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New Orleans

Yvonne LaFleur
Tailor-made gowns in feminine designs.
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Famous fried chicken in Willie Mae's tradition.
Willa Jean
At once a bakery, cafe and fully-fledged restaurant, Willa Jean is whatever you need it to be, offering meals throughout the day in the CBD.
Whitney Zoo to Do
Spend a night with wild animals and the city's chicest social set at the Audubon Nature Institute's Whitney Zoo to Do.
Westwego Swamp Adventures
The alligators, nutria, turtles, and abundant bird life will keep your eyes flickering from one wonder to another.
Toups’ Meatery
A contemporary Cajun restaurant aimed at carnivores of all stripes, Toups’ Meatery bring your dreams of Southern cuisine to life in its chic Mid-City space.
Three Muses
Jazz bar serving tasty global snacks.
The Presbytere
Centuries old building with museum on Mardi Gras.
The Maison
A live music institution on New Orleans’ Frenchman Street, The Maison offers up performances of jazz, as well as a restaurant with plenty of Southern style.
The Country Club
This exclusive-feeling spot at Wynn is a favorite of those hitting the links, but is also open to the public.
The Club Ms Mae’s
A New Orleans dive bar with a storied past, The Club Ms Mae’s serves cheap drinks 24/7. It's a top stop on any NOLA bucket list.
The Cabildo
Spend a morning at the Cabildo or Presbytere.
Sylvain is a Southern gastropub, found steps from Jackson Square, with historical roots and a prodigiously tempting menu of food and cocktails.
Steamboat Natchez
Perfect for a romantic night-time dinner cruise.
Southern Food Museum
An informative story of food, drink and getting a little tipsy.
Soniat House
A true New Orleans experience, perfect for romantic getaways.
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.
Snug Harbor
A popular jazz club with a welcoming crowd.
Save Our Cemeteries
Walking tours of the spooky - and historical - cemeteries throughout the City.
Satsuma Cafe
A cafe committed to serving nourishing, local, and organic food in the boho area of Bywater in New Orleans, Satsuma Cafe is a neighbourhood favourite.
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.
Royal Sonesta
An unexpectedly charming hotel, perfect for art lovers.
Unique pieces of art made and sold by locals.
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.
Restaurant Patois
A well-kept local secret.
Ralph’s on the Park
By locals for locals' - but you might aswell try it anway.
Preservation Hall
Just jazz, pure and simple.
Ponderosa Stomp
Performing Arts festival featuring some long-lost acts.
Pitot House
Plantation house furnished as it would have been in the early nineteenth century.
Pharmacy Museum
Medicine through the ages.
Pere Marquette
Jazz, style and the best cocktails in town.
Pelican Club
Perenially popular spot with particularly good appetizers.
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.
One-Eyed Jacks
Old West style venue for alternative theatre and burlesque shows.
Omni Royal Orleans
An historic French Quarter hotel, for party-goers and families alike.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Popular art museum based on Roger Ogden's collection of Southern art.
Newcomb Art Gallery
Art school with a much sought-after gallery of work.
New Orleans Literary Festival
Authors and playwrights, both aspiring and renowned, gather to swap stories, share techniques, and perform their works
Molly’s At the Market
Eccentric Irish Pub.
Mississippi River Levee Path
Run, jog or stroll and take in the oft-missed views.

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