If you’ve ever visited New Orleans in the summertime, you know what it means to be hot and humid. It makes being outside almost unbearable at times, and the thirst for indoor activities is stronger than ever. Luckily, there are plenty of indoor activities to enjoy rather than walking around the French Quarter, hitting the Magazine St shops or visiting the Audubon Zoo.
Mardi Gras World is a popular attraction, with its mammoth halls filled with enormous, beautiful floats and Mardi Gras costumes and paraphernalia. Knowledgeable and experienced tour guides take you around behind the scenes of all the Mardi Gras action complete with history and interesting tidbits about the process behind the annual season. And in the end, enjoy a free slice of King Cake. Tickets are between $12.95 and $19.95, and there is a free shuttle with pickups at 20 convenient locations.
One of the newest museums in the city, Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond takes a closer look at Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, filled with exclusive photos, eyewitness accounts and state-of-the-art multimedia displays. There are a plethora of different iconic objects and pieces of wreckage on display which will offer a unique and unforgettable look at Katrina’s impact and the resilience of New Orleans and its communities. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and active military, and children are free.