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The Exterior Look at the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.


Popular Donut Spot in New Orleans Louisiana, The District Donuts Sliders Brew

District Donuts Sliders Brew

2209 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Big Bird Biscuit: Buttermilk Biscuit, Fried Chicken Breast, Applewood Bacon, Sausage Gravy, and Sunny Side Egg

Hot Chicken & Honey Butter Biscuit: French Toast Style Biscuit, Hot Fried Chicken Breast, and Honey Butter

Chocolate & Sprinkles Donut

Cherrywood Smoked Bacon, Scrambled Egg & American Cheese Kolache


Daily 7 am - 2 pm

Order Online: Yes

Carrot Cake Pancakes from Ruby Sunshine Located in New Orleans Louisiana

Ruby Slipper Cafe

204 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Pig Candy Bacon Bites (starter): Applewood-Smoked Bacon Bites with Candy Glaze

Chicken St. Charles: Fried Chicken Breast Served Over a Buttermilk Biscuit, Topped with Two Poached Eggs, Finished with a Pork Tasso Cream Sauce

Sweet Heat Chicken & French Toast Bites: Fried Chicken and Fresh Strawberries Tossed in Mike's Hot Honey Glaze Over French Toast Bites

White Chocolate Bread Pudding Pancakes: Filled with White Chocolate Bread Pudding and Cinnamon Sugar Topped with White Chocolate Whiskey Sauce

Breakfast Tacos: Three Grilled Flour Tortillas Filled with a Scramble of Eggs, Pico De Gallo, Pepper Jack, Chipotle Sour Cream, and Avocado, Served with a Side of Breakfast Potatoes


Mon to Fri 7 am - 2 pm

Sat & Sun 7 am - 3 pm

Order Online: Yes


The National WWII Museum


The National WWII Museum is a renowned institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history of World War II. Established in 2000, the museum provides a comprehensive and immersive experience that covers the war's global impact. With a focus on the personal stories of individuals who lived through this transformative period, the museum features exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays.

Visitors to The National WWII Museum can explore galleries that detail the war's key events, from the D-Day landings to the Pacific Theater. The museum also houses a collection of restored aircraft, military vehicles, and oral histories, offering a multifaceted perspective on the war.

Through its educational programs and engaging exhibits, The National WWII Museum serves as a poignant tribute to the men and women who served during World War II, fostering a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made and the historical significance of this pivotal era.

Some Examples of Exhibits

Finding Hope in a World Destroyed: Explores the immense cost of the war with exhibits on the Holocaust, Anne Frank, faith in wartime, and the Monuments Men and Women

The Arsenal of Democracy: Explores the road to war and then how the war was fought on the Home Front.

Road to Berlin: Recreates actual battle settings and villages—with crumbling walls, bomb-torn rooftops, icy pathways, and a chillingly realistic soundscape—as the evocative backdrop for period newsreels, video histories, interactive kiosks, macro-artifacts, and digital displays dive deeper into the story.


Adult: $35

Senior (65+): $32

Child: $25

The Entrance Way of The National WWII Museum Located in New Orleans Louisiana

945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130


Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Audubon Aquarium


The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is a popular attraction that immerses visitors in the wonders of marine life. Opened in 1990, the aquarium is part of the Audubon Nature Institute and features a diverse range of exhibits showcasing aquatic environments from around the globe.

Visitors to the Audubon Aquarium can explore captivating displays, including a walk-through tunnel in the Caribbean Reef exhibit where colorful fish and sharks swim overhead. The Amazon Rainforest exhibit highlights the biodiversity of the rainforest, while the Gulf of Mexico exhibit showcases marine life native to the region.

The aquarium also offers interactive experiences, such as touch pools where visitors can interact with stingrays and other marine creatures. With a commitment to education and conservation, the Audubon Aquarium provides an engaging and informative experience for visitors of all ages, making it a popular destination for families and marine enthusiasts.

Some Examples of Exhibits

Gulf of Mexico: Reigning as the largest exhibit in the Aquarium, the Gulf of Mexico exhibit measures 17 feet deep and holds 400,000 gallons of man-made saltwater. It is packed with sharks, schools of fish, sting rays, and sea turtles—including King Mydas an endangered green sea turtle

Great Maya Reef: You will see Parrotfish, Moray Eels, Angelfish, and Slipper Lobsters

Shark Discovery: You will see White Spotted Bamboo Sharks, Southern Stingrays, Coral Cat Sharks, and Blue-Spotted Stingrays


Adult: $30

Senior: $25

Youth: $25

Sting Ray from Audubon Aquarium Located in New Orleans Louisiana

1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130


Daily 10 am - 5 pm

New Orleans Museum of Art


The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is a prominent art institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Established in 1911, NOMA is known for its diverse collection of fine arts, including European, American, African, Asian, and contemporary works. The museum is situated within City Park and features a wide range of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and photography.

NOMA's collection spans various periods and cultures, offering visitors a comprehensive view of art history. Notable highlights include the museum's impressive selection of French and American art, as well as its extensive exhibits on African and Japanese art.

The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and community events, contributing to the cultural vibrancy of New Orleans. With its rich and varied collection, the New Orleans Museum of Art serves as a cultural hub for both locals and visitors, providing a captivating exploration of artistic expression throughout the ages.

Some Examples of Exhibits

Debbie Fleming Caffery ~ In Light Of Everything: Nearly 100 dramatic black-and-white photographs installed in three distinct spaces of the museum, In Light of Everything is the first career retrospective for the important Louisiana-born photographer Debbie Fleming Caffery.

Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection

Wangechi Mutu ~ Intertwined: Nearly one hundred sculptures, paintings, collages, drawings, and films to present the breadth of the Kenyan–American artist’s multidisciplinary practice from the mid-1990s to today.

Out-of-State Cost

Adult: $20

Senior: $10

Youth: Free

The New Orleans Museum of Art

1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124


Tue to Sun 10 am - 5 pm

Wednesday Noon - 7 pm

Audubon Zoo


The Audubon Zoo is a beloved destination that offers a captivating experience for visitors of all ages. Operated by the Audubon Nature Institute, the zoo is home to over 2,000 animals representing diverse species from around the world.

Opened in 1914, the Audubon Zoo features innovative and immersive exhibits such as the Jaguar Jungle, African Savanna, and Louisiana Swamp, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore different ecosystems and wildlife habitats. The zoo is known for its commitment to conservation and education, with programs aimed at raising awareness about endangered species and promoting environmental stewardship.

In addition to its animal exhibits, the Audubon Zoo offers interactive attractions, a children's play area, and seasonal events. With its emphasis on conservation, education, and providing a memorable experience, the Audubon Zoo continues to be a popular destination for families and wildlife enthusiasts in the New Orleans area.

Some Examples of Exhibits

Asia: See Elephants, Amur Leopards, Tiger and Sun Bears

Jaguar Jungle: See Jaguars, Giant Anteaters, Spider Monkeys, Macaws, and Brazilian Ocelots

Louisiana Swamp: An Award-Winning Exhibit, You will see Black Bears, Blue Crabs, Red Foxes, and Water Snakes


Adult: $30

Senior: $25

Youth: $25

Baby Sloth from Audubon Zoo Located in New Orleans Louisiana

6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118


Daily 10 am - 5 pm


The World Famous Poor Boys at Parkway Bakery and Tavern Located in New Orleans Louisiana

Parkway Bakery & Tavern

538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119


Mon & Tue Closed

Wed to Sun 10 am - 6 pm

Order Online: Yes

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Parkway's Famous Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya: $6.99

Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp Poor Boy: $10.99/sm $14.99/lg

Bar-B-Q Beef Poor Boy: $10.99/sm $14.99/lg

Louisiana Catfish Poor Boy: $9.99/sm $13.99/lg

Parkway's Classic French Bread Pudding: $5.99

Hot Dog from Dat Dog, Popular Food Stop in New Orleans Louisiana

Dat Dog

601 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Bacon Werewolf: Smoked Bratwurst, Bacon, Sauerkraut, Dill Relish, Grilled Onions, Tomatoes, and Creole Mustard $9.75

Jimmy's Chicago Dog: Vienna All-Beef Frank, Sweet Relish, Onions, Tomatoes, Sport Peppers, Dill Pickle Spear, Celery Salt, and Yellow Mustard $8.95

Irish Channel Dog: Irish Guinness Sausage, Andouille Sauce, Onions, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, and Yellow Mustard $9.75


Mon - Thu 11 am - Noon

Fri & Sat 11 am - 3 am

Sunday 11 am - Midnight

Order Online: Yes

Jan. Highlight: Mardi Gras Dog ~ Crawfish Sausage, Crawfish Etouffee, Sour Cream, Chicago Sweet Relish, Grilled Purple Sauerkraut, and Honey Mustard

Chicken & Biscuits Ice Cream at Creole Creamery Located in New Orleans Louisiana

Creole Creamery

4924 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Sample of the Ice Cream Flavors

  • Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

  • Peanut Butter Fudge Pie

  • Red Velvet

  • Creole Cream Cheese

  • Apple Ginger Cobbler

  • Boo Berry Pie


Sun to Thu Noon - 10 pm

Fri & Sat Noon - 11 pm

Order Online: No

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

Hotel Monteleone

  • Located within Walking Distance of the Audubon Aquarium, St. Louis Cathedral, and French Quarter River Walk

  • From their Website: "The Historic Carousel Bar & Lounge: New Orleans' first and only rotating bar offers the young-at-heart a pleasant, subtle rotation around the world-class cocktail bar"

  • Food/Drinks Options: Criollo Restaurant (fine dining ), Carousel Bar (world famous), and Acme Oyster House (nearby)

  • Who is this for: Downtown Explorers, Fans of Retro Hotels, Bar Hoppers, & River Walkers

The Famous Carousel Bar at The Hotel Monteleone Located in New Orleans

214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

King in April 24' - $339.00

The Windsor Court

  • Located within Walking Distance of the Audubon Aquarium, Harrah's Casino, and The National WWII Museum

  • From their Website: "Located in the heart of the legendary city of New Orleans, we are a haven for those who seek to experience luxury, revelry, comfort, and beauty in their own unique ways. From arrival to departure, your stay with us will have you smiling from the inside out."

  • Food/Drinks Options: The Grill Room (Modern American Cuisine ), Le Salon (afternoon tea), and The Polo Club (classic cocktails & elevated pub fare)

  • Who is this for: Downtown Explorers, History Buffs, Gamblers, & People with Padded Wallets

The Room View at the Windsor Court Located in New Orleans Louisiana

300 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

King in April 24' - $492.00

21 and up fun

Couple Brews from NOLA Brewing Company Located in New Orleans Louisiana

NOLA Brewing

3033 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115


Flambeau Red Ale: American Amber Red Ale | 5.7% ABV

Juice Canoe: New England Pale Ale | 5.2% ABV 

Irish Channel Stout: American Stout | 6.8% ABV

PB & Chocolate Cherry Mash: Fruited Sour | 5.0% ABV

Liming: Key Lime Pie Sour | 5.2% ABV


Sun to Thu 11 am - 9 pm

Fri & Sat 11 am - 11 pm

Food Menu: Pizza

An Interesting Brew from Urban South Brewery Located in New Orleans Louisiana

Urban South Brewery

1645 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130


Carnival Time Strawberry: King Cake Pastry Sour | 5.1% ABV

Who Dat Golden Ale: Golden Ale | 5.04% ABV 

Po-boy Amber: Amber Lager | 5.4% ABV

Neutral Ground IPA: Peach Vanilla IPA | 7.5% ABV

Chewy Granola Stout: Peanut Butter Granola Oatmeal Stout | 6.2% ABV


Mon to Thu 11 am - 8 pm

Fri & Sat 11 am - 9 pm

Sunday 11 am - 7 pm

Food Menu: Yes

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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