Things To Do in New Orleans During Bayou Classic Weekend

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Louisiana State Museum - Jazz Museum

Learn about the history of jazz at the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

Louisiana Biking Routes

Explore the Big Easy on two wheels.

Airboat Swamp Tour

Take an airboat swamp tour and view local wildlife up close.

You already know that Bayou Classic is the best weekend of the year. With all these festivities, you will definitely have a great time. And we want to help keep the good times rolling! 

So while you're visiting the Big Easy, here are a few things you can try:

New Orleans Jazz Museum

Celebrate the rich history of Jazz in the place where it all began – New Orleans! Feel inspired as you learn about the original jazz legends. Then travel up to the third-floor music venue, where guests can attend performances by some of New Orleans' best modern artists. The state museum is located in the historic Old Mint U.S. Mint, where Frenchmen St and the French Quarter intersect. Click here to plan your visit.

Buzz NOLA Bike Tours and Rentals

One thing about the Crescent City is that there is always something new to discover! You can simply rent the bikes or even book a private group tour for special access to the best. The guides at Buzz NOLA love to share the city's stories with you. Tours must be booked at least 2 hours in advance. Get more details and book here.

Jean Lafitte Airboat Tours

What's a trip to New Orleans without a visit to the bayou? With the guidance of trained navigators, you can safely explore the famous swamp wildlife aboard an airboat! Jean Lafitte is located just 25 minutes outside the city. You can even bring the entire group! Jean Lafitte offers private tours to groups ranging from 2 to 360 people. Click here to schedule your adventure with Jean Lafitte Airboat Tours.

Great Food With Great People

Nothing goes better with a great meal than sharing it with those you love! These new Louisiana-style restaurants in New Orleans are sure to make memories.

  • Seafood Sally’s - Get your fix of fresh seafood like gulf shrimp, blue crabs, catfish, and oysters from the raw bar. Plus, they have non-seafood options like Hot Honey Fried Louisiana Chicken or "The Hot Sausage Sando."
  • San Lorenzo & Paradise Lounge - This signature eatery, named for the patron saint of cooks, can be found at the Hotel St. Vincent. Taste coastal Italian cooking with a New Orleans twist in dishes like Grilled Creole Oysters or Gulf Flounder Piccata.
  • Peacock Room - Located in the Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, this spot serves up craft cocktails and chef plates in a cool atmosphere complete with rich jewel tones, ornamental fixtures and elaborate prints and patterns. For a less opulent, more casual experience, visit the hotel’s Gospel Coffee and Boozy Treats for your typical café fare with the option to add a boozy twist – like the Cointreau Praline or the Southern Comfort Brownie.

Let The Good Times Roll At The 2021 Bayou Classic

Enjoy every moment in the city before the big game even starts! You can share your adventures with us on social using #OnlyLouisiana and #FeedYourSoul. And get ready for a fantastic 2021 Bayou Classic!