Top Attractions for…

Music Lovers

New Orleans is a music city at its core. The unmistakable sounds of jazz float out of every open bar door, filling the streets with rich rhythms. You can’t call yourself a music lover until you’ve spent a night on Frenchmen Street, hopping between local joints like The Spotted Cat Music Club and the Maple Leaf Bar catching live jazz, funk, brass bands and everything in between from dusk ’til dawn. Don’t forget to make a sacred pilgrimage to Preservation Hall to witness a true jazz revue like it was meant to be played.


In this city of excess and indulgence, no culinary experience is too decadent, too bold, or too flavorful. For an authentic taste of legendary Creole cuisine, you have to start with Willie Mae’s Scotch House for unbeatable fried chicken or grab a muffuletta sandwich at Central Grocery. Once you’ve checked those off the list, it’s time for sugar overload with heavenly beignets from Cafe du Monde and a sippable dessert—an ice cream-based cocktail at St. Charles Avenue’s Nitwinz. Napkins and stretchy pants strongly recommended.

History Buffs

With its distinct neighborhoods overflowing with eye-catching architecture, from the iconic French Quarter to the elegant Garden District, New Orleans is an urban museum that celebrates the merging of its French, Spanish, Caribbean, and American influences. Tour the famed St. Louis Cathedral and follow the Historic New Orleans Walking Tours to see the city through a local expert’s eyes. Or for an eerie yet enthralling glimpse into the past, get goosebumps during one of New Orleans’ haunted history tours.

Nature Lovers

While most visit New Orleans for the city’s brilliantly over-the-top energy, that same spirited beauty extends far beyond the downtown streets. Just a short drive away from the French Quarter is Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Park, a 20,000-acre wetland preserve offering some of the best hiking and bird-watching in Louisiana. Swamp tours through the shaded bayous and marshes are also a must for animal lovers who want an up-close look at gators, wild boars, and more in their natural habitats.


Kids will go ga-ga for New Orleans’ top-notch attractions designed with little ones in mind. The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is one of the best public aquariums in the country, featuring a 400,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico exhibit crawling with sharks and rays. The Audubon Zoo is equally impressive with its Louisiana Swamp exhibit, where you can spot lazy gators basking in the sun. And no family trip is complete without a carousel ride and sweet treats from New Orleans City Park, a 1,300-acre urban oasis perfect for picnicking.

Night Owls

The real fun in New Orleans doesn’t even start until after the sun goes down. The famous Bourbon Street is the heart of the city’s nightlife scene, where the music stays loud, the drinks stay strong, and the party rages into the early hours. Those looking to continue dancing past dawn should stroll over to New Orleans’ top late-night clubs like the Metropolitan, The Dungeon, and The Swamp—just don’t blame us when you wake up on Tchoupitoulas Street with a raging hangover and random beads hanging from your wrist.

How to Get Around New Orleans

With the scenic St. Charles Avenue streetcars, plentiful rideshare options, and robust public transportation, you’d think getting around New Orleans solo would be a breeze. But with its bustling streets, maze-like layout, and frustrating traffic, transportation can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re unfamiliar with the city. Save yourself the headache and let New Orleans Party Bus handle your inner-NOLA travels with a reliable charter bus rental.

Public Transportation

While more affordable than driving or taxis, New Orleans’ public transportation system is really designed for commuters rather than tourists. The city’s routes are hard to decipher for out-of-towners, and you’ll likely waste more time waiting around for buses and streetcars than you’d like. That’s not exactly ideal when you have a jam-packed schedule of restaurant reservations, tours, and Mardi Gras parades to attend. You’ll thank us later for springing for a private shuttle through New Orleans Party Bus.

Taxis and Rideshares

For smaller groups of 2-4 people, taxis or rideshare services like Uber and Lyft offer a suitable way to zip between attractions. You can sit back and leave the navigation to the pros. But beware: prices surge during peak travel times and special events. Splitting a single Uber or Lyft between a larger group gets expensive fast. Plus, nothing beats the convenience of keeping your entire crew together in a private charter bus.

Charter Buses

For groups of 10, 20, or even 50+ exploring New Orleans together, New Orleans Party Bus trusted charter bus services are a no-brainer. With spacious interiors, plush reclining seats, A/C to beat the Louisiana heat, storage space for all your party favors, and a pro team behind the wheel, a charter bus provides simple door-to-door transportation without having to split the squad across a caravan of cars. Fuel up the fun with premium amenities like WiFi, TVs, and a bumping AV system—the perfect vibe for your NOLA adventure.

Ready to Get Started?

From the first jambalaya bite to the final night shouting for another round on Frenchmen Street, the memories you’ll make in New Orleans are sure to last a lifetime. Start planning the ultimate Big Easy getaway for your group today by calling the transportation experts at New Orleans Party Bus at 504-758-3591. Their knowledgeable reservation specialists can pair your group with the perfect charter bus rental to keep your travels around NOLA smooth, stylish, and overflowing with that signature New Orleans spirit.