New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it's home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. One of the greatest tourist destination in the Southern United States is the French Quarter of New Orleans, the home of Dixieland music. This is where the first Mardi Gras Parade originated. A few of the choices include:
Destrehan Plantation the sands of Louisiana time seem to stand still for a moment here. This majestic antebellum home watches over the banks of the great Mississippi River. The Plantation was established in 1787 and remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi River Valley.
Cajun Pride Swamp Tour we will journey by boat, Cajun style, through the heart of South Louisiana’s swamp lands. Here, we will tour through the meandering bayous and into the past filled with daring exploits of pirates and Indians made famous through story and song, and a present filled with moss-draped plant life and the creatures who make their home here.
French Market which combines eating, shopping of every description and entertainment. This is America's oldest city. The market is open from sunup to sundown.
National World War II Museum from the 1930s prelude to war, to the Normandy Invasion and the battles of the Pacific Islands, visitors trace America's role in the war and on the Home Front.
New Orleans Museum of Art permanent collection includes French and American art, photography, glass, African and Japanese works. The museum also houses a sculpture garden.
Riverwalk this is a half mile long festival marketplace with more than 140 shops right on the mighty Mississippi. Here students
can have your dinner and find gift shops from high tech to high fashion, and Creole and Cajun cooking. There is live
Laura C Hudson Visitor Center the French Quarter retains much of its original character from the 18th and 19th centuries because it is among the oldest protected historic districts in the nation. This museum features an extensive exhibition of the history and conflict that surrounded the founding and shaping of present-day New Orleans and the French Quarter.
New Orleans Wax Museum is the most unique site in New Orleans. Located in the historic old French Quarter, here students will meet legends face-to-face, as history comes alive.
Canal Street Ferry ride across the Mississippi River and witness some of the best views of the New Orleans skyline as
students learn why New Orleans is called the Crescent City as the ferry traverses the river's natural crescent to historic Algeiers Point and back.
Bourbon Street is steeped in history, folk lore and beauty that dates back to 1718. Also known as “Rue Bourbon,” this historic street sits at the heart of the French Quarter extending 13 blocks from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue.
Aquarium of the Americas where students can see tiger sharks, moray eels, sting rays, horseshoe crabs, piranhas and black footed penguins. The aquarium is situated right on the Mississippi River.
Contemporary Arts Center is home to bold experiments in painting, theatre, music, performance art, dance, photography, video, sculpture and more - all celebrating the art of now.
Louisiana’s Civil War Museum is one of the largest repositories of Confederacy-related artifacts and memorabilia in the United States, in addition to being the oldest continuously operating museum in Louisiana.
Audubon Zoo is a New Orleans landmark and a living museum filled with some of the rarest and most beautiful creatures of nature. There are 58 acres of animals in their natural habitats.