Best Free Things to Do as a Tourist in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Rosie Kerr on Unsplash

Don’t want to break the bank while visiting New Orleans, Louisiana? Well, our first recommendation would be to go easy on the drinks in the French Quarter. But because we know that isn’t an option, then you should at least take advantage of these free things tourists can do in New Orleans.

Stroll Through Garden District

Garden District is a neighborhood in New Orleans famous for its mix of unique mansions and homes, some of which date back to the early 19th century. The place is great for walking and enjoying the beautiful architecture and lavish gardens.

Enjoy Live Shows at French Quarter

Music doesn’t seem to stop at New Orleans’ iconic French Quarter. Besides bars with live music, the neighborhood’s streets often offer great performances as well. Regardless of the time of the day, the chances are you’ll be able to catch a free live show by talented musicians.

Learn More About Sazerac Cocktail at Sazerac House

Sazerac Cocktail is a famous drink that originated in New Orleans in 1850 before spreading to the rest of the United States and the world. At Sazerac House, you can learn more about the history of the drink, see how it’s made, and maybe get a complimentary drink or two along the way. The admission is free, but you have to make a reservation through their website.

Meet the City with Free Tours By Foot

Free Tours By Foot is a walking tour of New Orleans that will allow you to visit the city’s most important neighborhoods and see its most famous landmarks. The tour is free, although tipping is usually encouraged.