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Things to Do in New Orleans This Summer

Things to Do in New Orleans This Summer

New Orleans heats up in the summer—both with rising temps and a hot lineup of festivals and events. Plan to do most of your outdoor activities in the cooler morning or evening hours, and beat the heat at shady parks and indoor attractions. Once the sun sets, join other revelers for ghostly explorations or a cocktail bar crawl. Here are our top summer picks.

  • Create your own Cajun or Creole feast with a hands-on cooking class.
  • Escape to the shady Louisiana swamps for an airboat ride or bayou tour.
  • Stay cool aboard an air-conditioned vehicle on a hop-on hop-off or minibus tour.
  • Sip a cool Sazerac or Hurricane on a boozy cocktail crawl.
  • Steam down the mighty Mississippi at sunset on a jazz dinner cruise.
  • View expansive collections and artifacts at the National WWII Museum.
  • Get spooked after dark on a voodoo, vampire, or ghost tour.

The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Museum Tickets & Passes
New Orleans Cooking Class
Cooking Classes
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Small-Group Airboat and Plantations Tour with Gourmet Lunch from New Orleans
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Day Trips
New Orleans Original Craft Cocktail Walking Tour
Cultural Tours
New Orleans #1 Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour
Historical Tours
New Orleans Cocktail and Food History Tour
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Half-day Tours
Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
Half-day Tours
New Orleans Airboat Ride
Nature and Wildlife
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New Orleans Mardi Gras World Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Cultural Tours