Free Things To Do In New Orleans

••• Bridge in Armstrong Park in front of the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans. (c)2009 Affordable Art

If you are coming to New Orleans, and want to save some money, there are plenty of things to do that are free. Here are some of our favorites.

Free French Quarter

  • Tour St. Louis Cathedral
  • Walk around or relax in Jackson Square
  • Enjoy the street singers and musicians, and outdoor artists
  • Walk along the Mississippi in Woldenberg Park and watch the ships
  • Listen to the calliope of the Steamboat Natchez
  • Visit the historic French Market

Downtown Area

  • Visit Armstrong Park/Congo Square
  • Vist the Piazza d'Italia Fountain
  • Spring Wednesday Concerts in Lafayette Square
  • Attend the Fall Thursday Concerts in Lafayette Square
  • Stroll through the Riverwalk
  • Visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
  • Visit the Fulton Street Mall at Harrah's
  • Window shop in the art galleries in theWarehouse District
  • Julia Street Gallery hops every first Saturday

All Around Town

  • Stroll along the Lakefront at sunset
  • Window shop on Magazine Street with a snowball
  • Take a self-guided tour of the Garden District
  • Visit the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University
  • Vist the Woldenberg Art Center, also at Tulane
  • See the Newcomb Art Gallery
  • Visit the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery at Loyola University