Post # 1
My Fiancé and I are heading to New Orleans for 5 days (Mon a.m. to Sat a.m.)
We have compiled a list of the areas we want to see/things we would like to do.
Does anyone have any recommendations of their must sees/do?
Please share – Thanks!
The Garden District
The Riverfront/Warehouse District
The French Quarter
Voodoo Tour/ Ghost Tour
<u>Things to Do:</u>
Listen to Music on Frenchman Street
Café Du Monde
Ride the Trolleys
The Spotted Cat
Lafayette Cemetery 1
Post # 2
We were just there over the winter and you MUST go eat at Red’s Chinese and MOPHO — both have amazing asian-cajun style food. Have fun!
Post # 3
Adding it to the list, thank you!!!
Post # 5
Oh, and if you don’t have a place to stay, I highly recommend Royal Barracks Guest House in the French Quarter. We’ve stayed there twice and it’s the perfect spot!
Post # 6
I live 30 minutes outside of Louisiana. go to the Piano Bar while you are near bourbon street!! There is usually a wait to get in but it moves fast and get the hurricane to drink which is their signature. As for food Mother’s, dragos, court of 2 sisters are all great.
Post # 7
Wow Amazing! Thanks so much!
Awesome, Thank you!
Post # 8
Also parkway bakery has the best po boys. audobon park is fun, oak alley is beautiful. Canal place is an upscale shopping center if youre into that. Stroll down magazine street. In general there are a million things to do in new orleans. Please don’t wander off at night in the french quarter. Stick to the main streets. Do not plan on wearing heels down bourbon street or they will be ruined. Be safe and use common sense at night! Have a blast!!
Post # 9
Great advice – I really appreciate it. I have actually been to New Orleans once, BUT I was only 13 and it was a very short few hour stop off on a cruise so I did not get to do much. It was 110 Degrees and garbage day BUT still became one of my favourite places. I cannot wait to explore it with my fiance.
Post # 10
If you hit up Commanders Palace (make resverations RIGHT NOW!) go for lunch. Its much cheaper, they have 25c martinis and you still get the experience! I went for my birthday last year and it was AWESOME.
eta – we did have a car (came from baton rouge), but we parked it and walked everywhere. Places that were further we uber’d and it was pretty cheap and we didnt have to worry about finding parking or gas!
Also, if you like oysters, try charbroiled oysters – YUM! We also did some research ahead of time on where there were good happy hours and got appies/drinks during cheaper times.
Post # 11
If you like Museums, the National World War II museum is in the Garden District.
Along with the above resteraunts, I loved Acme Oysters (get there early, they are an insitution and the line gets long) and the Royal House.
We did a haunted NOLA tour that was fun.
Steam boat jazz afternoon was fun. They do a dinner cruse too, but there is so much food in NOLA, I am glad that we didn’t do the dinner cruse.
Post # 12
Everybody else has so many good suggestions. We were in New Orleans back in January. We did a ghost and vampire tour and a saints and sinners tour with the company French Quarter Phantoms. I’d recommend them. The Saints and Sinners tour was really neat and talked about the seedy history as well as the religious history of New Orleans.
Post # 13
The WW2 museum is amazing. I second that if you are into history at all. Really make you appreciate our veterans. It takes about 2-3 hours. Also if you like history, you could travel outside the city some & tour Oak Alley or Houmas House plantations.
Post # 14
Following this thread as my honeymoon will be in New Orleans!!
Post # 15
Frenchman Street for the best jazz clubs! Carmo Restaurant for amazing world flavors.
Just walk around and admire all of the cute colored houses, stroll through the cemeteries, there’s so much culture there. I’m jealous!