6 Places to Visit During Your Trip to New Orleans

I finally got to spend a weekend in New Orleans with my besties, booze and Beyoncé. Days before I left for the Big Easy, it didn’t even seem like a possible trip. My finances or Hurricane Flo were not working in my favor. With the help of good friends and a few tears (not kidding), I made it!

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6 Places to Visit During Your Trip to New Orleans

Café du Monde

If you’re unaware of my love for Princess and the Frog, this is me letting you know. My love for that movie and Princess Tiana made it neccessary for me to have a beignet, for the first time ever. The funnel cake like treat paired perfectly with my café au lait at Café du Monde.

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Harrah’s Casino

I basically went to Harrah’s for tequila. Straight up tequila. Das it. I quickly learned in Vegas that I should stay away from casinos, yet we took full advantage of the drinks being free when playing the penny slots. The most I won was $2.95, but the dance-off we had before leaving is priceless.

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Gallier’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar

At Gallier’s, I ate a gigantic shrimp rémoulade sandwich, that I was too hungry to take a picture of. The restaurant was walking distance from our hotel, so in my mind, a nap was in the near future. I was wrong.

The Absinthe House

When we arrived to Absinthe House, the sun was super aggressive. The wrong cocktail choice could’ve turned this trip into a disaster, but my roomie picked a Planter’s Punch for me. I also enjoyed a few sips of his absinthe + sugar + fire combo. After watching Girls’ Trip and sharing personal absinthe stories — we were both excited and nervous to stop here.

Laffite’s Blacksmith Shop Bar

I sampled the Voodoo daiquiri, aka purple drank, but my friend got a round Heroes. To my understanding, it was a basically a margarita with red bull. Whatever was inside it was delicious. We made friends while dancing to jukebox jams, and then joined a Second Line.

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Willa Jean

After 4 hours of patiently waiting on my bus to arrive, we decided to have brunch at Willa Jean. I had no idea what the food would be like, but it was walking distance from the station. I had the hangover bowl featuring braised short rib, grits, caramelized onions, garlic and a poached egg. My drink of choice was the Sasha Fierce, made with rosé and honey vodka. It was created specifically for Beyoncé weekend. Note: I was at the station for 2 more hours after returning from Willa Jean.

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Other places we ate, drink and/or danced:


The Alibi

Lost Love Lounge

Tropical Isle

Mango-Mango Daiquiri


…many more places we ran into for the music, without knowing the name.

It was hard to come back to Austin. Not only because I was going to miss New Orleans, but because my bus home literally never showed up. Sneaking into a rooftop pool, a 24-hour fried chicken spot and Bourbon Street dance battles made my 8-hour bus delay worth the wait.

Have you been to New Orleans? Comment below with your favorite places to go and things to eat/drink.

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22 Replies to “6 Places to Visit During Your Trip to New Orleans”

  1. Cafe du Monde sounds soooo good! I hope to visit New Orleans some day, it always sounds like a lot of fun 🙂

    1. This was my 4th time, but 1st time going with the freedom to do whatever I wanted! It was a blast, haha!

  2. New Orleans is at the top of my list of places I’d like to visit! I too am a huge fan of Princess and the Frog and would LOVE some “man catchin’ beignets” in New Orleans! 😉

    1. YESSSSS! I didn’t get to sing songs on the trolley like I wanted to though. Next time!

  3. I’ve been there 3 times and i loovvvve it. I have gone to many of the spots featured in Girls trip prior to the film. It’s a great experience !!!

    1. It is! I need a little break, but I’m already planning to go back soon. 🙂

  4. What I wouldn’t give for a beignet right now! Your photo looks so delicious. I’ve always wanted to visit New Orleans, and these sound like fun suggestions! Saving this for later.

    1. It was delicious, especially dipped in my cafe au lait!

  5. It sounds like you had a great time despite the bus troubles! I love Cafe du Monde! It has been so long since I’ve been there, that’s the only place I remember by name.

    1. I did! I had to keep saying, “This trip was worth is. This trip was worth it,” in my head!

  6. We have never been here before! Seriously, my husband and I need to get out more when the baby is a bit older. I have heard such wonderful things about New Orleans!

    1. Yes! I used to want to live there, but now I’m thinking visiting is a better idea. Haha.
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  7. What I would do to be back there with a beignet right about now…YUM!!!

    1. Right?? I miss the beignets already!
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  8. New Orleans is at the top of my bucket list! I am dying to go for a visit.

    1. You’re going to have all the fun! Let me know if you visit any of the places I mentioned!
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  9. Can we just take a moment to fully appreciate the fact that Brothers is mentioned 😍

    1. Best chickencornerliqour store eva!

  10. My cousin stays in New Orleans. Someday (and if I get the visa :P) , would love to visit the place. The hangover bowl looks sumptuous.

    1. It was amazing! Make sure you secure a nap time afterwards though.

  11. New Orleans is on mine and my husband’s bucket list. I’m definitely going to refer to your guide when we need to start planning our trip.

    1. Yes! Hope y’all have all the fun!

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