New Orleans is one of the most romantic destinations in the world, as well as the liveliest. What better way to celebrate with the women in your life than enjoying our incredible shopping, dining, music and nightlife. Here are 20 suggestions for the most spectacular bachelorette party only New Orleans can host.
1. Plan your trip around a festival. French Quarter Festival, New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, Essence Festival … there are many events year-round with all the dining, music and dancing you could ask for.
2. Grab some beignets for breakfast at Café Du Monde and soak in the gorgeous views around Jackson Square.
3. Indulge in the decadent breakfast at Brennan’s (Brandy Milk Punch, anyone?).
4. Roam into the deep decorative courtyards of the art galleries on Royal and Julia streets.
5. Refresh in the ambiance of a contemporary French cafe with macaroons and ice cream at Sucré in the French Quarter.
6. Play dress up, parade-style, with a fabulous wig and some glitter from Fifi Mahoney’s.
7. Get ready for your big night out with a fabulous blowout from Buff Beauty Bar in the Central Business District.
8. Walk over to Willa Jean and indulge in the comforts of fresh melted cookies with warm coffee. Or try out their refreshing frosé (frozen rosé).
9. Follow that up with some shopping in the very chic South Market District.
10. Hit Bourbon Street and sing along with your favorite tune at the Piano Bar at Pat O’Briens. Sample a Hurricane, of course.
11. Dance the night away to 90s music videos at the Gold Mine Saloon.
12. Lounge with a cocktail by the pool at the Ace Hotel downtown or enjoy poolside mimosas at the Country Club in the Bywater.
13. Check out some live, local music at one of the many clubs on Frenchmen Street.
14. Have a chill night in the Bywater with live music, wine and a cheese plate at Bacchanal.
15. Gaze at the beautiful mansions and oak trees while you stroll down St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District or ride the streetcar.
16. Experience the thrill of a ghosts and spirits tour.
17. Book a cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking, Langlois or these other delectable facilities.
18. Spend the day shopping the boutiques on Magazine Street.
19. Try out a yoga class in a uniquely New Orleans setting, like the Besthoff Sculpture Garden (Saturday mornings) or The Cabildo (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays).
20. Grab dinner at one of the many James Beard Award-winning restaurants.