New Orleans Riverboat Cruises

New Orleans Riverboat Cruises

This post compares the various different riverboat tours, paddleboat tours and cruises available to you in New Orleans to help you choose the right one from you. 




If you are considering purchasing tourist discount packages, keep in mind that some of these cruises are included at no additional cost in several New Orleans tourist attraction discount passes

The two most popular cruises are aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler and Steamboat Natchez (details below), but you can hop a ferry for just a few dollars.

Each offers a variety of cruises to choose from.

We narrowed down our favorites and compiled a list that describes each trip based on experience type, ticket price, and duration. Read more »

How to Get Preservation Hall tickets

Preservation Hall in New Orleans

This post is about how to see a jazz performance at the legendary Preservation Hall in New Orleans, including tickets, schedules, and reviews. 



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New Orleans Cemetery Tours

New Orleans Cemetery Tours

This post covers the various New Orleans cemetery tours that are available to you, including our pay-what-you-like tours, self-guided options and bus tours that visit a cemetery.




Just about every tour company in New Orleans offers some type of cemetery tour.

Most are focused on the history and burial practices of each cemetery, but others combine elements such as ghost stories and Voodoo practices (see the section below). 

We at Free Tours by Foot offer daily tours of both St. Louis Cemetery #1 and Lafayette Cemetery #1. See our current schedule of public tours. Read more »

Things to Do in December in New Orleans

Things to do in December in New Orleans

The following post provides a list of things to do in New Orleans in December, including family-friendly, nighttime, as well as free activities, updated for 2019.




In this section, we cover the ten most interesting and fun activities available in New Orleans this December.

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Many of these items are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass. Read more »

Things to Do on Christmas in New Orleans

Christmas in New Orleans

This post is about all the great events and activities in New Orleans during the holiday season. We list holiday-themed tours, dazzling light displays, traditional events, winter festivals, Christmas performances and more. Don’t forget to look into our packing tips for winter trips!




While Mardi Gras may be a big reason that New Orleans is a prime destination, Chrismas in NOLA is very enticing as well!  

This city is rich in centuries-old folklore which contributes to the unique holiday traditions still celebrated today.

From Christmas Eve bonfires along the Mississippi River to sumptuous Réveillon feasts, caroling in Jackson Square to touring historic homes lit up for Christmas, there is no shortage of things to do in NOLA at the holidays.

Don’t forget the things that make New Orleans a year-round destination! Check out our ghost, swamp, plantation, and riverboat tour posts.

Many of the above activities are included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass.

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If you are coming at the end of the month and staying through January, see our post, Things to do in January in NOLA.

TIP: You will definitely want to take a look at the December Weather before you pack for your trip! 



New Orleans Christmas Tour


Pay-What-You-Like Creole Christmas French Quarter Walking Tour

This Free Tours by Foot tour is designed to allow you to see the holiday lights while you are led through this historic neighborhood, learning about the Papa Noel story, traditional catholic creole Christmas observations, and Christmas bonfires. 

You will also learn what makes a Creole Christmas decoration, which constitutes a Revellion dinner and finish off with the option to enjoy a holiday cocktail.  

You will also hear a few non-Christmas related stories, learn about the distinct French Quarter architecture, the many traditions of the area, as well as its general history. 

See our tour page for our Creole Christmas French Quarter Walking Tour for more information and to book.  Read more »

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

This post is designed to help visitors plan a trip to the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, including tickets, discounts, the best times to visit and what to expect while you’re here.




The following section will prepare you for a trip to the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, including how to find the museum, the best times to visit, and what to expect.

How to Find the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

Due to its central location in the French Quarter, many people will choose to just walk here. Regardless of your mode of transportation, use this map for specific directions.

The Pharmacy Museum is a stop on our guided tour of the French Quarter as well as our audio tour and our self-guided tour.

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Self Guided Tours of New Orleans

We are happy to have produced several self-guided tours of New Orleans and our collection is growing.

We designed these self-guided tours of New Orleans to be used as tours for you to take on your own time and your own pace or as companion pieces on our guided tours.  

TIP – If you are looking to save money on tickets to New Orleans attractions, consider a tourist discount pass.

Our list of self-guided New Orleans tours: Read more »

What to Do in New Orleans in September

This post covers things to do in New Orleans in September, updated for 2019 and including a top 10 list as well as things you can enjoy at night, for free, or with the family. And don’t miss our free walking tours throughout New Orleans.




This section will focus on the most fun and interesting things to do in New Orleans this September. Whenever possible, we will make note of activities and attractions that are either family-friendly, free or fun after dark. 

Many of these items are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass.

1) See a Live Concert

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