1. See a comedy show
Come out on a Friday or Saturday night and have some laughs with some of the most talented comedians in the city at The New Movement. They even offer classes so you can learn the tricks of the trade! 2706 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117.
2. Take a gondola ride through City Park
You’ve probably seen them as you stroll through City Park, but have you ever taken a tour? The tour features a private gondola ride for up to six people, complimentary cheese and crackers, and an ice bucket and glasses for you to bring a bottle of bubbly. Tours last about 50 minutes and you’ll have a lovely time cruising through City Park’s lagoons.
3. Visit Longue Vue House and Gardens
Take a tour of the house and visit the amazing gardens for a picture perfect afternoon. The eight acres of gardens also include an interactive discovery garden that’s perfect for the kids, so bring the whole family. 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans, LA 70124.
4. Check out the Insectarium and Butterfly Garden
Get up close and personal with some critters and learn why these creepy crawly insects are so important to our ecosystem. If you’re brave enough, you can even snack on some cookies made with crickets and mealworms at the bug buffet. 423 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
5. Tour the Beauregard-Keyes House
Built in 1826, the Beauregard-Keyes House focuses on the lives of past residents of the home, primarily Confederate Geneal Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and Frances Parkinson Keyes, an American author. Tours are available Monday through Saturday from 10am-3pm and begin on the hour, with each tour lasting about 45 minutes. 1113 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116.
6. Test your bowling skills
Grab a group of your friends and head over to Rock ’n’ Bowl for an epic night of bowling. They have live music five days a week, adding a unique element that just might help your game! 3000 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118.
7. Check out the Museum of Death
Warning, this attraction isn’t for the easily squeamish. The self-guided tour takes about an hour, and just a few of the items on display are body bags, coffins, a skull collection, and more. There’s a display about cannibalism, Manson family photos, and even some pretty graphic car scene accident photographs. 227 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70112.
8. Take to the skies on a fly board
Fly boarding is a relatively new sport to hit the scene, and it’s a thrilling experience. You’ll be propelled into the air by water, giving you the opportunity to feel like your flying through the skies. With the weather warming up, this is one activity you simply cannot pass up. 6701 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana 70126.
How many of these hidden gems have you been to before? Let us know in the comments below!