New Orleans July 29, 2019
8 Inconspicuous Attractions In New Orleans That Deserve A Second Look
There are so many things to do in New Orleans, you can easily become overwhelmed. Sure, St. Louis Cathedral, City Park, and the French Quarter are popular tourist attractions and a great way to spend your day, but what about the inconspicuous attractions in New Orleans? From restaurants to theaters, these hidden gems may not look like much from the outside, but we promise they deserve a second look.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Dop Antiques
Royal Street may be known for having dozens of incredible antique shops peppered throughout the historic street, but a trip over to Dop Antiques on Jefferson Highway is an absolute must if you’re looking for antiques. Featuring over 20,000 square feet of imported antiques from France, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Italy, you’re sure to find something you just can’t live without at this hidden gem. Click
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Address 300 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA, 70121
2. The Pharmacy Museum
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, this unassuming building is certainly worthy of a second look. The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum takes you on a journey through the advancements in the medical field through displays of surgical instruments, medicine, and more. You’ll walk away with a great appreciation for how far we’ve come in medicine, for sure. Learn more
Address: 514 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
3. The New Movement
For a night of laughs, head over to The New Movement Theater on St. Claude Avenue. Featuring a line up of the most talented comedians in the city, this inconspicuous little building in the Marigny/Bywater neighborhood is sure to lift your spirits. Speaking of spirits, they also have a full bar and an intimate little courtyard to sit back and relax with friends.
Address: 2706 St. Claude, Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70117
4. St. Roch Cemetery
New Orleans has some of the most unique cemeteries in the country, and it’s certainly one of the top tourist attractions when people visit the Big Easy. While St. Louis Cemetery 1, 2, or 3 may get all the attention, there’s a tiny inconspicuous cemetery over in the St. Roch neighborhood that’s worthy of a little afternoon adventure. Established in 1874, this hidden gem has a fascinating history that you can read more about in our previous article
Address: 1725 St. Roch Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70117
5. Bayou Segnette State Park
Even though it’s not in New Orleans, it’s worth the 30 minute drive. Bayou Segnette State Park is a 700-acre park over in Westwego that caters to everyone. Whether you’re looking to do some fishing, canoeing, or stroll through the nature trails, this little state park is perfect when you need to get some nature in your life. The floating cabins offer beautiful water views, so maybe make a weekend out of it and bring the family for a fun little weekend getaway. Learn more
Address: 7777 Westbank Expressway, Westwego, LA, 70094
6. Mosca’s Restaurant
While you’re in Westwego exploring Bayou Segnette State Park, pop on over to Mosca’s for one of the most delicious meals of your life. Established in 1946, this long-standing neighborhood eatery features a menu full of hearty portions of family-style Italian fare that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Italy. Learn more
Address: 4137 US-90, Westwego, LA, 70094
7. Alcee Fortier Park
Established in 1926, this little pocket park is easily missed but worth a visit. The 39-acre triangular park is lined by beautiful ancient oaks and lush greenery. It’s the perfect little inconspicuous park to sit for a spell and read a book without too much city noise. The park is located in Esplanade Ridge and bordered by Esplanade Avenue, Grand Route St. John Street, and Mystery Street.
8. Museum of Death
This one-of-a-kind museum will take you on a wild ride as you explore everything about death through art, history, serial killers, and more. Warning, this museum is not for the squeamish. Learn more Learn more
Address: 227 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70112
How many of these attractions have you visited? Let us know in the comments below!