Ms. Travel Chic: Top 10 things to do while visiting New Orleans

Monday, February 17, 2014

Top 10 things to do while visiting New Orleans

I spent this past New Year’s Eve holiday in one of my favorite cities, New Orleans! 

This was my third time in the “Big Easy” and it was a fabulous time as always! 

From the food, the music, atmosphere and rich culture all around you are always guaranteed a great time in the “most unique” city in America!


If you plan on traveling to New Orleans, check out my list of things to do on your trip:

  1.  Hang out in the French Quarter - The bars around Bourbon St., boutique      shopping, specialty shops and all the fine New Orleans cuisine can be found in and around this historic area.
  2. Have a “Hand Grenade” - One of New Orleans most famous STRONG drinks can be found at any of the Tropical Isle locations on Bourbon St. Be careful it only takes one! 
  3. Stroll down St Charles Ave. and the Garden District - This beautiful and historic district is located in Central New Orleans. Boasting antebellum mansions and manicured gardens this popular neighborhood is full of southern charm. 
  4. Revisit History - Take advantage of the many museums, walking tours, riverboat cruises and unique experiences to learn more about the rich culture and history. 
  5. Ride the streetcar - Get around the city in a historic streetcar, the oldest continuously running streetcar in the world. Take a vintage trip through the Garden District or down Canal St. for as low as $1.25 a ride! 
  6. Check out some live music - Known as the birthplace of Jazz be sure to check out the numerous jazz clubs and find joints showcasing the original brass band and second line dance style of music.
  7. Cruise down the Mississippi River - Take an evening jazz cruise in one of the many steamboats along the Mississippi River. Most included open bar, buffet and of course live music!
  8. Eat! Eat! Eat! - From crawfish, Po Boys and jambalaya to beignets and pralines I truly believe New Orleans has the best food on the planet! Period. 
  9. Hit the Slots! - Try your luck at the Harrah's Casino or the other casino properties in and around the area. 
  10. Let the good times roll! - It's New Orleans! Have Fun! 

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