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New Orleans Attractions You Must See

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Commonly referred to as The Big Easy, New Orleans is a city that saunters along at a leisurely pace. Despite the laid back atmosphere and genteel hospitality of this community, travelers will still find that there’s plenty to see and do.


These are the top New Orleans attractions to include on your itinerary:


The French Quarter

The French Quarter is perhaps New Orleans’s most famous neighborhood, and it’s almost always a must-see for visitors who come to the city. Being within walking distance of the French Quarter is ideal because it allows you to explore every nook and cranny of this neighborhood. There’s plenty of restaurants, jazz clubs and sightseeing to do, and you won’t want to miss a thing.


St. Louis Cathedral

Located in the heart of Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral is an iconic New Orleans attraction that is visited by people from across the world. It is the oldest cathedral in the United States and is still a place where Catholics can worship daily. Even those who are not Catholic appreciate the architecture of the cathedral and the history of the building. It’s a worthwhile stop while exploring New Orleans.


Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

The cemeteries are New Orleans are both beautiful and haunting, which has compelled tourists to explore them for decades. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is one of the most notable cemeteries in the city. It is the resting place of more than 7,000 people. Those who are interested in visiting the cemetery can schedule a tour in advance.


Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation is neither the most famous plantation in New Orleans nor is it the most frequently visited one. However, it is well-preserved and offers an authentic glimpse into history. Destrehan Plantation is about half an hour away from the center of the city, making it a convenient option for those who want to stay close by. Tours are available on most days.


These attractions will allow you to enjoy the flavor of the city while also discovering the history of this incredible place. In order to make the most out of your time in Nola, you will want to book a stay at Magnolia Hotel New Orleans. Our recently refurbished hotel is located within the heart of the city and is within walking distance of the most famous New Orleans attractions. Contact us to book your stay today.