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The Best Bars to Grab a Drink in New Orleans

With a long history of culinary, musical, and cultural contributions, New Orleans boasts a vibrant nightlife unlike any other. Experience some of the world’s oldest cocktails in their hometown, catch performances of legendary local musicians, and soak up the city’s rich history at some of the best bars in New Orleans. Whether you’re looking for a gritty dive, live music, or elegant decadence, the Big Easy has you covered. While you’ll have a great kitchen to mix your own cocktail in your vacation rental home, part of the fun of being on holiday is to have someone...

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A Visitor’s Guide to City Park in New Orleans

City Park New Orleans is a 1,300-acre park in the middle of Crescent City. It boasts countless attractions and activities, including iconic dining, two fine arts museums, a sculpture garden, golf, tennis, soccer, softball, and equestrian stables. Bequeathed to New Orleans by area businessman John McDonogh, this unique oasis was transformed in the 1930s by Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal program. The park’s main entrance is off Esplanade Avenue – a grand tree-lined thoroughfare with historic southern mansions and Louisiana charm. City Park New Orleans is a 10-minute trolley...

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The Must-Drink-At Breweries in New Orleans

New Orleans is known for many things: Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras, world-renowned cocktails, Creole cuisine, and the French Quarter. Looking for great beer usually isn’t at the top of the to-do list when people visit New Orleans, however, the beer scene is growing quickly and there are many breweries that are worth a visit. At one point in the late 18- and early 1900s New Orleans was actually the brewing capital of the south with over 30 breweries in the city. While the passing of time wasn’t kind to these early brewers since all ended up closing at some point, there has been a resurgence...

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The Best Beignets You Need to Try in New Orleans

A trip to New Orleans isn’t complete until you’ve sampled the beignets. Bite into one of these warm, puffy pillows of fried dough, smothered in powdered sugar, and you’ll be hooked. In case you haven’t yet heard of a beignet yet, the beignet is the official state doughnut of Louisiana, but they’re much more than that. Traditionally, beignets are made from dough that’s rolled thin, cut into squares, and deep fried until they turn golden brown. Then, they’re sprinkled with powdered sugar. Similar to a doughnut but not quite the same, just trust me when I say your...

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Our Favorite Brunch Spots in New Orleans 

New Orleans, Louisiana is a city of jazz, Bourbon Street, po-boys, and endless parties. It’s also home to a great weekend brunch that is a tradition with locals and visitors alike. If you’re going to be visiting “The Big Easy”, it’s imperative that you eat some incredible New Orleans Cajun cuisine, like gumbo, crawfish etouffee, fried green tomatoes, and jambalaya. Don’t miss the sweet treats there too, in the way of fried and fluffy powder-sugar coated beignets and creamy pecan pralines. They are truly a treat for the senses, and your sweet tooth. The city is truly a food-lovers’...

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