August 12, 2017
YOU HAVE GOT TO GO ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME! There are so many spots in New Orleans to see, it can be very overwhelming to even know where to begin. We only had 2 full days to make the magic happen and below is our compiled list of the TOP 10 THINGS you should have enough time to do and see in just 2 days. Hope this provides you some help in navigating your way through this wonderland.
When you're all done checking this list out, make some time to watch this show aired on Fox and posted on youtube. No matter what your beliefs are, you may be moved by all the great singing performances. Plus, you'll get to see some of the NOLA spots we've mentioned in this blog. FOX presented THE PASSION, a two-hour musical event live from New Orleans, that tells the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth. Hosted by actor Tyler Perry, a New Orleans native, this tv special featured a cast of today’s biggest stars (Seals, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Daughtry, etc...) performing a variety of popular music.
#1 Canal Street, Bourbon Street, Royal Street
#2 Jackson Square
#3 French Market
#5 Listen to jazz music at the NOLA Musical Legends Park
#6 Café du Monde
#7 St. Roch Market
#8 Riverwalk Marketplace Mall and Spanish Plaza
#9 St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
#10 City Park (less than 15 minutes by car outside of the FQ; passed the cemetery above)
Here are the places that made it on our "preparation list" which we didn't have enough time for :(. A third day would have taken care of it.
#11 Frenchmen Art Market (known for live music, arts, and food)
#12 Café Amelie (known for its 150 yr-old Princess of Monaco Courtyard)
#13 Jean Lafitte Barataria Preserve (amazing trails (Palmetto Trail), marshes (Marsh Overlook), boardwalks, bayous, swamps)
#14 Audubon Park (public park that also has a café and a zoo with admission)
#15 Plantations Tours (during the 30 yrs prior to the Civil War, more than half of America’s millionaires (sugar planters who removed juices from sugar cane) built mansions/planters between New Orleans and Natchez)
Our Hotel Stay
In case you were wondering, we stayed at the Loews New Orleans Hotel located at 300 Poydras St., New Orleans. In our opinion, it was a lovely, clean and customer service friendly hotel. We chose this spot as we preferred not staying in the heart of the French Quarter yet, with wanting to be just a few blocks away from it, this location was just right for us! See...that picture above with the Riverwalk Mall, that was our view.
Last Piece of Advice
Grab a map and a tourist brochure at one of those visitors center (we saw at least 2 of them in the FQ). This will save you time (if you study it before heading out) trying to figure out where all the streets are. As for the brochures, they are packed with coupons! :)
*Some worthy past events to know about NOLA*
WELL WE HOPE THAT THIS GUIDE WILL BE HELPFUL TO YOU, SHOULD YOU CHOSE TO GO TO NOLA! Feel free to share this post with anyone who may find it helpful as well. We sure wished we could have found a list like this one before doing all the research ourselves. We can't wait to hear from you about your little fun adventure! What was your favorite spot to see, your favorite place to eat, your favorite things to do? Have you been to any of these unique places in NOLA? What do you think are the must-see places there?
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