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December 20, 2020
French Quarter Creole Christmas

New Orleans does things differently than just about any city. So why would Christmas be any different?  Christmas in New Orleans is like no other - the lights, the decorations, and the traditions. In a word - it's magical!   Join Free Tours by Foot for a holiday waltz through the French Quarter, as we explore […]

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December 7, 2020
French Market in New Orleans

This is a self-guided tour of the French Market, including tips to plan your visit as well as recommendations on what to do and where to eat. The French Market is six blocks of restaurants, shops, a farmer's market, and a flea market. It is nearly half the length of the French Quarter of New Orleans.  […]

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December 2, 2020
What is the weather like in New Orleans during February?

This post is a summary of the February weather in New Orleans with tips on what to pack and things to do. You may also want to read our weather guides for January and March. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES Early this month the afternoon temperatures tend to be mostly in the lower 60s F (16-17 C) while […]

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November 24, 2020
Frenchmen Street New Orleans

This post is about exploring Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, a place just outside of the French Quarter and known for its music, food, and culture. Where is Frenchmen Street 12 Places for Live Music Neighborhood Tours New Orleans at Night Things to Do in New Orleans WHERE IS FRENCHMEN STREET? Frenchmen Street lies east […]

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November 21, 2020
The Weather in New Orleans in April

This post is a summary of the weather in April in New Orleans. We include average temperatures and rainfall stats, a 2024 outlook, and tips on what to pack and things to do.  AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN APRIL In early April, you will see the daytime high temperatures mostly in the mid-70s F (23-25 C). Early […]

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November 21, 2020
How is the Weather in New Orleans in January?

This post is a summary of the January weather in New Orleans with tips on what to pack and things to do. Also, check out our December and February weather posts. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES Daytime high temperatures tend to be mostly in the lower 60s F (15-17 C) while overnight lows tend to average in the […]

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November 14, 2020
Bourbon Street in New Orleans

This post is about things to do on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA. We include famous sights, places to eat, and places to hear great live music. And, as Andrew, a tour guide with Free Tours by Foot demonstrates in the video below, there is much more to Bourbon Street than alcohol and music. […]

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October 31, 2020
Crawfish Season in New Orleans

Yes, you heard us! It is crawfish time in New Orleans and mid-February through mid-June is peak season. And don’t get confused by the different terms: Crawfish, Crawdad. The terms "crawdad" and "crawfish" come from the French word, "escrevisse," which relates to the verb "to crawl." Other theories point to the Anglo Saxon word "crevik," […]

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October 27, 2020
What to do in New Orleans Tonight

This post is about some of the best things to do at night in New Orleans. We include a top 10 list, free things to do, family-friendly activities, and more. As local tour guides, we lead thousands of visitors each month through the city and on every tour, guests ask what there is to do […]

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October 17, 2020
35 Things to Do in New Orleans

This post covers the very best of things to do in New Orleans, including free, nighttime, as well as family-friendly events and activities.

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October 2, 2020
15 New Orleans Drinks You Must Try

This post covers 15 famous New Orleans drinks, including the best cocktail bars to drink them in. We also include a video either of how to make the drink or of the establishment most associated with it. We compiled this list through the experiences and recommendations of our local tour guides, leading cocktail tours of […]

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September 28, 2020
Christmas in New Orleans 2024

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. OVERVIEW While Mardi Gras may be a big reason that New Orleans is a prime destination, Christmas in NOLA is very enticing as […]

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September 9, 2020
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 at your own pace or as companion pieces on our guided tours.  We are a group […]

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August 31, 2020
Best New Orleans Bus Tours

As local walking tour guides, we get asked by our guests about more ways to see the city and we suggest looking into bus tours. While walking tours are a great way to see specific neighborhoods, bus tours cover more of the city in a short amount of time. They can also serve as a […]

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August 25, 2020
New Orleans Voodoo Walking Tour

This post provides details for our Voodoo walking tours, including where and when they start, sites that we visit or see, and other related content.

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August 12, 2020
Foods You Must Eat in New Orleans

This post is an introduction to New Orleans foods that you must try when you are in town. We also include an explanation of the differences between Creole and Cajun cooking. As local tour guides who lead a pay-what-you-like food tour of the French Quarter, we know a thing or two about what's a must-try. […]

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