The French Quarter is the perfect place to do a walking tour if you have never done one before.
I did two walking tours while I was in New Orleans. The first one I found via an advertisement on Facebook. I was almost late and missed meeting the group, but that’s a story for another day…..
The tour was reasonably priced and covered voodoo, vampires, ghosts, and witches. All things you have to find out about when you visit New Orleans.
Once the tour started, I frequently found myself in the back of the large group. What can I say? I like to take tons of photos and quickly fall behind.
Halfway through, the guide was so far ahead and with the noise of the city, I couldn’t hear anything that he was pointing out. Large groups just don’t do it for me.
The second tour I went on was with Two Chicks Walking Tours. Even though it was just me on an improvised overview of the French Quarter, I enjoyed it so much more than the first one.
I met up with Christine at Tujague’s (sounds like Two Jacks).
Did you know that the Grasshopper, a delicious minty cocktail, was first created in Tujague’s? If you stop in at the bar, they would be more than happy to make one for you.
From Tujague’s we made our way through the rest of the French Quarter hitting some of the major highlights of the area.
One of the most interesting things to me was the Spanish street signs that matched the ones you can find throughout Spain. Turns out Louisiana used to belong to Spain way back when.
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The standard group size of Two Chicks tours is much smaller and more intimate than the large groups you see walking single file down the sidewalks. You are able the ask plenty of questions which is perfect for me since I am overly curious about everything!
What to Bring on the French Quarter walking tour:
Good walking shoes. You should always have good walking shoes though!
Water bottle. I bring a water bottle with me almost everywhere.
Camera. You need to snap a couple photos while on your walk.
Your attention and eagerness to learn about a fascinating city!