New Orleans is such a charming city. I never paid much attention to it since it’s only 5 hours from Houston but every time I visit I’m reminded of why it’s such a special place. If you ever want to go anywhere where it’s appropriate to be intoxicated for 72 hours straight, New Orleans is the place to be. The people there are the sweetest and it’s a pleasant reminder of how living a simple life can be truly gratifying. It’s so lively and colorful with everything a walk or short car-ride away. You’ll walk past live music in the streets and the most unique people from different walks of life.
One of my best friends had plans to attend a wedding there so we turned it into a road trip since Easter allotted us a three-day weekend. We used Airbnb to book a house just a few days before we arrived and it worked perfectly for us. We got there early Friday afternoon and had plenty of time to enjoy the French Quarter.
Jambalaya with sausage, collard greens, fried okra and cornbread.
In love with the french style architecture used on these homes. Double doors, lanterns, porches and elaborate railing.
Bourbon is probably the most popular street in the city and while it’s a lot of fun, we found some gems off of Frenchman and Magazine Streets that also give you some good bar and shopping options. If you visit, you have to stop by Razoo in the daytime. They played the best music and my friend may or may not have made $80 in 30 seconds from dancing on stage. Must have eats are Bourbon pizza from Vieux Carre on Bourbon and the wings from Willie’s Chicken Shack.
Preserved Banksy graffiti
What are your go-to gems in the city?