For a bachelorette party worthy of the history books, a trip to New Orleans is the perfect plan.

From shopping and dining to live music and nightlife, New Orleans offers everything you could ever want in a fun-filled girls’ trip. But whittling down so many amazing options is no easy task - that’s why we’ve done all the work for you!

Here’s the perfect itinerary for your epic New Orleans bachelorette party:

Start with a Decadent Brunch

Kick the party off at The Country Club or Jack Rose for a delicious brunch in an Instagram-worthy setting. For a truly New Orleans twist, try the Jazz Brunch at Commander’s Palace, where you’ll enjoy live music while dining on James Beard award-winning cuisine.

Become a cocktail expert at Sazerac House

Dig a little deeper into New Orleans’ cocktail culture with this new immersive experience. Named for the first cocktail created in the city, Sazerac House offers distillery tours, sampling stations, cocktail making demonstrations and more. If you find a new favorite cocktail, you can even pick up some spirits of your own at the on-site store.

Stroll Down Decatur Street

Decatur Street is one of many can’t miss streets in New Orleans. Home to unique shops, vibrant local art and iconic New Orleans landmarks, your group will have a good time simply walking around with a cocktail in hand. Take your time and really explore this historic stretch!

Learn your future with a psychic reading

New Orleans is one of the most haunted cities in America, so why not do something a little spooky? Tap into the mystic arts with a psychic reading near Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter. With a bachelorette party in New Orleans, your future is sure to hold a ton of fun.

Get your coffee fix with a twist

New Orleans even puts its own spin on coffee! When you start slowing down in the afternoon, drop into Erin Rose for one of their famous frozen Irish Coffees. This whiskey and espresso cocktail will power you through hours more of exploring.

Take a trip into the swamp

How many people can say they got to feed an alligator during their bachelorette party? Head into New Orleans’ famous swamps for a high-speed airboat ride, where you’ll get to see the unique plants and animals that call Louisiana home. Cajun Encounters Swamp Tours is one of many swamp tours you can book while you're here. You might even get a chance to hold a baby alligator – an experience your friends are sure to remember long after the wedding is over!

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Dive into the Art Scene on Royal Street

Did you know you could see incredible art in the heart of the French Quarter? Royal Street is home to lots of great art galleries, as well as family-owned antique shops and fantastic street artists and musicians. Your whole party will enjoy a trip down these lively blocks.

Sip and see with a cocktail walking tour

A walking tour is one of the best ways to explore New Orleans’ neighborhoods. Combine a bit of history with some of New Orleans’ signature drinks with a cocktail tour. Sip your way around the Crescent City as you visit famous bars and local favorites, sampling iconic drinks along the way.

Check Out Some Live, Local Music

Looking to dance to the rhythm of New Orleans’ best bands? Take your pick from any of the exciting clubs on Frenchmen Street. From jazz and blues to reggae and rock, you’ll find a little bit of everything on this famous street. For a full list of live music events around the city, check out our Live Music Calendar.

Heat things up with a cooking class

Come back from your bachelorette party with more than just souvenirs – learn a new skill! Cooking classes are a great way to bond with your krewe as you get your hands dirty making signature Cajun and Creole dishes like jambalaya, gumbo and more. One of many places to offer these classes is the New Orleans School of Cooking. Whether you’re a master chef or a kitchen newbie, you’ll love digging into your creations at the end of the class.

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Go for a spin at the Carousel Bar

This magical bar inside Hotel Monteleone is one of the best places to grab a nightcap in New Orleans. With a slowly rotating vintage carousel serving as a bar, this peaceful ride is a fantastic way to end the night.

There’s so much more you can do in New Orleans to make your bachelorette party a once-in-a-lifetime event. Be sure to check out all the incredible New Orleans wedding professionals that can help!

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