The 10 Best Things to Do in Westwego, United States

August 10, 2017 Roger Rusk

Westwego is a city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 8,534 at the 2010 census. It lies along the west bank of the Mississippi River.
Restaurants in Westwego

1. Ultimate Swamp Adventures

450 Laroussini St, Westwego, LA 70094-4931 +1 504-566-1290
Excellent
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4.5 based on 792 reviews

Ultimate Swamp Adventures

Just 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans, located in the historic fishing village of Westwego, Louisiana. We also offer pick up locations at many French Quarter hotels. On an Airboat or Tourboat,Discover the beauty of a true Cypress swamp. See Alligators, Turtles,Birds, and other wildlife in its naturally habit. Your tour will depart from Bayou Segnette; a traditional seafood trading center. We are open everyday! (except Christmas and Thanksgiving) and if Weather is not permitting for us to give a tour. *Children must be 48" Tall to ride the Airboat

Reviewed By Charlotte John H - Brookville, Pennsylvania, United States

We, like many others, read the reviews on swamp tours, and this one looked like the best. Well.....they were absolutely right!!! We can't say enough good things about our guide, Gary! He was truly entertaing, courteous, and smart!!! We enjoyed seeing several alligators, and a...MoreThanks so much for choosing Ultimate Swamp Adventures for your touring needs! Captain Gary is definitely one of a kind with his cajun culture--we know he enjoyed it just as much as you guys! Thanks for having some fun with us!

2. The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813 +1 504-528-1944
Excellent
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5 based on 22 reviews

The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #2 museum in the world and #2 in the U.S., and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the home front to the combat experience of the American servicemember abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum offers unique access to experiential history, including an opportunity to tour and even ride on an authentically restored PT-boat, tours behind the scenes to handle artifacts alongside Museum curators, and an impressive collection of restored and working macro-artifacts to discover. The Museum is open daily, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. nationalww2museum.org

Reviewed By Barbara T - Granbury, Texas

We spent a little over a half day at the museum and left more to see for a future visit. As suggested in Trip Advisor reviews we first bought tickets and experienced "Beyond All Boundaries", narrated by Tom Hanks. It was awesome and was a great way to kick-off a visit to the museum.

3. Cajun Critters Swamp Tour

363 Louisiana St, Westwego, LA 70094-4115
Excellent
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Cajun Critters Swamp Tour

Reviewed By Jim G - Hillsborough NJ

Captain James was fun and knowledgeable, passionate about the bayou. He might be hard to understand for some with his cajun accent
He was easy to work with for the reservation. We brought some beer on that we bought next door at the Hollywood bar next door. $15 uber ride from downtown neworleans. Watch out for Winky, huge 14' gator blind in one eye.

4. Frenchmen Street

405 Esplanade Ave, Between Frenchmen & S. Peters & Elysian Fields, New Orleans, LA 70116
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Frenchmen Street

Reviewed By bssk2 - New York City, New York

You see the yellow door in the photo? Well every night we were in New Orleans there was a band playing right in front of it. The whole atmosphere is electric, and so much fun. Don’t just go once- go again and again! Grab a drink and hang out- even dance if you feel inclined!

5. Bayou Segnette State Park

7777 Westbank Expy, Westwego, LA 70094-4166 +1 504-736-7140
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 121 reviews

Bayou Segnette State Park

Reviewed By keeping18 - Abingdon, United Kingdom

The campground is a long way from the main road (around a 30 minute walk).

The park closes earlier than stated so couldn't get close the site without walking - not a pleasant experience.

I would not attempt to tent camp here due to facilities and the bugs (not the parks fault just stating)

There is also not much to do in the area and you have to pay for the wave pool as an extra.

6. Jackson Square

615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234 +1 800-800-0550
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Jackson Square

Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.

Reviewed By Ericka R

Pretty to look at. Lots of street artists and performers, but also lots of homeless people trying to engage you with their performances which isn't performance as much as crazy bull. Lots of smells of pee. You can experience this in 10 minutes.

7. Louisiana Tour Company

Marrero, LA 70072
Excellent
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4.5 based on 392 reviews

Louisiana Tour Company

Reviewed By Robert F - North Carolina

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8. RTA - Streetcars

Canal Street, New Orleans, LA +1 504-248-3900
Excellent
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

RTA - Streetcars

Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout every neighborhood of the Crescent City. From Uptown to Downtown, from Lakeview to the Lower Nine, from Mid-City across the Mississippi River and to the parish lines, the RTA goes there.As streetcars glide underneath grand live oaks and past stately mansions, they offer up relaxing views of the beauty, charm and history of New Orleans for little cost. When riders board these historic vehicles they are boarding a piece of movable New Orleans history. The RTA operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines.

Reviewed By Jin6x - UK

We took the 47 from Canal Street to City Park, took a long wait for it to appear. On our return it took a longer wait (about 20 mins) for it to come but being tourists, we have time on our hands. And it cost only $1.25, but have the exact change!

9. French Quarter

Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA +1 833-218-3421
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

French Quarter

The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, lively nightlife and the finest art galleries and restaurants in the city.

Reviewed By Ericka R

If you're looking for romance do not come here. It's definitely more for a party type mentality. I'd say the best place to go actually. I could easily see a girls, guys trip, bachlorette, bachelor party going down here.

Royal street is a more chill version of bourbon street. Musical acts playing on both streets. Predominately well.

There are many smells going on here. Lots of pee and homeless people. A bit pushy and assuming of you giving them something. I don't know if you should trust to do so

There are hidden gems of shops here and there. Don't take the fronts of buildings at face value because some are absolute treasures once inside.

All patrons in the establishments were nice and cordial in a real way not a "I'm required to do this because I'm working here".

Do not, I repeat do not wear sandals or open toe shoes of any sort walking around here. I wore Chuck's and the side holes must have allowed unseen dirt to get in. I took my shoes off when we got back to the hotel and my foot was completely black in the places where the holes were. How did that happen?!

Lots of walking to be done here so wear comfortable shoes.

10. Immaculate Conception Church

130 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2304 +1 504-529-1477
Excellent
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5 based on 416 reviews

Immaculate Conception Church

Reviewed By WarEagleCharlotte - Charlotte, NC

We attended a wedding at this spectacular church and it is a beautiful church. We have also attended Mass here on other trips and would highly recommend that. This is worth a visit just to see the spectacular church.

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