Things To Do In New Orleans

Chalmette Battlefield Cruise for One or Two on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen (Up to 50% Off)

Creole Queen

Riverwalk Marketplace

2.5-hour narrated tour on a 800-passsenger vessel propelled by a 24-foot authentic paddlewheel

$27 $15

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The Sweet Spot New Orleans: Red Light Special at Eiffel Society on Friday, January 30, at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot New Orleans: Red Light Special

Eiffel Society

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel at House of Blues New Orleans on Friday, December 26 (Up to 41% Off)

A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel

House of Blues New Orleans

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Members of several cover bands join froces to pay tribute to two legendary piano men, covering their upbeat rockers as well as their ballads

$27 $16

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Keynote Address and Masquerade Ball at The Hands On Literary Festival (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

The Hands On Literary Festival

Hotel Maison St. Charles

Authors Joy Castro and Lee Gutkind are the keynote speakers

$120 $60

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$40 for Two-Hour Kayaking Tour for Two from Kayak-iti-Yat (an $80 Value)

Kayak-iti-Yat

Bayou St. John

Two-hour tours in ergonomically designed kayaks explore historic neighborhoods of Faubourg St. John and Park Island

$80 $40

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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$10 for a Day at the Races with Concessions at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots ($25 Value)

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

Fair Grounds New Orleans

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Third-oldest track in the U.S. hosts spectators in an upscale clubhouse with simulcasts of other tracks’ races year-round

$25 $10

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Two Months of Gymnastics Classes for One or Two Students at Empire Gymnastics Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Empire Gymnastics Academy

Jefferson

Kids of all experience levels flip, tumble, and build strength while making friends at a gym helmed by a former Elite Power Tumbler

$245 $99

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

Dark Crescent Tours

New Orleans

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

$50 $25

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$29 for 10 Kickboxing Classes and a Pair of Gloves from My Dojo Kickboxing ($220 Value)

My Dojo Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

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

$220 $29

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One or Two One-Hour Kids' Basketball Training Sessions at Elevate NEXT (Up to 53% Off)

Elevate NEXT

New Orleans

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

$18 $9

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Guided Walking Tour of Beauregard-Keyes House for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Beauregard-Keyes House

French Quarter

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

$20 $10

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Two or Four Weekly 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at New Orleans Academy of Music (Up to 56% Off)

New Orleans Academy of Music

Mid-City

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

$55 $26.95

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Four or Six Weeks of Karate Membership with Uniform at Church's Karate Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Church's Karate Academy

New Orleans

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

$174 $37

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Dance Classes at Lakeview Creative Arts Center (Up to 58% Off)

Lakeview Creative Arts Center

Lake Shore - Lake Vista

Dance classes for all ages include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet, which also includes more advanced pointe courses

$135 $59

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Two Weeks of Fitness Classes at 2nd To None Fitness (65% Off)

2nd To None Fitness

New Orleans

Enjoy our personal-training small-group classes; tone, burn, and get rid of fat with a 50-minute cardio workout

$200 $70

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Cemetery Tour Admission for One, Two, Four, or Six from The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours (Up to 51% Off)

The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours

French Quarter

Explore one of the city’s oldest above-ground cemeteries, visit the tomb of Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau, and pass through Congo Square

$25 $15

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$8 for $15 Worth of Dance Lessons — The Movement Studio

Movement Studio

Central City

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

$15 $8

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In 2001, Carrie Rezabek Dorr's only venue for her Pure Barre workouts?a fusion of weights, pilates and the origins of ballet?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 250 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 transitioning 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 new client specials, bridal packages, private barre-ties, DVDs, equipment, designer athletic apparel and more.

3923 Magazine St.
New Orleans,
LA
US

Acupuncture in NOLA's two nationally certified acupuncturists draw upon three-year degrees in Oriental Medicine and good group vibes in their tranquil public-treatment centers. Both avid students of holistic healing, owner Tonya Tigart supplemented her Master's of Science with advanced acupuncture training at Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China, and partner Kathleen Keane boasts extensive massage-therapy experience in addition to her Master's of Science. Their aim is to help patients heal themselves via several holistic therapies, particularly acupuncture, which the World Health Organization recognizes can be effective in treating more than 50 ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety, and the nagging fear that the refrigerator door is on fire.

Tigart and Keane carefully attend to physical and psychological comfort, letting their acupuncture patients decide when their needles should come out, or if they should be dispatched entirely for thumb-based acupressure. Treatment can be administered in private or in a public space, where patients enjoy the fellowship of friends and other health-seekers as they relax on memory-foam recliners, sip tea, and defrost frozen wristwatches under heat lamps.

4710 Canal St
New Orleans,
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 Street
New Orleans,
LA
US

Amid the high-tech environs of a climate-controlled arena with a turf field, Playmakers Indoor Sports facilitates the frolicking needs of recreationalists with a full menu of soccer, lacrosse, flag football, and paintball. Throughout the year, members of various skill levels unite at the enclosed facility for leagues and pickup games, eliminating alfresco annoyances such as bad weather and verbally abusive seagulls. Every Friday night, the Northshore location's field sprouts a series of inflatable bunkers for paintball sessions, during which sharpshooters strap on provided protective gear and the equipment necessary for dappling human canvases with high-speed brushstrokes. Staffers further enlighten budding athletes during sports camps and kids' programs, and the facility can be rented out for private parties.

6124 Jefferson Highway
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

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 Street
New Orleans,
LA
US