Take it all in slowly when you find yourself on a trip to New Orleans. There’s so many sights, smells and incredible music wafting through the air. Life in this boundless, vibrant city revolves around having a great time, so jump right in!
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This is a tradition in New Orleans, or NOLA. Brunch can be an all-morning affair with tons of flavor, courses and a few beverages to boot. It can be tough to choose just one, so have one day spent at Brennan’s which has re-open to the public. The creamy drinks and tableside made bananas foster are unforgettable. Café Adelaide is also a wonderful pick, with a fun atmosphere that encourages ladies to wear classy Sunday hats for complimentary drinks.
A Little Sightseeing
Start with the expansive French Quarter and poke your head into some of the curiosities shops and Voodoo specialty stores. The square outside the St. Louis Cathedral is often filled with street performers, music and artists selling wares. This can be a little more laid back that the party-like atmosphere on Bourbon Street.
You could eat all day in New Orleans and still not starch the surface. Many people will have small bites so they can try it all. A few fun places to enjoy include fried gator bites at Cochon or some signature beignets at Café Du Monde.
Have a Tasty Cocktail
To start the evening right, get off the main strip for a while and enjoy a cozy corner in the Q & C Hotel. This beautiful property has been recently renovated and giving off a wonderfully old school, chic feel, this is the perfect base to try a few of the city’s best libations. Try a classic, local creation called Sazerac, made from rye, bitters and Herbsaint.
New Orleans has already been established as a culinary oasis that serves excellent dishes from many famous chefs. To truly capture the essence of southern hospitality and warmth, book a table well in advance at Arnaud’s. This historical stomping ground for anybody that’s somebody in NOLA, complete with countless elegant event spaces, distinct bars and lounges, giant dining areas and even a hidden small museum with Marti Gra dresses. Indulge in any of their selections, especially the array of delectable oysters.