Top Five Things to See on a New Orleans Tour

December 12, 2013

Are you visiting the Big Easy? Make sure you schedule a New Orleans tour of the city with a tour guide who knows the best sites and landmarks. The tour guides at Airboat Adventures recommend doing a combination of “land” and “water” tours so you can see the city from every angle. Here is our top five list of things you have to see on the land and in the swamp.

Historical Landmarks

Many people who come to New Orleans are content to spend the day touring historical sites around the city. In Louisiana, you will find plenty of history. Some popular sites include the famous St. Louis cemeteries, or “cities of the dead.” You can see the grave markers for several historical figures and enjoy the haunting, beautiful surroundings. You cannot visit New Orleans without touring the French Quarter, taking in the architecture, the smells, the food, and the sounds of jazz.

Delicious Food

Another famous thing to love about the south is the unique, spicy, and mouth-watering food. If you have never tried Cajun or Creole food before, you cannot pass the opportunity in New Orleans. The French Quarter is a great place to find authentic Louisiana-style food. Try a few classics like gumbo, jambalaya, and pecan pie.

Exciting Music

When you think of New Orleans, do you think of lively Bourbon street jazz? When you take a tour through New Orleans, pay attention to the places your guide points out as hot spots for music. You can usually find at least one music festival to attend during your stay as well as plenty of music clubs where you eat, drink, and dance to New Orleans jazz all night long.

Lush Countryside

At Airboat Adventures, we believe no trip to Louisiana would be complete without an “off-land” tour of the Louisiana swamps and bayous. Our guides can even pick you up from your hotel and take you directly to the airboat launch site. Spend a couple of hours on our comfortable airboat and you will see a completely different side of the country. The swamp is a beautiful and unique place. It is the perfect family tour, with plenty of adventurous memories to make. Take your camera and you can capture the picturesque landscapes and the native wildlife.

Reptiles and Birds

Your airboat tour would not be complete without alligators! Be prepared to see plenty of gators, snakes, turtles, herons, egrets, hawks, and many other creatures in the wild. You can keep your distance and take pictures, or you can ask your tour guide to hold a baby gator for a New Orleans tour that is truly unforgettable.