When traveling to a new city,
researching what celebrities live in the area and looking up famous houses is
often a popular tourist activity. Of course, in destinations like Hollywood and
Orlando, celebrity sight-seeing is the number one thing to do, but there are
many other cities that are home to A-listers and offer fun photo ops.
Top10Casinos.com used Instagram hashtags to rank
cities with the most photographed celebrity neighborhoods and New Orleans was
listed at number 5 with 11,600,000 Instagram hashtags!
You can find famous properties all
over the city, especially in the French Quarter and Uptown neighborhoods. New
Orleans's most widely known in house celeb is probably retired quarterback Drew
Brees, who owns a stunning 10,800 square foot home with an open floor plan.
Saints' fans have shown Brees support throughout his career by flying Saints
flags all around the city! Other celebrities with homes in New Orleans include
rapper Lil Wayne, actor John Goodman, and musician Aaron Neville. But the
sight-seeing isn't limited to modern day mansions; many historic writers and
musicians like Ella Fitzgerald and Tennessee Williams spent time in the
Crescent City. Famous writer William Faulkner lived in New Orleans for a period
of six months in 1925. Since then, his house has been converted to Faulkner
Books, a bookstore selling classic and local interest books!
In addition to celebrity properties, there's another landmark completely unique to New Orleans that is worth mentioning: Nicolas Cage's prebuilt tomb in the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. How's that for celebrity sighting!