Retirement means having more time to do the things you love. After years spent working, you can finally enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer. Retirement also means you can take advantage of valuable senior discounts to save money as you enjoy what your city has to offer.
Keep reading to learn about 10 great New Orleans destinations where you can enjoy your day out and save money with a generous senior discount.
The Aquarium of the Americas is one of New Orleans most popular visitor destinations. Spend the day looking at hundreds of marine species in amazingly realistic habitats. After a day spent learning about our world’s ocean denizens, relax with a bite to eat at the Aquarium café then buy some delightful mementos at the gift shop.
2. Audubon Zoo
Everyone loves to spend an afternoon at the Zoo. The Audubon Zoo is the home of hundreds of exotic species living in scientifically designed habitats that closely mimic the animal’s native environment. It’s a wonderful place to spend time with your family.
At the National WWII Museum, you’ll learn incredible details about one of the most historic conflicts in recorded history. The multi-building museum has an interactive submarine exhibit, genuine WWII planes, and an amazing 4-D theater for an immersive entertainment experience. Digest all you learned at the eatery downstairs.
The Cathedral is a massive, spired, 19th-century church with unique stained glass windows, an incredible painted ceiling and still hosts an active congregation.
If you love the life sciences and enjoy seeing some of the most amazing species the world has to offer, you need to visit the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Have hands-on fun with the interactive insect exhibits, look at insects in action with the Bugs in Action exhibit and catch the show at the IMAX theater.
Fans of New Orleans’ wonderful culture must make a stop at Mardi Gras World. It’s a huge 400,000-sq.-ft. complex, where Mardi Gras floats are created and stored; new tours start every hour.
The Presbytere is a state museum displaying Hurricane Katrina and Mardi Gras exhibits. The museum is located in a former courthouse that was built in 1813.
Come here to spend an unforgettable few hours with your grandchildren. The 30,000 sq. ft. facility houses dozens of interactive exhibits that include an exciting climbing wall, a child’s art studio and a pretend café.
The museum houses more than 40,000 pieces by artists from around the world along with many different periods in a classic marble building.
This museum is a celebration of New Orleans’ local history and diverse culture.
Visit this small museum and explore New Orleans traditions, and study exhibits on brass bands, jazz funerals, French immigration, slavery and lots more.
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