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December 26, 2023
Mardi Gras Tour

On this tour, we combine history and how-to. We’ll share stories of the holiday’s origins, but your guide will also be a seasoned parade veteran who can help you decide which events to attend and how to have a great time. And if you’re not here for parade days, we can help you get a taste of the season anytime.

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November 21, 2023
Where Locals Eat in New Orleans' French Quarter

As tour guides, we are always asked where the best places are to indulge in New Orleans culinary delicacies. During our tours, we'll often tell you the old standbys such as Commander's Palace, Antoines, Dooky Chase’s, and Cafe Du Monde. However, sometimes we will whisper to guests the local establishments that we hold near and […]

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November 17, 2023
10 Best New Orleans Hotels With a Balcony According to Guests

While there are a lot of great places to stay in New Orleans, one of the most popular types of accommodation is a hotel with a balcony, typically somewhere in the French Quarter. There are a lot of reasons that this particular type of hotel room is popular, but the main reason is thanks to […]

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November 10, 2023
New Orleans Hop-on Hop-off Maps and Routes

Whether you’re interested in taking a New Orleans hop-on hop-off bus tour or you’ve already got your ticket, it makes sense to plan out your journey ahead of time.  This post covers each of the attractions included on these tours, including the full route provided by both companies and a map showing where each stop […]

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September 29, 2023
How Many Days Are Enough in New Orleans?

If you're looking for the short answer, most visitors will want to consider spending at least 2-3 days in New Orleans for a first visit. That is unless you plan to be back for certain, which you almost certainly will want to do. Trust me. I visited in 2006 and I'm still here. For those […]

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September 19, 2023
How to Use Public Transportation in New Orleans

This post provides details about how to use Streetcars, buses, ferries, and even bike rentals in New Orleans. Our local tour guides know several useful tips and tricks to help you get around New Orleans with ease, and we’ve compiled all of that information below. And in the video below, Tour Guide Andy explains how […]

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January 20, 2023
New Orleans Ghost Tour

Be prepared to be scared on this New Orleans ghost tour by Free Tours by Foot. The French Quarter has rascals both dead and we'll show you them all.

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January 20, 2023
New Orleans Weather Averages by Month

If you’re interested in visiting the big easy, you might want to consider what kind of weather you can expect during your trip. This post covers what the weather is like each month, and it also includes details about the warmest and coldest months of the year in New Orleans New Orleans Weather by Month […]

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January 5, 2023
Mardi Gras in New Orleans 2024

This post answers some frequently answered questions (FAQs) about Mardi Gras in New Orleans as well as Carnival Season in general, updated for 2024. You can also find videos and links to further content to help you plan your time in New Orleans for this uniquely New Orleans festive season. One thing to get clear, […]

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November 16, 2022
Pirates Alley New Orleans | Background and History

This post provides details about the Pirates Alley in New Orleans and why it is one of the most notable sites in this historic city.  History of Pirate's Alley There may be no more fabled location in New Orleans than Pirate’s Alley. New Orleanians like to tell a tale, but we don’t know if all […]

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October 16, 2022
Best Muffaletta Sandwich in New Orleans

This post is about where to find the best Muffuletta in New Orleans. We include a map with places both within the French Quarter and outside as well as descriptions of and links to each recommended establishment. What is a Muffuletta 10 Top Places to get a Muffuletta French Quarter Food Tour 13 NOLA Foods […]

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August 30, 2022
New Orleans Voodoo Explained

This article will explain what voodoo is, how it came about, and how to make it a part of your visit to New Orleans. WHAT IS VOODOO? Voodoo is a religion with its roots in West Africa. When France and Spain ruled New Orleans, Catholicism was the only legally permitted religion. But enslaved people had […]

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August 27, 2022
Nighttime Cemetery Tours in New Orleans

This post covers the best night cemetery tours you can take in New Orleans.  We include tips about what to expect, how much it costs, and other important details to keep in mind. Overview There are a few cemetery tours in New Orleans that take place after dark, but it’s actually a somewhat uncommon activity […]

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May 21, 2022
5 Top Voodoo Shops in New Orleans

This post lists the top five voodoo shops in New Orleans. We go over what makes them unique, what they specialize in, and what you can buy at them. We make sure to know this information because, as local walking tour guides, we’re asked all the time by our tour guests where they can go […]

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May 4, 2022
Cheap Hotels in New Orleans

This post will provide information about the best ways to save money finding a place to stay while you’re in New Orleans. We include details about hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, airbnb and more. Overview While many of the best activities in New Orleans are quite affordable, one of your biggest expenses is going to […]

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May 2, 2022
Best Time to Go to New Orleans Explained

This post is a guide to choosing the best time to visit New Orleans. We include when it is the cheapest to go, when to expect the best weather, and a month-by-month comparison. Let's get started! THE QUICK ANSWERS The best time to visit New Orleans depends on what "best" means to you. If by […]

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