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Romantic Itinerary

Plan a romantic getaway in New Orleans with this itinerary

With its tucked away, charming alleyways in the French Quarter reminiscent of Europe's streets, its dimly lit restaurants, and the sound of jazz all over the city, New Orleans is the perfect destination for your romantic vacation.

Paul Broussard
French Quarter - Architecture

Find your balcony 

Find your space above from the crowd and have a balcony scene of your own. Overlook the streets of the French Quarter and listen to live street music or watch the streetcar roll by from a lGarden District balcony.

Enjoy fine dining

From cozy wine bars to white-tablecloth establishments, New Orleans restaurants set the scene for your date night.

Go dancing on the Mississippi River

Take a harbor jazz cruise and roll along the river under the stars and beside the city lights. 

Rebecca Todd
Jeremy Davenport- Davenport Lounge

Listen to jazz at the Ritz 

The Davenport Lounge is one of the swankiest places in town to take in jazz. 

Dine in a French Quarter courtyard 

Click here for a list of places where you can dine al fresco. Or go here for a list of romantic restaurants

Go house hunting together on St. Charles Avenue 

Take the streetcar into the Garden District and pick out your dream mansion. 

Rebecca Todd
Cafe Amelie

Stroll hand-in-hand through City Park

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. For a sweet pic, pose before the Love sculpture in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in the park, next to the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Come during Mardi Gras and go to a ball 

Although most Carnival balls are by invitation-only, you can buy tickets to some. Get dressed up and enjoy Carnival season together.

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 on Rue Royal or Magazine Street

A work of art by a New Orleans artist or a unique antique is the perfect way to commemorate your trip.