New Orleans is known far and wide for having some of the best entertainment this side of the Mississippi. But leaving the bacchanalian debauch behind, there are some things that are better left passed over, unseen, undone. To what am I referring? Well, the whole ‘taking your pants off and running through the street’ thing is, I wouldn’t doubt, better left undone. Be that as it may there’s no doubt that there are good times to be had, but it pays to keep your head on straight. So, it you’re out and about in New Orleans, here are some great things not to do.
Hit the swamps! Though New Orleans has ghost tours, French Quarter excitement, tours of the Treme, Bourbon Street, and the Garden District, and a whole host of fun things to do, there’s something special about a foray into the wilderness, especially when it’s a wilderness as exciting as the swamp. What untold creatures lie in the depths? What is nutria? Want to see an alligator? Of course you do – who doesn’t?
The New Orleans neighborhood of Faubourg Treme has had what they call a meteoric rise to fame in years of late, due in no small part to the HBO series that highlights the region’s rich cultural and musical roots, as well as the attention put upon the area after the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina. It has, through centuries of history and cultural tumult, earned this reputation as a hotbed of music and mores, but as with any story of a land and its peoples, the good is tinted with the bad. Luckily, this makes for great touring, and if you happen upon New Orleans, you should happen to make your way down to the Treme.
No doubt about it – New Orleans will have you dancing, partying, fishing, jamming, and exploring all day and all night. There’s so much to do in this ancient and beautiful city that it seems darn near impossible to pack it all into one. But part of the joy of visiting any city is seeing its surrounding landscape, and in New Orleans that’s like stepping into a different world.
New Orleans is for lovers. No really. A great nightlife, fantastic live music, dancing at every back alley and bbq joint, swirl that around with an Old World ambiance and you’ve got it made in the shade, my friend. Whether you want to stroll through the moss-covered oaks, listen to saxophone brass while the muddy Mississippi roles by, or just do some candlelight dining, New Orleans is the place for love.
The Audubon Nature Institute is a family of museums and parks located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Consisting of The Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Park, the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, the Audubon Insectarium and others, they represent New Orleans’s connection with its environment and are a world-renowned, award-winning group of exceptional exhibits.