Romantic New Orleans
Collected by Geraldine Campbell, AFAR Local Expert
Algiers Point, New Orleans, LA 70114, USA
Is there anything more romantic than a sunset? Do as the locals do and watch the sun go down over the Mississippi from Riverview Park, a.k.a. "The Fly." For river views from a different perspective, take the ferry to Algiers Point, where you can...
921 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
This just-renovated hotel on the edge of the French Quarter started life as the Maison Blanche department store. Now, it's one of New Orleans' swankiest addresses. The décor—ornate furnishings, tassled pillows, rich fabrics, and a $3.5 million art...
511 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Stock up on provisions, find yourself a picnic blanket, and take advantage of New Orleans' many stretches of green. Hit up Johnny's Po' Boys in the Quarter for fried oysters, meatballs, or even hamburger meat on Leidenheimer French bread and grab...
Piety St, New Orleans, LA, USA
Even if you get powdered sugar all over your face, it's worth going to Café du Monde for a sweet treat with your sweet. Warning: each order comes with three beignets, so be prepared to share (or get two bags). Pralines are a thing in New Orleans...
1728 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
In an intimate French-Creole building, John Besh's August pairs impeccable service with French-influenced fare sourced locally. Kelly Fields is the restaurant's pastry chef and her confectionary concoctions alone make this the reservation to book....
600 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Why is a wine shop in a raggedy building at the far edges of a downriver Bywater neighborhood such a buzzed-about stop? Step out the back door and you’ll get your answer. The spacious if scruffy backyard—festooned with string lights...
1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
New Orleans' cemeteries are part of the city's culture as well as its landscape—and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest and most famous. Opened in 1789 on the edge of the French Quarter, the cemetery is home to the tomb of Marie Laveau, a...
3645 Louisiana 18, Vacherie, LA 70090, USA
New Orleans has plenty to distract, but nearby plantation country, with its grand homes, period antiques, and oak-lined drives, is worth a detour. Rent a car and head west along the Great River Road. Highlights include Laura Plantation, where a...
1133 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
If big box hotels and their generic fixtures aren't for you, but you're also averse to doilies, consider this 33-room hideaway on a quiet stretch of Chartres Street. Set in three restored 19th-century Creole townhouses, the hotel doesn't have a...
1041 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
In September 2013, following an eight-year, $52 million renovation, the Saenger Theatre reopened for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. And just in time for the 2014 season, which includes the Broadway in New Orleans series as well as...
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