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Family Summer Activities in New Orleans

Family time is always important. But it’s even more fun during the warm summer months. You’ll be able to get out and enjoy all the activities that New Orleans has to offer. Let’s look at some of the things you might want to try. Swimming As the mercury rises, swimming is a great way to…

New Orleans Spotlight: Magazine Street

There’s no better way to get to know New Orleans than with a stroll down Magazine Street. A six-mile stretch running through some of the city’s most loved neighborhoods, this eclectic street shows off Nola’s personality like none other. Vintage shops, quirky coffee houses, funky wine bars and cavernous art galleries are all a part…

Cool Buildings in New Orleans: A Self-Guided Architecture Tour

With an architectural wonder on almost every corner, you hardly need us to tell you where to find cool homes in New Orleans. They’re everywhere. And we mean everywhere. From the French Quarter to the Garden District, shotgun houses to 18th-century cathedrals; you’ll find a little French colonial here, a Creole cottage there. NOLA’s rich…

New Orleans Nightlife: Best Bars & Clubs in the Big Easy

By day or night, New Orleans knows how to party. When the sun goes down, the city’s nightlife spots come alive with sultry jazz performances, elaborate cocktails, and rockin’ dance parties. Whether you’re in the mood for laid-back entertainment or want to dance ‘til dawn, these New Orleans nightlife spots will keep you coming back…

Food Spotlight: Where to Get Beignets in New Orleans

Crispy on the outside, coated in powdered sugar, soft and fluffy on the inside… what’s not to love about beignets? These deep-fried donuts are a New Orleans food staple.  Now, you’d be hard-pressed to find a coffee shop or bakery that doesn’t serve beignets. But like all things New Orleans, the topic of where to…

Where to Eat & Drink During Mardi Gras: Restaurants & Bars

No time of year is more exciting than Mardi Gras in New Orleans! Colorful beads soar through the air, themed cocktails are served around the city, and the streets pulse with revelry and music. If you’re one of the lucky Mardi Gras attendees, we’re sure you can’t wait to join in on the parades, parties,…

When Is the Best Time to Visit New Orleans?

We might be a little biased, but in our opinion, New Orleans is worth visiting year-round! There’s always something to do no matter the season, with indoor and outdoor activities to keep you occupied rain or shine. Of course, there are a few things to keep in mind when planning your trip to New Orleans,…

15 Free Things to Do in New Orleans

Everyone loves finding a great deal, especially when traveling! New Orleans has a whole host of cheap things to do, but why spend anything when you don’t have to? There are so many free activities in NOLA to enjoy, whether you’re with family, traveling solo, or spending time with friends. Save your money for New…

New Orleans Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Itinerary

You can’t go wrong with choosing New Orleans for a bachelor or bachelorette party destination. Home to fancy bars, lively clubs, and delicious food, the Big Easy is sure to satisfy your NOLA bride or groom. You don’t have to visit during Mardi Gras to soak up the party atmosphere. The city is a bachelor/ette…

5 Weekend Getaways from New Orleans

It’s hard to run out of things to do in New Orleans. The Crescent City is such a fun place to walk the historic streets, visit nearby plantations, and enjoy delicious food and drinks while watching live entertainment. But if you’re a local, or you’re spending a lot of time in the area, you might…

4 Reasons to Go on a New Orleans Cemetery Tour This Halloween

Have you seen candy, decorations, and jack-o’-lanterns popping up in your local stores lately? You know what that means… Halloween is right around the corner! You might not be ready to let go of summer just yet, but our favorite fall holiday is only a couple months away. And there’s no city that does Halloween…

Krewes: The Famous Social Clubs Behind New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades

Each Mardi Gras season, the streets of New Orleans come alive with colorful, boisterous parades that wind their way throughout the city. But who exactly is behind these can’t-miss celebrations? New Orleans krewes (pronounced “crews”) are the groups responsible for the elaborate floats and costumes. Every krewe throws its own parade during the weeks leading…