As you begin looking at the many reasons you have to celebrate this year, we invite you to peruse the best of the Crescent City.
New Orleans is known for being joyful and festive year-round which makes it the perfect location for a variety of occasions and celebrations – birthdays, anniversaries, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and even babymoons!
Here are some of our top choices to help you plan:
Special Occasion Dining
When it comes to celebrating special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries, you’ll be pleased with a visit to one (or several) of the city’s top restaurants.
Each of these storied establishments features a different take on some of New Orleans’ most famous dishes and will help celebrate a momentous time with a great meal in the heart of the city.
Bachelor and Bachelorette Trips
Groups traveling to New Orleans for bachelor or bachelorette parties will find an array of options when assembling their itineraries.
While many options will focus on New Orleans’ famous night-life, you’ll find no shortage of day-time activities that are wonderful choices for larger groups.
Consider taking a ghost tour like those provided by French Quarter Phantoms. Ghost tours will give you a glimpse of the city’s spooky side while taking you on a walking tour through beautiful neighborhoods filled with the architecture for which New Orleans is known.
Cooking classes at the New Orleans School of Cooking give visitors a literal taste of the classic dishes prepared by chefs throughout the city. They also provide options for watching a chef prepare a meal or honing your own cooking skills!
When the sun sets, the spirit of the city comes alive with music and dancing. Live jazz can be found at The Maison*, The Spotted Cat*, and Three Muses* as well as throughout the city in large upscale clubs and small neighborhood bars. Wherever you go, enjoying a cocktail as you listen to the sounds of the city will get your evening started on the right foot.
To experience the height of New Orleans nightlife, consider attending a burlesque show or even taking part in a burlesque class like those hosted by Trixie’s Burlesque Boutique. These glamorous shows filled with singing, dancing, and more have been a New Orleans tradition for centuries, and classes will teach attendees some of the techniques used in burlesque shows. You’ll be an expert when it’s time to go home.
Finish off your visit with a classic jazz brunch! Menus at New Orleans’ restaurants vary, so there’s something for every palette. Delicious food accompanied by smooth jazz makes for a perfect end to your stay in New Orleans.
Celebrating an upcoming addition to your family? New Orleans makes for a great getaway before your little one arrives. In the French Quarter, many historic sites are steps away from the Lanaux Mansion, including the Ursuline Convent Museum*, Beauregard Keyes’ House*, the Cabildo, Jackson Square, and the French Market*. Explore some of the most famous parts of the city without tiring out your feet!
With an abundance of restaurants and delicious food, you’ll find plenty to enjoy while eating for two. After indulging in one of the many well-known restaurants in the French Quarter, head to Cafe Du Monde for beignets, a classic New Orleans dessert. These fluffy, powdered sugar-covered, deep-fried pastries will satisfy every sweet tooth.
If you’re looking for an option that requires minimal walking, consider taking a swamp tour in areas surrounding the Big Easy. Your ride on the airboat will also provide a safe thrill when it travels at high speeds while you take in the cypress trees and Spanish moss.Once in the swamps, you’ll learn about the plants and animals native to the swamps surrounding New Orleans while seeing it all up close!
No matter what the occasion, your trip to New Orleans will create memories to last a lifetime.
Here at the Lanaux Mansion, it’s our pleasure to provide you with everything you need to make a great stay perfect. From an intimate getaway for two to a big celebration for 10 or 15, we’ll house you in comfort and charm in the midst of all the city has to offer.
*Walking distance to the Lanaux Mansion