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Pro Tip: these are neighborhoods, can’t go wrong with boutique hotel or AirBnb.
If your ballin’: Ace Hotel, New Orleans
If your ballin’ on a budget: The Quisby
E X P L O R E | Garden District [quaint, estates, magazine street], French Quarter [Bourbon Street, touristy], Frenchman Street [artsy, less crowded], City Park [ Morning Call, gondola rides, lush, green].
DON’T MISS: Morning Call in City Park, it was my personal favorite.
T O U R | Cemetery Tours [known for their above ground graves, voodoo & deep history], LaLaurie Mansion [haunted, 1140 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116], The National WWII Museum, Swamp Tour [if you have half day]
Pro Tip: New Orleans is small, and easy to get around. Plan by neighborhood so you can hit everything once!
GOOD TO KNOW: it’s not always easy to make meaningful difference in short term visits, a lot of non-profits actually can’t support it. Be sure to plan ahead of time, reach out and set-up your dates to volunteer.
Edible Schoolyard New Orleans | a teaching garden where students learn “the transformative values of nourishment, community, and stewardship of the land.” [Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to organize].
B R U N C H & L U N C H |Galatoire’s Restaurant [get there at 9am and reserve a table for 11am seating or 3pm seating. It’s a multi-hour experience], Ruby Slipper Cafe, Turkey & The Wolf, Surrey’s Café & Juice Bar
Pro Tip: check the times before you go, some of the popular restaurants are closed for lunch Monday – Thursday, and only open at 6 PM.