New Orleans is a major tourist town, with plenty of people cycling in and out of the city at all times. In fact, it is estimated more than 10 million tourists visited New Orleans last year.
The summer months can be challenging for tourists to New Orleans because the summer heat means most events occur in cooler months. However, there are still plenty of things to do in New Orleans in July!
Yes, it will be hot outside. But, at night the fireworks displays are incredible to watch. New Orleans is a patriotic city, but what it has to offer that is unique is water-front views on the Mississippi River. July 4th in New Orleans can be an incredibly fun time, if done right.
Have you ever enjoyed a nice drink on a steamboat and watched fireworks go off? It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and one you’ll certainly enjoy if you give New Orleans a shot.
A New Orleans swamp tour is the sort of thing that is exciting regardless of what time of year you seek it out. A swamp tour in July is hot, but swamps are intended to be muggy! In July, Airboat Adventures is running exciting, fun, affordable swamp tours for tourists from all over the world to see the amazing, natural, world that exists right outside New Orleans!
If you’re looking to escape the heat for a bit, it is worth planning to spend some time in the New Orleans Museum of Art. There are always events and exhibitions occurring there. It is the oldest and most respected art institution in New Orleans. Their installations include many local artists, which can give you a look into the local art scene in New Orleans.
New Orleans is the most French city in the United States, so it’s no surprise that it is also home to one of the largest Bastille Day festivals in the country. Bastille Day Fête is an incredible celebration of the French characteristics of a city that owes much of its aesthetic to its uniquely French history.
There are festival activities, cultural appreciations, wine dinners, and even a block party! If you’re interested in New Orleans’ French heritage, there is no better time than July.
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is interesting whether you go in December, July, or October. It’s an incredible museum that offers a unique look into the history of World War II. You’ll get an immersive look into what World War II was like at home, abroad, and in the heart of the war itself. Take a few hours in the heat of the day to wander the museum, you will be awed by their collection.
New Orleans has more to offer, culturally, than Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. That’s not to detract from their mystique, but to say that the city has a wealth of culture and interesting events to offer, especially in July.