New Orleans truly has something for everyone. A frequent visitor to our B&B called today to find out what fun things were happening for her three 20 something nieces and her sister to check out. They’re passing through on the way to Houston where the youngest will be spending a few months dancing with The Houston Ballet.
Given that all three girls were staunch athletes in training for various sports and they were traveling with their mom, they weren’t into the typical Bourbon Street experience so many young people come to New Orleans seeking.
We put together a great 48 hour getaway itinerary for them:
- Arrive late-morning and get settled in and freshen up;
- Lunch at one of our great neighborhood spots, Katie’s where the four of them can begin to adapt their New Hampshire bred palettes to New Orleans flavor profiles;
- An afternoon walking and shopping on Magazine Street, enjoying the charm of one of the prettiest sections of the city;
- Dinner at Pesche, a James Beard Award and Michelen Star winning restaurant in the arts district;
- After dinner horse and carriage ride through the French Quarter with one of our wonderfully eccentric and well informed tour guides;
- Coffee at world famous Café du Monde;
- Return to the Inn for a solid night’s sleep in our terrific two bedroom family friendly suite.
- A decadent breakfast at the Canal Street Inn, enjoying some of our classic dishes and sharing the local New Orleans gossip with our staff;
- A walking tour through the Garden District where some of the finest examples of 19th Century Architecture in America are beautifully preserved;
- A quick cab ride to Treme for lunch at the world famous Willie Mae’s Scotch House (these girls are athletes – they can splurge on a decadent meal once in a while!);
- From the Treme, it’s a short trip to Woldenberg Park which hugs the edge of the Mississippi and the French Quarter for a nice walk;
- An afternoon visit to The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas;
- Dinner at one of the French Quarter’s finest restaurants, Antoines, steeped in history and southern charm;
- A hop over to the Marigny to listen to some great live music on Frenchman Street in one of the dozens of great small venues featuring New Orleans’ gifted local musicians;
- Back to the B & B for a solid night’s rest.
- Another terrific Canal Street Inn multicourse breakfast
- A drive through City Park on the way out of town to enjoy the local flora and fauna.
Nothing short of a perfect 48 Hours in our beloved NOLA!