Come and Explore “The Crescent City!”
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Lovingly referred to as “The Big Easy,” the city of New Orleans offers an abundance of unique and enjoyable activities for student tour groups. From its storied history and lively music to its delectable cuisine and renowned museums, New Orleans will thrill you with excitement! The city is a wonderful blend of history, food, music, culture, and a little bit of mystery all wrapped up with that Southern charm. It’s just begging to be explored by YOU on your next educational student tour.
With so much to see and do, students and teachers will be stumbling over one fun activity after another. Whether you have 3 days or a full week, an EA student tour is sure to be a jam packed and fun-filled time! One thing that’s sure to not be missed, and a highlight on any educational tour, is a visit to the famed French Quarter.
No visit is complete without stopping by the world- renowned Cafe du Monde for one of their incredibly tasty and somewhat messy (it’s all about the execution) piping hot beignets and chicory cafe au lait. Whether you want to sit back and relax and watch the city come to life in the morning, or prefer to grab a few tables in the evening hours as the hustle and bustle of the city starts to slumber, you’re sure to enjoy every minute. After your indulgence, it’s time to get walking! Just a short jaunt from the Cafe is Jackson Square with the gorgeous St. Louis Cathedral.
Flanked by two of the best museums in the city, The Presbytere and The Cabildo, offer their own history. The Cabildo is where the Louisiana Purchase was signed and is now home to numerous exhibits on Louisiana’s history. The Presbytere offers a fun insight into the history of Mardi Gras. Both are excellent choices! Oh and don’t miss Napoleon’s death mask in the Cabildo! The French Quarter is also home to some of the city’s best restaurants. From Antoine’s and Galatoire’s to Tujague’s and Brennan’s, you’ll have no shortage of places to eat. Be sure to try a muffuletta…you won’t regret it!
The French Quarter is also home to numerous shops. From high end antiques to the quirky, weird, and wonderful, you’re sure to find some treasures to bring home. There are also some pretty fantastic walking tours that take place in and around the French Quarter. Whether you prefer literary, ghost, cemetery, or history, there’s something for every student tour. So why not choose one or two that peak your curiosity! Once you feel you’ve have a good grasp on what makes the French Quarter so charming, it’s time to take in some other New Orleans sites.
The Garden District and uptown New Orleans are home to some of the most magnificent homes. You may even recognize a few from your favorite movies and TV shows. This area was settled mainly by wealthy Americans who were…let’s say… not entirely made welcome in the Vieux Carre, or French Quarter. If you have time jump on one of the St. Charles streetcars for a fun journey on the world’s oldest continually operated streetcar. You’ll venture past mansions, canopy roads, the university, and Audubon Park. One of my personal favorite ares is Magazine Street. Home to block after block of antiques, clothing, home decor, thrift shops, boutiques, and what else other than some more fabulous restaurants! This area is perfect for a fun afternoon stroll as you take in the vibe to this different part of the city. By now, I’m sure you’ll be wanting a little more time or “lagniappe” in the Crescent City.
Meaning an extra or unexpected benefit, this is where if your educational student tour has been planned with more days, you won’t feel as rushed. Perhaps you’d like to experience a swamp tour? There’s nothing quite like seeing an alligator up close among those cypress trees. I suggest going in the morning before it gets too hot! There’s also the spectacular National WWII Museum, Mardi Gras World, historic houses and plantations, art museums, and so much more!
New Orleans is a place of warmth (literally and figuratively), friendly faces, excellent dining, and a history that will speak to you. It’s a place where you can instantly feel at home. A place where they welcome everyone with open arms. Simply put, New Orleans offers hospitality at its finest. You’re sure to leave only wanting to return right back agin.
EA Tours is just a quick chat away from helping you start planning a fun-filled itinerary!
Until next time,