Garden District

Ride the St. Charles Streetcar - Hop off whenever you spot a shop, restaurant or spot that looks interesting!

Book a Garden District walking tour, or take yourself around! 

Another walking tour option here: twochickswalkingtours.com 

Magazine Street - a great spot to walk and shop. The street is very walkable and lined with art galleries, antique shops and vintage clothing boutiques. 


Warehouse / Arts District

The National World War II Museum is amazing - we've been several times and still haven't seen everything there.

Harrah's Casino - if you hit it big, consider our Honey Moon fund ;) 

Tour Mardi Gras World and see Mardi Gras floats up close!

French Quarter

We recommend visiting the French Quarter during the day - it's when she has her best foot forward.

Jackson Square - shop the street art, see St. Louis Cathedral, catch some street performers, get your tarot read, and eat a beignet from Café Du Monde!

Visit the Historic New Orleans Collection - free museum featuring FQ Historic galleries and currently exhibiting “A Mystic Brotherhood: Fraternal Orders of New Orleans."

Tour the Gallier House museum.

Walk the Riverfront!

Shop on Decatur Street, see antiques on Royal Street and visit the French Market for pralines and tchotchkes.


Walking tour option: frenchquarterfrank.com

Another tour option: doctorgumbo.com

Bywater/Marigny

A more residential area to walk around, grab a coffee or a bite to eat and meander over to Frenchmen for live music, and evening outdoor gallery events.

Bacchanal Wine bar and Bywater Bakery are favorites, and the Country Club and the Elysian Bar at Hotel Peter & Paul are supposed to be great spots! 

OFF THE BEATEN PATH

City Park - a beautiful, shaded park with miles of walking and bike paths, lakes where you can paddleboard, a sculpture garden, children’s museum and more. It includes the largest collection of live oak trees in the world, with some of them dating back 600 years! ~15-20 min drive from most of our blocked wedding hotels.

 
Dr. Wagner’s Honey Island Swamp Tour
(www.honeyislandswamp.com) - a swamp tour in Slidell that is a blast for all ages. See and feed alligators in their natural habitat. They offer hotel pick up or you can drive to them.

MUSIC

The Spotted Cat

Preservation Hall

Tipitina’s

Bamboula’s

Bayou Bar

30/90

The Maison

Mahogany Jazz Hall

Dining & Drinks

Food
Mahoney's Poboys
Coop's Place
Stanley
Commander's Palace
Galatoire's
Bearcat Cafe Uptown
LUVI Restaurant
Turkey and the Wolf
Bouligny Tavern
Atchafalaya
Rosalita's Backyard Tacos
Bywater Bakery
GW Finn's
Brennan's
Shaya

Drinks
Barrel Proof
The Avenue Pub
Bacchanal Wine
Mimi's In The Marigny
Hot Tin Roof Bar
Domino
Side Car

Coffee & Sweets
Hivolt
French Truck Coffee
Who Dat Coffee Cafe
Bakery Bar
Café Du Monde
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Kid-Friendly Activities

Audubon Aquarium
Audubon Aquarium is consistently top ranked, voted as one of the top five in the country in USA Today and ranked as one of the top things to do in New Orleans. The Aquarium transports visitors to an underwater world from the Caribbean, to the Amazon Rainforest, to the waters that give New Orleans its lifeblood: the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. With more than 3,600 animals from more than 250 species, including endangered species, such as African penguins, and rare animals, such as white alligators.

Audubon Insectarium
The Insectarium encourages you to use all five senses as you explore a museum devoted to some of the world's most fascinating and important insects. The Insectarium is now located on the grounds of the Audubon Aquarium. The breathtaking Butterfly Garden remains a highlight of the Insectarium, where visitors young and old can discover 20 species of butterflies from rainforests across the world.

City Park - Storyland, Carousel Gardens & Cafe du Monde 
Families love to bring their kids for a day of outdoor fun at City Park, because everything is kid-friendly. In fact the park holds a few attractions created specifically with kids in mind.
For young ones who love a good fairy tail, Storyland is a storybook-themed playground with over 25 giant sculptures from all your favorite bedtime stories.
Kids also love the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, where you'll find over 15 different rides for kids of all ages. You can even take a ride on the park's historic, handcrafted carousel that is one of only 100 in the country!

Louisiana Children's Museum
The LCM's brand new campus features 8.5 acres of interactive programming and exhibits, themed activity and education centers, ample outdoor space, and a number of unique and local touches.

New Orleans Boulder Lounge
New Orleans Boulder Lounge, a destination for the local climbing community, opened in August 2015 and is the first and only climbing gym in the city in over 10 years. NOBL welcomes all ages and skill levels, and also offers daily yoga classes.