Don’t miss all the fun and attractions while you’re in New Orleans for the 2023 AAGP Annual Meeting! We’ve put together a list of some fun and exciting things to do while you’re in town:
Ghost City Tours
Ghost City Tours provides haunted outdoor walking tours. We find that walking into the dark alleys at night, where ghosts are often seen, and feeling that energy around you allows you to get more up close and personal with the paranormal. We will discuss the paranormal history and the macabre nature of New Orleans.
Our all-ages “Ghosts of New Orleans Tour” is perfect for families and children. You’ll also learn about the history of New Orleans and the French Quarter, making this an excellent tour for anyone interested in why New Orleans is so haunted. Leaving the kids behind? Try our adults-only and true crime ghost tour, “The Killers and Thrillers Tour“. You’ll hear about some of the most hideous crimes in New Orleans’ history and the ghosts left behind.
The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience
The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience explores the many ways that Jewish people in the American South influenced and were influenced by the distinct cultural heritage of their new homes. Through exhibits, collections and programs focused on the unique and remarkable history of Southern Jews, the Museum encourages new understanding and appreciation for identity, diversity, and acceptance. We are located within walking distance from your hotel and would love for your attendees to come enjoy the museum if they have any free time in the city. We would be happy to offer a discounted rate for all guests of $13/person. We are located at 818 Howard Avenue right in the heart of the Central Business District!
Looming large against the Mississippi River is the extraordinary Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, one of the top museums of its kind in America. Here the visitor finds 15,000 sea life creatures, representing nearly 600 species, living happily in a state-of-the-art facility.
The world-renown Audubon Aquarium is home to fish and sea life of all kinds – and visitors can get up close, eye-to-eye if you please, with some of the most fascinating creatures of the ocean. The shark touch pool allows visitors to touch a baby shark and talk with the naturalist. If anaconda snakes, poisonous frogs and stunning exotic birds are your interest, then visit the Aquarium’s Amazon rain forest exhibit.
NOLA Ghost Tours
Unique Nola Tours offers a wide range of walking tours with an array of different spooky New Orleans themes. Rated 5 stars on Google and Facebook! They offer standard-type tours (cemetery, Garden District, French Quarter History, etc.) with our own unique flair, as well as tours our guides have designed themselves that you won’t get from anywhere else.
Unique NOLA is for everyone- especially people with special interests in our city, as well as for returning visitors who want to dig deeper into the stories of our city past and present.
Enjoy the raw and unrefined beauty of the Louisiana swamps with an up close and personal view of the creatures that inhabit it including alligators, turtles, whitetail deer, wild boar, owls, waterfowl, raccoons, and much more! This extremely unique tour will take you to the most remote places New Orleans has to offer! Once arriving at the dock, guests will be greeted by their local guide and ferried to the boat. After departure, your guide will traverse swamps, weaving through soaring cypress trees and across open marshland. Don’t forget the ziplining option as well!
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum showcases its extensive collection and provides interpretive educational programs to present and preserve the rich history of pharmacy and healthcare in Louisiana; past and present.
New Orleans is known as the birthplace of the cocktail, so it’s only fitting a number of historic bars received their humble beginnings in the Crescent City. Arnaud’s French 75 Bar, the Old Absinthe House and the Napoleon House are among the many French Quarter favorites with historic roots specializing in New Orleans’ classic cocktails. It is well known for its versatile offerings such as historic bars, local hangouts, Bourbon Street-based clubs, craft cocktail lounges, lush cabarets and much more. No matter how you prefer to spend your evenings out, the French Quarter has you covered.
Ask Arthur Walking Tours
New Orleans’ fabled Garden District was once a vast sugar plantation that was sold and subdivided in 1832 to become one of the most beautiful and historic urban environments in America today. At first, though, it was a suburb. On huge building lots, along wide oak-shaded streets the newly-minted millionaires of the antebellum South could display their wealth with palatial homes, extravagant architecture and lush gardens. Most of these houses survive, lovingly preserved by present-day owners. And each has a story. Starting from the heart of the district at Washington Avenue and Prytania Street and ending at the grandest home of all — the 21,000-square-foot Buckner Mansion on Jackson Avenue — the fascinating history of wealth and misery in 19th Century New Orleans unfolds over a short walk of seven or eight blocks.
Martin Lawrence Gallery
The Martin Lawrence Gallery is considered by many to be the trusted source for original fine art in New Orleans. An impressive collection of works by modern masters Picasso, Dali, Chagall, Warhol and Erté; as well as contemporary artists Robert Deyber, Rene Lalonde, Takashi Murakami and others.
Louisiana Children’s Museum
The Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) has taken their endless opportunities to explore, experience and learn outside to their new home in New Orleans City Park. This brand new campus features 8.5 acres of interactive programming and exhibits, themed activity and education centers, ample outdoor space, and a number of unique and local touches.
The French Quarter’s liveliest and wildest thoroughfare, where the rhythmic sounds of jazz, country western, Dixieland and sultry blues permeate the air. Brimming with life, you’ll find everything from shopping to music to Cajun food to nightclubs.