For shopping, dining or just casual strolling, no place in New Orleans outside the French Quarter beats Magazine Street. A six-mile-long stretch of this Garden District neighborhood features some of the best antique stores, art galleries, craft shops and classy boutiques to be found anywhere in the city.
Chris and I only went on one swamp tour in Louisiana and it was much further west than New Orleans. However, if you are interested in seeing alligators in their natural habitat, a tour may be a fun way to spend part of your day. This link will take you to one of many swamp tours departing from the city.
Who didn't love ghost stories as a kid? We've been on one of the New Orleans walking ghost tours and it was a really fun way to hear about the long history of the city. Plus all the walking is a good way to burn off the calories from the overindulgence in great cajun food!