New Orleans has long been the United States most unique and intriguing cities. Filled with live music, the relics of its French past, and a quintessential New Orleans way that draws tourists by the thousands each year, New Orleans is an amazing place to visit year round. Whether you want to visit old buildings like the famous St Louis Cathedral or walk around the tranquil garden district there is something for everyone to do. A few more things to do in New Orleans include:
615 Pere Antoine Alley | New Orleans
The crown gem of the French Quarter is the oldest active cathedral in the United States the St Louis Cathedral. Built originally in the early 18th century the cathedral was built to honour the Louis IX, the powerful 13th century French King. Still used for religious services, St. Louis Cathedral is also a location where numerous cultural and public events take place each year. Inside the cathedral’s grounds is an impressive statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, also enjoy the attached gardens. Entry to the Cathedral is free and it can be visited between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
701 Chartres St | New Orleans
Right in the heart of the French Quarter adjacent to Jackson Square is the Calildo. Originally built in 1799 – when New Orleans was ruled by the Spanish – this square was once the seat of the Spanish government. After the Louisiana Purchase took place many of the building that exist in the Cabildo served as the Supreme Court of Louisiana. In modern times the buildings of the Cabildo are now used as a three floor branch of the Louisiana State Museum. The museum recounts New Orleans, and Louisiana’s colourful past – one of the most interesting parts of the museum is the actual room where the Louisiana Purchase was finalized. Cabildo is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 A.M to 4:30 P.M with admission costing $6 dollars for adults.
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It is well recommended to take a walk through the garden district during your stay in New Orleans. This historical residential neighborhood is filled with trees, ivys, and lovely gardens. The area is filled with several historical homes, many of which can be toured, such as the Adams House, Colonel Short’s Villa, and the Buckner Mansion. Some of the most beautiful homes in the south are in this district and visiting will treat you to a totally different New Orleans feel than you will have walking along Bourbon Street. There are also a few great choices for restaurants so you can end your walk in the district with a meal in the area.