...and the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is at the center of it all! Everything the Big Easy has to offer is just minutes away from our front door including arts, family activities, culture, shopping, and more! To assist you in deciding which local attractions you just can't miss, vist our list of 25 Things You Have To Do In New Orleans. To help get you started, we've put together two sets of fun ideas for you below!
"Laissez les bons temps rouler!" - "Let the good times roll!"
Fun Activities for the Whole Family!
The Louisiana Children’s Museum promotes hands-on participatory learning for children of all ages. Encouraging discovery through observation, inquiry, creative construction, role-playing, problem-solving and free play, the Museum motivates children to develop their cognitive, physical and social skills while enjoying fruitful interaction with adults and peers.
Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America’s most uniquely attractive city. It’s a world of wonders, created for you by the people who bring Mardi Gras to life every year—the artists of Blaine Kern Studios. The colors, the lights, the music, the joie de vivre. It’s all here in one magical place where you can peek behind the curtain and see Mardi Gras in the making.
City Park is 1300 acres of year-round family fun located in the heart of New Orleans! Two of the many attractions in City Park which kids of all ages love are Storyland and the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.
Aquarium of the Americas
The colors of a Caribbean reef come alive in our walk-through tunnel, while our penguins and Southern sea otters enchant you with their antics. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at our gigantic sharks, tarpon, and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit.
Audubon Buttefly Garden and Insectarium encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. Voted "A top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com, 2009.
Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Don't miss the sea lion and elephant presentations; highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards and orangutans; our white tiger; and our mysterious white alligators.
Entergy IMAX Theater
Entergy IMAX® Theatre is home to the "Largest IMAX® screen in the Gulf South." Located next door to the Aquarium, Entergy IMAX® Theatre combines the visual power of a five-and-a-half story screen with dynamic sound to put you in the middle of the action. Explore the wonders of nature through a variety of IMAX® features!
Art, History, Music, and Good Times!
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south.
The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.
The mission of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, is to broaden the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications, research center, and its Goldring-Woldenberg Institute for the Advancement of Southern Art and Culture.
From the beaches of Normandy to the sands of Iwo Jima, The National WWII Museum's exhibits are a blend of personal accounts, artifacts, documents, photographs and original film footage. The stories of the dozens of amphibious landings and the thousands of men and women who made Allied victory in World War II possible are told through three floors of exhibit space.
New Orleans' most prominent heritage attraction is the Louisiana State Museum, a complex of national landmarks housing thousands of artifacts and works of art reflecting Louisiana's legacy of historic events and cultural diversity. The Museum operates five properties in the famous French Quarter: the Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 House, Old U.S. Mint and Madame John's Legacy
New Orleans premiere performing arts facility presenting the best in concerts, comedy, Broadway series, and other live shows!
Welcome to House of Blues New Orleans. Visit us for live music, delta-inspired cuisine or a special event. Let music and food feed your soul!
Originally built as a private residence in 1750, the hall was used for many different purposes until Preservation Hall opened its doors in 1961. The hall was created as a sanctuary to protect and honor New Orleans Jazz. Over 40 years later, the hall is still going strong. On any given night, the hall is filled to capacity with people eager to hear New Orleans jazz played by veteran musicians in their 70's and 80's and younger musicians learning and embracing music that is both sweet and very beautiful.