Obviously there are many fun things to see and do in New Orleans. This is a city full of attractions, and the ones presented here are just a few of our favorites. The New Orleans tourism website has many more suggestions.
We'll just lump the French Quarter together as one big attraction. Cut loose in these famous restauants and music clubs (Bourbon Street!). There's a lot of wonderful architecture to appreciate too -- go on a house tour.
Jackson Square and the adjacent St Louis Cathedral are icons of New Orleans. The area around the square contains shops and restaurants, and the Square itself has an open-air art market. The famous Cafe du Monde is also here -- stop for some beignets and cafe au lait.
The Garden District is the other famous historic area in New Orleans. The style is completely different from the French Quarter. The beautiful homes are surrounded by lush lawns and large trees. Wear comfortable shoes and take a good long walking tour. The terrific St Charles Avenue streetcar runs along the edge of the District.
Audubon Park is a big green oasis by the Garden District. Locals enjoy it as a place for recreation and exercise, while tourist come for the oak trees, golf course, zoo, aquarium and IMax theatre. The park connects to a riverfront park that runs all the way to Jackson Square.