Things to do in New Orleans
Welcome to the Big Easy! This is one of Vinnie Van GO’s favorite cities of all time, and we’re sure you’ll see why in no time. If you're looking for a guide to New Orleans, let Vinnie lead the way.
Home to Mardi Gras, jazz and the best food you’ll find in the states, buckle up for Vinnie’s favorite spots. Check out our guide to New Orleans and reserve your next New Orleans shuttle or private car service today!
Every spring, the whole city comes alive for New Orleans’ biggest party. Brace yourself for colorful characters, marching bands, flying strands of beads and garish floats. Don’t feel overwhelmed by the crowds. Plan ahead accordingly, hold onto your group and enjoy the festivities! Need a lift? Book your Mardi Gras shuttle transportation with GO!
French Quarter Festival
This free annual New Orleans festival is one of the Big Easy’s not to be missed events. Every early April, join a crowd of hundreds of nearly a million people to watch hundreds of local jazz, blues and zydeco musicians. Reserve your tickets and shuttle ride now for “the largest free festival in the United States” and “the world’s largest showcase of Louisiana music.”
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
This annual festival in New Orleans is yet another celebration of Louisiana music and culture. Taking place every late April, early May, this weekend festival has any kind of music you could want. Featuring almost exclusively local musicians and critically acclaimed food, this needs to be on your bucket list.
Keep the party going with some of the epic tailgating at New Orleans stadiums. Whether you're a football or basketball fan, book a stadium shuttle in New Orleans with GO.
The superdome is the crown jewel of New Orleans sports. Home of the NFL football team the New Orleans Saints, this institution was also the place that housed thousands of people during Hurricane Katrina.
1500 Sugar Bowl Drive
New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans Arena
If you’re more of a basketball fan, this multi-purpose indoor arena, also known as the Smoothie King Center, is home to the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans. Just a short shuttle ride from any New Orleans hotel, make sure to catch a game while you’re in town!
1501 Dave Dixon Drive
New Orleans, LA 70113
The French Quarter is one of the most famous areas in New Orleans. Known for its historic buildings from the 18th century when the Big Easy was ruled by the Spanish, this area is now a National Historic Landmark. Filled with tourists and locals alike, this is the area to catch some live music or take in New Orleans culture. If you're headed to New Orleans, the French Quarter is the one must see landmark for every tourist. Book a shuttle to the French Quarter today!
At the heart of the French Quarter, New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood, this street is the life and soul of the city. This is 13 blocks of bars, restaurants and strip clubs. Venture onto the street at night and you’re sure to capture the Big Easy’s spirit.
Aquarium of the Americas
Ever seen a spots white alligator? New Orleans’ famous aquarium has them, and more! With over 10,000 animals and 530 different species, this is a must-visit if you’re in town with family.
1 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
There are a number of ways to experience New Orleans. If you want to go by bike, FreeWheelin’ Bike Tours and Buzz Nola Bike Tours and Rentals both have great options for bikers of all levels. If you’re looking for something spookier, Ghost City Tours of New Orleans and Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours will take you through the Big Easy’s spiritual side. While Vinnie Van GO has his favorite spots to eat, New Orleans Secrets tours has a fantastic food tour. Enjoy!
Food is one of New Orleans best features, and Vinnie Van GO has pulled together some of his favorite spots just for you!
The famous Chef Joaquin Rodas started this small plates restaurant and cocktail bar that specializes in New Orleans style cuisine. Try the Littleneck clams and grilled sardines for a dreamy seafood experience!
600 Poland Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
Did you know the painter Edgar Degas spent some time in New Orleans? While he was here, he stayed in this mansion-turned-restaurant. The atmosphere is as New Orleans as it gets, and the French bistro food is fantastic.
3127 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
For classic New Orleans soul food, this spot is both an amazing restaurant and a successful job training program for at-risk kids.
1631 Oretha C Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113