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Planning a Trip to New Orleans

22 Apr

"New Orleans"

We recently did a road trip to New Orleans. So, for you’all amazing folks out there searching for info here are some real Quick facts:

  • New Orleans is a major US port famous for its “French Creole Architecture.”
  • Also popularly known as the birthplace of Jazz music and for the celebration of annual Mardi Gras. Needless to say, the people are nice and friendly – cheers to the southern hospitality 🙂

Things to do in New Orleans:

  • The Jackson Square 

Visit here for the Architecture, lively chaos, The artists, restaurants, museums and local markets. Don’t forget to carry your flip-flops or comfortable flats because it is a LONG stroll.

St Louis Cathedral is nested in the heart of Jackson Square. Outside you will see..Horse drawn fancy carriages. Come as you are, do what you love seems to be the mindset here.

"Jackson square"

Local artists and musicians, street painters, local markets and french architecture makes the atmosphere very historic

  • Indulge in French Coffee – Do visit Cafe du Monde 
"Cafe Du Monde"

Across the street from St Louis Cathedral – Cafe Du Monde is open 24 hours!! Check-in here for an awesome French doughnuts & coffee experience. Yes, they are high cal but I tell ya, they are so freaking worth it!!

"French Coffee"

  •  Bourbon Street 

For Nightlife, check out the Bourbon Street for the quirky bars and pubs it has to offer. Despite the As-is No frills state – Bourbon attracts truck loads of visitors from all over the world!

The Bars are alive day and night.You can walk with your drink up and down the street 😉

"Bourbon Street"

And.. I wasn’t joking when I said ..”quirky bars” te he 

"Bourbon Street bars"

  • The StreetCars
These cute little trains take your mind back to a time when life was slower and more tranquil and they sure are the cheapest transportation in town

"Streetcars" "New Orleans" "New orleans street cars"

  • French Quarter & Markets 
"French Quarter"

The Golden Bronze Statue of St. Joan of Arc in the French Quarter on Decatur Street

"French Quarter"
"french market"
The oldest french market in United States…It will be your best bargain friend in case you want to bring home some Mardi Gras carnival masks as NOLA souvenirs
  •  Harrah’s Casino 
We thought it was okay to be naughty on vacation so we did check in here to try our luck! 😉
"Harrah's casino"
Oh boy, those interiors are really fancy. Once you step inside, you will feel no less than Vegas!
 "Harrah's casino"
 "harrah's casino"
More NOLA photos here “New Orleans”
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