Boomtown New Orleans, Introducing Big Winners to “The Big Easy”

New Orleans is easy to love and hard to leave.

 

Here at Boomtown we provide great fun, good food and the tools you need to enjoy The Crescent City. With our Boomtown Casino and Hotel located within 30 minutes of everything, you’ll soon know what it means to love New Orleans.

 

Take a look at our list of top 11 things to do in the 504:

 

Ride a Streetcar

 

  • After having been around for 183 years, streetcars represent something profound about the spirit of New Orleans and the unique history of its people. They represent resilience and restoration. In short, New Orleans would not be New Orleans without streetcars. We still have the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world - the St. Charles Streetcar line. In 1973, Louisiana Landmark’s placed the St. Charles line in the National Register of Historic Places and in 2014 it became a National Historic Landmark. The Riverfront line opened in 1988 and the Canal Streetcar line re-opened in 2004, followed by the North Rampart/St. Claude line in 2016. To learn more about getting around on RTA’s Streetcars, visit www.norta.com or download our RTA GoMobile. You can also call our Rideline for more information at 504-248-3900.

 

St. Louis #1 Cemetery Tour with French Quarter Phantoms

 

  • Founded in 1789, St Louis #1 Cemetery is the oldest active New Orleans cemetery and the most haunted Cemetery in Louisiana! This New Orleans cemetery is the final resting place of the notorious Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau as well as many other colorful New Orleanians. Venture inside the vault lined walls of this historic place with your French Quarter Phantoms master story teller and local historian and visit the future tomb of Nicholas Cage. Tours available at 11 am and 1 pm Monday through Saturday, 10 am and 1 pm on Sundays. Online discounts are available, call (504) 666-8300 or visit www.frenchquarterphantoms.com.

 

Café Du Monde

 

  • Established in 1862, Café Du Monde, The Original French Market Coffee Stand, has been a staple New Orleans tradition for locals and visitors alike. Open 24/7, with the exception of Christmas or an occasional Hurricane, Café Du Monde serves its famous beignets and café au lait. Beignets are square French-style doughnuts, covered in powdered sugar and best served with milk or coffee. Au Lait is coffee mixed with half hot milk. There are eight Café Du Monde Coffee Stands in the New Orleans Metropolitan area. Find a location here http://www.cafedumonde.com/ and prepare to fall in love with a historic New Orleans treat.

 

Creole Queen Paddle Wheeler Tours

 

  • Sail down the Mighty Mississippi River on one of the world’s busiest ports with the Paddle Wheeler Creole Queen. This cruise sails three times daily and departs from the Poydras Street Dock located behind the Riverwalk Outlet Collection Mall. The first two cruises take guests on a journey through 300 years of New Orleans history as you sail downriver to the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park to the site where the Battle of New Orleans was fought. At night, step into the glamour and romance of the riverboat era as you sail down the Mississippi while listening to a live jazz band and enjoying a lavish Creole buffet. Visit https://www.creolequeen.com/ for online booking and more information.

 

French Quarter

 

  • Known as the heart of the city, the French Quarter represents all that New Orleans is. The history, architecture, music, art and people of the Quarter make it an absolute must for any traveler to see. The French Quarter, founded in 1718, is the birth place of New Orleans. From the French Market to the art galleries, from the river front to Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, from Bourbon Street to Café Du Monde, the history of the French Quarter is rich in culture. Experience the French and Spanish influences while perusing the streets, listening to jazz music or street performers along the way. We suggest touring the Quarter by foot, starting on Canal Street and making your way through, hitting Decatur Street, Royal Street, and Bourbon Street ‘til you near Esplanade Avenue. 

 

The National WWII Museum

 

  • The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that future generations will know the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the Home Front. The National WWII Museum is located in the warehouse district in New Orleans and offers immersive exhibits, restaurants, a performance theater, 4D experience narrated by Tom Hanks and much more! For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit https://www.nationalww2museum.org/.

 

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

 

  • Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter and Bourbon Street and venture twenty-five minutes way to the Jean Lafitte Swamp and Airboat Tours to explore Louisiana’s back country. Licensed and knowledgeable guides will escort you through the murky waters of Louisiana’s wetlands where you will learn how the Cajuns live and come face to face with the beauty and beasts of the swamps. Don’t forget your camera as the site is abundant with wildlife and exotic plant life that make for beautiful pictures and an unforgettable journey down da bayou! Visit https://www.jeanlafitteswamptour.com/ for online booking and more information.

 

NOLA Gold Rugby

 

  • Just like other cities host carnival celebrations, no one throws a party better than New Orleans. And no one offers a more unique rugby culture than The NOLA Gold. As the official sponsor of The NOLA Gold Rugby, Boomtown New Orleans hosts the teams’ after game party here at Boomers as well as special meet and greets. NOLA Gold has brought professional rugby to New Orleans and is the pinnacle of the sport in the American South East. Check out a game while you’re here and see for yourself how NOLA Gold is delivering an exciting on-field product and great fan experience! Visit their website for the season schedule, tickets and more at https://www.nolagoldrugby.com/.

 

Haunted History Tours

 

  • These are the tours you’ve heard about, the Haunted History Tours! The original New Orleans Haunted History Tours range from Ghosts and Legends Tour, Haunted Pub Crawl of the French Quarter, Ghost & Graveyards Bus Tour, 5 in 1 Ghost & Mystery Tour, Cemetery History Tour, Garden District Tour, Garden District Ghost Tour, Vampire Tour, Voodoo Tour and the Crescent City Bus Tour. Tours are offered daily and nightly, visit the website for more details and book online for the best deals at www.HauntedHistoryTours.com or call (504) 861-2727.

 

City Sightseeing New Orleans’ HOP-ON HOP-OFF

 

  • City Sightseeing New Orleans’ HOP-ON HOP-OFF experience provides an entertaining and informative city tour for travelers. With buses leaving every 30 minutes or less and over a dozen stops, travelers can set their own pace while exploring three centuries of history, architecture and culture. Tour Hosts offer engaging commentary on board, while travelers can also hop-off to discover the multiple attractions, restaurants, shops and more along our 2-hour Continuous Loop. Guided walking tours are also offered in the French Quarter and Garden District and are included free with any 3 day ticket. Visit the website for more information and ticket bookings at https://www.citysightseeingneworleans.com/.

 

Bayou Segnette State Park

 

  • Bayou Segnette State Park has outdoor activities galore, with a surrounding ecosystem alive with a wide variety of alligators, nutria and bald eagles. It’s best known for its wave pool, where children can ride inflatable floats through choppy waters, and there are more serene options for park visitors as well. Boaters, whether motorized or self-propelled via kayak, can explore the bayou or enjoy a unique combination of both freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities. Hikers can enjoy views of the cypress-tupelo swamp on foot. On land, picnic areas and playgrounds are available for the whole family. Group shelters are a perfect spot for large groups to gather. For more information visit https://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/parks/bayou-segnette-state-park/.