New Orleans is a vibrant and exciting city with a rich culture and history. There is so much to see and do, especially as Mardi Gras quickly approaches this February. You could easily spend weeks exploring the city and experience only some of it. So, it can be overwhelming to try and fit it all into just a few days. However, with careful planning, you can get a taste of the best of what the city offers in just two days. Here’s how.
Day 1: Voodoo and Vibrant Music
On the first day of your trip, take an early morning flight and check in to the Henry Howard Hotel. The historic property in the Lower Garden District was built in 1867 as a townhouse by famed-architect Henry Howard. It’s since been turned into an 18-room boutique hotel with many quirky original details. Bonus: it’s right around the corner from the bustling Magazine Street.
Speaking of Magazine Street, that will be your next stop. After settling in, head to Lilette for lunch, where you’ll be treated to delicious French-inspired cuisine. This year, Chef John Harris is celebrating the restaurant’s 20th year after being included in Food and Wine magazine’s list of America’s Best New Chefs in 2002 and named a James Beard finalist for the Best Chef South award four times.
Next up, experience the mystical side of New Orleans with a VooDoo Cocktail Experience at Loa Bar. The master mixologist Abigail will whip you up a mystical cocktail with smoke and lick the glass. Then, sticking with the theme, take a VooDoo Walking Tour to