New Orleans

New Orleans might as well be the city that never sleeps and if you're heading down to the Big Easy be prepared to party. It's southern locale means that no matter when you come to New Orleans, it's a great time to visit. The thrill and excitement of the festivities is contagious. A Wednesday night on Bourbon Street in May or June is likely to be as lively a night as the best night of the year elsewhere in the country. Just ask the millions who visit every year.

The French Quarter, bordered by Canal and Rampart Streets, is the 100-square-block historic district that is home to the city's best shopping, dining and nightlife aka gay central. The gorgeous architecture is a feast for the eyes (the boys and girls ain't too shabby either!). Spend some time on a balcony overlooking the streets and people watch or head downstairs and join the crowd. Drinking on the street here is legal, and carrying your drink from one bar to another in a plastic to-go cup is common practice. What a glorious city!

Hotels

  • 1858 Magnolia Mansion
  • 2127 Prytania Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Website: www.magnoliamansion.com/
  • 504-412-9500 or 888-222-9235
  • Andrew Jackson Hotel, French Quarter
  • 919 Royal Street
    New Orleans, La 70116
  • Website: Click here to see our website
  • 504-561-5881 or 800-654-0224
  • Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans
  • 739 Canal Street at Bourbon
    New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Website: www.astorfrenchquarter.com
  • 800-684-1127
  • Auld Sweet Olive Bed & Breakfast
  • 2460 North Rampart Street
    New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Website: www.sweetolive.com
  • 504-947-4332
  • Burgundy Bed and Breakfast
  • 2513 Burgundy Street
    New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Website: www.theburgundy.com
  • 1-800-970-2153
  • Creole Inn
  • 2471 Dauphine St.
    New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Website: www.creoleinn.com/
  • 504-948-3230
  • Dauphine Orleans Hotel
  • 415 Dauphine Street
    New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Website: www.dauphineorleans.com
  • 504-586-1800 or 800-521-7111
  • Harrah's New Orleans
  • 228 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Website: www.harrahsneworleans.com
  • 504-533-6000 or 800-427-7247
  • Historic French Market Inn
  • 501 Rue Decatur
    New Orleans, LA 70130
  • 888-538-5651
  • Hotel Monteleone
  • 214 Rue Royale
    New Orleans, LA 70130-2201
  • Website: www.hotelmonteleone.com
  • 504-523-3341 or 800-535-9595

Bars

  • Big Daddy's
  • 2513 Royal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70117
  • 504-948-6288

Shops

  • Ambush Magazine
  • 828-A Bourbon Street
    New Orleans, LA 70116-3137
  • Website: www.ambushmag.com/
  • 504-522-8049
  • Erzulie's Authentic Voodoo French Quarter Shop
  • 809 Royal Street
    New Orleans, LA
  • 504-525-2055
  • FAB
  • Faubourg Marigny Art & Books
    New Orleans, LA 70116
  • 504-947-3700
  • French Quarter Walking Tour
  • 701 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA
  • 504-523-3939
  • Hoi Polloi
  • 434 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA
  • 504-561-7585
  • Oonkas Boonkas
  • 330 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA
  • 504-412-8880
  • Sweet Pea
  • 618 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA
  • 504-523-4119
  • Wish
  • 306 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA
  • 504-552-4301

Attractions

  • Beauregard - Keyes House & Garden
  • 1113 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA 70116
  • 504-523-7257
  • French Market
  • Esplanade & Decatur Street
    New Orleans, LA
  • Website: www.frenchmarket.org
  • 504-522-2621
  • Gallier House
  • 1118-1132 Royal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Website: www.hgghh.org/
  • 504-525-5661
  • Hermann - Grima House
  • 820 Street Louis Street
    New Orleans, LA
  • Website: www.hgghh.org/
  • 504-525-5661

Events