Historical Sites to Check Out in New Orleans

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

New Orleans is most famous for being a party city—it’s home to Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street where you’re guaranteed to have a fun night out. While we love a good time as much as anyone, we also love New Orleans for its history. Rich and diverse, so much of what made New Orleans what it is can still be explored today.

St. Louis Cathedral

St. Louis is the oldest cathedral in North America. It’s almost 300 years old and still in use. Located across from the city’s Jackson Square Park, visitors can stop by to attend mass or simply appreciate the stunning architecture of the building.

The French Quarter

Built in 1734, we’d be remiss not to mention The French Quarter under any list of things to do in NOLA. Without it, there would be no New Orleans. This 12 by 8 block grid is where the city started. Take a stroll down Royal and Bourbon Streets to see Creole-style architecture with Bohemian influence.

Moonwalk on the Mississippi River

The Moonwalk Riverfront Park was just recently relandscaped and the results are breathtaking. Stroll along the river to different neighborhoods and see the original port. Take in the view and watch the boats, and be sure to end at Cafe du Monde for one of their world-famous beignets.