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Under $100: New Orleans

by Katie Skrzek

Feb 12, 2020

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While Mardi Gras may not be the ideal time to shuffle through the streets with children, New Orleans is a great family destination, with rich history, lively culture, incredible food and endless entertainment. Grab a warm beignet, stroll along the Mississippi River to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and ride the St. Charles streetcar to the Audubon Zoo.

Destinations / North America

New Orleans is known for many things: nightlife, party atmosphere, incredible culinary scene and rich history, to name a few. Visit the dynamic city for less than $100 a day.


Start your day at a New Orleans institution, Mother’s Restaurant. Known for its “world-famous” baked ham, the cafeteria-style restaurant serves southern classics. Most entrées cost less than $10. Make your way to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The museum boasts an impressive collection of Southern art. Admission costs $13.50.


Next, spend time exploring the French Quarter. It’s a perfect spot for people watching and window shopping. Have lunch at Coop’s Place. The dive-y bar and restaurant is known for its fried chicken. A platter comes with rabbit and sausage jambalaya and coleslaw for about $12. Coop’s adheres to a strict 21 and over policy. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Café Du Monde. The open-air café in the French Quarter is known for its beignets, fried dough covered in powdered sugar. An order of three is less than $4.


Stroll on Frenchman Street, known for its music clubs. If you get in early, many places don’t charge a cover. If you don’t mind waiting in line, head to the iconic Preservation Hall. The music venue offers tickets on a first-come, first-served basis for $20.


Grab a late-night po’boy from Verti Marte. The 24-hour deli is popular among tourists and locals. The large sandwiches cost about $10–13.


To see more of the city, book a walking tour with Free Tours By Foot. Ghost, voodoo and cemetery tours are among the most popular. If you can, please tip your guide.


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