In The Know: New Orleans
There’s no shortage of things to see, eat and drink in New Orleans. The city is renowned worldwide for its unique culture, music and cuisine, so if your contract has you working nearby, consider yourself lucky—then consider this roundup of where to go and what to do while you’re in town.
Food & Drinks
With new restaurants popping up all the time and a roster of classics that’s unrivaled, you’ll never run out of places to go to grab a delicious meal. We love Eater’s roundups, which give broad overviews of the dining and cocktail scene as well as deep dives into specific trends. For a laidback outdoor vibe, you can’t go wrong with Bacchanal —part wine shop, part restaurant, part bar and all charm, thanks to backyard string lights and live music. For a classic New Orleans meal, head to Commander’s Palace. The Garden District stalwart specializes in refined Creole cuisine with top-notch service.
If you’re looking for a night-out cocktail, a happy hour beer or a daytime buzz, the city’s full of options. Eater’s map of essential bars should get you started, but we recommend spending an afternoon roaming the French Quarter—yes, it has a reputation as a tourist draw, but if you skip over the boozy hubbub of Bourbon Street, you’ll find can’t-miss gems like Erin Rose, Napoleon House and Cane & Table.
Things To Do
Live music, unique outdoor spots, historic landmarks and stunning architecture are all part of New Orleans’ appeal. Trip Advisor has culled together the most highly recommended to-dos in the city from their users who have been to—and loved—each spot.
Here’s how we’d fill a day off: start at City Park, where you can pick up a café au lait and some beignets at Morning Call (open 24-7!) before strolling the oak-filled grounds and free sculpture garden. Beat the midday heat by spending a few hours exploring the National WWII Museum, then ride the streetcar through the Garden District. Stop in for an early show at Preservation Hall, then close things out on Frenchman Street, where you’ll find dozens of clubs with live, local music playing all night long.
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