New Orleans. It's just a happy and fun place. But sometimes it's also a quick business trip. We can help with your private charter aircraft needs for each.
You'll find lots of things to do and experience in New Orleans if you're heading there for fun. Below are just a few, some you may heard of, others are less well known, but they all are certain to entertain.
The streetcar is a beautiful, historic New Orleans experience. Try hopping on at Canal St in Mid-City and ride all the way down to the Mississippi. From there you can transfer to the St. Charles line and ride all along The Avenue and down Carrollton.
You haven’t visited New Orleans if you haven’t gone to the French Quarter. You need to experience it once, at least. The Vieux Carré (French Quarter) is the heart and soul of this city, and it's also a National Historic Landmark. The original New Orleans colony was established here by the French in 1718, and the French Quarter has held on to its heritage, complete with street names that are still listed in French. Narrow cobblestone streets lead to some amazing attractions such as Jackson Square, the Faulkner House and the Cabildo. Pay attention to the neighborhood's architecture as you walk the streets: balconies are designed with baroque ironwork and hanging plants, and courtyards are filled with plants and fountains.
Four blocks of laid-back, old-style jazz clubs where nothing is overly fancy or touristy, Frenchman Street has a very local flavor with great music. Frenchmen Street is located in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. It is easy to reach as it's within walking distance of the French Quarter. Numerous bus routes service the area as well. Most of the entertainment venues start at the 500 block and head north.For the best Frenchmen Street experience, visit around 7 p.m. when the bar scene and live music shows pick up and the crowds begin to stroll in. It’s always about live music on Frenchman Street, all day, every day.
The bayous are a mix of saltwater and freshwater and are home to crawfish, shrimp, snakes, alligators and crocodiles, and a few humans. Multiple tour companies offer different kinds of boat tours of the Louisiana swamps. If don't mind being close to the alligators you can always go on a kayak tour.
The bayous are breathtaking and you should be prepared to see lots of snakes, alligators and crocodiles—beware, however, it’s not for everyone.
The St. Louis Cemeteries (National Register of Historic Places) are some of the most popular, despite being located in a dangerous part of town St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the final resting place of some of New Orleans' more unique characters, including Bernard de Marigny and Marie Laveau, the Big Easy's very own "Voodoo queen." St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 contains the grave of the notorious pirate, Dominique You.Movie aficionados might recognize Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 from the films "Interview with a Vampire" and "Double Jeopardy.”
There are guided tours offered daily, most are inexpensive and last only an hour.
You have to stop for beignets and cafe au lait at Café du Monde. It’s an absolute must. An easy walk through the French Quarter, there’s nothing like a Café du Monde beignet after a night of partying.
Try some amazing beers in a local atmosphere, but make sure you sit outdoors. If beer isn't your thing, check out Bayou Wine Garden—they share the space. They also have great bar food at the Beer Garden.
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop is one of the oldest bars in New Orleans, the building dates back to 1772, making it one of the few French-built buildings that survived the great fires of 1788 and 1794. Lafitte’s is all about pirates, such as the Lafitte brothers and Dominique Youx, when they came up to the city from Barataria Bay. The bar is located in the French Quarter.