New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013
If you are heading to New Orleans with the family and want to save a lot of money, That Other Tour, a New Orleans' tour company, has a list of ten great things to do to keep the family happy and make your trip very enjoyable. Most of the things on the list are free. There's something on the list everyone in the family can do.
1. Ride the Canal Street/Algiers Ferry
The ferry was the primary transportation between New Orleans and Algiers Point for over 100 years, long before bridges. You will get a chance to see the great photographic landscape of New Orleans.
2. Take a stroll on the Moonwalk
The Moonwalk is a scenic boardwalk that starts at the Audubon Aquarium and ends at the French Market Place (adjacent to the French Quarter). The path includes benches so you can sit down and enjoy the waterfront.
3. Visit Jackson Square
Jackson Square is the heart of the French Quarter’s and the most photograph place in New Orleans. The centerpiece of Jackson Square is a statue of Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans and the seventh President of the United States. It’s a great place to take a break or meander and check out the various artists and fortune-tellers who are outside its gates.
4. Visit St. Louis Cathedral
Most recognizable landmark in New Orleans is the St. Louis Cathedral. This Catholic Church has stood on this spot since 1718, less than a year after the founding of New Orleans. St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the United States.
5. Listen to Live Music
There are several places you can listen to authentic live music in New Orleans, Jackson Square, pedestrian walk (from the 200 to 600 blocks of Royal Street), Bourbon Street, outside Café de Monde, the Moonwalk or Riverwalk, at the corner of Dumaine and Decatur Streets and various restaurants along the French Market.
6. Ride the Streetcars - $3.00
Take a streetcar ride to the Garden District and City Park. The best tour in New Orleans is only $3.00. The price is the fare for an all day pass on New Orleans streetcar lines and two more great things to do. The green St. Charles Avenue streetcars first stop is at the corner of Carondelet and Canal Streets. The red City Park streetcar first stop is in front of the Harrah's Casino. The last stop is City Park.
7. Stroll the Garden District
The Garden District has the best-preserved early 19th century late-Victorian period mansions in the United States. It’s the birthplace and settings for best selling writer Anne Rice novels. Current residents include Sandra Bullock and John Goodman.
8. Stroll City Park
City Park is a 1300-acre park that is full of activities for the whole family. The park was established in 1854, making it one of the oldest parks in the United States. Just a few of its outdoors activities are its gardens, Storyland and the botanical gardens, Besthoff Sculpture Garden, bike path, dances and concerts. They also have the world’s largest stand of mature live oaks, which includes a grand oak that dates back nearly 800 years. A great place to have a panic or take a nap.
9. Take the Anne Rice Literary Tours
Anne Rice is the best selling author of “Interview with the Vampire”, The Vampire Lestat, Queen of the Damned, Feast of All Saints and many more with her latest being the Wolf Gift. This walking tour was created by an Anne Rice fan and not associated with Anne Rice the writer. There are three featured tours, French Quarter, American Sector (Canal Street) and the Garden District.
10. Take the Strange True Tours
This is the ORIGINAL Adult oriented, historic tour about the fun, true, quirky, unusual, weird, strange underworld of New Orleans. In 2011 Trip Advisor named Strange True Tours as one of the "Top 10 Unusual Tours" in the United States!