Where you will find great food, amazing music, fun times, history and a city like no other! It is a favorite couples destination for us, check it out and you will find out why.
Here are my travel tips for a romantic weekend to NOLA:
Where to go:
New Orleans, LA
When to go:
Anytime except maybe Mardi Gras unless you want non-stop party and people, people, people. Believe me, it feels like Mardi Gras all the time.
How long to stay:
Where to stay:
Recommended in the French Quarter
New Orleans Marriott – make sure to ask for a river view room in the higher floors, amazing views and very quiet
Things to do in New Orleans:
Frenchman Street for every type of music fan, low-key, fun
St Charles Streetcar to Garden District
Shopping on Royal Street
Visit the New Orleans City Park
Jackson Square and St Louis Cathedral – beautiful church and lots of painters and musicians everywhere
Restaurants (to name a few):
Café du Monde – famous beignets and café au lait, open 24 hours a day, just be sure to not wear black or anything you don’t want to get powdered sugar on.
Market Café at the French Market, outdoor dining and live jazz
Dooky Chase be sure to have the “Creole feast”
Jacques-Imo’s for Great Creole food
Domenica in the Roosevelt Hotel — Great happy hour food, wine and beer
Restaurant R’evolution in the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Tivoli and Lee in The Hotel Modern
Coop’s Place on Decatur St and order the fried chicken red beans and rice
Best places to see live music (not to be missed):
The Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchman St
Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse on Bourbon St
Preservation Hall one of the most quaint and down-to-earth venues you will ever see. No drinks served or bathrooms but this is the real deal folks
Tipitina’s – venture out of the French Quarter and you will find some of the best musicians playing at Tipitina’s.
Looking to catch some of the best local musicians in NOLA? Make sure to pickup the Offbeat magazine to find out who is playing where and you may get lucky enough to see one of these amazing musicians.
- Rebirth Brass Band —Tuesday nights at The Maple Leaf
- Hot 8 Brass Band
- Soul Rebels Brass Band
- Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews — The 27-year-old Treme bandleader
- Papa Grows Funk
- Dr John
- Kermit Ruffins
- Irvin Mayfield – you might even catch him at his Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street
- Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. for some great Zydeco
- Lost Bayou Ramblers
Enjoy your couples trip to New Orleans, you will be glad you went! Who Dat!