Visiting every attraction that you want to visit while you’re in New Orleans can get pretty pricey. Thankfully New Orleans has two pretty big contenders to get you into all your attractions at a pretty significant discount! We want to go through both of these passes with you so that you can be a little more knowledgeable while you’re planning your trip down to wonderful New Orleans!
First out of the gate is the Sightseeing Pass. The Sightseeing Pass allows you cash free entry into over 20 attractions in and around New Orleans. Now I know that sounds great, and it is, but there are two options that you can choose from when it comes to purchasing a Sightseeing Pass. You have the flex pass and the day pass. Keep in mind that the sightseeing pass comes with a 1 day Hop on Hop off bus tour and then you also get bonus offers, like Happy Hour prices all day at bar 1908, and $5 entry into The Seven Three Distillery Tour and Tasting!
With the Flex Pass, you can choose between 2-6 attractions, and build a custom itinerary to fit the exact needs/wants during your visit to New Orleans. The Flex Pass is typically recommended to those who have visited New Orleans and know exactly what they’re wanting to experience.
2 Attractions: $65 $55
3 Attractions: $89 $79
4 Attractions: $109 $99
5 Attractions: $129 $119
6 Attractions: $149 $139
The Day Pass is a pass that gains you entry into all of the attractions listed on the Sightseeing passes website for 1,2,3, or 5 days. The passes are measured in consecutive days not by 24 hours, so it’s best to activate your passes early in the morning to get your money’s worth. Your pass is activated when you enter your first attraction. This option is recommended for first time visitors in New Orleans, who want to visit everything they can during their visit, but need to stay within a budget!
1 Day: $79 $55
2 Day: $159 $119
3 Day: $209 $159
5 Day: $269 $209
For more on the Sightseeing Pass, click on any of the links in the titles above! We aren’t affiliates of the Sightseeing Pass, so we don’t make any money off of any links that you click on this article!
The New Orleans Pass gains you entry into over 25 attractions in and around New Orleans, and like the Sightseeing day pass, it works on consecutive days and not by 24 hours. You can choose between a 1, 2, 3, or 5 day pass. One thing to note is that the attractions are only allowed to be done once with every pass. However, the good thing about the New Orleans Pass is that you get fast track entry into every attraction. That means no waiting in long lines to gain entry to anything. In addition to fast track entry, you get a free bus tour of the city!
1 Day: $71 $55
2 Day: $120 $94
3 Day: $160 $129
5 Day: $240 $200
For more on the New Orleans Pass, click on any of the links in the titles above! We aren’t affiliates of the New Orleans Pass, so we don’t make any money off of any links that you click on this article!
Which to Choose
Both passes are great, and I like that the Sightseeing Pass gives you the option to pick only the amount of attractions that you want to do, and if you’re only going to do 3-4 attractions while you’re in New Orleans then that’s the pass for you! However, if you’re going for the Day Passes, the New Orleans Pass is coming in at around $20-$40 cheaper than the Sightseeing Pass. That being said, make sure to do your research. Find out exactly what you want to do while you’re in New Orleans, and write the prices down.
Once you have all the prices written down, add them up and compare the totals between the two passes! Sometimes we think we’re getting a good deal when in all actuality, we aren’t. I’ve learned to price compare and really do research now that we’ve gotten burned on pricing for a few of our trips! I do have to say though, that Nine times out of ten, the city passes are completely and totally worth the price! Buying a city pass saved us so much money while we were in London!
Long story short, just do your research and compare the entry prices of what you’re wanting to do (making sure that what you want to do is even on the attractions list of each website) and what the prices of the passes are!