Our city of New Orleans is rich in history and there are tons of things to see and do. If money is a problem for anyone, there are actually some nice activities you can do here for free. As long as you have transportation to these places, you can do all sorts of stuff.
To start it off, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, St. Augustine, and Our Lady of Guadalupe are all nice places to go see and take pictures. You can also get to know the city better with free self-guided walking tours. Wander through the Garden District and admire the historic architecture or go visit the city cemeteries such as the St. Louis Cemetery No. #1 on Basin Street. This is where the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, rests. People actually visit her grave and make wishes in hopes she grants them by marking an X on her grave. Another free activity you can do is visit City Park. You can picnic under the Oak Trees, relax on a swing surrounded by plants and fountains, feed the ducks, or stroll through the Sculpture gardens.
Keep track of the upcoming festivals! There are plenty that don’t have an admission fee. There are actually more than four festivals this November. One of the beloved upcoming festivals include the Po-Boy Festival which is taking place on Oak St on November 23rd. Head on over there and enjoy the tasty food. There’s a variety of sandwiches offered such as the Lobster Po-Boy, the Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy, and tons more! About three different stages will also be there for the artists who are playing.
Go out and explore the beautiful things our city offers to us. Whether it’s walking tours or visiting haunting sites, there are countless fun things you can do for free here. Read up on the city’s history. Try New Orleans accustomed food. Admire the old buildings. There’s too much things to do here to pass up. Money doesn’t have to be a problem here, so go explore!
The Explorer Blog is written by Cham Phan