The A B C's Of New Orleans (Student Itinerary-3 Days-2 Nights)
AM - After breakfast this morning you will tour the Musee Conti Wax Museum, which will orient the group to the culture and mystique of New Orleans. This is a perfect prelude to a Walking Tour of the Vieux Carre (old city).
Lunch - For lunch you may want to try, Bubba Gump, Crazy Lobster, Deanie's Seafood, Hard Rock Café, House of Blues, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Café, or Oceana Restaurant, just to name a few. After lunch the group can tour the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, one of the top Aquariums in the United States, located on the banks of the Mississippi. The Aquarium is also home to the Entergy Giant Screen Theatre. Later, hop aboard the Riverfront Streetcar that will take you to the French Market & Flea Market where the kids can shop ‘til they drop before heading back to the hotel.
Evening - This evening you may want to have a "Pizza Party" around the pool or go out to one of the many restaurants New Orleans has to offer. You may also want to take in some traditional Dixieland Jazz this evening at Palm Court Jazz Café, Preservation Hall, aboard a Riverboat, or the new Lil' Gem Saloon. Or take in a unique culture only found in New Orleans at the Golden Feather Restaurant Gallery. Enjoy a meal as well as a presentation on the history of the Mardi Gras Indians and the Treme neighborhood.
AM -This morning's breakfast will be at an open-air café where you can enjoy a traditional New Orleans treat! Café Au Lait (or Chocolate Milk!) and Beignets, a French Doughnut (without the hole!). After breakfast, travel across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which is the world's longest bridge over a body of water. Upon crossing Lake Pontchartrain to the New Orleans Northshore, you can participate in many hands-on and interactive activities, which appeal to the student traveler, such as Insta-gator Alligator Farm & Hatchery. Contact the Louisiana Northshore CVB for more information (www.louisiananorthshore.com, 800-634-9443).
Lunch - You may want to try some Cajun delicacies at a local eatery or you can order a box lunch and picnic along the bayou. This afternoon, board a flat boat and travel through the swamps and bayous where you will see wildlife such as Alligators, Egrets, Nutria, Water Snakes and more. Head back to New Orleans in time to freshen up and get ready to experience Dinner and Dancing at a Cajun music restaurant. Dancers will teach your group how to do the "Two Step" to a live Cajun Band and dine on Cajun and Creole specialties. Or check out Mid City Lanes Rock ‘N Bowl for a fun evening of competition, food and music.
AM - After breakfast this morning, hop aboard the streetcar for a ride down Historic St. Charles Avenue to the Audubon Zoo, rated one of the top 5 zoo's in the country. The Audubon Zoo is the home of the rare white alligator. Enjoy lunch right in the Zoo at one of their food outlets or nearby restaurants.
This afternoon, take a tour of Mardi Gras World. Here you will see where Mardi Gras is made! Tour Carnival dens where artists and sculptors build and design floats for the annual event. You can even take a picture with a giant King Kong, try on costumes and view a video on the history of this unique event. For groups you can arrange private mask making or mini float building interactive activities. Evening - Tonight before heading home, your group may want to take in some last minute shopping at the new Outlet Collection at Riverwalk and enjoy an array of restaurants and unique shops.
Haunted History Tours
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Dinner Jazz Cruises
Louisiana State Museums - Cabildo & Presbytere
Music Educational Workshops
National World War II Museum
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