Day 1: French Quarter and Riverfront
Start your day with a classic New Orleans breakfast at Cafe Du Monde, famous for their beignets and coffee with chicory.
Walk through the French Quarter, admiring the beautiful architecture and colorful buildings. Stop by Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral.
Take a stroll along the Riverfront, enjoying the view of the Mississippi River and the historic steamboats.
Have lunch at one of the many restaurants in the French Quarter. Try some traditional Cajun and Creole cuisine at places like Antoine's, Brennan's or Commander's Palace.
In the afternoon, visit the New Orleans Museum of Art or the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to see some fantastic works of art.
End the day with a sunset jazz cruise on the river.
Day 2: Garden District and Uptown
Spend the morning exploring the historic Garden District, famous for its beautiful homes and lush gardens. Take a guided tour or stroll around on your own.
Visit Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, one of the oldest and most famous cemeteries in New Orleans.
Have lunch at one of the many cafes or restaurants on Magazine Street, a popular shopping and dining destination in the Garden District.
In the afternoon, head to the Audubon Zoo or the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas to see some amazing animals and sea creatures.
Enjoy the evening with dinner and drinks at one of the many bars and restaurants on Oak Street in Uptown.
Day 3: Plantations and Swamps
Take a day trip to explore the surrounding areas of New Orleans. Start with a visit to one of the historic plantations along the Mississippi River, such as Oak Alley or Laura Plantation.
Take a swamp tour to see some of the unique wildlife and landscapes that Louisiana is famous for. Airboat tours are a thrilling way to explore the swamps, while pontoon boat tours offer a more relaxed experience.
End the day with dinner and drinks in one of the nearby towns, like Covington or Mandeville.
Day 4: Music and Food
Start the day with breakfast at one of the many cafes in the Marigny neighborhood, like Cake Cafe or Elizabeth's.
Spend the morning exploring the vibrant music scene in New Orleans. Visit Preservation Hall to see some of the city's best jazz musicians or head to Frenchmen Street for a variety of live music venues.
Have lunch at one of the famous po'boy shops in the city, like Parkway Bakery and Tavern or Domilise's.
In the afternoon, visit the National WWII Museum, which tells the story of the war through interactive exhibits and artifacts.
End the day with a dinner at one of the many top-rated restaurants in the city, like Herbsaint, August or Cochon.