The Best of New Orleans: Tours

By Justin Barisich, July 24, 2017

There’s so much history to be explored on New Orleans tours. Make the most of your time here and check out the following tours to suit everyone from first-time visitors to NOLA old hats.

First-Timers

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Blaine Kern Studios has built showstopping parade floats for every major Mardi Gras parade since 1947. At Mardi Gras World, take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour through floats and gigantic works of art on wheels while learning about the history of this festive tradition.

The National World War II Museum

In 2016, the WWII Museum was named the No. 1 attraction in New Orleans, No. 4 museum in the United States and No. 11 museum in the world in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. The museum recently underwent a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation, making it even easier to discover all the history contained there.

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Seeing as New Orleans is a city built on hospitality (and the desire for quenching one’s thirst), it makes sense there’s a tour centered around its most famous bars and drinks. Elizabeth Pearce, author of “Drink Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars, Neighborhood Pubs and All-Night Dives,” and the former senior curator at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, has just the right mix of drinking stories to share.

Jennifer Todd, co-founder and executive vice president of strategic partnerships of The Basketball Tournament, explains her unlikely path to TBT.

The NCAA is seeking bids to host the NCAA 2021 Division III Field Hockey Championship, to be held the weekend before Thanksgiving. RFPs are due July 15.

David Siegel, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Sports Council and Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, talks life after the Dodgers.

Slated to host the NFL’s Raiders starting in the 2020 season, Las Vegas Stadium has also landed another marquee football attraction: the Mitsubishi Motors

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