Things To Do In New Orleans

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" – Up to Half Off Live Show

Joy Theater

$52.50 $26

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 54% Off from NOLA Beer Tours

French Quarter

$159.98 $79

Taste beer from every craft beer establishment in Louisiana during VIP beer tour led by professional guide that includes small food tastings

Up to 73% Off Indoor Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Former Harlem Globetrotter helms boot-camp classes designed to tone and condition male and female participants' physiques

Up to 60% Off a Historical Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$25 $11

A walking tour can focus on the Garden District, St. Louis Cemetery, and French Quarter; part of the proceeds goes to local nonprofits

Up to 56% Off Personal Training Sessions

Uptown

$135 $65

Through high-tech rehab equipment and a scientific exercise regimen, trainers build strong, healthy bodies with half-hour sessions

50% Off Indoor-Playground Visit

Tall Timbers - Brechtel

$20 $10

Children run, bounce, jump, and slide on inflatable slides, bounce houses, and obstacle courses

Up to 51% Off Yoga or TRX Workouts

Leonidas

$150 $75

Boost flexibility and strengthen core in yoga or TRX suspension training classes

Up to 51% Off Architecture Walking Tour

Jackson Square

$50 $25

Knowledgeable guides explain the history of New Orleans and the French Quarter through the lens of its graceful buildings

Boot Camp at Affirm Fitness

Multiple Locations

$89 $39

Cardio, agility, flexibility, cardio, and strength-training moves challenge exercisers of all skill levels

Up to 53% Off Basketball Training for Kids

New Orleans

$18 $9

On Saturdays, seasoned basketball coaches train youth on the court during one-hour group training sessions

Up to Half Off Tours of 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

Up to 55% Off Garden District Walking Tour 

New Orleans

$50 $25

Two-hour tours through the Garden District include stops at the Lafayette Cemetery and the childhood home of Peyton and Eli Manning

Up to 53% Off Bike Rentals

French Quarter

$35 $17

Pedal around town with hourly and daily bike rentals

Up to 56% Off at New Orleans Academy of Music

Mid-City

$55 $26.95

Private weekly lessons in everything from cello to euphonium, all from musicians with Loyola degrees focused on music education

Up to 70% Off Membership and Uniform at Church's Karate Academy

New Orleans

$174 $53

Students develop martial arts skills and learn how to be leaders at community and family-oriented karate academy

Up to 56% Off Historic New Orleans Walking Tour

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

Up to 53% Off a Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Spanish Plaza - Between Harrah's Casino and the Riverwalk

$28 $14

Double-decker bus rumbles through New Orleans, highlighting famous sights and offering information about each stop in 7 different languages

47% Off Dance Lessons

Central City

$15 $8

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Up to 53% Off a Kayak Rental

Ponchartrain Park

$65 $32

Explore the expansive water along the French Quarter via kayak

Up to 54% Off a Historical or Ghost Tour

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

Up to 67% Off Music Lessons at Mid-City Music Studio

New Orleans

$60 $20

Instructor teaches students of every experience level how to hone their skills at their instrument and in musical theory and performance

Up to 68% Off Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Kickboxing instructors lead students of all experience levels through body-sculpting routines that provide a cardiovascular workout

Up to 74% Off Classes at Metairie CrossFit

New Orleans

$150 $39

After completing a beginner's training program, CrossFit students begin challenging functional-fitness workouts

Up to 51% Off from 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

52% Off New Orleans Architecture Tour

Jackson Square

$60 $29

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

Up to 60% Off Tour from French Quarter Phantoms

GrandPre's

$44 $18

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In a neighborhood rich with African-American and jazz history, guides explore the sites of civil-rights events and musical inspiration

Up to 58% Off New Orleans Historical Walking Tours

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"

50% Off Boat or Bike Rentals

City Park

$32 $16

Rentable surreys, bikes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways and paths winding through City Park

Bustout Burlesque – Up to 48% Off

House of Blues New Orleans

$31 $16

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Rated in Travel Channel's top 10 burlesque shows, a 1950s-style revue evokes vintage Bourbon Street glamour with sassy, seductive dancers

50% Off Model Behavior Workshop

Lower Garden District

$100 $50

Professional model teaches students how to walk the runway; event includes meet-and-greet with fashion photographers and makeup tutorial

Up to 81% Off at Street Smarts Krav Maga

Algiers

$300 $59

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Classes geared toward beginners, advanced students, kids, and even law-enforcement officers teach reality-based self-defense tactics

Up to 55% Off Laser Tag

Gretna

$20 $10

Indoor, blacklit course with glowing walls, neon barrels, and foreboding details such as radioactive symbols

50% Off Services

Gretna

$80 $40

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Up to 73% Off Gym Access & Fitness Assessment

GYM MATRIX

$99 $27

Ex footballer shares the workouts he did with pro athletes in group training sessions that maximize results for all fitness levels

50% Off Martial Arts

Marrero

$200 $100

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60% Off Boot-Camp Membership

Jefferson

$124 $49

Slim and tone your physique over the course of 12 boot-camp classes that rely on unconventional equipment such as tires and sledge hammers

Up to 51% Off Classic Muscle Car Driving Experiences

Zephyr's Baseball Stadium

$199 $99

Driver & friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the cost & hassle of owning one

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

New Orleans Zephyrs

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

55% Off

Metairie

$40 $18

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Up to 53% Off a Gaming Pass or Party

Metairie

$20 $10

With 24 high-end computers, 9 Xbox 360s, a 70-inch LCD TV, and an onsite café, guests can spend hours playing popular video games

Up to 57% Off at Pilates with Beth

Metairie

$115 $55

Exercisers use the Pilates Reformer to boost strength and flexibility and develop long, lean muscles

Up to 71% Off Fitness Classes

Metairie

$120 $39.99

30-minute classes designed to burn up to 1,000 calories include cardio boxing, TRX suspension training, and total-body conditioning

60% Off Shooting-Range Package for Two

Grand Re-Opening

$87 $35

NRA-certified instructors, including those with military and law-enforcement backgrounds; 13 50-foot lanes

45% Off Race-Car Driving

Belle Rose

$125 $69

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87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

Belle Chasse

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

Up to 57% at Bayou Barriere Golf Club

Belle Chasse

$80 $39

Water hazards on 20 of 27 holes challenge golfers at this course along the Intracoastal Canal; cart rental included

Up to 41% Off Gun-Range Packages

River Ridge

$59.95 $35

14 25-yard lanes; NRA-certified instructors and specialists with military and law-enforcement backgrounds

Up to 62% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Pearl River

$90 $39

Equestrian guides lead groups of 14 or fewer on ride past gardens and along wood-lined trail; post-ride drinks served at Daiquiris Gone Wild

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Kenner

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing and Boxing Classes

Esplanade Mall

$100 $25

Students build strength and endurance in high-impact kickboxing and boxing classes at a gym open seven days a week

Up to 54% Off Flyboard Session

Kenner

$360 $169

Flyboard sessions send riders soaring up to 40 feet in the air atop jets of water

45% Off Services

Kenner

$119 $65

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44% Off

Destrehan

$45 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off Services

Boutte

$84 $46

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Outdoor Boot Camp

West Bank Bridge Park

$60 $29

Instructor Donrell pushes boot campers through intense workouts held at West Bank Bridge Park

Up to 54% Off a Swamp Tour via Boat

LaPlace

$48 $22

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

Up to 70% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Mandeville

$99 $39

Tae kwon do classes teach self-defense and discipline for participants of all ages

Up to 59% Off One Month of Baseball Lessons

Mandeville

$165 $69

One month of weekly group lessons covers baseball fundamentals at 10,000 square-foot facility

Up to 84% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Covington

$273 $58

Kids martial arts classes help foster discipline, confidence and physical coordination

Up to 80% Off Martial Arts Sessions with Uniform

Mandeville

$107.50 $25

Black belt instructors guide students of all levels through self-defense classes designed to promote self-confidence

Up to 63% Off Fitness Classes at Pilates Bodies

Saint John

$80 $30

Group Ex classes limit their capacity to 12 and cover a range of from Pilates Mat to Piloxing, Zumba, Booty Barre, Yoga, and Kettlebell

52% Off Martial Arts

4

$50 $24

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51% Off Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Fortitude Crossfit

Slidell

$99 $49

Certified CrossFit trainers lead high-intensity routines of functional exercises to foster endurance, stamina, and strength

Up to 51% Off a Reptile-Farm Tour or Party

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

Up to 85% Off at Martial Arts Studio

Downtown Houma

$160 $25

Instructors teach students martial arts or krav maga techniques, while also instilling passion for fitness

Up to 65% Off Kickboxing or Boot-Camp Classes

Houma

$99 $39

Instructors urge students through classes in muay-Thai style strikes and other moves, or a circuit of cardio and resistance-training

Up to 83% Off Kickboxing Classes with Gloves

Mystic

$99 $19.99

Dedicated instructors emphasize physical and mental discipline as they lead students in high-impact kickboxing classes

50% Off Gaming

Houma

$12 $6

Gamers can play on 20 computers and 6 console stations

Up to 52% Off a Tour at St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

$30 $15

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

Up to 57% Off from Orange Beach Flyboard

Bear Point Marina

$206 $99

Flyboards propel flyers through the air and water with powerful water jets attached to a 55 ft. hose

50% Off Four-Hour Fishing Trip Charter

Multiple Locations

$500 $249

Private charters explore inshore waterways, which are filled with flounder, red fish, torut, and sheepshead.

Up to 57% Off Aerial-Silks Classes at Yoga&

Denham Springs

$45 $22

Learn acrobatics on silk fabric hanging from the ceiling; increase flexibility and strengthen muscles

Up to 51% Off Guided Plantation Tour

White Castle

$40 $20

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

88% Off One-Year Membership

Perkins Road Community Park

$1,020 $125

Each Sunday evening—weather permitting—USA BMX sanctions a race and invites bike riders to register for the competition

Up to 75% Off Gymboree Play & Learn Classes

Baton Rouge

$95 $24

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity for children ages 5 and younger

65% Off Boot Camp

Baton Rouge

$150 $53

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Up to 67% Off at Yoga Vibe

Highlands/Perkins

$140 $49

Instructors lead students through classes that include hot, core flow, and Vinyasa yoga; Amanda Gonzalez leads private sessions

Half Off Rock Climbing at BREC's Extreme Sports Park

Baton Rouge

$20 $10

A rock-climbing tower sates thrill seekers in Perkins Road Community Park

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In 2001, Carrie Rezabek Dorr's only venue for her Pure Barre workouts—a blend of dance, Pilates, and strengthening stretches—was the basement of an office building. Crowds drawn by Carrie's choreographing expertise and the infectious music of her routines necessitated expansion, however, and eight years later, Pure Barre spread its franchises to what is now more than 160 locations across the country, spurred by mentions in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Health magazines.

Pure Barre guides students through precise isometric movements that craft lean, not bulky, muscles. By flowing through scalable maneuvers that balance limbs against a ballet barre, physiques can lift and tighten traditional problem areas such as the thighs, abs, seat, and arms. The total-body workout is accessible to all fitness levels, and can help new mothers to regain their desired shape without leading the daycare's piggyback carpool. High-energy, intimate classes with small amounts of attendees ensure personalized adjustments and tips, allowing each guest to derive the deepest possible burn from the workout's alternating strength and stretch drills. Pure Barre also offers private barre-ties, DVDs, equipment, designer exercise apparel, and more.

3923 Magazine St
New Orleans,
LA
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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.

1 Canal St
New Orleans,
LA
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Playmakers Indoor Sports facilitates the frolicking needs of recreationalists with a full menu of soccer, lacrosse, flag football, and paintball in a climate-controlled arena with a turf field. Every weekend, the field sprouts a series of inflatable bunkers for Friday-evening paintball sessions. Intermediate-leveled sharpshooters strap on provided protective gear and the equipment necessary for dappling human canvases with high-speed brushstrokes.

6124 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans,
LA
US

Founded in 1976 by a group of ambitious visual and performing artists, the Contemporary Arts Center still keeps in touch with its roots as an artist-driven community organization. The award-winning design of its ever-changing gallery, atrium, and theater spaces juxtaposes the original architecture of a turn-of-the-century warehouse building with newer materials and aesthetics. Within its 30,000 feet of open event space, the CAC hosts a range of events, such as curated contemporary exhibitions, world and local music performances, and special galas such as the SweetArts Bash.

When not coordinating exhibitions and performances, the CAC staff also leads educational programs such as one-day art camps, which expose children and adults to the arts. In these programs, professional local artists train groups in drama, dance, music, visual arts, and creative writing.

900 Camp St
New Orleans,
LA
US

After Frankie Cheek discovered segway tours while visiting Italy, he decided to start his own company in his native New Orleans. When he was boarding a plane back home, Hurricane Katrina struck, redirecting him to Louisiana’s grandfather country: France. While exploring Paris in the wake of the devastating tragedy back home, Cheek drew inspiration for his future segway tours—he was resolved, according to his website, to "help a city rich in history move forward while riding the most high-tech transporter available." Since returning to New Orleans, he’s led daily segway adventures, whirring groups of sightseers around the French Quarter, the riverfront, and Jackson Square with the ease, maneuverability, and safety-minded attitude of a cool biker gang. Plus, through a partnership with other tour companies, Cheek can also guide guests through swamps, plantations, and supposedly haunted locales.

506 Conti St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Since 1983 we have been helping out clients realize that you can live as long without art but not as well.

332 Julia St
New Orleans,
LA
US

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