(Closed) New Orleans Trip Recommendations

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Post # 2
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Helper bee

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 # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Food:

  • Café Du Monde – Beignet
  • Felix’s – Oysters
  • Stanley – Brunch
  • Central Grocery – Muffaletta (this is a MUST DO!)
  • Johnny’s Po-Boys – If you do the food tour they’ll probably take you here. Good po boy sandwiches!
  • Ruby Slipper – Brunch – Go here, order the Eggs Cochon + Bloody Mary, and then call me up and thank me!
  • Commander’s Palace – Pretty expensive but 110% WORTH IT! This is where Emeril Lagasse got his start.  The food is outstanding, service is impeccable
  • Cochon Butcher – Meat, meat, meat. Cochon = Pork
  • Dooky Chase – FRIED CHICKEN
  • Jacques Imos – Go here for dinner and see music next door afterwards at the Maple Leaf Bar! This place is worth the wait (but get there early anyways )

Jazz:

  • Anywhere on Frenchmen St.
  • Spotted Cat
  • 3 Muses (great small plates)
  • Preservation Hall (see if they have anything going on while you’re there)
  • Kermit Ruffins

Things to do:

  • Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop – Oldest bar in NOLA
  • Food tour – http://tastebudtours.com/ This tour was AWESOME because you hear a lot about the history of the city AND you get a pretty good amount of food to eat!
  • Royal St – All kinds of art shops, really really awesome stuff and some is even affordable enough to buy!
  • Pat O’Brien’s for a famous hurricane (I’ve yet to try one but they’re world famous)
  • Cemetary Tours are really popular – we just went and walked around ourselves. It’s very beautiful
  • Walk along the waterfront – there’s also an Aquarium you can visit if the weather is bad
  • Sit on the big steps by Jackson Square and just hang out! There’s always tons of performances and musicians playing awesome music.
  • Go to the French Market! So fun and right in the Quarter – https://www.frenchmarket.org/
  • You can also take the streetcars to other parts of NOLA. We’ve yet to do that because we have so much fun in the French Quarter!
  • There are also a TON of quirky tours – ghost tours, historical ones, etc. Wherever you stay will have lots of info on them.
Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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 # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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!!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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canbride2017 :  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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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canbride2017 :  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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Following this thread as my honeymoon will be in New Orleans!! laughing

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

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canbride2017 :  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!

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