New Orleans is known as a party city, but there’s so much more to it than that, you know like the History or Cuisine that I talked about in previous write-ups.. Since I’m still young but in my thirty’s I’m always looking for something fun to do that has a bit more of a mature feeling. While I’m sure the Bourbon Street nightlife is an amazing experience it may not be everyone’s type of scene. Thanks to the New Orleans CVB, I was able to visit some awesome spot.s So, I’m happy to share with you some great places to visit both day and night in New Orleans.
I can usually all pick out the best places to shop whenever I visit a new city. This time instead of going to the mall I checked out two great shopping boutiques that the locals love. UAL (United Apparel Liquidation) is where you find couture and designer fashions for a fraction of the price. If you’re in the market for Brian Atwood Heels or discount DVF this is the place for you.
The Funky Monkey: The Funky Monkey is a great consignment shop located on Magazine Street. It was here that I found so many wonderful pieces of vintage jewelry for an amazing price. If you’re looking for great Mardi Gras wigs or outfits this is the place to check out.
If you’re really into art make sure you check out New Orleans Art District which boost 25 galleries. The first Saturday of every month, there is a Gallery hop that host art lovers and socialites.
One thing that really stole my heart was the music of New Orleans. I was able to experience all flavors, but my absolute favorite had to be the music at the Irvin Mayfield Jazz One thing that really stole my heart was the music of New Orleans. I was able to experience all flavors, but my absolute favorite had to be the music at the Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse as well as the Frenchmen Street. Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse is a great place to just sit relax, sip a cocktail and enjoy great music. The band was absolutely amazing. I loved how each member was able to do a solo. One member who was only 19 years old completely blew me away! Of course, I went home with a CD to play to my heart contents. If you’re looking for great music you can dance to you definitely want to head down to Frenchmen street. Frenchmen St. boast two blocks of locales hosting various genera’s of music. There is also an area where local artist showcase and display their crafts. The music here is phenomenal so make sure you have on comfortable shoes because you’ll be dancing all night!
Finishing up today’s tour of New Orleans with a stroll on Bourbon Street and a stop over at Irvin Mayfields Jazz House. Get into these talented musicians!! #visitneworleans #followyourNola #beingmelodyadventures #phillyblogger #jazzband #neworleanscvb #NewOrleans #NOLA #jazz #music A video posted by Melody Kewl (@being_melody) on
I had a drink at almost every meal, but I did have the opportunity to check out one local bar called Cure Cocktail Bar. The girls and I were able to sit back relax and enjoy great cocktails and appetizers. What’s great about the menu is the cocktails are arranged in order of strength. When you visit Cure definitely have a Mai Tai Baller.
Everyone has a sweet tooth and if you’re in New Orleans you have to stop by Sucre on Magazine Street for Coffee, macaroons, and designer pastries. Trust me I was very greedy during my visit to Sucre. Of course, you can not leave NOLA without visiting Cafe Dumond. I even met a celebrity while here, Robert Davi! (Just google him). The Beignets at Cafe Dumond are delicious. FYI don’t wear black because the powder sugar will be all over you.
If you’re looking for more great things to do make sure you check out the New Orleans Convention and Vistors Bureau’s website where you can find all the information on historical charms and must visit locales! Also find out about specials and grab a coupon while you’re there.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of New Orleans Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The opinions and text are all mine.