New Orleans is a romantic city at heart. It is only natural to explore New Orleans with your significant other. This is a city rich with history, mystique and romance. From the delicious Creole meals to romantic hotels like the Maison St Charles Hotel & Suites, there is nothing quite like a romantic trip to New Orleans.
Take a Romantic Stroll
The warm New Orleans evening is perfect for enjoying a walk and a sunset. Woldenberg Park is among the best places to catch a glimpse of the picturesque Mississippi. Take a walk along the river, right along Jackson Square. After that, why not enjoy a classic ride on a horse-drawn carriage? This is just one of many ways to enjoy the magical French quarter.
Browsing the shops in the French Quarter is a great way to spend the evening as well. Explore the art galleries on Royal Street, enjoying the enveloping hanging gardens as you do. Stop in for a romantic palm reading or speak to locals who have plenty of stories to share.
Picnic in the Park
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New Orleans is a fabulous place to picnic with the one you love. City Park offers a canopy of trees and a gorgeous sculpture garden. However, you can also try sitting out at the waterfront, enjoying the lake. After dining outside, you can rent a pedal boat or go for a sweet gondola ride. You might also consider hiking through Couturie Forest, which is also a part of City Park. There, you might even catch a glimpse of some beautiful wildlife. Jean Lafitte National Park is also a great place to look for wildlife – including alligators!
Creativecommons.org/ David CogginsNew Orleans is full of romantic dining spots. If you are Uptown near the Garden District, check out Barcelona Tapas. The Spanish tapas dishes are delicious and the atmosphere is casual and fun. If you are looking for fresh ingredients, check out La Crepe Nanou. There, you will feast on crepes, grilled lamb or succulent roasted chicken.
If you are a bit more adventurous, head over to the French Quarter for some fine dining. Napoleon House offers Italian dishes and flavourful wines. Of course, Café du Monde is the best place to visit for breakfast – beignets and café au lait are a must-try!
Jazz It Up
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New Orleans is notorious for more than good food and majestic scenery. The city is also well-known for its eclectic jazz clubs. Frenchman Street in particular offers a bohemian vibe that attracts many to its Snug Harbor or Three Muses. Pop in for a dance and a drink with your significant other.