Tours in Louisiana

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Property Location
A stay at Harrahs New Orleans Casino & Hotel places you in the heart of New Orleans, walking distance from Riverwalk Marketplace and Spanish Plaza. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Battle of Liberty Place Monument and Audubon Insectarium.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 450 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. LCD televisions with premium TV channels are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Try your luck at the casino and enjoy other recreational amenities including a nightclub and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 9 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in New Orleans? This hotel has 30000 square feet (2787 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

228 Poydras St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Now in its second year, the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade benefits Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Big Buddy Program—whose children receive costumes collected during the 10/31 Consortium club's costume drive. These costumed children march in the parade each year, in keeping with the organization's efforts to preserve the practice of trick-or-treating.

The parade follows a surprise theme each year, and community individuals and Krewes, who drive and march along a downtown route, contribute and construct colorful floats. The 10/31 Consortium organizes this annual parade in an effort to nurture community creativity and inspire local youth.

P.O. Box 77583
Baton Rouge,
Louisiana
US

Southern Style Tours gives first-time visitors and longtime residents alike a mind-stretching perspective of New Orleans heritage and culture from its fleet of small coaches, which seat no more than 25 people. The three-hour tour begins with an in-depth look at both the greenery-bedecked Garden District and the historic French Quarter, so named because it is shaped like a quarter. Southern Style's expert guides narrate the journey, cruising by important buildings and ethnic enclaves and getting special notice of celebrity homes, including those of Sandra Bullock, the Manning family, and all three Musketeers. The group eventually disembarks for a short walking tour of the St. Louis Cemetery #3 and its gothic, aboveground tombs.

201 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans,
LA
US

Frommer's calls Historic New Orleans Tours "the place to go for authenticity rather than sensationalism," lauding the knowledgeable, entertaining guides and decreeing "we cannot recommend them enough." It's one of many publications that have sung the company's praises, due in no small part to owner Robert Florence's passion for and knowledge of local history. The published author and his crew take people on a variety of foot-, van-, and boat-based journeys, ranging from cruises through the Louisiana swamp to a ride past areas that are rebounding from Hurricane Katrina. On walking tours, guides regale patrons with humorous and tragic stories about voodoo cemeteries and the history or organized crime in New Orleans, from Jean Lafitte’s piracy to the first home of the American Mafia.

708 St Peter St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Pirates. Supernatural phenomena. Gruesome crimes. The guides from Dark Crescent Tours unveil New Orleans' more macabre side while narrating the city's storied past. In the late afternoons and early evenings, the guides lead outings that visit sites associated with the eerier and more chilling facets of the city's long-distant past. The specialty walking tours provide an immersive look at the former homes of famous New Orleans authors or even interesting bars where each stop includes information about that particular establishment's history or legacy in some way.

Daytime walking tours, on the other hand, spirit folks through iconic neighborhoods, including Algiers Point, the French Quarter, and Faubourg Marigny. During the jaunts, guides relate the history behind everything from the distinctive architecture and the street names to the reason why none of the sidewalks are edible.

515 Saint Philip Street
New Orleans,
LA
US

Thanks to the Krewe of Boo's annual Halloween parade, every year the French Quarter fills with vampires, demons, and ghouls. But the creatures bear no threat. Far from it, in fact—atop floats adorned with 3D, Halloween-themed fiberglass and papier-mâché props, they toss locally made goodies to the crowds below. Instead of Mardi Gras-style beads that will litter the streets when festivities have ended, these throws beg to be taken home—spectators might snag anything from bags of caramel corn to voodoo-doll magnets. Once the parade's floats and marching bands arrive at the end of their route, the Krewe of Boo begins Spook Fest. This post-parade costume party continues the Halloween revelry with tasty treats, boozy drinks, and live music.

1380 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans,
LA
US