New Orleans | Go, Give, Grub.

RipplEffect curates ways to incorporate social impact into your life. For more on how to join us on these experiences visit:


S T A Y | Garden District, Warehouse District

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 ParkMorning 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 MuseumSwamp Tour [if you have half day]

S H O P | Magazine Street, Frenchman Street

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.

NOLA Tree Project | Coordinate in advance to join a morning or afternoon garden group. They focus on replanting after Katrina, and are 45,000 to their goal of 100,000 trees. [Contact].

The Green Project |Retail store and warehouse selling recycled building materials to local residents, multiple volunteer options. [Contact].

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans | a teaching garden where students learn “the transformative values of nourishment, community, and stewardship of the land.” [Email: 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 CafeTurkey & The Wolf, Surrey’s Café & Juice Bar

D I N N E R  |Coquette [American] Cavan [American, new], Atchafalaya Restaurant [Cajun / Creole], Pêche [Seafood] *all on Magazine street

D R I N K S | Carousel Bar & Lounge at Hotel Monteleone [French Quarter], Bacchanal [wine & spirits],

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. 



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