The best things to do in New Orleans.
Legend has it that Dionysus, the indulgent god of wine and pleasure, only ever left the lush gardens of Mount Olympus to visit New Orleans. According to historians, he’d often stumble home with a black eye, no shirt, and an ear-to-ear smile, bringing eternal shame to his father, Zeus. Whether deity or mere mortal, it’s impossible not to have a good time in the Big Easy. But, with so many ways to spoil your every delight, it can become overwhelming. Depending on the length of your visit, you may want to pack in too much or not enough, and you might find yourself at, Zeus forbid, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Rest easy because we’ve curated a list of the city’s greatest hits, the top experiences, and the best places to eat in New Orleans. Here are the 25 best things to do in New Orleans. THE BEST TIME TO VISIT NEW ORLEANSFrom a weather and fun perspective, the best months to visit NOLA are April, May, October, and November. For all the latest information on COVID-19 in New Orleans, visit NOLA Ready. Related: What Should You Avoid in New Orleans? 12 Things NOT to Do in the Big Easy