A Guide to New Orleans’ Hidden Gems

Discover the hidden gems of New Orleans
Discover the hidden gems of New Orleans | © Hemis / Alamy Stock Photo

New Orleans is like a miniature country in itself, with its own culinary tradition, special flair, 24-hour music culture and language – everything sounds better in Creole! Take the guesswork out of discovering the hidden gems worth uncovering on your visit with this curated list.

New Orleans is all about the memorable and the quirky. You can eat frog’s legs, toss beads and improvise a sax solo all on the same night, and no one would blink an eye. When even walking down the street can be exhilarating, it can be hard to uncover those truly hidden gems. From swamp boat rides to jazz cruises, hanging out with vampires to having your very own French Quarter photoshoot, you can taste-test, buggy ride and peacock your way across New Orleans’ best sights, both historic and modern, using this guide.

ToursNew Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Walking Tour
From $25 per person
1 hour 30 minutes
4.2 (762)

New Orleans is “The Most Haunted City” in the United States with rich paranormal history like no other place. Our Master storytellers will take you into the realm of Ghosts, Voodoo, Vampires & Witches. While on tour, you will visit our most haunted & featured location, the Lalaurie Mansion. Delve into the bone-chilling story of Madame Delphine Lalaurie…the most evil woman of New Orleans past. This is also where Kathy Bates filmed The American Horror Story. Please be advised that we do not enter any of the locations that are mentioned. This 2-hour tour covers every aspect of Ghosts, Voodoo, Vampires, & Witches satisfying your hunger for more of the dark side of New Orleans… Follow Us if You Dare! Please arrive 30 minutes prior to tour departure for check in. Tour departs on time. Refunds will not be issued for late arrivals. Each tour is unique and may or may not include all of the stops listed above or may stop at other locations not on this list.

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ActivitiesPhoto Shoot in French Quarter
From $59 per person
1 hour
4.8 (13)

You will have a chance to see the most famous things in French Quarter, New Orleans, and have the recognizable city as your background for the shoot. I will make sure you have great pictures to take home—a unique souvenir of your time in New Orleans.

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