Things to do in New Orleans This Weekend

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    Best Chefs of New Orleans Food Tour

    Imagine eating tasty dishes from the most famous chefs in New Orleans…all in THE SAME MEAL! This walking tour is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Restaurants from award-winning chefs Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, John Besh, and Donald Link are all on your menu! Price includes all food and restaurant costs, one alcoholic drink, program booklet, and tour commentary. Start at K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen where Chef Paul Prudhomme invented the blackening process and made Cajun cuisine known world-wide. During the second course at Emeril’s NOLA, you will be welcomed to peer into the kitchen to see for yourself where the magic happens. Continue your meal with mouth-watering savory dishes from Chef Donald Link and Chef John Besh before finishing with a delectable dessert. This easy stroll from the French Quarter to the American Sector (less than one mile) will include a beverage stop at the historic Monteleone Hotel, the oldest, continuously family-run hotel in the country, known for its famous Carousel Bar.
    Best Chefs of New Orleans Food Tour

    416 Chartres St, New Orleans

    • Eat food from the most famous chefs in New Orleans on the best kind of walking tour...a food tour!
    • Make your way through a multi-course meal as you explore all that New Orleans has to offer
    • Learn about what makes the New Orleans food scene world renowned
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    Saint Louis Cemetery Tour

    Jazz funerals, Voodoo, yellow fever, and civil rights…these are just some of the intriguing topics we will cover on our small group tour through one of New Orleans’ most interesting cemeteries. Take an unforgettable walk through a place that can only be entered with a licensed tour guide approved through the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
    Saint Louis Cemetery Tour

    806 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Explore New Orleans’ famous Saint Louis Cemetery
    • Learn secrets about the city’s funerals, civil rights and voodoo through history
    • See a new part of a city in a unique way
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    Mysteries of Voodoo Tour

    Shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding, the religion of voodoo has been an important part of New Orleans' culture since the early 1700s. Join in on an up-close-and-personal look at voodoo in this enlightening tour led by a real voodoo practitioner! You'll discover the true history, culture, and beliefs of voodoo and how it remains as an alternative religion in New Orleans today.
    Mysteries of Voodoo Tour

    806 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Find out about the mysteries of Voodoo through an educational tour of New Orleans
    • Discover what makes Voodoo an enticing religion with hundreds of years of history
    • See a new part of a city in a unique way
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    Ghosts of the French Quarter Tour

    In New Orleans, it sometimes seems that the dead are as alive as we are. Especially in the 300-year-old French Quarter, every building has a story to tell, and many spirits have remained behind to tell them. Let us guide you to the sites of some of our most legendary hauntings for macabre stories too gruesome to be made up!
    Ghosts of the French Quarter Tour

    Royal St & Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans

    • Find out about New Orleans’ ghosts and see the city at night on a walking tour of city
    • See a new part of a city in a unique way on a spooky tour of the city
    • Unleash your inner ghostbuster and learn from an expert tour guide along the way
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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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    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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    New Orleans Ghost Tour

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    Port cities see their share of humanity come and go, and New Orleans is no different. The spirits of the city's past inhabitants are just "dying" to be discovered on this extraordinary tour. You'll hear accounts of love-lured specters, tormented souls of war, vile traitors, and the sorrowful woes of the repentant dead as you visit haunted sites like Pirate Alley and Hotel Montelone, and learn the tales of those affected by Yellow Fever and true modern crimes. You'll even visit the filming locations for American Horror Story: Coven. Learn the Creole history of the Big Easy in the creepiest and scariest manner possible!
    New Orleans Ghost Tour

    Decatur St & Ursulines Ave, New Orleans

    • Tour the haunted sites of New Orleans' famous spirits
    • Hear the lurid tales as you visit sites like Pirate Alley and Hotel Montelone
    • Walk in the footsteps of tragic lovers, terrible traitors, victims of fate
    • Get an inside look at New Orleans' most storied districts
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    Hand-Build Clay Pottery

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    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 York

    • 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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    Voodoo Tour

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    Shrouded in mystery and secrecy -- and often misrepresented by popular culture and Hollywood depictions - Voodoo has long held reign in New Orleans legends, folklore, and history. The spirituality was hidden among the slaves of the 1700s, popularized and commercialized by the famous Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in the 19th century, and still functions as an alternative religion in the modern day city. Covering topics like colonial slavery and the Haitian Rebellions, this tour will introduce you to the Congo Square and the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. Learn about Voodoo holidays, icons, and depictions in New Orleans and popular culture. You'll end with a stop inside one of the modern day Voodoo temples and a chance to pick up some New Orleans "gris-gris" to take home!
    Voodoo Tour

    806 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Tour the Voodoo hotspots of New Orleans on this mysterious tour
    • Visit iconic sites and museums, and learn about the history, development, and long term effects of Voodoo on New Orleans
    • Take home your own gris-gris talisman and stop inside one of the modern day Voodoo temples
    • Explore one of the most unique parts of New Orleans
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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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