We visited the French Quarters in NOLA at the end of September and guys let me tell you did we have fun site seeing and eating. There is so much to do, but we were only there for 3 days for my wife’s 35th birthday (her choice). Great pick hun!!!
We stayed at the Royal St. Charles Hotel, great hotel and right in FQ and trolley rides are right one the corner of the hotel. The hotel was nice and colorful and so was the staff they gave us great recommendations on places to eat. Our room wasn’t too big, but we weren’t going to be spending all that much time in there other than to sleep. The hotel also has a PJ’s Coffee shop within which was AMAZING per my wife she’s the coffee drinker!!
Once we were all checked in we headed out to our first adventure, Bourbon Street. It started to rain so we stopped to get some ponchos and kept it moving. Guys the architecture in NOLA is just so beautiful the homes and businesses some take pride in decorating and keeping them look very clean and looking nice. We walked and seen so many art galleries and antique shops, so many cool local stops and just cool stores in general to see, we walked and viewed many cool places.
We made our way over to Decatur street where we took a buggy ride on “Lilly the Mule” it was a very informative ride the Buggy Rider gave us 300 years of NOLA’s history around the FQ. Very cool recommend doing it. After that my wife wanted to try out Beignets, (I believe it’s a puff pastry with powdered sugar) so we took a quick walk across the street since everything is in walking distances over to Café De Monde. My wife loved them!!! We took some pictures of the NOLA 300 sign you know we had too! Lol. We then walked into the Saint Louse Cathedral that was beautiful. Right next to that is the Louisiana State Museum we learned about the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina and the creativeness of Mari Gras. We then walked back across the street, (see everything is so close) to view the Mississippi River where they do the day and night boat tours. We didn’t get to do one because of the weather.
We ate at some cool places guys. For Breakfast we ate at the same place for 2 days because it was that GOOD. We ate at The Ruby Slipper Café there is a bit of a wait each time we went and long lines, that tells ya something right there the food was amazing!!! For lunch on our first day we went to Daisy Dukes open literally 24/7 they never close NEVER!!! and they pretty much have everything!! I had a Po-Boy which is a must have when you are in NOLA everyone talks about them. And I must say it was pretty good. My wife had Cajun shrimp which she absolutely loved. On our second day we went to Willies Chicken Shack, guys let me tell you this chicken was too good!!! Our last day we ate Goldberg’s Fine Foods Diner service was amazing, food was great, place was extremely clean, and I believe they are new to the area. All in all, everywhere we ate and everything we seen was great.
We also went to visit Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 took a trolley to the Garden District of NOLA and guys that area is sooooo gorgeous filled with very large homes. Our tour of the cemetery was cool tool even though my wife was a little creeped out!!!
In between we kind of just walked around the streets of the FQ seen some cool shops and stuff.
NOLA you were amazing to us and we would love to go back!!!