- The list below includes 63 free or cheap things to do in or near New Orleans, Louisiana, including 55 different types of inexpensive activities like Neighborhoods, Walking Tours, Music Venue and Parks.
- From New Orleans City Park to Frenchmen Street, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in New Orleans and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Metairie, Gretna, Kenner and Barataria.
Soulful Chef Cooking Show with Dreux Antoine Baton Rouge MoreLess Info
New Orleans native musician and restaurateur gives comfort food cooking demos and shares stories from his dual careers
With 1300 acres, and 11 miles of lagoons, New Orleans City Park is one of the largest city parks in the US. Notable attractions and activities include a botanical garden, amusement park., art museum and sculpture garden, miniature golf and an antique carousel.
New Orleans is known for its widely varied music scene, but most consider Frenchmen Street to be the beating heart of the city's music culture. Live music is performed along the street with several famous music clubs featured as well, including Blue Nile and the Spotted Cat.
The French Quarter of New Orleans is one of the most popular and recognizable neighborhoods in the city. Restaurants, hotels, sightseeing, and nightlife are focused on this area with plenty of adult entertainment on Bourbon Street and old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage rides for those who prefer romance.
Known as one of the top party destinations in the United States, Bourbon Street features a variety of nightlife destinations for guests to visit. Visitors who want to take advantage of the site's open container laws can also visit a variety of shops throughout the day.
One of the most identifiable buildings in New Orleans is St. Louis Cathedral. Extensive landscaped gardens embrace the stunning cathedral with its trademark steeples, and the interior is lavishly decorated.
Royal Street is one of the oldest streets in the city of New Orleans with plenty of well-preserved buildings and stunning flowers seeming to grow around the architecture itself. Lively street performers make this section of the city part of their daily routines as well.