Over the past 10 years, Paradise Outfitters has excelled at putting customers on trophy fish day after day, after day. If you are looking for the ultimate deep sea fishing charter in Venice, LA – you’ve found it.
The Lodge is located in the Venice Marina at the very southern tip of Plaquemines Parish Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi River within minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the finest inshore and offshore fishing in the world is out of Plaquemines Parish Louisiana in and along the Gulf of Mexico. Also, Venice Marina is only a pleasant 1 hour drive south of New Orleans.
Touring in Louisiana is a thing of beauty. From world-class bass fishing in the state's lakes and rivers to deep-sea fishing excursions departing from the coastline, if you are looking for a fantastic touring experience, Louisiana is the place for you.
Fairs and festivals are another great way to sample the local cuisine. Among the best is the Strawberry Festival of Ponchatoula, the place known as America’s “antiques city.” At the Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival in Belle Chasse, competitors play with their food during orange-peeling and oyster-shucking contests. Downriver from New Orleans, neighboring St. Bernard Parish boasts hereditary ties to colonial settlers from Spain’s Canary Islands (the Isleños). St. Bernard hosts the Louisiana Crawfish Festival, an annual blessing of the shrimp boat fleet, and the Chalmette Battlefield of the War of 1812 – the last American conflict with a foreign power on U.S. soil.
The CAC is a cultural leader. As such, it organizes, presents and tours curated exhibitions, performances and programs by local, regional, national and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local and regional leadership by educating children and adults; cultivating and growing audiences; and initiating and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters.
Since opening its doors in 1986, the Louisiana Children’s Museum has been one of the city’s premier attractions for children. We welcome 147,000 visitors per year, engaging children, families, caregivers, and school groups in memorable interactive experiences designed to make learning fun.
Louisiana’s Civil War Museum, formerly known as the Confederate Museum, is one of the largest repositories of Confederacy-related artifacts and memorabilia in the United States, in addition to being the oldest continuously operating museum in Louisiana. The Louisiana Historical Association built the museum in 1891, and its exterior sandstone construction and cathedral-like appearance stand out in contrast to its more recent surroundings on the edge of New Orleans’ Warehouse Arts District.
No matter what your reason for coming to New Orleans: Don't leave town without greeting Napoleon in his Bathtub & Toasting the Duc d'Orleans! No Visit to New Orleans is complete without a visit to The WAX!
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911 with only 9 works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south.
At the Aquarium penguins, stingrays, sharks and other deep-sea creatures await your visit. See new animals and old favorites, too—including our beloved sea otters Buck and Emma! You can also relax in front of the 400,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico exhibit, grab a bite to eat in the Aquarium's food court and then take home a souvenir from our gift shop!
Audubon Buttefly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden. Voted "A top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com, 2009.
Few cities in the world are so identified by a building as is New Orleans. The city is instantly recognized by our cathedral and its position overlooking Jackson Square. The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. As the caretakers of the Historic place of worship, we constantly battle the elements and the aging of the Cathedral with ongoing conservation and restoration.
The Presbytere, originally called the Casa Curial (Ecclesiastical House), derives its name from the fact that it was built on the site of the residence, or presbytere, of the Capuchin monks. It was designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, or Town Hall, on the other side of St. Louis Cathedral. As with the Cabildo and the Cathedral, construction was financed by philanthropist Don Andres Almonester y Roxas. The second floor, however, was not completed until 1813, when the Wardens of the Cathedral assumed responsibility for the final phase. The building initially was used for commercial purposes until 1834 when it became a courthouse. In 1847 the structure's mansard roof was added. The Presbytere was then used by the city as a courthouse until 1911 when it became part of the Louisiana State Museum.
For the best New Orleans Tours which are mildly theatrical, hugely historical, and thoroughly entertaining, Haunted History offers a variety of daily and nightly tours that will leave you...SPELLBOUND!
Only in New Orleans could cemeteries be major tourist attractions.
With a spooky history, unique, ornate tombs, and some of them dating back to the late 1700s, it’s no wonder that travelers are usually eager to explore New Orleans’ famous resting places. There are dozens of cemeteries throughout the city, but most organized tours will take you through St. Louis Cemetery #1, home to Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's grave, and Lafayette Cemetery - a popular location for movies shot in New Orleans, and situated directly across from Commander's Place in the Garden District.
Nottoway, the South's largest remaining antebellum mansion, is a stunning historic plantation that lies between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. A dramatic, multi-million-dollar renovation has restored this historic plantation to her days of glory as well as adding luxury resort amenities and corporate and social event venues.
Cajun Encounters is a locally owned and operated tour company with over 16 years of experience. We pride ourselves on giving great, personalized swamp tours, city tours, and plantation tours to both locals and visitors to New Orleans.
Cover more ground on a Crescent City Bike Tour or Bike Rental!
Enjoy a leisurely guided New Orleans bike tour on an
American-made classic cruiser bicycle. Smell the beignets and hear the music play as we ride through the eclectic streets of the Crescent City. Our bike tours are given by established locals who will cover New Orleans history from its beginning in 1718 to present day.
Your Carriage Awaits....Few landwarks in North America are as rich in history and elegance as New Orleans' French Quarter.
La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans) was founded May 7, 1718 and has since been referred to as
the "most unique" city in America. There are so many things to see and do in New Orleans that sometimes visitors can forget to slow down. Enjoy a mule-drawn carriage tour to see the wonder of our city's historical architecture and quaint cobblestone alleys.
From the very beginning, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was envisioned as an important event that would have great cultural significance and popular appeal. The Festival was the culmination of years of discussions and efforts by city leaders who wanted to create an event worthy of the city’s legacy as the birthplace of jazz. A couple of other festivals were held in the years leading up to the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, but those events, different in format, did not take hold as the Jazz & Heritage Festival would.
Come experience the scenic beauty and splendor of life on the bayou. Bayou Log Cabins are nested in the heart of Louisiana’s southern most parish of Plaquemines on Lake Hermitage Bayou.
The log cabins are just steps away from the bayou with many modern conveniences to make your stay comfortable and pleasurable. Relax amid the tranquility of the bayou as it vibrates to life in the early morning hours. Sit on the porch with a good cup of Louisiana coffee and enjoy the simple pleasure of the sounds of the birds and the resident water fowl. The scent of fresh salt reminds you to take life at a slower pace and to adapt a laid-back state of mind for your stay.
Great for family get-a-ways or corporate outings.