Millions of viewers tuned in weekly for their daily dose of naval-based investigations on NCIS: New Orleans, and while the series may have ended, the fan base remains. 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 throughout the series. 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.
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.
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.
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 Zulu, Rex and Muses. No need to catch criminals, keep your hands free for throws.
New Orleans is known for its unique cemeteries (unique implies there aren’t others). These breathtaking, above-ground tombs are the resting grounds of countless well-known New Orleanians including Marie Laveau and Homer Plessy of the landmark Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson.
Always make sure to show respect and care while touring the cemeteries.
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 event 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?
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.