Turns out the rave reviews this tour receives are well-deserved. Our tour guide, Doctor Gumbo, also known as Dylan, is a New Orleans native who returned to his city post-Hurricane Katrina after a stint leading food tours in Rome. Doctor Gumbo is a true local – not only was he greeted by name by every bartender and bouncer we encountered, our last stop even featured a drink named after our fearless leader. Our stroll through the French Quarter began.
It’s no secret — summertime in New Orleans can be sweltering. As the sun beats down on the Crescent City, the temperatures rise to levels that test even the locals. However, the locals know something that you might not: Hidden away in the city are courtyard and other open-space oases providing perfect places to while away a summer day in New Orleans.
Spring has sprung in the South, and there’s no better place to soak up the sun than in New Orleans. Head to the Crescent City and let the good times roll. Here are 30 unforgettable experiences you can enjoy this spring.
The Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans has risen significantly on the world stage since the HBO series of the same name aired, but Tremé streets are still far quieter than those of the French Quarter on an average day. To get an idea of what this historic part of the city can look like, and to gain a deeper understanding of the rich cultural history of New Orleans, you’ve got to go to the Backstreet Cultural Museum in the Tremé.
It can be easy to write off New Orleans as a land of deep-fried everything, but the culinary history of this city deserves more credit than that. Eat your way through some of it with a New Orleans Food and History Tour and you’ll understand.