Things To Do Near Me (New Orleans)

Fun  & Interesting Things to Do in New Orleans

New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy has a lot to offer in terms of fun and enjoyment. Whether you are visiting with family or have planned a trip with friends; you’re bound to find endless amounts of fun for all ages.

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do near you, check out some of these awesome area attractions.

Frenchmen Street

If you want an authentic New Orleans experience but not from typical touristy areas of Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, head to the lively Frenchmen Street. A popular spot for locals, Frenchmen Street is a four-block stretch of live music, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and art galleries. It is not just a party spot though; on the contrary it is a shopping haven where locals sell homemade art and jewelry. It is located in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans and is easy to reach as it is within walking distance of the French Quarter and also accessible via car or taxi.

Garden District

Take a walking tour of the Garden District, situated a little less than 3 miles southwest of the French Quarter for a peek at some of the city’s most beautiful homes. This historic residential neighborhood is laden with trees, ivy, and yes, gardens.

The Cabildo

Flanking Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter, the Cabildo was originally constructed in 1799as the seat of the Spanish government. Today, the Cabildo is home to a three-floor branch of the Louisiana State Museum, which recounts Louisiana history with the help of Native American objects, Colonial-era paintings, and even Napoleon Bonaparte’s death mask. Visitors can also see the room where the Louisiana Purchase was finalized. An entire floor is devoted to Hurricane Katrina — the 2005 storm that left New Orleans and surrounding regions devastated. You will find multimedia displays and artifacts collected during the cleanup of both Katrina and Hurricane Rita.

Cemetery Tours

Strange and morbid as it may sound, some of New Orleans’ must-see attractions are its cemeteries. Many of the tombs found in these “cities of the dead” are above ground to protect them from rising water levels, and embellished with ornate designs inspired by French and Spanish architecture.

The Big Easy has some fantastic restaurants too, so while stopping for a bite between sightseeing, you have a lot of options to take your pick from, including a variety of mouth-watering cuisine. Hurry and plan a trip to New Orleans – the beautiful place awaits with open arms!

 

Things To Do Near Me (Austin, TX)

Austin’s attractions are suitable for all age groups. For example, the city has an abundance of green space, sp active travelers can bike in Zilker Park and swim in Barton Springs Pool before an evening of bat-watching at the Congress Avenue Bridge. However, you will be swamped with different options.

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do near you, check out some of these awesome attractions.

Baylor Street Art Wall

This is one of those stops that uniquely capture the essence of Austin. Once slated to be a condo project that ended up not materializing, the concert foundation has become a canvas for local graffiti artists. It is constantly changing, just like the city. While visiting, be sure to climb to the top to get a great view of the city.

 

Roam the City in an Electrified Manner

Rocket Electrics gives you a one-of-a-kind way to explore the city. These are not your regular ol’ bikes. They’re electric powered so when you need some extra oomph, no peddling necessary. You can rent them to explore on your own or take a tour – choice is yours!

Explore 6th Street

A trip to the “Live Music Capital of the World” wouldn’t be complete without discovering some of Austin’s up-and-coming talent along 6th Street. After drastic restoration took place in an effort by the National Register of Historic Places to save the area from its grungy reputation, this area became the hub of Austin’s music scene in the 1970s. Today, 6th Street, between Lavaca Ave and I-35, buzzes with activity from surrounding shops, restaurants, bars and yes, live-music joints such as Emo’s.

Go River Tubing

Cruise down the river on a tube while you enjoy drinks and get the adrenaline pumping! One of the area’s favorite summer outdoor activities – river tubing with ATXcursions is the most convenient way to float: transportation to and from downtown Austin. You can book it online as well. The prices for tubes, coolers, and ice are included in the same package.

Austin Eats Food Tour

Both locals and visitors enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at some of Austin’s best restaurants. One of the most popular ones is the Eastside option. It takes you to several awesome food trailers, some great brick and mortar restaurants, and a brewery. They offer walking, van, and even electronic bike tours.

So what are you waiting for? This wonderful place beckons you for a holiday – start planning right away in order to book the tickets as soon as possible.