Explore the Diversity of New Orleans’ Historic Neighbourhoods

Get to the heart of the diversity across New Orleans’ spectacular neighborhoods with this guide
Get to the heart of the diversity across New Orleans’ spectacular neighborhoods with this guide | © Michael Brooks / Alamy Stock Photo
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New Orleans is a city built on its diversity. Its Creole charm is what draws visitors in, and its multicultural culinary and music scenes have long been celebrated. Get to the very heart of the diversity across New Orleans’ spectacular neighborhoods with this curated guide.

New Orleans is a city rich with diversity. Nestled between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, it has been shaped as much by waterways as by its African American, French and Spanish cultural influences. New Orleans also features a strong gender, sexual and linguistic diversity. You can explore the development of New Orleans on a historic plantation tour dedicated to understanding the echoing horrors of slavery, learn about the city’s grand musical heritage or sashay into the thriving LGBTQ scene. From its dark past to its bright present, there’s much to get lost in.


Highest recommendation by Frommer’s and OutTraveler. Take a 2-hour walking tour of New Orleans’ fabulous National Register Historic Landmark District French Quarter and learn more about the history of gay life and the LGBT scene in New Orleans. You will hear the best gossip! You will enjoy the best cocktails! You will come to understand and appreciate our live-and-let-live attitude! Never scripted. Small groups. Gay-owned and -operated tour provider.


You’re invited to take a leisurely stroll through the stunning Garden District of New Orleans. See the stomping grounds of authors, poets, movie stars, artists, and sports legends such as Anne Rice, John Goodman, and Archie Manning. Enjoy the towering Southern Live Oak trees, magnificent Crepe Myrtles, and the stunning Magnolias that some have said make walking through the neighborhood akin to walking through a fairy tale. Learn the deep and rich history of the area and how it fits into the overall story of New Orleans, including the jealousy and mistrust that led to the ‘new money’ of the ‘garish’ Americans trying to show up the splendor and glory of the ‘old money’ Europeans on the other side of town.

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