- M.S. Rau Antiques630 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2116recommended M.S. Rau AntiquesLord knows what the monetary value of all items on the premises combined are. Monet, a desk used by Louis VIII, silver plates smithed by Paul Revere, $5MM diamond rings...and seemingly everything in ... read morebetween are collected and available for purchase here. No wonder why A lister celebrities frequent this spot so regularly.
- Ogden Museum of Southern Art925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA, United Statesrecommended Ogden Museum of Southern ArtThe Odgen is a fabulous art museum holding the largest collection of Southern Art in the world; there are permanent galleries but also a few rooms with temporary exhibits. The last time I was there, ... read morethere was an exhibit on Hip Hop, which was just awesome--it was well thought out and really engaging. On Thursdays, the museum also hosts a music series from 6-8pm--a great way to browse the collections and enjoy the tunes. Located just a few minutes' walk from the French Quarter.
- Lafayette Cemetery1400 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA, United Statesrecommended Lafayette CemeteryA touch of history. Walk around during the day.
- Emeril's Restaurant800 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA
- W New Orleans - French Quarter316 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130recommended W New Orleans - French QuarterSmall, quiet, gorgeous hotel on a quiet street but still in the French Quarter.
- Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans300 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130recommended Royal Sonesta Hotel New OrleansI liked this hotel. You cannot beat the location it is right on Bourbon Street. The rooms are nice. A little frilly but that is the South and the decor matches the location. The property has many ... read morerestaurants and bars and again the location is perfect whether you are at the Superdome or The Frence Quarter nothing is more than 10 minutes away from the hotel.
- Antoine's Restaurant713 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130recommended Antoine's RestaurantThe oldest restaurant in New Orleans is (for me) also the best! For a large restaurant (14 dining rooms) the service is surprisingly good. The food is everything you expect from New Orleans. The dish ... read morethat Antoine's is best known for is the Oysters Rockefeller. The Trout Pontchartrain is mouth watering and the Crevettes Remoulade is outstanding! If you want to experience New Orleans than make sure you visit Antoine's.Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
If you want to experience real food from New Orleans then go to Antoine's!
- Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LArecommended Lafitte's Blacksmith ShopGranted, Bourbon Street is a tourist trap. Still, it's a pleasantly atmospheric place, and one that's hard to beat for partying, and when you're out for a drink in the French Quarter, Lafitte's is ... read morepretty fantastic. The building that houses it has been around for more than 200 years, and the dark interior is a great place to lounge out with a stiff drink before proceeding on to some of the Quarter's less relaxed environs.Matthew Crompton
And a decent spot for your first drink of the night. Good luck! =)
- D Day Museum945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LArecommended D Day MuseumAn altogether compendious place covering the D-Day operations of WWII in exquisite detail, this museum does a fabulous job of bringing history to life. If that sounds boring to you, it shouldn't. The ... read moreexhibits and analysis are top-notch, and so well presented you're likely to forget that you're actually learning something!Matthew Crompton
If you've even the barest interest in WWII history, this museum is exceptional. A big surprise to me the first time I went.
- Trolley Stop Cafe1923 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LArecommended Trolley Stop CafeSomething of a New Orleans institution, the Trolley Stop Cafe along the streetcar line on St. Charles has excellent diner-type food, and is a go-to place for tourists and locals alike looking for ... read moreinexpensive eats on the way to or from the Quarter. I'm a particularly big fan of their breakfast menu.Matthew Crompton
Riding the streetcar past the wedding-cake homes of the Garden District is a must, and I love breakfasts at this diner along the way.
- Central Grocery923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116recommended Central GroceryThis NO institution is famous, and rightly so, for its monstrous, delicious, amazing mufalettas. Take a round loaf of excellent bread, slice the insides out, and fill it with fresh cold-cuts, cheeses, ... read moreand -- best of all -- tangy olive salad. Buy a half-sandwich and eat it on the street outside for a great people-watching experience, or buy a whole and consign yourself to the tastiest food coma in the South.Matthew Crompton
After a wander thru the French Markets, stop here for a mufaletta. Best. Sandwich. Ever. Eat while people-watching in Jackson Square.
- Acme Oyster House724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130recommended Acme Oyster HouseDo you want to eat awesome NOLA-style seafood (peel-and-eat shrimp, po-boys, and tons and tons of fresh-shucked oysters) while drinking an Abita beer (I prefer Turbodog) and sweating deliciously in ... read morethe heat? This Quarter institution may well be your place then. It's a place I always visit at least once when I'm in town.Matthew Crompton
I consider this a must dining experience in New Orleans.
- Jacques-Imo's Cafe8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118recommended Jacques-Imo's CafeGreat food, great atmosphere!
- Bourbon StreetBourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
- Audubon Aquarium1 Canal St
- Cafe Du Monde800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
- Pat O'Brien's Bar718 St. Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116
- Cochon Butcher930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
- French Market400 Elysian Fields