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New Orleans Halloween

  If you think Mardi Gras is the festival to end all festivals, you haven’t spent Halloween in New Orleans yet! The city really brings the frights with parties, events, athletic events, and plenty of both tricks and treats. One of the biggest parties in town, Pirate’s Revenge, takes place October 27-30 this year. It’s…

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

  Not sure where to indulge in the best po boys in town? Try them all at the annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival October 23 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.! A slice of Oak Street is shut down to pedestrians only for a culinary festival you have to taste to believe. Enjoy live music,…

Best Bowls of Turtle Soup

  Turtle soup is a New Orleans staple, originating in Chinese and east Asian cuisine, but quickly “snapped” up by the Creole community where snapper turtles were a common sighting. The Commander’s Palace Restaurant is one of the city’s most renowned establishments for turtle soup, but there are also a number of other top-tier spots…

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

  A visit to the Audubon Zoo is a must, but did you know about the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium? Another offering from the Audubon Nature Institute, this small gem is tucked into the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street and introduces visitors to the biggest museum just for butterflies and insects. Find out…

Chinese Delights in New Orleans

  The city known for divine cuisine really delivers when it comes to Chinese! Take a break from the jambalaya and beignets to treat yourself to some eclectic, authentic and innovative Chinese dishes. Start your journey at Red’s Chinese, a favorite fusion joint where ginger scallion noodles, turkey neck chop suey, dirty rice with chicken…

New Orleans Burlesque Festival

  Is autumn making you feel a little cheeky? The annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival takes over town September 15-18 at the House of Blues and Harrah’s Casino, both just a short walk from your guest room. Burlesque and the French Quarter have long been bedmates, and Bourbon Street was ripe with shows and clubs…

Louisiana Seafood Festival

  A city that’s famous for seafood is sure to have one of the most legendary seafood festivals around! The Louisiana Seafood Festival takes place September 2-4 during Labor Day weekend. Taking over New Orleans City Park is top-rated seafood, drinks, live performances and plenty of family fun. A slew of local vendors will battle…

Indulge in “Southern Decadence”

  One of New Orleans’ most anticipated festivals, Southern Decadence, takes place every Labor Day weekend. This year, the party goes on from August 31-September 5 throughout the downtown area. It began as a small farewell party in the early 70s and is now one of the largest LGBTQ cultural events in the country with…

Preservation Hall

  New Orleans is famous for jazz, and if you want to dig a little deeper into the history of the genre, Preservation Hall has you covered. Founded in 1961 with the goal of preserving and practicing unique New Orleans Jazz, it’s now a music venue with a record label and a touring band (along…

St. Louis Cathedral

  One of the most famous landmarks in the city, the St. Louis Cathedral, overlooks Jackson Square and is easy to spot with three steeples peeking above the historic district. General Andrew Jackson’s statue and the Square are shaded by the gorgeous cathedral, which marks the heart of New Orleans. Conservation and restoration efforts are…