Millions of viewers tune in weekly for their daily dose of naval-based investigations on NCIS: New Orleans. While Special Agent Pride and his team make up most of the cast, it’s New Orleans that truly steals the show! Local fests, bars, attractions and even a few hidden city secrets can be spotted.

Save the crime scenes but add an extra side of adventure as you explore the Crescent City with a few of these iconic NCIS: New Orleans filming locations. 

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Paul Broussard

Nothing says NOLA quite like beignets and cafe au lait. Whether you have a crime to solve or a sweet tooth to satisfy, Cafe du Monde is the first stop you’ll want to make.

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Better known as the Tru Tone Bar to NCIS: New Orleans fanatics, the R Bar is a local hangout located inside of the Royal Street Inn. Spend a night out in NOLA like Agent Pride and advantage of their expansive beer collection and local feel.

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Paul Broussard

In true New Orleans fashion, of course, they had to sprinkle in a Mardi Gras episode. If you’re in town during the Crescent City’s most wonderful time of year, make sure to check out parades like Nyx, Zulu, Rex and Muses. No need to catch criminals, keep your hands free for throws.

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Not common in many other cities, but New Orleans is known for its unique cemeteries. Breathtaking, above-ground tombs are a site to see when visiting. They are resting grounds to native and well-known New Orleanians like Marie Laveau, Homer Plessy of the landmark Supreme Court case Homer vs. Plessy and countless others.

Always make sure to show respect and care while touring the cemeteries.

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Paul Broussard

Like thousands of other locals and visitors alike, Special Agent Pride and his team joined in the annual Red Dress Run. For over three decades, this charitable has painted the city red with eager runners. Pride and his crew stopped over at Louis Armstrong Park during their run. Where will you and your friends go?

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Rebecca Todd

Home to a host of amazing artists and artwork, New Orleans is the perfect place to go gallery hopping. NCIS: New Orleans pays homage to the city’s thriving art scene with pieces by local artists Jane Brewster, Jimmy Descant and William Smith Jr. Explore more with galleries throughout the Arts/Warehouse District, street art in the French Quarter, and stunning murals in the Bywater/Marigny.

Lagniappe: NCIS NOLA Set

Although it’s closed off to the public, the NCIS: New Orleans set is centered in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Along St. Ann just between Bourbon and Orleans Street, you’ll find NCIS Headquarters. To the naked eye, it blends in with the rest of French Quarter architecture, but inside its gates holds the NCIS: New Orleans squad room, kitchen and courtyard.