Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Congo Square
Where African rythms took root in American music.
Airboat Adventures
Adventures deep in the heart of a Louisiana swamp.
Charlie’s
Meet your meat. Not for vegetarians.
La Boulangerie
Mouth-watering French pastries and breads.
Steamboat Natchez
Perfect for a romantic night-time dinner cruise.
Omni Royal Orleans
An historic French Quarter hotel, for party-goers and families alike.
Maple Leaf Bar
A New Orleans landmark with great music acts.
Hotel Monteleone
The epitome of old-school New Orleans: a bit of a faded grandmother you can't help but love...
Claiborne Mansion
Luxurious, elegant and historic Creole mansion close to Frenchmen's music scene
Tujague’s
The city's oldest stand up bar and a strictly prix-fixe menu.
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Famous fried chicken in Willie Mae's tradition.
Jazz and Heritage Festival
12 stages of soul-stirring music, spread over 2 weekends.
Madewood Plantations
A living, breathing (and slightly modernised ) 1848 plantation.
Lafayette Hotel
An historic inn that bursts with old world charm while remaining tranquil and somewhat exclusive...
Evergreen Plantation
With National Historic Landmark status and regular tours, this is a great place to visit to absorb some local history.
Celebration Distillation
Witness the rum distilling process - then have a taste or two.
Hansen’s Sno-Bliz
Nice ices on a summer's day.
Maison Dupuy
A plush hotel in the heart of the French quarter.
Pere Marquette
Jazz, style and the best cocktails in town.
Palace Cafe
Musical and original, with one scrumptious savoury cheesecake.
M.S. Rau Antiques
A nearly century-old antique emporium.
Degas House
The Cabildo
Spend a morning at the Cabildo or Presbytere.
New Orleans Literary Festival
Authors and playwrights, both aspiring and renowned, gather to swap stories, share techniques, and perform their works
Ye Olde College Inn
A new take on an old favourite.
Aquarium of the Americas
Come for a look at one of just eighteen white alligators ever found in the swamps of Louisiana.
National WWII Museum
An interactive journey through time, with mini-documentaries and other genuine documents.
Pitot House
Plantation house furnished as it would have been in the early nineteenth century.
One-Eyed Jacks
Old West style venue for alternative theatre and burlesque shows.
Angelo Brocato
Save room for dessert.
House on Bayou Road
A cosy and somehow out of the way and secluded stay yet still in the heart of the city...
Dooky Chase
Great find in a not-so-great area.
Columns Hotel
Charming and slightly frayed around the edges historic hotel in New Orleans
Hové Parfumeur
Family-run perfumery with unique scents.
The Country Club
This exclusive-feeling spot at Wynn is a favorite of those hitting the links, but is also open to the public.

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