Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New Orleans

Airboat Adventures
Adventures deep in the heart of a Louisiana swamp.
Angelo Brocato
Save room for dessert.
Aquarium of the Americas
Come for a look at one of just eighteen white alligators ever found in the swamps of Louisiana.
Bombay Club
Make mine a martini.
Bon Ton Cafe
Good place for a lawyer's lunch - or anyone who fancies some Cajun fare.
One of the best restaurants in New Orleans, ideal for imaginative Creole cuisine or sumptuous brunches.
Carousel Bar
Inside Hotel Monteleone, this bar was voted best in the city.
Oyster restaurant which doesn't do summer.
Celebration Distillation
Witness the rum distilling process - then have a taste or two.
Meet your meat. Not for vegetarians.
Claiborne Mansion
Luxurious, elegant and historic Creole mansion close to Frenchmen's music scene
Exclusive, high-end food.
Columns Hotel
Charming and slightly frayed around the edges historic hotel in New Orleans
Congo Square
Where African rythms took root in American music.
Degas House
Visit Edgar Degas' former home.
Degas House
Traditional po' boys - a local and family favourite.
Dooky Chase
Great find in a not-so-great area.
Eleven 79
Classic Italian-American.
Evergreen Plantation
With National Historic Landmark status and regular tours, this is a great place to visit to absorb some local history.
Fair Grounds Race Course
Set your bets here in the local tradition.
French 75
Proper cocktails in a plush bar.
Supposedly, the best restaurant in America.
A hidden treat for the city's upper crust.
Hansen’s Sno-Bliz
Nice ices on a summer's day.
Hotel Monteleone
The epitome of old-school New Orleans: a bit of a faded grandmother you can't help but love...
House on Bayou Road
A cosy and somehow out of the way and secluded stay yet still in the heart of the city...
Hové Parfumeur
Family-run perfumery with unique scents.
Jackson Square
Historic square with artists and musicians to entertain.
Jazz and Heritage Festival
12 stages of soul-stirring music, spread over 2 weekends.
La Boulangerie
Mouth-watering French pastries and breads.
Lafayette Hotel
An historic inn that bursts with old world charm while remaining tranquil and somewhat exclusive...
M.S. Rau Antiques
A nearly century-old antique emporium.
Madewood Plantations
A living, breathing (and slightly modernised ) 1848 plantation.
Maison Dupuy
A plush hotel in the heart of the French quarter.
Maple Leaf Bar
A New Orleans landmark with great music acts.
National WWII Museum
An interactive journey through time, with mini-documentaries and other genuine documents.
New Orleans Literary Festival
Authors and playwrights, both aspiring and renowned, gather to swap stories, share techniques, and perform their works
Omni Royal Orleans
An historic French Quarter hotel, for party-goers and families alike.
One-Eyed Jacks
Old West style venue for alternative theatre and burlesque shows.

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