Hangovers: They happen to the best of us. One minute, you're out on the dance floor flaunting some unbelievable moves (thank you, tequila), and the next, you're waking up with a splitting headache. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here are a few ways to relieve those post-party symptoms when you've had maybe a little too much fun on Bourbon Street.
1. Comfort Food
When only a hearty plate of home fries and greasy eggs will do, it's time to hit up a breakfast place. Ralph's on the Park and Court of Two Sisters are known for their upscale brunches, or if you're looking for somewhere more laid back, try EAT New Orleans offering fresh and local ingredients with great people watching on the French Quarter. Try the Cajun items like Eggs Cochon-pulled pork cake, mustard greens, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and a biscuit.
2. Spa Day
If there's one thing that will do a body good, it's a day of spa pampering. From luxurious massages to skin detoxifying facials these New Orleans spas induce feelings of pure relaxation. Schedule a wide variety of services from Spa Atlantis, Spa Aria in the Hotel Monteleone, or the spa at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. If you've earned yourself a super-hangover, skip the massage altogether (which can actually make you feel worse in some cases), and get a pedicure or manicure.
3. Hair of the Dog
If you're ready to get right back on the party train, you'll find no shortage of places that serve breakfast cocktails. One of our favorite spots is Café Adelaide, which serves up a mean Bloody Mary, garnished with okra, green beans and olives. They also offer New Orleans' signature hair of the dog cocktail: Brandy Milk Punch. It's somewhere in between a milkshake and a cocktail. Yum. View a list of additional restaurants.
4. Fresh Air
Sometimes a little fresh air is just what you need to get back in tip-top shape. So throw on your sunglasses and head over to Audubon Zoo to wander with the animals or head to New Orleans City Park where you can stroll along oak-lined paths, sprawling green spaces and peaceful lagoons.
5. Tour the City
Take in the views of the city with the comfort and ease of a guided tour. If you are feeling spunky there are walking tours through French Quarter, Garden Districts and more, but if you are craving a little less action consider a carriage tour where the clip-clop of hooves accompany your tour of the city. Step aboard the regal Creole Queen or Steamboat Natchez for a riverboat tour down the Mississippi River. Learn more about the ways to tour New Orleans.