Post # 1
We are going to New Orleans for our honeymoon in Oct or Nov and I want know some "not to be missed" sightseeing, restaurants, plances to visit, etc. I only know of going to the French Quarter, but that will only take 1-2 days. what else is fun to do and see there? thanks for your help!!!
Post # 3
I live in new orleans and I would plan on staying someplace in the quarter or garden district. I would definitely recommend going on a swamp tour (maybe in honey island). they are kind of touristy, but i’ve done it and it was a blast.
There are TONS of restaurants that you just should not miss, but it really depends on your style and preference. there are some hole in the wall dives that are just great for a quick lunch, but also some really nice romantic restaurants that are perfect for intimate dinners.
As far as fancy restaurants, theres galatoires, emerils, commanders palace, and many many more.
I would make some time to take a ride down the street car. Just the ride itself is fun going down historic St. Charles and seeing some of those great mansions. Maybe stop for Happy Hour at the Columns Hotel on St. Charles, its beautiful!
also make some time to spend on magazine street shopping. They have some great little shops and its a great street to just walk around on a sunny saturday.
Check and see if theres anything specific going on when you are in town. there are always festivals and this and that, and where theres festivals, theres good food and good music.
Post # 4
Sounds like a great honeymoon choice!
Post # 5
I love the sculpture garden at City Park (and City Park in general). I think it’s closed Mondays and Tuesdays (double check), but it’s free, and you can take the Canal St. Streetcar to get there. There’s also an art museum at City Park.
If you like pizza, check out Mona Lisa Pizza on Royal and Gov. Nicholls (in the Quarter). It’s a cute, casual, intimate place with nice waitstaff and good wine.
Lola’s on Esplanade (in Mid-City) has great Spanish food. You can BYOB, too, from the grocery store across the street.
If you’re up to it, rent bicycles and explore. It’s fun to bike around and see all the architecture.
For a great view of city (this is my little secret – don’t tell too many people), go down Chartres street into the Bywater neighborhood (past the Quarter and the Marigny – you’ll have to cross some train tracks) until you get to Gallier St. There’s a decent, but somewhat overpriced, restaurant called Elizabeth’s on the corner. Cross the street, climb the levee, and go on the other side of the concrete wall. You’ll have to cross some more railroad tracks, but this puts you at a cool spot on the river where you have a really nice view. You can walk back down this til you get to the Quarter, if you want.
Oh! And in the Marigny, on Spain and Chartres St., there is a fabulous breakfast/lunch spot called the Cake CAfe. I adore this spot. Also go to the Croissant d’Or on Ursulines and Royal for breakfast one day. They have the most delicious pastries…
Definitely go to Frenchmen St. to listen to jazz.
Post # 6
When we were there last January, we went a bit out of town and did a Plantation tour at Laura Plantation. It was really interesting and worth it, in our opinion.