Imagine strolling among gorgeous antebellum homes, expansive live oak trees creating a canopy over the streets and black wrought iron fences both exposing and concealing the stories that live inside. Among the streets of the Garden District in New Orleans, it feels as if it’s possible to take a step back in time. However, the present is just as interesting and compelling as the past.
Magazine Street is the promised land for shoppers in New Orleans. This six-mile (9.66 km) stretch of road that winds through the Garden District and Uptown is packed with boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants; exploring can easily occupy an entire day and provide endless entertainment. However, to best experience this “street of dreams,” there are few tips and tricks for the best possible experience.
There are few places that are as atmospheric, as evocative and as compelling as New Orleans when it comes to setting a scene. From romantic comedies set on the sidewalks of Bourbon Street to sultry starlets striking a pose on a shadowy street corner in the latest film noir, New Orleans has been a favorite setting for films since the birth of the genre.
As a visitor to New Orleans, it’s easy to stick to the historical city, to not venture beyond the French Quarter or the Garden District. On my last trip to the Big Easy, I decided it was time to see a bit more of the state, so I took a day tour of Oak Alley, […]
There are few towns that are as atmospheric as New Orleans. From the beauty of Jackson Square to the gracious antebellum homes in the Garden District to the iconic iron balconies of the French Quarter, much of New Orleans’s charm is present in the city streets. However, there is much more to New Orleans than what is found on land and exploring New Orleans by water is an unforgettable experience.
A trip to New Orleans would not be complete without taking a cruise on the mighty Mississippi River. My friend and I had very limited time to spend in New Orleans and thought a paddleboat cruise would be a great way to see and learn more about this French inspired city. We choose the Viator VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour and upgraded our tickets to include unlimited drinks during the cruise.