Tired of costumed debauchery at Mardi Gras? Here’s a few fun things to do in “The Big Easy”!
Mardi Gras is around the corner! And while many will be wearing carnival-themed outfits and grabbing beads, here are some other noteworthy things to do while you are in a city known for its vibrant nightlife and mouthwatering cuisine!
The French Quarter
No visit to New Orleans is complete without a visit to The French Quarter. Known simply as “The Quarter” to locals, enjoy shops, restaurants, architecture and music!
Café Du Monde
Established in 1842, the world famous Café Du Monde is known for beignets and café au lait! cafedumonde.com
Just about everyone knows chef Emeril Lagasse! And Emeril’s New Orleans is the place to go for food, fun and festivities! emerilsrestaurants.com
Did you know that New Orleans is considered the birthplace of jazz? Why not check out one of the many jazz clubs that this city has to offer such as Bar Mon Cher for cocktails, jazz and celebrations! barmoncher.com
A Romantic Tour
Why not tour one of the old romantic plantations that New Orleans is known for? Sip a mint julep while learning about slave revolts, voodoo and much more! plantationadventure.com
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Did you know that this is the largest National Wildlife Refuge in the United States? And it’s only 15 minutes from the French Quarter! fws.gov/refuge/Bayou_Sauvage
If you want to shop, Magazine Street is the place for you! With six miles of antique shops, restaurants, art galleries and much more, you’ll be here all day! magazinestreet.com
The Foubourg Treme, or Treme as the locals call it, it is oldest African-American neighborhood in America. Rich in history, Treme is home to several museums and Armstrong Park, dedicated to jazz great, Louis Armstrong. hfta.org
Visit the 1850 House as it depicts middle-class family life during a period of prosperity in Louisana! http://louisianastatemuseum.org/
Wine n’ Dine
Take your beau to the Bouligny Tavern and enjoy a delicious small plate menu and exceptional wine and spirits! boulignytavern.com
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