*Disclosure: This guest post is sponsored by FUHWE.
So, you’re traveling and you’re looking for an exciting but affordable New Orleans tour. You’re in New Orleans for a few days or even longer and want to explore. The Big Easy never has a shortage of good times. But how can you find things to do in New Orleans and stay on a budget?
In this post, we cover 10 MUSTS for under 10 bucks! Experience this magical city while being nice to your pockets.
NOLA Brewery is much more than an amazing brew house. Their local beer is a must. Their on premise tap room serves their most exclusive brews, on site. Friday’s at 2pm they open the brewery doors for guided tours.
And guess what?! FREE SAMPLES!
Local food trucks often stop by too. A 10 oz. serving of NOLA Brewery’s premium brews costs only $3 or $5 for a full pint. NOLA Brewing Company is located on 3001 Tchoupitoulas Street, a short Uber ride away from the CBD.
If you’re looking for a dive bar, this is the spot.
The Club Ms. Mae’s is a 24-hour cash only dive bar. It is known for offering the cheapest drinks… what else is there to say! Stop by anytime for a drink and a game of pool.
If you’re up for the 24-hour challenge, prepare yourself for a drink every hour for 24 hours straight! Ms. Mae’s is located on the corner of Magazine Street and Napoleon Avenue. It is an area known for great restaurants, unique shopping, and exotic galleries. For under $10, a few drinks and a game of pool makes Ms. Mae’s a must visit in New Orleans.
Oysters can be expensive. But when you know the secrets of the city, so many doors open up.
Basin Seafood has one of the best deals in the city. For just 50 cents per oysters, their seafood happy hour is one of the best finds. Monday nights, they offer a happy hour from 5-10pm at their Magazine Street location. Quality seafood, happy hour prices, what more can you ask for!
So go check out Basin for the best 50 cent oysters in town.
So you love art and spending time outside. Let me tell you about the The Bestoff Sculpture Garden in City Park. This gem at the New Orleans Museum of Art is free and open to the public everyday of the week! The beautiful art garden is intertwined with fantastic outdoor trails that are lined with a variety of sculptures and fountains. Sometimes, there are even local plays that have performances in the garden!
Fun fact: More couples have tied the knot here than any other location in the city! So…get your art on at this historic and beautiful, and free New Orleans spot.
Want a taste of a classic New Orleans diner? Introducing Camellia Grill. Opened in 1946, this Nola institution serves classic meals dished out by servers in bow-ties. Their late night dining can be life-saving after a long night, or even the perfect brunch spot in the morning.
Delicious breakfast plates, savory milkshakes all for a reasonable price. Hot breakfasts under $10, and an atmosphere that is priceless. Check out the uptown location at Carrollton and Hampson.
Welcome to classic New Orleans. Hansen’s is the oldest snowball stand in the city. It is one of the best spots to cool off on a hot summer day.
With flavors like Honey Lavender and Cream of Nectar, it’s no wonder their line is always around the corner. Prices for snowballs are just a few dollars. Well worth the deliciousness and the cool down.
And get this! The same location has been open for 77 years!
Lafayette Square is located in the famed American Sector. It offers some of the best free music in the city. From March to June you can enjoy free concerts every Wednesday. The event benefits the Youth Leadership Council. It is a great way to kickback and relax mid-week.
Entrance is free, and inexpensive local food and spirits are available. The lineup will give you a true taste of New Orleans flavor!
Have you ever heard of St. Charles Avenue? It is one of the most beautiful streets in the entire city. It is nice to walk the streets, or even bike, but if you want to take in the entire street in a short amount of time, fork over the $1.25 it costs to ride the streetcar and enjoy.
The streetcar can take you all the way from the French Quarter to Audubon Park Uptown, along St. Charles Av. the entire time. You can even take it up to CIty Park to the museum and sculpture garden.
Are you looking for to experience real New Orleans music? Frenchmen Street for the night is your answer. The famed street is home to a variety of fantastic Jazz Clubs.
Depending on the night you visit, your best bet is to choose one club to spend the night as multiple clubs will come with multiple entrance fees. Entrance fees are typically no more than $10.
The Blue Nile keeps a steady flow of high energy local musicians that you might have never hear about.
10 – A Hand Grenade
If you are visiting New Orleans for the first time, walking down Bourbon Street is a must. On your walk, there will be jello shots, Huge A$$ Beers, and the famous Hand Grenade.
Only served at the bar The Tropical Isle. Enjoy all of the crude beauty that Bourbon Street has to offer, and be sure to grab a Hand Grenade for the full experience!
What are your favorite tourist attractions in New Orleans?
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