The New Orleans Tricentennial is swiftly approaching, and that can only mean one thing: celebrations! For visitors and tourists alike, 2018 will be a year to celebrate everything New Orleans uniquely has to offer. Here are four things visitors can only do in New Orleans.

Explore the Mississippi Delta

Just outside of New Orleans is a region unlike anywhere else in the country. Take a guided tour of the Mississippi River Delta and learn how this land can be traced back to the founding of the city. Guests will also get a chance to explore the marshes, learning how fishermen harvest the land while still working to preserve this delicate ecosystem.

Toast to the Birthplace of Cocktails

With Sazeracs dating back to the 1800s, many attribute the birth of cocktails to New Orleans. To celebrate this long history of merriment, visitors can sign up for a walking cocktail tour that covers local favorites like the Pimm’s Cup and Ramos Gin Fizz as they connect to the most infamous and beloved watering holes throughout the French Quarter. Of course, in true New Orleans fashion, tour-goers can expect a few taste tests along the way.

Bird standing in shallow water in a marsh in New Orleans, LA

Throw a Private Party on Bourbon Street

There’s nothing more quintessentially N’awlins than a balcony party on Bourbon. Whether it’s a bachelor party or corporate event that brings visitors to New Orleans, it doesn’t get much better than a private party complete with dance floor, open bar, and a view overlooking the French Quarter. Especially as guests flock to the Crescent City to celebrate its 300th birthday, a reserved space to party will ensure that guests don’t have to battle long lines and crowded bars.

Go Behind-the-Scenes at the National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum was named the #2 museum in the world by TripAdvisor users and is a must-see for visitors to New Orleans. To make the experience even more unforgettable, guests can sign up for the Behind the Lines VIP tour, which includes an immersive look at the museum’s vault. From stepping into a Sherman tank to handling rare artifacts, visitors will see a totally new side of the museum.

With the New Orleans Tricentennial coming up, there are numerous reasons to celebrate New Orleans, and these unique ways are at the top of the list! View the most popular experiences on Joieful for more ways to make your trip unforgettable.