Witness all the incredible things to do in New Orleans! From the entertaining French Quarter to the lavish Audubon Park, and the majestic Lake Pontchartrain. See the best sites in the city with the friendly local host of your choice.
Top 3 things to do in New Orleans
Make your stay in New Orleans complete with these things to do
- With Brett
1City Kickstart Tour: New Orleans1.5 hours • city highlight toursExploreFrom €22.72 per person
- With Holley
2The History of New Orleans: Jazz Origins Private Tour3 hours • city highlight toursExploreFrom €40.89 per person
- With Holley
3The Ultimate historical plantation Day Trip4 hours • day tripsExploreFrom €88.96 per person
We did our first Withlocals tour when arriving to the city and can highly recommend people to do the same.”
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Things to do in New Orleans
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- With Brett5.0 38 reviews1.5 hours • city highlight toursfrom €22.72 per person
- With Holley5.0 38 reviews3 hours • city highlight toursfrom €40.89 per person
- With Holley5.0 36 reviews4 hours • day tripsfrom €88.96 per person
- With Neil5.0 34 reviews2.5 hours • city highlight toursfrom €46.94 per person
- With Neil5.0 13 reviews1.15 hours • history & talesfrom €38.60 per person
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What other guests say about our tours and locals
"We had a great tour with Holley! She provided so much information about the history of music in New Orleans, along with the history of the city itself. She had lots of fun facts, anecdotes and even some singing. Holley is knowledgeable, engaging and fun. I would highly recommend this tour!"JillAbout local HolleyNew Orleans, April 2023
Holley is the Best
"Holley met us at Congo Park because we happened to book the tour on the day of an outside music festival. She used the performances and the historic elements of the park (including a tree where offerings in the Voodoo tradition were left) to explain the culture and music of New Orleans. We then walked in the nearby neighborhood, listening to her great stories about jazz history. Our group included one current music producer and one former jazz dj; they both said they learned a lot in the tour. Holley was easy to talk to, full of anecdotes, and just rest to spend time with. Highly recommend! "SarahAbout local HolleyNew Orleans, March 2023
Herman about BrettHerman About local BrettNew Orleans, December 2022
Ghost & voodoo tour
"Neil was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. It was an easy going, and entertaining slow stroll through the streets of the French Quarter. Even stopped by the oldest bar in New Orleans (maybe the U.S) for a quick beer. Overall a great tour with a great guide. We highly recommend. Thanks again Neil"RalphAbout local NeilNew Orleans, September 2022
Champion Jack Dupree
"What a thoroughly excellent experience my wife and I had yesterday evening. We had messaged Holley before we left UK as regards my wifes late father. He was a blues pianist from New Orleans and we wanted to see if we could get some closer information. Holley not only gave us a fantastic and in depth tour of N.O musical heritage but also information on Jack that we hadn't found ourselves. The experience of a sage blessing in memory of Jack around the tree in Congo Square was truly spiritual and humbling. We would Highly recommend Holley to anyone with or without an interest in music and history. Fantastic experience all round. Thank you Holley."HughAbout local HolleyNew Orleans, September 2022
A true New Orleans and music passionate
"The tour with Holley was so interesting and fun! With her incredible passion for music and deep knowledge of history you can’t help falling in love with New Orleans, the people, the houses and of course the music. We come from Italy and we didn’t know anybody here, but Holley perfectly embodied the spirit of “with locals”, being a wonderful host for us and leaving us with the feeling of having a friend in the city :) "AndreaAbout local HolleyNew Orleans, August 2022
Personable, knowledgeable and fun!
"Holley was not only knowledgeable, she was also very personable! She intertwined history, musical development and cultural impact into lively storytelling throughout our tour. We took part in local and historical traditions during our time with her, and visited some unique and hidden gems in the city. We also appreciated her willingness to recommend locations for dinner and performance venues throughout the city. She made our experience special and we feel like we left New Orleans with a new friend! If you are looking for a learning experience while in the city, we would highly recommend Withlocals and Holley!"GailAbout local HolleyNew Orleans, July 2022
New Orleans Road Trip
"Brett was very informative and knowledgeable about the area. Such a lovely personality, right person for our tour. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Brett to anyone thinking of coming to New Orleans and using ‘withlocals’"KevinAbout local BrettNew Orleans, July 2022
Great walk with Holley
"Holley covered the key New Orleans influences on the development of jazz. She was a wealth of information and local insights. Very friendly, interesting and informative. "StevenAbout local HolleyNew Orleans, June 2022
Great tour with Holley!
"We had a great private ghost tour with Holley. She was fun and knowledgeable and flexible depending on our interests. "JaneAbout local HolleyNew Orleans, June 2022
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See the Incredible Things to Do in New Orleans
Witness the best things to do in New Orleans! From smooth jazz to quirky museums, you’ll have an unforgettable adventure in this remarkable city. Local Activities When trying to find what to do in New Orleans today, ask your host for all the favourite local activities. Local artists gather at the historic Jackson Square and the beautiful space is used for numerous celebrations year-round. Wandering City Park is one of the things locals do in New Orleans for a peaceful escape within the city. Cultural Attractions New Orleans has a distinct culture all its own and there are tons of places that teach you about its extraordinary history. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum gives you a stunning view into the bizarre world of this spiritual practice. Head over to the New Orleans Jazz Museum to celebrate the history of this lively genre and watch entertaining performances. Visit the Backstreet Cultural Museum to browse through a unique collection of mementos from traditions only celebrated in New Orleans. Festivals Galore New Orleans is a city that loves to celebrate and you’ll be sure to find a raging party if visiting during the first few months of the year. For the best things to do in New Orleans in January, February and March, look no further than the Mardi Gras festivities. Carnival Season gets underway with Twelfth Night in January and parades continue well into February and March to make this a fun time to visit. See More with a Local Your private local guide will show you all the incredible things to do in New Orleans! From the city’s most iconic squares to fabulous shopping and delectable food tours, your local host will expand your knowledge of this amazing destination.
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