New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities.

Port of New Orleans’ state-of-the-art cruise terminals are steps away from the historic French Quarter and dynamic Warehouse District. For cruise passengers staying in New Orleans before or after your cruise, the vacation of a lifetime awaits. To help you plan your time in New Orleans, here are some online resources.

New Orleans & Company: Start here at the official New Orleans tourism website to find information on hotels, events, restaurants, neighborhoods and more! You can also download or request a print copy of a free New Orleans guidebook.

Go NOLA: Written from a local perspective, this site combines interesting articles about local culture, as well as information on upcoming events, dining and music. It also has a search function to find hotels and bed & breakfasts.

Blue Bikes: Looking for an easy way to explore the city? Blue Bikes is a bike sharing system that has a hub located at 101 Julia St., steps away from our Julia and Erato Street Cruise Terminals.

Streetcars and Buses: New Orleans’ iconic street cars have a route that runs perpendicular with the Mississippi River. Learn about fares and schedules online, and enjoy a ride that takes you downriver into the heart of the French Quarter and the edge of the Marigny neighborhood.

To get you started, here are some attractions just steps from Port NOLA cruise terminals:

Mardi Gras World: See how Mardi Gras is made at this unique New Orleans experience. Tour the facility where thousands of floats are designed and built each year, learn the history of Carnival in New Orleans and try some king cake while you're at it.

The National WWII Museum: Awarded TripAdvisor’s #2 museum in the world and #2 museum in the U.S., the National WWII Museum is a 5-minute cab ride from Port NOLA’s Julia and Erato Street Cruise Terminals.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas: Located on the Mississippi River at the edge of the French Quarter, the Audubon Aquarium is fun for the kid in all of us. Sting rays, sharks, penguins and even parakeets will delight any visitor.

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk: More than 60 stores and 20 dining options are located in The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, adjacent to the cruise terminals along the Mississippi River. Treat yourself with a special gift or buy a New Orleans souvenir for a loved one at home.