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February 2, 2022
Mardi Gras World Tickets and Discounts

This post is about visiting Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, a working float studio where you'll see historic floats, costumes, and decorations from past Mardi Gras festivals. Disclosure: While our recommendations are always unbiased, we may receive a small share of sales through some of the links below at no cost to you. […]

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January 3, 2022
Mardi Gras Krewes and Parades

This post is about the many New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades, the krewes and dance troupes that participate in them and helping you find a parade that is right for you.   All About Krewes Dance Troupes Find a Parade Tips Mardi Gras for Beginners  What is a Carnival Krewe? A krewe - pronounced like “crew” […]

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December 1, 2021
One Day in New Orleans

This post provides a simple itinerary to help you experience as much of New Orleans as possible in just one day, including tips about how to prepare for a day of sightseeing in the Big Easy. 1-Day in New Orleans Itinerary Get ready for a deep dive into this wonderful city. This itinerary is intended […]

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October 30, 2021
Marie Laveau Voodoo Queen of New Orleans

New Orleans is synonymous with Voodoo and when you think of Voodoo, you think of Marie Laveau. The so-called Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau is arguably the most famous person to be associated with that religion and yet we know very little about her. Related Post: New Orleans Voodoo Explained Marie Laveau was born in September […]

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September 27, 2021
New Orleans Virtual Tours

We regularly publish videos of New Orleans walks and virtual tours. Some of our videos are tours that we offer on our website. Others are including live-streams and 4K "walk with me" style videos, where we explore the well-trodden as well as off-the-beaten-path locations in New Orleans. Like our public tours, our video tours are […]

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September 27, 2021
New Orleans Travel Guide

Let Free Tours by Foot help you plan your trip to New Orleans. Our local experts have written everything you need to know about what to do and see in NOLA. In the sections below you'll find our most popular blog posts detailing insider information and our best advice. If you just don’t know where […]

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September 14, 2021
Best New Orleans Attractions and Sightseeing

This post lists our picks for the top New Orleans attractions that first-time visitors should plan to see. As local walking tour guides, we developed this post in the hopes that our experiences and expertise can help you plan your itineraries. We lead dozens of walking tours each week showing hundreds of visitors the charms […]

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September 13, 2021
12 New Orleans Souvenirs and Gifts

This post covers some of the best New Orleans souvenirs, where you can buy them, and tips to help you save both time and money. Shopping can be a fun part of any trip to a new city. With its one-of-a-kind culture, New Orleans is the perfect place to find unique gifts. Traditional New Orleans […]

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September 5, 2021
New Orleans Weather in October

New Orleans Weather in October is perfect with warm but pleasant days and mild to cool, comfortable nights.  This is the driest month of the year in the Big Easy and the best time to take one or more of our walking tours. How Hot Is New Orleans in October? Early in the month, the days […]

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September 5, 2021
Garden District Walking Tour

The Garden District, or 'Lafayette City', as it was once known, is part of Uptown New Orleans. This area is just a short streetcar ride from Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, but it feels like a world apart. Searching Availability... Continue to Secure Booking System » ************Click here to see our full selection of […]

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August 24, 2021
French Quarter Walking Tours

Searching Availability... Continue to Secure Booking System » This post provides details for our daily, guided walking tour of the French Quarter. We also include information on our self-guided GPS-enabled audio tour and our other tours in the Quarter. WALKING TOUR OF THE FRENCH QUARTER Famous for its beads and beers on Bourbon Street, the […]

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August 13, 2021
New Orleans Neighborhoods

This guide provides information for visitors about the most well-known and important neighborhoods in New Orleans, Louisiana. We include maps listing each of the notable attractions in the areas. French Quarter (Vieux Carré) This is the most well-known of the New Orleans neighborhoods, which runs adjacent to the Mississippi River. It’s home to some of […]

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August 13, 2021
Halloween in New Orleans

This post covers several fun things to see and do for Halloween in New Orleans. Most of these events and activities take place annually.  As local tour guides, including Andy in the video below, we love Halloween and we know that this is a special city to celebrate it in. We are members of various […]

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August 12, 2021
5 New Orleans Cemeteries to Visit

This post is a practical guide to visiting cemeteries in New Orleans. We include tips on which to choose, explanations of what you will see, as well as guided tours (including our own).  We are a group of local tour guides with decades of experience leading guests on tours through many of the city's famous […]

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July 30, 2021
St. Louis #3 Cemetery and Bayou St. John Tour

On this tour you'll see some of the oldest surviving houses in New Orleans, New Orleans City Park & Bayou Metairie and a beautiful example of above ground burials at St. Louis #3.

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July 21, 2021
How Safe is New Orleans for Visitors?

A lot of people worry about how safe it is to visit New Orleans, and while this is a generally valid concern, they are often a bit overblown.  This post will cover some of the most common questions visitors have when coming to New Orleans and provide 7 tips for staying safe during your visit. […]

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