Category Archives: About New Orleans

Visit Metairie Cemetery

Why visit a cemetery at one of the liveliest cities in the country? The famed Metairie Cemetery is within city limits and used to be a horse racing track in the 1800s. During the race days, it was home to the Lexington-Lecomte Race of 1854, dubbed the “North against the South” showdown where even President…

Haunted Lalaurie Mansion

  New Orleans can be a spooky place, and Lalaurie House is one of the city’s most notorious haunted destinations. For over 150 years, it’s been called the most terrifying location in the French Quarter, allegedly haunted by Madame Lalaurie herself. The ghost story began in 1832 when Dr. Louis Lalaurie and his wife, Delphine,…

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

  Locals simply call it Jazz Fest, and it’s one of the top celebrations of music, culture and heritage in Louisiana. Endless music, incredible delicacies, and artisanal crafts are all at the ready. Enjoy second line parades at this “Festival of the Year,” dubbed by Pollstar Magazine. The Wall Street Journal calls it “a showcase…

Free New Orleans Outings

  New Orleans is packed with freebies, so you can really make the most of a budget vacation. Window shop along Chartres and Royal Street, taking in the galleries, antique shops and, of course, street performers. Head over to the Arts District for more! Each first Saturday of the month is open gallery night with…

Bayou Boogaloo

  May 19 – 21 marks one of the most beloved annual festivals in New Orleans! Part massive music festival, gastro experience, arts and crafts market, recreation, and pure family-friendly fun, it’s a long weekend of every kind of revelry you can imagine. For local residents, it’s a much-needed follow-up to Mardi Gras and the…

The Best Bananas Foster in New Orleans

  Brennan’s invented the bananas foster, and it’s the go-to place to begin or end your BF hunt. (It’s also where you’ll find some of the best turtle soup in the city!) You’ll also want to check out this flambé, table-side dessert experience at Stanley, which offers bananas foster French toast as another option. Complete…

Visit Pitot House

  Open Wednesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., the gorgeous Pitot House on Bayou St. John features the sole Creole colonial country house in Louisiana that’s open to the public. Admission is just $10 or $7 for children or seniors. The house showcases the story of life on the bayou during early…

Don’t Miss Top Taco Fest

  The spiciest party in town has arrived. Top Taco Fest takes place March 23rd at Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza from 6:30 – 9:30p.m. Taste who’s up for the Top Taco NOLA award, and watch as 40 of the best chefs in New Orleans battle it out. Who can create the best taco? Each is paired…

St. Patrick’s Day

  Mardi Gras might be over, but the party never stops in New Orleans, especially when St. Patrick’s Day is just one month later! New Orleans’ St. Patrick’s Day Parades include the Molly’s at the Market Irish Parade March 10th at 6 p.m., the Parasol’s Block Party March 11th and 17th from 10 a.m. –…

Where Can I Get Pupusas in New Orleans?

  New Orleans is an absolute food mecca where you can find French, Cajun, creole and southern staples galore. It’s the birthplace of bananas foster, but what if you’re craving something a little different? La Macarena Pupuseria and Latin Café is one of the few Latin establishments in New Orleans, and they take the honor…