In Love With America // New Orleans

written by Au Pair in America June 19, 2018
Literally: In Love With New Orleans!

Literally: In Love With New Orleans!

It is time for the second instalment of our beloved “In Love With America” travel series! Now that you’re all prepped for a weekend trip to Washington, D.C., we think it’s time to discover yet another city. More tips from real-life au pairs, secret spots & hidden corners are awaiting you in this blog – so don’t miss out!

In this series, we’re shedding some light on our au pairs’ favourite spots in the USA. Whether it is a city, a state or just a general area that our au pairs are currently obsessed with – we’ll introduce some of North America’s “places to be” in an entirely new way. Our secret? We get our recommendations right from the source – our lovely au pairs – to ensure that our travel tips cover everything an Au Pair in America needs to know about and more!

Today we’re going down south, to one of America’s truly surreal places, full of history and the supernatural. Any idea? Here’s a hint: The readers of the infamous online travel magazine “Travel + Leisure” ranked this city America’s 2nd Favorite Place in 2017. That’s right, today you’ll be reading all about New Orleans (also known as NOLA). So, make yourself comfortable, get your notepads and pencils ready (or just open your Notes app, really) and enjoy!

Next up: New Orleans: “You can live in any city in America but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you.” (American sportscaster Chris Rose)

🚋  Streetcars | 3 different lines

🚌  City Bus

⛴  Ferry | Used to cross the Mississippi River

🚲  Around 100 miles of bike lanes & several shared pathways

📍 Saint Louis Cathedral
📍 French Quarter
📍 Jackson Square
📍 Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1
📍 Lafayette Cemetery
📍 Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

🏛 The Cabildo
🏛 The National WWII Museum
🏛 Jamie Hayes Gallery
🏛 Backstreet Cultural Museum
🏛 New Orleans Museum of Arts
🏛 The Southern Food & Beverage Museum

🥖 La Petite Grocery | French

☕ Café du Monde | Traditional Coffee Shop & Beignets

🍛 Galatoire’s | Louisiana Creole Cuisine
🍛 Brigtsen’s Restaurant | Cajun, Creole
🍛 Doctor Gumbo Tours | Louisiana Creole Cuisine

🐟 GW Fins | American, Seafood
🐟 Casamento’s Restaurant | Oyster Restaurant, Seafood

🥪 Domilise’s Po-Boys | American, Sandwiches

🍝 Irene’s | Italian

🍨 Drip Affogato Bar | Affogato desserts: two scoops of ice cream, toppings and a hot drip
🍨 Angelo Brocato Ice Cream | Italian desserts

🌶 Beraca | Honduran

🌎 Carrollton Market | International

🍽 New Orleans School of Cooking

UPCOMING

💃 FestiGals | Festival celebrating women while supporting causes important to their well-being | 📆 June 21st – 24th

🐂 Running of the Bulls | 📆 July 13th – 15th

🎉 White Linen Night Event celebrating local artists, everyone is invited to wear white | 📆 August 4th

🎭 Mardi Gras Famous Carnival | 📆 March 5th, 2019

 

ALL YEAR AROUND

🎷 House of Blues | Concerts
🎷 Preservation Hall | Jazz Club
🎷 The Spotted Cat Music Club | Jazz Club

🍹 Laffite’s Blacksmith Shop Bar | Famous bar built between 1722 and 1732

🏀 New Orleans Pelicans games | Basketball team

🏈 New Orleans Saints games | Football team

🛍 Frenchmen Street
🛍 Bourbon Street

🎨 Royal Street | Artists, Art Galleries

💿 Euclid Records | Vinyl store

🌳 Armstrong Park
🌳 City Park
🌳 Garden District
🌳 Saint Charles Avenue

🏞 New Orleans Riverfront
🏞 Canoe on the Mississippi River

🐊 Swamp Tours | Located 35 to 40 minutes to New Orleans downtown

🌅 Mississippi River | Amazing sunrise

🌳 The Fly (Avenger Park) Beautiful sunset

🌆 Hot Tin Roof Bar | Great view of the city skyline with an outside terrace
🌆 Monkey Board | Rooftop bar

🌳 New Orleans Jazz National History Park

⚔ Chalmette Battlefield | Battle of New Orleans 1814 – 1815

🏡 Oak Alley Plantation | One hour from New Orleans

🧙‍♀️ Hex Fest | Weekend of witchery in old  New Orleans | 📆 August 10th – 12th
🧙‍♀️ Hex Old World Witchery | Witchcraft shop
🧙‍♀️ Voodoo Tours

🎶 Cajun Zydeco Festival | Music Festival | 📆 June 23th – 24th

🇫🇷 Bastille Day Fete | 📆 On the closest Saturday preceding the 14th of July

🏛 Creole Architecture

🐎 Royal Carriages

You think that there is way more to New Orleans than this? You want us to feature YOUR favourite area in the USA? Let us know!

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