72 Hours in New Orleans

With so many fantastic restaurants, historical sites, activities, and other attractions, it can be hard to decide what to do in New Orleans when you're only visiting for a few days. To help, we've created three 24-hour itineraries: one focused on history, one on food, and one on family-friendly fun. Pick your favorite or try them all for an incredible 72 hours in New Orleans.

The History of New Orleans

Breakfast at The Ruby Slipper
1005 Canal Street, New Orleans
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:00am-2:00pm, Sat-Sun: 7:00am-3:00pm

Sightseeing at St. Louis Cathedral
615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans
Hours: Mon-Sun: 8:30am-4:00pm

Sightseeing at Lafayette Cemetery NO. 1
1427 Washington Avenue, New Orleans
Hours: Mon-Sun: 8:00am-4:00pm

Lunch at Commander’s Palace
1403 Washington Avenue, New Orleans
Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-1:30pm, Sat: 11:00am-1:00pm, Sun: 10:00am-1:30pm, Mon-Sun: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Shopping at the French Market
1008 North Peters Street, New Orleans
Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm

Dinner at Paladar 511
511 Marigny Street, New Orleans
Hours: Mon, Wed,Thur: 5:30pm-10:00pm, Fri: 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sat: 10:00am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sun: 10:00am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm

Nightlife at Pat O'Brien's
718 St. Peter Street, New Orleans
Hours: Mon-Thur: Opens at 12:00pm, Fri-Sun: Opens at 10:00am

Eat Your Way Through New Orleans

Breakfast at French Truck Coffee
1200 Magazine Street, New Orleans
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:00am-6:00pm, Sat-Sun: 8:00am-6:00pm

Sightseeing with Secret Food Tour New Orleans
Meet at 2500 Constance Street, New Orleans

Exploring the Top Royal Street Art Galleries
Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans

Dinner at Mr. B’s Bistro
201 Royal Street, New Orleans
Hours: Mon-Sat: 11:30am-2:00pm, Sun: 10:30am-2:00pm, Mon-Sun: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Dessert at Cafe du Monde
800 Decatur Street, New Orleans
Hours: Mon-Sun: All day

A New Orleans Day of Family Fun

Breakfast at District Donuts Sliders Brew
2209 Magazine Street, New orleans
Hours: 7:00am-9:00pm

Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez
600 Decatur Street, New Orleans
Hours: Mon-Sun: 8:00am-7:30pm

Late lunch at Dat Dog
3336 Magazine Street, New Orleans
Hours: Mon-Sat: 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun: 11:00am-9:00pm

Shopping on Magazine Street
Magazine Street, New Orleans

Snowballs at Hansen’s Sno-Bliz
4801 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans
Hours: Tues-Sun: 1:00pm-7:00pm

Dinner at The Rum House
Address 3128 Magazine Street, New Orleans
Hours: Sun-Thur: 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat: 11:00am-11:00pm