Looking for some extra romance? Travelers need look no further than New Orleans. With everything from jazz to sprawling botanical gardens, New Orleans provides an enchanting spots for a couples getaway. Check out our roundup of the Big Easy’s most romantic spots.
The French Quarter, Also known as ‘Vieux Carré’, is the heart of the city. Expect horse drawn carriages trotting down the streets, alongside stylish boutiques, intimate eateries and art galleries which dot the sidewalk. Hop onto a riverfront street car to reach the French market, an open-air mall spanning six blocks and encompassing a farmers market and flea market.
Unwind with a picnic in the 1,300 acre New Orleans City Park. Afterwards guests can enjoy a romantic gondola ride around the park’s lake or have some fun in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, which features an antique wooden carousel.
Take a romantic stroll through the Historic District’s cobbled streets, lined with Antebellum houses and old-fashioned shop fronts. Travelers can pick up some souvenirs or visit one of the area’s many landmarks such as the Presbytere. Those looking to spend the night should check out Maison St. Charles Hotel & Suites. Top tip: for some extra romance book into to one of the honeymoon suites, complete with king beds and a private Jacuzzi.
Those looking for some culture should check out New Orleans Museum of Art. Wander through the the paintings, exhibits and impressionist artwork before heading out to the five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden dotted with pines, magnolias and live oaks.
Night owls will enjoy the jazz filled Frenchman Street filled to the brim with clubs, cafes and dance halls. Guests can sip on patio-side cocktails in a 1920s style bar or watch live musicians play the best of yesteryear.