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New Orleans

Ace Hotel New Orleans
A sleek hotel that marries great style and local influences to great effect, Ace Hotel New Orleans offers guests everything from a rooftop pool to original art, high-end amenities, and more.
Bacchanal
A barbeque with a difference.
Balise
Balise, from James Beard award-winning chef Justin Devillier, is grounded in the rich past of Louisiana, offering refined Southern cuisine in the CBD.
Bar Tonique
Boasting home-made ingredients, Bar Tonique is one of the up-and-coming cocktail bars in New Orleans.
Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Magical garden of modern sculpture.
Bistro at Maison de Ville
Delicious French cuisine in an intimate setting.
Borgne
Louisiana seafood restaurant, Borgne, from Chefs Brian Landry and John Besh is a love song to the state’s coastal region, with a menu of local classics.
Bourbon House
Perfect for seafood lovers.
Claiborne Mansion
Luxurious, elegant and historic Creole mansion close to Frenchmen's music scene
Commander’s Palace
One of the most famous restaurants in America - a lighter approach to Creole cuisine.
Coquette
Creole Creamery
Ice cream parlour full of intriguing flavours.
d.b.a.
Live music bar transplanted from New York.
Degas House
Galatoire’s
Supposedly, the best restaurant in America.
Hotel Monteleone
The epitome of old-school New Orleans: a bit of a faded grandmother you can't help but love...
Johnny Sánchez New Orleans
A Mexican taqueria from John Besh and Aaron Sanchez, Johnny Sánchez New Orleans is a riot of colour and flavour in the city's Central Business District.
Julia Street Galleries
A street full of contemporary art.
Lafayette Hotel
An historic inn that bursts with old world charm while remaining tranquil and somewhat exclusive...
Le Phare Bar
Hidden lounge inside hidden boutique hotel Loft 532.
Loews
For the fun-lover in you.
Maple Leaf Bar
A New Orleans landmark with great music acts.
Merchant
A cafe in the Central Business District in New Orleans, Merchant offers rich espresso, buttery crepes, and hearty sandwiches.
Mesón 923
Beautiful pretty-gritty restaurant – and the food ain't half bad either...
New Orleans Artworks
Glassworks, with tours and short classes available.
New Orleans Museum of Art
Intriguing museum, founded as a temple of art for rich and poor alike"..."
Oz
Popular gay bar with drag contests every Wednesday night.
Pêche Seafood Grill
A seafood restaurant from acclaimed chef Donald Link, Pêche Seafood Grill serves up wood-fired dishes from its rustic space in the Warehouse District.
Restaurant August
World-class quality from a world-class chef.
Restaurant Patois
A well-kept local secret.
Restaurant R’evolution
Found in the French Quarter, Cajun and Creole cuisine is the order of the day at Restaurant R'evolution, one of New Orleans’ finest restaurants.
Ritz-Carlton
Root
With a menu of Southern-inspired fusion cuisine split into sections like Socials" and "Middles"
Royal Sonesta
An unexpectedly charming hotel, perfect for art lovers.
Salon Restaurant by Sucré
An elegant mid-century space with modern sensibilities, the Salon Restaurant by Sucré offers brunch, afternoon tea and dinner in the French Quarter.
Shaya
A modern Israeli restaurant from chefs Alon Shaya and John Best, Shaya is one of New Orleans’ leading culinary spots and the best new restaurant in America.
SoBou
SoBou is a much-loved New Orleans restaurant and bar with a flurry of awards and accolades to its name, serving small plates of Louisiana street food.
Swizzle Stick Bar
West Indies-themed bar attached to Cafe Adelaide.
The Metropolitan
A vast warehouse club, The Metropolitan is a popular choice for those who want to dance until the early hours of the morning in New Orleans.
The Orange Couch
Delicious coffee amidst a cool crowd.

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