Have A Weekend: New Orleans

Have A Weekend: New Orleans

Posted in Travel on November 01, 2016

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New Orleans - aka NOLA, aka The Big Easy - should be a MUST on your list of places to go (and soon)! With no open container law, delicious food, and plenty to do for you and your crew, what are you waiting for?

Where to Stay

Airbnb

In order to get the authentic NOLA experience, rent an Airbnb right on Bourbon St., and make sure it has a balcony (ours is pictured above)! The people-watching in New Orleans is second to none.


The Eats

Acme Oyster House

Acme Oyster House is a must-stop on your culinary tour of The Big Easy. They're known for their fresh oysters, so be sure to order up some on the half-shell and some chargrilled. The seafood étouffée is also out of this world!

Café Fleur-de-lis

We hit Cafe Fleur-de-lis for brunch (after being out all night) and we were not disappointed. Order up the Oysters Benedict for a delicious classic with that New Orleans flare.

Café Du Monde

The beignets from Cafe du Monde are a no-questions-asked absolute must when in NOLA. Try to eat just one, we dare you!

Café Maspero

If you're looking for Muffaletta (a NOLA specialty sandwich), look no further than Cafe Maspero. This sandwich was stacked high, but still left us wanting more!


The Drinks

Hurricane

New Orleans is known for their signature drink, The Hurricane. Almost every establishment has them, but each tastes a little different than the other. Be sure to stop by Pat O'Brien's where the original was said to be created. The best part is, you can take your drinks to-go!

The Resurrection

Spirits on Bourbon is a Bar Rescue success story and it's definitely worth a stop. Grab their signature drink, "The Resurrection," in the light up blue glass for full-on tourist status.

Oyster Shooters

If you like seafood, why not eat it and rip a shot at the same time? Acme's Oyster Shooters were amazing and had us ordering another round!

Shrimp Bloody Mary

Put a Bayou twist on a classic Bloody Mary by adding grilled shrimp, and kick that hangover in style!

Abita

Abita is the local go-to beer, and they have some delicious brews - be sure to grab some!


What to Do

Walk All of Bourbon St.

Take a walk and bar hop all the way up and down the world-famous Bourbon St. Tons of live jazz, dueling pianos, and more to enjoy!

Take a Carriage Tour

If walking isn't your thing, take a carriage tour. The info shared by the guides will give you all of the history of the city (which you'll soon forget after another Hurricane or two)...

Visit the Jackson Brewing Company

The Jackson Brewing Company was an active brewery from 1890 to 1974, but the building now houses restaurants and other venues. It was once the largest brewery in the southern United States, and one of two in the U.S. selling "Jax beer."

Take an Airboat Tour

Get outside the city and into the Bayou to see some gators up close and personal on an airboat tour! We went out with Airboat Adventures in Jean Lafitte National Park, about a 25 minute ride outside of NOLA. The best part is, they'll pick you up (for a fee of course).


What's your favorite thing to do in NOLA? Let us know in the comments on our Instagram @haveanight!