Sightseeing in Estelle

Bridal Pub Crawl with Drink Specials for Two or Four from Creativity Collective on September 20 (50% Off)

Creativity Collective

New Orleans - French Quarter

$50 $25

Pub crawlers dress in bridal getups in an attempt to break a world record, then gallivant through multiple bars with food and drink specials

Historical or Haunted New Orleans Walking Tours for Two or Six from Dark Crescent Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Dark Crescent Tours

New Orleans

$50 $25

Supernatural tours present the history of New Orleans through a macabre lens; history tour ambles through French Quarter and Algiers Point

Historical Walking Tour of New Orleans for Two, Four, or Six from G L-f de Villiers (Up to 58% Off)

G L-f de Villiers

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Tour-goers learn interesting tidbits about the city during guided tours with themes such as "Cemeteries and Voodoo" and "Literary History"

Cemetery Walking Tour for Two or Four from French Quarter Phantoms (Up to 63% Off)

French Quarter Phantoms

PJs Coffee House

$40 $16

Visitors encounter more than 700 tombs and the grave of Marie Laveau while tip-toeing through a cemetery built in 1789

Guided Walking Tour of Beauregard-Keyes House for Two or Four (Up to Half Off)

Beauregard-Keyes House

French Quarter

$20 $10

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Tour of former home of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard & author Frances Parkinson Keyes highlights Victorian architecture & items

Three-Hour City Bus Tour for One, Two, or Four from Southern Style Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Southern Style Tours

Central Business District

$45 $22

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Bus tours explore the birthplace of jazz while rolling past elaborate crypts, history-filled mansions, and celebrity homes

City or Ghost Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Historic New Orleans Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Historic New Orleans Tours

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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See the French Quarter or St. Louis Cemetary through a supernatural lens, or learn about the architecture and culture of the garden district

Historic New Orleans Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Ella Tours LLC (Up to 56% Off)

Ella Tours LLC

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Guides teach tour groups about some of the city's most fascinating women during 2- to 2.5-hour historical walking tours of New Orleans

Walking Historical or Ghost Tour Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Magic Tours, LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Magic Tours, LLC

Corner of Royal and St. Louis

$50 $25

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Walk among the graves at St. Louis Cemetery, historic mansions in the Garden District or French Quarter, or markers of the city's dark past

3-in-1 Cemetery Walking Tour for Two or Four from Witches Brew Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Witches Brew Tours

New Orleans

$50 $25

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Walking tour travels through historic haunts, including the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and Congo Square

Two-Hour Haunted Houses and Ghosts Walking Tour for Two or Four from Livery Tours (Up to 55% Off)

Livery Tours

Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar

$50 $25

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Groups hear tales of the haunted past of the French Quarter during walking tours and enter a 200 year old haunted mansion

$29 for a 90-Minute Architecture Walking Tour for Two from New Orleans Savvy Tours ($60 Value)

New Orleans Savvy Tours

Jackson Square

$60 $29

Architecture tours stroll through the French Quarter and discuss French and Spanish styles, with historic homes and landmarks as examples

Bike Tour for Two or Four with One or Two Baskets of Beignets from French Quarter Bike Tours (52% Off)

French Quarter Bike Tours

French Quarter

$102.95 $49

Atop comfy cruiser bikes, tourers see New Orleans's historic district and enjoy a basket of tasty beignets

Swamp Boat Tour for One, Two, Four, or Six from Cajun Pride Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Cajun Pride Tours

5

$24 $12

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As their boat drifts through protected swampland, tourists catch glimpses of smiling gators and learn facts about wetlands and Cajun culture

Sugar-Cane Plantation Tour for Two or Four at St. Joseph Plantation (Up to 33% Off)

St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

$30 $20

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Tours of sugar-cane plantation, birthplace of architect H.H. Richardson, explore original slave cabins and other historical structures

One-Hour Tour for Two or Four, or Birthday Party for 15 at Kliebert’s Turtle and Alligator Farm (Up to 51% Off)

Kliebert's Turtle and Alligator Farm

Hammond

$24 $12

One-hour tours or two-hour parties at a turtle and alligator farm where visitors hold exotic animals, observe feedings, and snap pictures

Two-Hour Dolphin Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Cruise Orange Beach (Up to 43% Off)

Cruise Orange Beach

Orange Beach

$30 $19

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Aboard 50-ft. boat, kids and adults soak in views of dolphins, and then get soaked in an on-board water fight before returning to shore

Guided Tour for Two or Four at Nottoway Plantation & Resort (Up to 51% Off)

Nottoway Plantation & Resort

White Castle

$40 $20

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Knowledgeable guides lead visitors through painstakingly restored 64-room antebellum plantation with rich history

LSU Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (40% Off)

LSU Museum of Art

Downtown

$10 $6

Galleries showcase everything from Chinese jade to contemporary Louisiana artists; museum offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River

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Twenty-five minutes south of New Orleans, the tour guides of Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour guide memorable expeditions into the heart of bayou country. They maneuver swamp boats through brackish water and groves of mossy cypress trees, pointing out alligators, snakes, and other wildlife along the way. Customers can also opt for an exhilarating ride on one of the company's high-speed, open-topped airboats.

6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway
Marrero,
LA
US

With its imposing, slate-gray façade, the 170-year-old U.S. Custom House may be the last building in which you’d expect to hear the delighted squeals of children. But behind the steely columns, the building erupts into 23,000 square feet of colorful displays and fluttering, scuttling insects, courtesy of the Audubon Society and Insectarium. In the Asian garden, hundreds of butterflies dodge shafts of sunlight to alight on tropical ferns and the shoulders of young visitors. And at the Insects of New Orleans gallery, visitors can ogle the pink katydids, cockroaches, and lovebugs that contribute to the city’s heritage.

These bug-filled displays are all part of the insectarium’s mission to conserve Louisiana’s indigenous species and inspire stewardship in its visitors. While adults can sate their curiosity with the vast array of exotic species, curators gear many displays toward young guests by making them lighthearted and interactive: the Field Camp’s entomologist answers questions about how to collect bugs or break up flea-circus strikes, and at Bug Appétit, chefs dole out insect-filled delicacies to adventurous palates.

423 Canal St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Preservation is as much a priority as presentation at LeMieux Galleries, which is why the displays that the shop crafts from thousands of frames and acid-free mats often involve leaving a buffer of air between delicate paintings and glass. Framers there ensure that stolen copies of the Declaration of Independence can be secretly enjoyed for generations to come with their careful framing techniques, which can preserve the natural edge of paper and safeguard the stitches of antique needlework. In more than a quarter century in the business, the store has displayed everything from souvenir magazines to jerseys within their frames, the styles of which range from sleek contemporary to the ornate gold moulding that grows unbidden in French palaces. LeMieux Galleries also exhibits sculptures, paintings, and ceramics by artists from the Gulf South.

332 Julia St
New Orleans,
LA
US

At the Vieux Carré, New Orleans' famous 85-block French Quarter, modern-day visitors moving in and out of National Historic Landmark properties are transported to city's past while taking in the mishmash of architectural styles distinguished by colorful facades and filigreed iron galleries and balconies. The restored landmark property known as the Gallier House makes its home in the Quarter, waiting to dazzle with the 19th-century splendor that backdropped the lives of their inhabitants—a diverse crew of enslaved workers, tycoons, free people of color, architects, and robots—more than a century ago.

The Gallier House was built in 1860 by renowned architect James Gallier Jr., who also designed the old French Opera House and Municipality Hall (now Gallier Hall). Gallier ensured the house was ahead of its time by installing a bathroom with indoor plumbing, a ventilation system to circulate air, an attached kitchen, and a hologram butler. The fully furnished two-story house also contains a courtyard, carriageway, and slave quarters, and it inspired Louis and Lestat's New Orleans residence in Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. In 1996, The Woman's Exchange bought the property, ensuring that it would be preserved as a museum and historic landmark. Today, curators illuminate the mansion’s history through frequent exhibits and educational programs for people of all ages.

820 Saint Louis St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Beauregard-Keyes House, with a white-columned tuscan portico, was originally built in 1826 on land sold by the Old Ursuline Convent and rises dramatically above two grand stone staircases. Within the restored Victorian interior, period furniture, personal effects, and other ephemera pay tribute to the lives of the house’s two most famous residents: Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1866–1868) and Frances Parkinson Keyes (1944–70), author of tomes such as Dinner at Antoine’s, The Chess Players, and War and Peace. Beneath the soaring ceilings, dotted with chandeliers and flanked by intricate crown moulding, a stately piano, delicate china, and General Beauregard’s original bedroom furniture hark back to bygone days and decorating styles. Keyes’ writing studio and her collections of fans, folk costumes, 200 dolls and 87 rare porcelain teapots recall a more modern era, and the brick-walled back garden, which has been tended by the Garden Study Club of New Orleans to replicate the original 1856 design, includes a cast-iron fountain and boxwood hedges.

1113 Chartres St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Given New Orleans' great wealth of stories, it's no surprise that the city itself would certify its master storytellers. This certification, held by every one of French Quarter Phantoms' guides, is put to good use as they lead small groups of travelers through the city’s dark alleys on historically accurate ghost and true-crime tours. The guides' expertly spun, chilling tales earned French Quarter Phantoms the accolade of second-best haunted tour in America from HauntedAmericaTours.com, as well as a certificate of authenticity from Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang.

834 North Rampart Street
New Orleans,
LA
US