(Closed) Fav things to do in New Orleans?

posted 8 years ago in New Orleans
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

hmm definitely have to add cafe du monde to the list of things to do!  Probably some other good restaurants too?  Maybe the aquarium and or zoo too…

 

That’s just stuff off the top of my head… im from there and having my wedding in that area also 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I hear they have a ghost tour, and I’d love to do it!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Some of my favorites when I visit are Port of Call, Muriel’s, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, and the Mardi Gras Museum. Mrs. Ballet Flat wrote a “honeymoon in my hometown” blog entry that might have good suggestions too.

Post # 7
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Newbee

St. Charles streetcar ride!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Can you say which hotel are they staying in or a general area? One of the big ones along Canal, the Quarter, Garden District, etc.?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Bacco or Cafe Giovanni are great dining spots.  Hand Grenades are always a fun choice for ppl who like to drink.  to find museums, you guys can try NOMA, Museum of Food and Beverage, or just walk on Julia St.  Hope this helps.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

New Orleans is my most favorite place.  Bourbon Street, Cafe du Monde, Jackson Square, the New Orleans Zoo is awesome and so is the Aquarium, take a ghost tour or a tour of the cemetaries, ride a cable care, there is also a paddle boat tour that includes lunch, go to Mother’s for the famous Ferdie, go to Jacques Imo for some gator cheesecake, go to Pat O’Briens for a  Hurricane. Me and my Fiance also went to Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club and we had a great time….i figured when in Rome ya know.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hey, I didn’t even notice we’re date twins!! You will have superb weather most likely, it’s hit or miss for me on the Jersey Shore. Your hotel is in a great location, you can walk to the Quarter or take a quick streetcar jaunt to the GD and Uptown.

Off the top of my head, things I can think of that haven’t been mentioned already: Go to the Marigny to dance your ass off or see a show at Snug Harbor (or at Tipitina’s if you’re Uptown), have an ‘absinthe’ at Pirate’s Alley Cafe and then go for a campy-as-hell but still fun (particularly if you’re drunk) ghost tour, got to a Burlesque show at One-Eyed Jack’s, go for a walking tour of the Lower Garden District (LGD), have Sunday Jazz Brunch at Commander’s, go shopping on Royal if you’re in the Quarter or on Magazine between the LGD and Uptown, catch dinner at Dick and Jenny’s on Tchoupitoulas (Jacques-Imo’s is usually mobbed and it tends to be kind of a tourist trap), have a po-boy at Domilise’s or Parkway, have a honey/lavendar ice cream at the Creole Creamery, have a beer at the Bulldog…

Can you tell I wish I was having my wedding down there too? Have a blast!!

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am going to Nola this November (in just a couple weeks!) With my Fiance and we are having our parents come down where they will meet for the first time…yikes!

I will definitely have to refer back to this thread for ideas of what to do. Also, I need to find the Creole Creamery (honey/lavender is our wedding theme)!

I’m sorry I don’t have anything to add, although, would there be any music festivals going on at the time for your wedding? I feel they have different music festivals all the time. That would be a great thing to do if they have one going on. 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re eloping to New Orleans in 5 weeks, so thank you for this thread!!!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Nola: And I just noticed your are from Michigan!  So are we!  Getting married in New Orleans 🙂  We’re from Dearborn Heights, but live in San Antonio, Texas right now.  Small world!

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Bumble bee

Steamboat Natchez Riverboat tour is pretty cool and informative (we purchased the tickets without the lunch and we were happy about that).

The best food I had was brunch at the Court of Two Sisters (buffet).

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