Looking for a convenient way to get around as you visit New Orleans? Look no further than City Sightseeing.
These double-decker, open top buses provide unobstructed views for great photos.
There are two options available: A 1 day pass and a 3 day pass. The passes work in 24 hour increments. For example, if you board the bus at 12:00 noon, you have until 12:00 noon the next day to use the service.
Think of the hop on/hop off like a means of transportation. You can cut down the cost of your vacation immensely if you were to use the City Sightseeing bus as your means of transportation.
The tour of the city that is provided when you board the bus lasts 2 hours. Many visitors recommend taking the two hour loop tour prior to exiting the bus, this way you get the lay of the land and know exactly where you’d like to visit.
There are multiple perks if you buy a 3 day hop on/hop off ticket. One perk that many take advantage of is the guided tours of both the Garden District and the French Quarter.
Both tours are included for free if you buy the 3 day bus pass.
There are multiple stops along the route where you can literally hop off the bus and explore at your leisure.
Among places you can get off, you’ll explore places like Jackson Square, French Market, the Esplande, Basin St. Station, Canal Street, the Louisiana Superdome, Magazine Street, and the Arts District.
Another perk of City Sightseeing is the included discounts to many of the attractions on the tour route.
Some of the perks include $2 off entrance for adults and $1 off entrance for seniors and children at Mardi Gras World and the National WWII Museum, Harrah’s Casino offers visitors a $5 free slot play, Basin St. Station Gift Shop gives a 10% discount, and St. Louis Cemetery 1 gives visitors $5 off adult tickets.
The beauty of the hop on/hop off tour is the ease.
Buses hit each stop every 30 mins between the hours of 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
The timing and use of the bus is completely up to the guest. Board the bus at any stop on the route and buy your tickets on the bus, there is no physical box office you have to get to before you can join in on the fun. It’s that simple.
While you are there, be sure to start your day with a coffee and a beignet and don’t miss Mardi Gras World where the parade never ends!