A few weeks ago my husband and I had a quick getaway to New Orleans to catch Jazz Fest and enjoy a few days together celebrating our 13 year anniversary. We love New Orleans so much that we bought an income property there, which gives us a good excuse to visit often. Between the architecture, antiquing, food and music, there’s plenty to do there to fill my days.
One of the things I love most about visiting New Orleans are the long walks since it’s such a walkable city. There’s so much to take in that I don’t even realize how far we’ve gone, especially since walking with a cocktail in hand is perfectly acceptable.
My ideal day in New Orleans …
- Get started with coffee at French Truck Coffee or Satsuma Cafe
- Have a historical moment at the National WWII Museum or check out the beautiful architecture in the Garden District
- Work up an appetite but stop here, here or here for a Bloody Mary to tide you over
- A few of our favorite brunch and lunch spots are Horn’s, Stein’s Market and Deli, Elizabeth’s Restaurant, and Peche
- Next is lots of walking and shopping – stop at Antiques de Provence in the French Quarter for a great collection of mirrors, planters and furniture, Gorin Brothers for a hat, and Bevolo for beautiful gas lamps . Sterling Provisions in the Marigny has unique vintage furniture and Rebecca Rebouche is an interesting local artist.
- There are so many great dinner spots but this past trip we loved Kenton’s Food & Bourbon, Bacchanal Wine, Sylvain and La Petit Grocery
- Head to Frenchman’s Street for music after dinner, we had a great time at D.B.A. and Blue Nile