LAURA’S TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS,  LOUISANA, US.

3 NIGHTS/1 STOP

A vibrant city, full of culinary delights and jazz on every corner

Laura is French and has 2 boys, aged 12 and 14. She loves to discover the cultural life of various cities in the US and enjoys her annual girls' weekend trip. She has been living in the US for 18 years and tries to keep in touch with her girlfriends and family in various states. An avid traveler with her family of 4 (Bahamas, Florida, France and Mexico), she is used to planning trip and her annual trip alone is her way to explore other interests.
Laura is French and has 2 boys, aged 12 and 14. She loves to discover the cultural life of various cities in the US and enjoys her annual girls’ weekend trip. She has been living in the US for 18 years and tries to keep in touch with her girlfriends and family in various states. An avid traveler with her family of 4 (Bahamas, Florida, France and Mexico), she is used to planning trip and her annual trip alone is her way to explore other interests.

New Orleans, LA (NOLA) is a fascinating multicultural city, rich in history. Famous for its great culinary scene as well as its exciting musical atmosphere, NOLA has plenty to offer. Heavily influenced by successive waves of colonization (French, Spanish) and by its multicultural inhabitants, the city is a fascinating example of a melting pot. If you are interested in architecture, history, food and music, NOLA is the place for your next girlfriends’ trip or for a romantic escape. This can also be a fun trip with teenagers. Less recommended with little kids.
NEW YORK – NEW ORLEANS
3,5  hours direct flight
$500 per person
TAXI
30 km from arrival airport & 10.000 steps each day
0,30 min

 

AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
$1100 / pp for 3 nights
$600 /pp for 3 nights
$500 /pp
 
The architecture in the French quarter
The unique lively atmosphere
The history of the city
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1GrnCircleARRIVAL DAY
AIRPORT TO HOTEL (CITY CENTER)
 

30 km / 30 min
Business district
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DAY 1
GARDEN DISTRICT

 

 

Garden District
  • We had brunch close to the hotel at Willa Jean 
    From there, we walked to St Charles street to catch an old-fashioned street car to get to the Garden district, a historical neighborhood. 
    We wandered around this area towards Magazine street where you can shop, have lunch or drink. For a sweet break, we tried Sucré
    We grabbed an UBER for our dinner reservation at NOLA, celebrity chef  Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant in the French Quarter. Before dinner , we had a Planter’s Punch at Napoleon House.
    After dinner, we listened to some jazz at Lafitte Blacksmith, the oldest bar in the US. Also recommended House of Blues

DAY 2
FRENCH QUARTER



French quarter
  • Visit of a historical house  in the French quarter.  A vist to one of these two historical museums transports you to life in a nineteenth century affluent house. Beware of early closing hours (3 pm)
    Saturday lunch at Bayona in the French quarter. Susan Spicer, the restaurant’s chef is a pioneer of the slow  food movement. 
    Afterwards we went to Frenchmen street to listen to some music hopping from bar to bar.
    We went to d.b.a bar where they serve crawfish Cajen style for only $10, only possible during crawfish season in April/May.
    Back in the French Quarter, we had dinner at the Chef’s table at R’Evolution, chatted with the chef, visited the kitchen and the impressive cellar of 10.000 bottles of select wines.

DAY 3 (Departure day)
FRENCH QUARTER



French quarter

  • For breakfast, we had coffee at Café du monde in the French Quarter and indulged in a couple of warm beignets.
    We  enjoyed our last day rediscovering new areas of the French Quarter.
    We didn’t have time to try the Riverboat tour.Touristy but still a classic ! We would definitively embark on a boat tour if we went back to New Orleans.

GOOD TO KNOW
  • We would recommend staying in the French quarter for your first visit. The W Hotel is a good option.  If you want something quieter, the business district is the up and coming area to discover.
  • NO CAR REQUIRED unless you want to get out of the city to visit a plantation. This is the city to do your daily 10.000 steps 😉
  • Be ready to splurge on restaurants.
  • The garden district is also very beautiful, might be an option if you travel with younger kids.
  • A must see: the rotating bar of the Monteleone hotel where Truman Capote used to stay during his visits to his hometown NOLA.
  • Instead of Bourbon street, Laura really enjoyed Royal street with a lot of art galleries, antiques and fashion stores.

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