Fun host in or out of the city!

New Orleans, LA, USA
From $45.00/Hour
About me

I'm Scott, a 47-year-old venue manager with a wealth of experience in fostering community engagement and civil responsibility. Originally from Seattle, I was raised in an environment where my biological parents served as foster parents to at-risk youth for 26 years. This upbringing instilled in me a commitment to community, eventually shaping my career as a manager at major venues in Seattle, including the Paramount & Moore Theaters.

My passion lies in enhancing people's experiences, a trait that led me to Atlanta, where I served as the House Manager for the largest puppetry museum in the US. Subsequently, I moved to Hawaii, taking on the role of Director of Guest Services (and tours) at the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

Marriage brought me to New Orleans, where I spent my initial two years managing staff at prominent attractions like the Zoo, Aquarium, Insectarium, and the Steamboat Natchez. I thrive in environments that allow me to share my knowledge about this remarkable place and engage with diverse groups of people.

In between these enriching roles, I've embarked on extensive sabbaticals in Australia, Belize, and seven European countries. Although I may not speak foreign languages fluently, my comfort and ease in interacting with individuals from around the world are unwavering.

It's crucial to emphasize that at heart, I am a West Coast liberal, advocating strongly for equality. All gender identities, sexual orientations, age groups, and mental and physical abilities are not just welcomed but celebrated. Feel free to express your preferences, and I'll guide you through a side of New Orleans that many people never get to experience.
My Offer
My expertise lies in showcasing the authentic Louisiana, free from the typical tourist lens. Beyond the allure of Bourbon Street, there exists a side of this city that often goes unnoticed. I reside in the Marigny, one of NOLA's oldest neighborhoods with a rich history—birthplace of Jellyroll Martin and formerly home to the infamous "Storyville" Red Light District, leaving an enduring impact on the city.

The locals on this side of town experience life close enough to the Quarter to relish its offerings, yet we boast our own unique attractions. Frenchmen Street, a short walk away, serves as the heart of Jazz, surrounded by burlesque shows, distinctive wine bars, local dives, and a diverse array of food options. And when the cityscape isn't enough, just an hour away lie places brimming with authentic Cajun culture, delectable cuisine, National Parks, roadside attractions, unique performance spaces, and the stunning beaches of the Gulf.

I always say, if you find yourself bored in New Orleans, it's likely because you're not tapping into the wealth of experiences the city and its surroundings have to offer!
Tour Type
Art & Museums
Food & Drink
Nature & Wildlife
I speak
Getting Around
I'm driving
By foot
Payment Policy
Pay at Meeting
Prepay at Booking
Booking Request

To make a booking, please choose the date and time frame of your proposed meeting. Then click Request. You will then be prompted to add a message that includes the exact details of your proposed meeting.

The Citysurfing local will receive your request and message you back to clarify any questions they may have. If they agree to offer their services to you, they will create and send you a customized offer which will allow you to finalize your booking.

Each listing owner decides how they will receive payments for their services. If they selected “Prepay at Booking” you will need to prepay for the offer when you finalize your booking. If they selected “Pay at Meeting” you can make your payment in the local currency when you meet.

$45.00 Per Hour
Incredible Experience by Steven

Our experience in New Orleans with our guide, Scott, was nothing short of amazing. Scott effortlessly navigated us through the enchanting French Quarter, capturing the essence of the city in every step. His skillful photography added an extra layer to our journey, freezing moments in time that we'll cherish forever. More than just a guide, Scott painted the city's stories with vivid detail, introducing us to its soul through his captivating narratives. It was an unforgettable exploration, thanks to Scott's expertise and the immersive tales he shared along the way.

Fantastic guide by Meghan

Scott was a fantastic guide, he was informative, funny, and gave great recommendations. One of the best travel experiences we’ve ever had and we plan on using the site to book more locals on future trips.

Best way to see the sites by Tiffany

This is hands down the best way to see the major sites and not have to worry about doing it on your own. We were able to get a great feel for the city and visit some places we normally would not get to see. Our host was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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