What’s inside: The famous Carousel Bar, an actual spinning 25-seat bar frequented in the past by William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, and Ernest Hemingway, making it one of three hotels that have been designated literary landmarks; old-fashioned, attentive service; a rooftop pool with a panoramic view of the city.
What’s nearby: The city’s best antique shopping down Royal Street; brunch at Brennan’s; Preservation Hall for traditional jazz played by the masters; Pimm’s Cups and muffalettas at the historic Napoleon House; dinner in the hauntingly beautiful courtyard of Sylvain; mandatory beignets at Cafe Du Monde; sunglasses shopping at Krewe du Optic; cocktail destination Cane and Table; unorthodox sandwiches at Killer Poboys in the back room of Erin Rose; and the newly installed Rampart Streetcar line.
An expert guide will lead you through the colorful French Quarter, along the mighty Mississippi River, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, sharing insight into the city’s architectural history and diverse colonial heritage.
Upgrade to a 3‐hour tour to include a visit to the Tremé neighborhood and Congo Square.
Explore the French Quarter, New Orleans’ timeless cultural center.
Admire the French and Spanish Colonial architecture, and note intricate detail and metalwork that adorns the historic buildings, some dating back more than three centuries.
What’s inside: A historic double-gallery mansion with 18 bright, polished rooms with carefully curated fixtures; original elements like exposed brick fireplaces; a cozy courtyard; and an elegant lobby inside the house’s former parlor.
What’s nearby: Revelator Coffee for iced coffee on steamy days; al-fresco cheese plates at St.
James Cheese Company; the city’s best seafood at Donald Link’s Pêche; Emeril’s; and for those feeling lucky, Harrah’s Casino.
What’s inside: A restored motor court motel with Instagram-inspired interiors; retro lounge chairs and umbrellas around the pool; an outdoor walk-up bar with fruit-driven drinks; and rooms featuring Casper foam mattresses and Aesop toiletries.
What’s nearby: Bayou Beer Garden for crawfish boils and day drinks; legendary po’ boys at Parkway Bakery and Tavern; Morning Call for beignets and the New Orleans Museum of Art all within City Park, a magical, verdant 1,300 acre park; The New Orleans Fairgrounds for Jazz Fest happenings in March and April; Willie Mae’s Scotch House for some of the South’s best fried chicken; Dooky Chase’s Restaurant; and Italian gelato at Angelo Brocato’s.