Arts / Culture / History, Food and Wine, Louisiana, Romantic get-a-ways

How to Do New Orleans in a Weekend

 

Bourbon Street, New Orleans at nightDINNER AT ARNAUD’S AND MUSIC ON FRENCHMAN STREET

DAY 1: One of the first things I like to do when I visit a new city is a Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour.  These are great for providing an overall tour of the city, highlighting the city’s history and helping you decide what to explore in greater depth. I suggest purchasing the unlimited 3-day tour ticket so you can explore at your leisure.

For an authentic Creole dinner, make reservations at Arnaud’s Restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter. Serving authentic Creole cuisine for more than 100 years, this family-owned restaurant is a great place for a romantic dinner. Request to be seated in the Jazz Bistro section which has a nightly live Dixieland Jazz band. Dine à la carté or choose from a three course “prix fixe” Table D’hôtel Menu. Be sure to try their signature side dish, Soufflé Potatoes with Béarnaise Sauce and end your meal with a local specialty—Café Brulot (for two) prepared table side and flamed with brandy.

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Arts / Culture / History, Entertainment & shows, Family Fun, Food and Wine, Louisiana

Exploring Louisiana’s Plantation and Bayou Country

While the city of New Orleans is a popular destination, one only has to travel an hour or less outside the city to get a different perspective of Louisiana’s rich heritage and culture. Visit sugar cane plantations, Louisiana’s swamps and bayous and chow down on some local Cajun food.

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