Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

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

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