Not all romantic vacations require a plane ticket to some far-off location. Sometimes the perfect getaway takes place by staying home and exploring the city millions of couples travel to experience. Stay & Play for your romantic weekend with a little inspiration from @cubsthepoet.

Rebecca Todd
The Roosevelt Hotel

Where to Stay

Sleep in late and enjoy slow, peaceful mornings with a room in the 125-year-old iconic Roosevelt Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria property that encapsulates history and tradition just like the city it resides in. Located just blocks away from the iconic French Quarter, this hotel gives you the perfect opportunity to wander the streets of the Quarter or hop over to the beautiful Garden District with ease. Don’t forget to top the night off with a stop at the Sazerac Bar to get a taste of the New Orleans classic cocktail.

What to Do

Have fun and get creative with the New Orleans School of Cooking. Get more in-tune with the city’s culinary culture by learning how to cook some of its staple dishes such as Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, Creole Ratatouille and Chocolate Pecan Pie. Experience the flavor of the city while learning more about where these unique dishes originated.

If cooking’s not your cup of tea, then laugh the night away in the intimate theater space at The New Movement. This cozy location is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a full bar, patio and upstairs aquarium as you experience just one facet of the creativity that fuels this city.

Cubs the Poet
Cubs’ Typewriter at Josephine Estelle

Where to Eat

Close out your weekend stay at Josephine Estelle from award-winning chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman. Their brunch menu highlights the marriage between classic Italian recipes along with the bright and mystifying flavors of the American South. Throughout the month of August participating restaurants open their doors with specially priced prix-fixe menus for COOLinary. Each restaurant offers something different, making this is the best way to try a new restaurant that’s been on your list or treat yourself with a night out at one of your long-time favorites.