Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Things to Do in NOLA



Today I'm recapping the activities from my New Orleans trip last week. I'd been to NOLA before but this was my dad's first time so we did all of the touristy stuff including eating lots of local food, swamp, haunted French Quarter, and Garden District tours, and sightseeing. Here's some info about the tours and hotel, in case you're visiting NOLA:

Swamp Tour- Airboat Adventures, $80 per person with coupon found on the New Orleans city site. Included hotel pick-up and drop-off and an hour and a half tour on a small 6-person boat. A gator literally climbed onto our boat, that's how up close and personal it was.



Haunted French Quarter Tour- Witches Brew 4-in-1 Walking Tour, two hour tour through the Quarter with stories of ghosts, vampires, witches, and voodoo. I love these types of tours because you get a lot of history with the creepy tales.

Garden District Walking Tour- Booked through a travel guide, didn't get the tour company name. It was a wonderful private tour for only $15 per person. Highlights included architecture, celebrity homes, and a walk through the Lafayette Cemetery #1.


Hotel- The Saint, located at 931 Canal Street, it was close to the Superdome, Bourbon Street, and a streetcar away from the Garden District. The lobby had cool details and the halls had dark blue lighting. It was a hip hotel different from the typical chain ambiance.

I'm no expert, but if you're traveling to New Orleans feel free to ask me for any recommendations and I'm happy to help!

10 comments:

Setarra said...

Oh wow! Thta's a great deal for the air boat considering they pick you up and drop off as well. It's been on my to-do list to go on an air boat adventure! How was the ride? Was it stable? I'm super interested and a bit freaked out by them obviously haha.

Gareen said...

I've been dying to explore NOLA! Great pics!

xoxo,
La Petite Gigi

Brianne Bracco said...

One of the places we want to visit on our must travel list!! And now you've moved it up a couple spots! haha

Missy C said...

I'd love to go to New Orleans!! Looks like you've had a fab time!
Missy x x

Christina said...

Awesome recap. I'm definitely saving your posts for future reference. Or I'll just take you with me! :)

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Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

OMG! You are literally holding a baby alligator! Ahhhhh!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I really need to go to New Orleans! Can't believe you are holding a baby alligator! So cool! Glad you had fun!

Kimberlee VDW said...

I'm so sad to say I've never been to NOLA :( I would love to... the city has so much to offer. The French Quarter is beautiful!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I must go...soon. It's so pretty and it sounds so incredibly interesting I just wish I could beam myself over! :)