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Things To Do in New Orleans

Favorite Restaurants, Shopping, Music and Nightlife less than one mile from our hotel.

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Jackson Square

Located in front of the St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square has earned its name from the bronze statue of Andrew Jackson – which is located in the center of the square. This location is also known for its petite park-like atmosphere and for the number of artists and performers, who utilize the pedestrian only space display their art or entertain the crowds.

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Cafe Amelie

Founded in 2005, Café Amelie offers one of the most beautiful and romantic dining experiences in New Orleans. It’s 150-year old courtyard, which has a rich history of it’s own, provides a perfect backdrop for the Cafe’s signature cocktails and local cuisine.

Open for Lunch: Wednesday-Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm, Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday 5:00pm – 9:00pm and Sunday Brunch: 11:00am – 3:00pm

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Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop (Bar)

Built between 1722 and 1732, Laffitte’s Blacksmith Shop is known to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. The shop’s history is colored with local legends and stories of pirates, spies and “entrepreneurs”. Today, Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop is filled with locals and visitors enjoying the bar’s incredible ambiance and the best Hurricane cocktails the city has to offer!

Open Daily from 10:00am – 3:00am

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Galatorie’s

Founded in 1905 by Jean Galatoire, this infamous address distinguished itself on Bourbon St. from its humble beginning. From the small village of Pardies, France, Jean Galatoire brought recipes and traditions inspired by the familial dining style of his homeland to create the menu and ambiance of the internationally-renowned restaurant.

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:30am – 10:00pm and Sunday from Noon – 10:00pm

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The French Market

Originating as a Native American trading post, this open-air market has served as both a “cultural and commercial hub” for New Orleans since 1791. Today, The French Market features a range of food stands and outdoor dining, local art including hand-crafted jewelry, and fresh local produce and specialty food items.

Open daily from 10:00am – 6:00pm.

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Cafe Du Monde

In 1862, The original Cafe Du Monde opened its doors in the New Orleans French Market. The Cafe, which is considered a traditional coffee shop, offers a menu of Chicory Coffee, White and Chocolate Milk, fresh squeezed Organge Juice and of course, the renowned Beignets covered with powdered sugar.

Open 24 hours a day
(Cafe Du Monde closes at 6pm December 24 and reopens 6am December 26)

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Irene’s Cuisine

For over 15-years, Irene’s Cuisine has been a favorite of both locals and visitors alike. The restaurant’s romantic atmosphere and delicious Creole Italian menu, which features both “standard Italian” to local seafood dishes, keeps the venue quiet busy regardless of the season.

Open Monday-Saturday from 5:30pm – 10:00pm

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Coop’s Place

A casual, laid-back atmosphere and great food has best described Coop’s Place since 1982. When looking for a place to grab a drink, bite to eat and perhaps mingle with friendly French Quarter personalities, Coop’s Place on the top of many lists.

Open Daily from 11:00am – close

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Port of Call

The Port of Call was established in 1963 as a steakhouse located on beautiful, historic Esplanade Avenue in the French Quarter. The Port started as a quiet, small neighborhood restaurant open only at night, and has grown into an extremely popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

Today the Port of Call is world famous for the burgers and steaks. The awards are many including Zagat Survey’s Best Burger, Citysearch Best Burger in New Orleans and Gambit Weekly, Best Burger. Port of Call gives many thanks to the loyal customers who return again and again and again.

Open daily from 11:00am – 12:00am

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Preservation Hall

Established in 1961 to honor traditional New Orleans Jazz, Preservation Hall operates as not only a music venue but also a touring band and a non-profit organization. Located on St. Peter Street, this music venue offers intimate, acoustic New Orleans Jazz concerts over 350 nights a year featuring over 100+ local master practitioners. “On any given night, audiences can bear joyful witness to the evolution of this venerable and living tradition.”

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