Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Arthur Roger Gallery
New Orleans' leading art gallery.
Audubon Park
Public park with jog and bike tracks.
Backstreet Cultural Museum
Museum containing unique traditions of New Orleans' African-American community.
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Magical garden of modern sculpture.
City Park
A large park full of art and activity.
Congo Square
Where African rythms took root in American music.
Contemporary Arts Center
Cutting-edge art, close to French Quarter restaurants.
Degas House
Visit Edgar Degas' former home.
Evergreen Plantation
With National Historic Landmark status and regular tours, this is a great place to visit to absorb some local history.
Garden District
Wander alongside homes (or rather, mansions) of the rich and famous.
Historic New Orleans Collection
Historic collection of artefacts to quell the appetite of the knowledge-hungry.
Jazz and Heritage Festival
12 stages of soul-stirring music, spread over 2 weekends.
Jean Lafitte Historical Park
Huge park system with much to see and do.
Julia Street Galleries
A street full of contemporary art.
Madewood Plantations
A living, breathing (and slightly modernised ) 1848 plantation.
McKenna Museum
A must-see for those interested in African-American culture.
National WWII Museum
An interactive journey through time, with mini-documentaries and other genuine documents.
New Orleans Artworks
Glassworks, with tours and short classes available.
New Orleans Literary Festival
Authors and playwrights, both aspiring and renowned, gather to swap stories, share techniques, and perform their works
New Orleans Museum of Art
Intriguing museum, founded as a temple of art for rich and poor alike"..."
Newcomb Art Gallery
Art school with a much sought-after gallery of work.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Popular art museum based on Roger Ogden's collection of Southern art.
Pharmacy Museum
Medicine through the ages.
Pitot House
Plantation house furnished as it would have been in the early nineteenth century.
Ponderosa Stomp
Performing Arts festival featuring some long-lost acts.
Preservation Hall
Just jazz, pure and simple.
Unique pieces of art made and sold by locals.
Save Our Cemeteries
Walking tours of the spooky - and historical - cemeteries throughout the City.
Southern Food Museum
An informative story of food, drink and getting a little tipsy.
The Cabildo
Spend a morning at the Cabildo or Presbytere.
The Presbytere
Centuries old building with museum on Mardi Gras.
Whitney Zoo to Do
Spend a night with wild animals and the city's chicest social set at the Audubon Nature Institute's Whitney Zoo to Do.

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