Things to do: New Orleans

Harrah's New Orleans Casino

Harrah's New Orleans Casino
8 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 533-6000, (800) 427-7247

Neighborhood: Central Business District/DowntownHours: 24/7
Free Parking: No
Handicapped Accessible: Yes

Attraction Information

Attraction Type/s:  Casino
Admission Cost: Free


With 104 table games and a world-class 23-table poker room, Harrah’s New Orleans offers card players an endless array of options to try their luck. The Poker Room features several types of games including no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em, 7 Card Stud and Pot-Limit Omaha. There are weekly tournaments, regular promotions and even the World Series of Poker makes regular circuit stops at the property.
Whether you’re concentrating on a hand at a poker table or dropping quarters in a slot, you’re always surrounded by traditional New Orleans themes at Harrah’s. French Quarter-style d├ęcor, Mardi Gras floats, New Orleans artwork and the occasional wandering brass band give gamblers a full dose of the Big Easy.
All visitors to the casino must be at least 21 years of age. Visitors age 35 and under may be required to present a valid driver’s license or other picture I.D.

The French Market
French Market
2 French Market Pl., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-2621

Neighborhood: French QuarterAttraction Type/s: Other Attraction

Description: Founded in 1791, New Orleans’ French Market is the oldest public market in the country. This open-air mall features shopping, dining and music in a tradition that is uniquely New Orleans, yet still reminiscent of some European markets. 

Steamboat Natchez
Steamboat Natchez
1 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 586-8777, (800) 233-2628

Neighborhood: French QuarterAttraction Type/s: Riverboat

Description: This classic Mississippi riverboat sails three times daily, at ll:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Traditional New Orleans jazz is featured and the evening cruise includes dinner (reservations required). 


Canal Place

Canal Place
333 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 522-9200

Neighborhood: French QuarterFree Parking: No
Handicapped Accessible: Yes

Shopping Information

Shop/Store Type/s:  Shopping Center or Mall


Experience a world of wonderful shopping opportunities at The Shops at Canal Place, located at the foot of Canal Street.
Canal Place is home to many exclusive stores, featuring upscale clothing and home items. See below for a list of stores.
Located in the center is a four-star hotel, The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, with one of the most magnificent views of the Mississippi River, an elegant restaurant, and exquisite banquet and ballrooms.
On-site parking is covered and available at hourly and daily rates. A food court is located on the third floor for quick dining. The Theatres at Canal Place, also located on the third floor, showcases current movies.
Visit The Shops at Canal Place and wander through its lush atrium with festive seasonal decorations, and experience New Orleans most exclusive shopping destination.