Al and I will be traveling this week to New Orleans for a friend’s wedding anniversary party and I thought I’d share my travel plans + get any other ideas from all of you on places to see, eat and drink at. As many of you might already know, traveling for Al and I is something that we are extremely passionate about. So, besides the airplane rides (I’m deathly afraid) I live for every minute of seeing and exploring new places. With only a few days to explore New Orleans, the agenda is jam packed and we are ready to conquer it all!
Here’s what we have planned so far!
- Brunch at Atchafalaya—Starting off right with this Jazzy Brunch. Oh, and did I mention they have a “Build your own Bloody Mary” Bar. A win, win!
- Walking Tour of Garden Street—This historic street full of old mansions and southern charm made every list of “Top Things to do in New Orleans.” So, Garden Street here we come.
- Lunch at Acme Oysters—Going there for THE one entrée everyone mentioned. Their charred grilled oysters. Yum!
Snack time at Café Du Monde—Known for their coffee and beignets, so how can you not?! After reading reviews it sounds like a touristy place with long lines. However, most people said that the lines moved rather quickly. We are completely going for it, given that everyone said it would not disappoint.
- Dinner at Commander’s Palace—Awarded a James Beard accolade (amongst many other awards) this restaurant is a must. All who have been said that the bread pudding with rum sauce is a definite must try. Plus and lucky for us, our friends from home are also in town so, we will be getting together for a night of delicious food and lots of cocktails.
- Bar hopping at Frenchmen Street—Known for their bars and live entertainment. A night spent barhopping and immersing ourselves in what Louisiana has to offer, doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all.
- Lunch at Mother’s—A small place, with a mom and pop vibe. It gets pretty crowded but from what I hear it is totally worth the wait. Po’ Boys and crawfish étouffée are definite musts.
- Exploring French Quarters including Bourbon Street—You can’t visit Louisiana and not explore Bourbon street. A staple located in the French Quarters, known as “The Party Hub” of Louisiana. Count us in!
- Dinner at Superior Grill—The beginning of wedding festivities. A place to grab some dinner and catch up with the lovely couple!
- Davenport Lounge at the Ritz Carlton—A lively jazz/piano lounge name after the headliner Jeremy Davenport. A perfect spot to unwind after dinner and have some delicious cocktails.
- Sleep in!
- Wedding Anniversary Party! Must drink a classic sazerac cocktail on the front porch; This is the hotel’s must do!
- Pat O’Briens—Let the festivities continue! Our friends are hosting at this world famous French Quarter bar, so we’ll make sure not to visit before then. Can’t wait to have their famous Hurricane cocktail!
- Go Home to our little Mason!
If you guys have any other suggestions on places to visit or things to do in New Orleans, please leave your comments down below!
Thanks so much and until next time.