

    Once your cruise has returned to New Orleans, take a journey back in time to the Antebellum South with a tour of two separate plantations. On your ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, often referred to as the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road," pass and hear about the Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen plantations along the way. Once you've arrived at Oak Alley Plantation, enjoy time to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture, including a quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old! Next, travel to Laura Plantation, a historic sugar plantation built in 1805 displaying a different and unique culture. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves. Come experience this fully immersive tour of New Orleans historic past! Ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, passing and hearing about the Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen plantations along the way. Your guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation allows 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 the Laura Plantation, a Creole Plantation with 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.

    You can catch the tour at two different departure times or two locations.
    Westbank Plantation Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Explore two of New Orleans' most iconic plantations
    • Witness the beauty of Oak Alley Plantation, referred to as the "Grand Dame of the Great River Road"
    • Visit Laura Plantation, a beautiful and historic sugar plantation built in 1805
    • Enjoy fascinating commentary throughout your journey from an expert local guide
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    Maya Snorkel Adventure

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    Need some more wonder in your life? It might be time to take the plunge. Into the Great Maya Reef, that is! Maya Snorkel Experience will take you down -- not too far, but far enough into their beautiful and humongous aquarium tank to see their marine life including cow-nose rays. There are hundreds of species of tropical fish just waiting to make your acquaintance! It's a whole other world down there. It's so nice you might never want to leave! But you must. Wish as you might, you're no Arthur Curry.
    Maya Snorkel Adventure

    1 Canal St, New Orleans

    • Become part of the exhibit and have a meet-and-greet with spectacular marine life
    • Enjoy life just a bit below the surface, courtesy of your snorkel gear
    • See cownose rays and hundreds of beautiful tropical fish
    • Spend quality (and quiet) time with friends or family
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    Dancemeditation™

    Need to dance? Or meditate? They no longer have to be mutually exclusive! Dancemeditation is a one-of-a-kind, integrated movement meditation system for self-discovery and evolution. If you need a way to relax, unwind, and breathe in a safe environment, this is the class for you. You'll discover a path towards healing your body and mind with focused and breath-based movement. You'll learn several movement techniques within a non-verbal study environment -- check your busy, stressed-out, anxious mind at the door. With the community around you, you will embark on a mental journey of oneness and centering. Dancemeditation's noncompetitiveness affirms each person's beauty, harmony, and magnificence!
    Dancemeditation™

    3143 Calhoun St, New Orleans

    • Discover a new form of dance as you wiggle, shimmy, and groove
    • Relax, unwind, and breathe in a safe environment while listening to music and dancing
    • Heal your body and mind through this innovative exercise
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    Cajun Taste Tour

    Ever had boudin? What about king cake, etouffee, gumbo, fried seafood boil, or cracklin'? If you said yes to all of the above, you're either a Cajun or a food critic -- BUT, have you ever had them all in one day? It's no myth that Cajun might just be most fantastic food in the world. So if you're in Lafayette, you've no excuse not to try out the best edibles the earthlings have to offer -- after all, you're about as close as you're ever gonna get to culinary heaven. Take this tour by Cajun Food Tours to visit 6 stops along the way. You'll discover exactly why Lafayette has earned the recent titles of "Best U.S. Food City" (Rand McNally-USA Today, 2011) and "The Tastiest Town in the South" (Southern Living 2012).
    Cajun Taste Tour

    1879 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette

    • Take a short drive west to Cajun Country and hop aboard a spacious bus for this fun and tasty tour of Lafayette's best Cajun treats
    • Enjoy a fun, comfortable way to travel with up to 14 passengers while seeing all of the sights through large viewing windows
    • Stop at 6 locations to get a taste of local favorites -- you'll enjoy all kinds of Cajun originals!
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    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    Feel the gentle breeze of southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to a time of mint juleps, gracious living and the glory of the Old South. Oak Alley is your destination on this 4.5 hour tour, that takes you into the stunning plantation home, built over 165 years ago. Listen to fascinating and amusing stories of the home and its history, presented by your professional guide. Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings - Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old. Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire", "Primary Colors" and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives". Your guided Oak Valley Plantation tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home and its history. View the Majestic Cypress Trees in Louisiana's swamps bordering the Mississippi River. You can purchase a snack, salad or sandwich in the Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor to enjoy at the picnic tables or aboard the coach (not included in price). Feel the gentle breeze of Southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to the glory of the Old South!
    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Feel the gentle breeze of southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to the Old South
    • Enter Oak Alley, a stunning plantation home built over 165 years ago
    • Listen to fascinating and amusing stories of the home and its history from your professional guide.
    • Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings
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    New Orleans French Quarter & Garden District Bike Tour

    American currency is great and all -- American nickels, American dimes, American pennies... but one of the best all-time units of money HAS to be The French Quarter. Ok, we apologize for that terrible joke. Let us make it up to you with this incredible tour of New Orleans' aforementioned landmark neighborhood, not to mention the Garden District as well. You'll see some of the most historically significant locations in the city, alongside an expert local guide who will bring to life the colorful stories and characters of New Orleans' past. Tour highlights include gorgeous homes in the Garden District, the famous Lafayette Cemetery, the Irish Channel Neighborhood, Magazine Street, and Coliseum Square Park. This is one tour you don't want to miss!
    New Orleans French Quarter & Garden District Bike Tour

    214 Decatur St , New Orleans

    • Enjoy a fantastic tour of some of the most beautiful parts of New Orleans, including the French Quarter and the Garden District
    • Spend time at popular hangouts, seeing iconic architecture, cool bars, fine restaurants, and gorgeous mansions
    • Get in a pleasant stroll through one of the ultimate American destinations
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    1.5 Hr New Orleans Segway Experience Tour

    This 1.5 hour tour focuses more on experiencing the Segway to it's fullest extent. Say bonjour to New Orleans iconic neighborhoods like the French Quarter, the oldest part of downtown; and the Mississippi River Front. From the once vibrant market of the Congo Square to the immaculately manicured fields of Louis Armstrong Park to the colorful nightlife of Bourbon Street, you will never be bored. Your guides will teach you about the jazz, Creoles, art, music and other parts that make New Orleans unique.
    1.5 Hr New Orleans Segway Experience Tour

    214 Decatur St, New Orleans

    • Explore New Orleans on a versatile Segway in this 1.5 hour tour
    • Visit incredible areas like Jackson Square, Bourbon Street and more
    • See the mixture of the old and the new in New Orleans
    • Find out why this city remains a tourist favorite
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    New Orleans Specialties Cooking Class (Morning)

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    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 (Morning)

    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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