Louisiana Travel Guide

Most jazz clubs on Frenchman don’t charge a cover, making Frenchman St. perfect for those looking to watch their dime.  To pick the best club, start on Decatur St.

The most interesting sights in New Orleans are often the people.  Because of the city’s laissez-faire policies regarding public drinking, the people are quite the entertaining bunch.  Jackson Square is always a favorite spot and routinely has tarot card readers, buskers, and local art

For only $2.50 you can ride roundtrip from Canal Street to Carrolton Avenue.  Along the way are some of the most beautiful 19th century homes in New Orleans.  Get off at Riverbend (Carrolton and St.

New Orleans boasts one of the largest parks in the country, City Park.  Only a streetcar ride away, City Park is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, a beautiful sculpture garden, and the New Orleans Botanical Gardens.  After a stroll through the trees, stop at Morning Call, a famous

Gliding through the air like a breeze, New Orleans jazz is part of the city in the most intimate of ways. Royal Street in the French Quarter is one such hotspot. Buskers routinely play on the corners to strolling masses.

While not technically a men specific shop, this store has a great collection of Southern style ties that are perfect for taking your look from drone to dapper.  Located right on the fringe of Jackson Square, this spot is also a great addition to a stroll around the French Quarter.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a New Orleans gentleman who doesn’t own a shirt from Perlis.  Embroidered with the classic crawfish logo, these clothes are as New Orleans as the crawfish itself.  Coming down for Mardi Gras?  This spot has some of the best purple, green, and gold att

Opened in 1924 as a haberdashery, this luxury men’s store is one of the finest in town.  Their made-to-measure service takes it up a notch by tailoring suits and shirts to your exact build.  Trust me, wear a perfectly cut shirt once, and you’ll never buy one off the rack again.  G

Located on lower Magazine Street, this fantastic men’s shop is a barrage of class. Aiden Gill, a Dublin native, opened this shop with the goal of keeping the barbershop alive. The grooming wares that line the display cases are just part of the allure.

It doesn’t take long to notice that New Orleans has a love affair with hats.  Nothing compliments a suit and bowtie better than a hat from Meyer’s.  Family owned since 1894, this world-class hat shop is the very best.  Just don’t make the infamous tourist mistake of wearing your h

Pick up a Creole-country souvenir—seasonings and sauces are full of heat; alligator busts make a statement—at this shop dedicated to all things local to the Bayou State.

The specialty at this character-filled shop—once filled with market staples—is po’ boys (the owner hails from New Orleans) made with friend shrimp, oysters, or catfish. Look out for nightly specials when select sandwiches are $5 a pop.

See artist Craig McCullen at work at his studio and art gallery in downtown Louisiana. Not only does he make large-scale pieces for houses and churches, he also creates multi-medium works—paintings and collages—that are on display.

Climb about the quirky, 14-passenger bus for six-stop food tour of some of Lafayette’s best Cajun restaurants. Along the way, a guide fills you in on cuisine and city history.

There are over 4,000 exotic, threatened, or endangered animals at the one-of-a-kind center on 900 acres. Take the half-hour guided Safari Wagon Tour to spot giraffes, camels, and kangaroos.