Although Valentine’s Day is over, a trip to charming New Orleans is perfect anytime of the year. We want to share some suggestions to enjoy a truly, romantic getaway to the historic and charming city of New Orleans.
There’s no city quite as alluring and intoxicating as New Orleans. As a result, it makes the “Big Easy” the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. It’s ideal for anyone celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or looking to take date night to the next level. Hence, here are some of the most romantic attractions, activities, restaurants throughout charming New Orleans.
Book a romantic room
New Orleans hotels is equipped with unique luxury amenities, buzz-worthy bars and restaurants, and stunning architecture. Therefore, nothing sets the tone for romance like a stay at one of New Orleans’ boutique hotels. From the Arts District’s luxurious and critically acclaimed Maison De La Luz, to the Bywater’s award-winning Hotel Peter and Paul. Also try the conveniently located and stylishly designed Eliza Jane Hotel. There are tons of stylish options all across this great city. Searching for a stay with specific amenities? Then explore more boutique hotels and guest rooms here.
Explore City Park with your sweetheart
Is there anything more romantic than a gondola ride on the bayou under ancient, moss-draped live oaks? CNN didn’t name New Orleans one of the world’s most romantic cities for nothing. City Park has plenty of great options for a date. For example, pose before the Love sculpture in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in the park. It’s a sweet photo op, just next to the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Classes for couples
Cooking classes are a great way to learn more about the Crescent City while enjoying quality time with your partner. Try your hand at making a New Orleans cocktail and mix things up with mixology classes at Drink Lab. If the kitchen isn’t your area of expertise, then opt for an art class like a Paint & Sip Class at Journey Allen Gallery.
Have your fortune told in Jackson Square
It’s fun whether you’re a believer or not. Better yet, have your portrait done together and bring home a little piece of Jackson Square.
Shop for the perfect memory
A work of art by a New Orleans artist or a unique antique is the perfect way to commemorate your trip. The French Market and Julia Street are home to many wonderful antique shops and art galleries. In addition, both Magazine Street and Bayou Road offer a little bit of everything.
Quality rest and relaxation
Sometimes, the best plan is nothing at all. Hence, simply rest and relax with a couple’s spa date. Get pampered at either NOLA Organic Spa and Woodhouse Day Spa. They both offer a selection of massage, nail, and facial packages perfect for two.
Dining under the stars or a canopy of trees screams romance. There are several options in New Orleans to dine al fresco. For example, consider some favorites that include – Vyoone’s, Gris-Gris, and Cafe Degas. Also, be sure to check out our list of New Orleans’ most romantic restaurants for more inspiration.
Enjoy fine wine
From cozy wine bars to white-tablecloth establishments, a nice glass or bottle helps set the scene for your date night. Enjoy tastings together at Second Vine Wine, Saint-Germain or Ole’ Orleans Wines and Spirits. We also have a wide selection of restaurants with strong wine programs. Learn more here.
Go dancing on the Mississippi River
Last but not least, take a harbor jazz cruise and roll along the Mississippi river under the stars. Watch the city lights of charming New Orleans cruise by. The Steamboat Natchez or the Creole Queen are great options. A lot of fun, for sure!