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A Guide to New Orleans

Happy Wednesday, Ya’ll!

 

I have to travel for work, and thought it would great to have a little guide for things to do in New Orleans. This is by no means the end all be all guide, but maybe it’ll give you some fun new ideas on your next trip to NOLA.

Let’s get to it!

  • Magazine Street-

This is the “go to” location for shopping in New Orleans. This place has galleries, antiques, boutiques, wine shops, etc…

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  • The Camellia Grill: 626 S. Carrolton Ave

This has an old school diner atmosphere. I got the veggie omelet and enjoyed it immensely. This diner can also be seen on American Horror Story.

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  • Fritzel’s: 733 Bourbon Street-

This place is a great option if you looking for  some real New Orleans jazz music any night of the week. I stumbled upon this place as I was walking down Bourbon Street one night and this instantly became my New Orleans staple

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  • Lafitte’s Blacksmith Bar: 941 Bourbon Street-

If you’re looking for an intimate, dimly lit bar to go grab a drink, this bar is the oldest bar in New Orleans. The structure was estimated to have been built around 1722 and became part of a smuggling operation in 1772. I will admit, this structure looks like a creepy decrepit witch’s house, but it’s a fun place to unwind.

Elk283-2050 Louisiana, New Orleans, French Quarter, Vieux Carre, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. Image shot 2010. Exact date unknown.

 

  • St. Charles Avenue-

This street is known for it’s hundred-year-old trees dusting the sidewalks of this historic street adorned with historic mansions

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  • Jazz Brunch @ Cafe Adelaide- 300 Poydras Street

There are dozens of places to grab brunch in NOLa; however one place that consistently tops the list, Cafe Adelaide. It’s a great place to grab anything from a bloody mary or a brunch feast on a Sunday morning.

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  • Streetcar Rides 

This is a little bit of a touristy thing to do, but honestly, who cares? You should be able to admire the city without being worried about running into the back of the car in front of you. Below is a link on the schedule for the streetcars

http://www.norta.com/Maps-Schedules/Streetcar-Schedules-Maps.aspx

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Just remember that it’s most important to let your hair down and have fun!

 

With Love,

Jenna

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