After our recent trip to NOLA we couldn’t wait to share some of our favorite places in such an awesome city. Of course, our where to eat list is the longest, but that’s only natural as we ate (& drank…) 90% of the trip!
Where To Eat:
Arnaud’s Jazz Bistro: Some of the best NOLA staples such as Bananas Foster, Crawfish O’Connor, & live jazz music can all be found here.
Sucré Bakery: Order the Paddy Cake. Yes, that paddy cake from the nursery rhyme…
St. James Cheese Company (full review on what to order: here)
La Petite Grocery: Located on Magazine Street a few blocks outside The Garden District, La Petite Grocery puts a unique spin on traditional NOLA foods such as Blue Crab Beignets.
Kingfish: They change their menu often so you’re guaranteed the freshest meal possible.
Café Du Monde: Beignets. Enough said.
Krispops: Perfect to bring if you’re staying with a friend as a gift or just for sweet treats while you travel & walk around. After all, they do ship nationwide.
Where To Stay:
Windsor Court: We knew this place was going to be good when immediately upon stepping into the lobby you see nearly 200 gorgeous pink roses. The club floors serve some of the best food you’ll have while in NOLA & each room has a balcony for you to enjoy the warm weather & stunning views.
Hotel Monteleone: While we didn’t stay here we have friends and family that can vouch for this hotel. Located on the renowned Royal Street this stunning historic hotel features a carousel bar, haunted hotel rooms, and incredible views of the bustling streets.
What To Do:
Hemline: An adorable boutique located in the heart of downtown NOLA.
Airboat Adventures: We did the swamp & bayou boat tour where we saw 8+ alligators! Definitely one of the best parts of the trip.
Bourbon Street: Bars, live music, & well more bars.
Magazine Street: Tons of boutique shopping (they have an LF) & restaurants. Stunning homes on the surrounding streets as well.
Riverwalk: Step foot in the Mississippi River or do a little outlet shopping, the Riverwalk has those & everything in between to offer!
Royal Street: Some of the best antique shopping.
Music: Almost every street has one or multiple performers–make sure to stop & enjoy them as much as you can!
Frenchman Street: One of the best spots in NOLA to experience the music.
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