Free Things in New Orleans
Five budget-friendly items for your New Orleans itinerary.
1. Gallery Hopping
It seems like you can find art in every corner of New Orleans — and you can. Check out the galleries on Julia and Royal, Jackson Square vendors and the Mid-City and Bywater art markets.
2. Tipitina’s Free Summer Shows
This uptown venue pays homage to the jazz legend Professor Longhair with free shows on Fridays during the summer months. tipitinas.com
3. Canal Street/Algiers Ferry
The free Canal Street Ferry has been in operation since 1827 and offers some of the best views of the New Orleans skyline on the journey to historic Algiers across the river. friendsoftheferry.org
Located amid the beauty of City Park, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden features one of the most impressive collections of contemporary sculpture in America. noma.org/sgarden
5. Crescent City Farmers Market
Learn a bit about the famous New Orleans cuisine with free cooking demonstrations at the Crescent City Farmers Market.