I'm planning a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana in mid-March with two of my girlfriends. None of us have ever been there and we really have no idea what to do -- other than eating & drinking. So I would love any recommendations on good things to do, and/or restaurant and bar recommendations? Thanks!
Trip Plan Details
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- Cafe Du Monde800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116recommended Cafe Du MondeStop at the Cafe Du Monde anytime of the day; it's open 24 hours! Don't come for the ambience, because it's not much to look at. Come for the beignets (French donuts that are loaded with powdered ... read moresugar) and the coffee.Recommended for:
- Palace Cafe605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130recommended Palace CafeI enjoyed this restaurant for its simple, Southern charm. The fresh baguettes served with butter are a warm welcome, and their prices are reasonable.Do yourself a favor and get the white chocolate ... read morebread pudding. It has a fabulous texture and the white chocolate isn't overpowering; definitely a must-try.Recommended for:
- 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.Recommended for:Foodies
- 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.