New Orleans

Things to do in New Orleans

This iconic music venue was first established in 1977 in honor of local R&B legend Professor Longhair, who performed at the club until his death in 1980.

This tiny hole-in-the-wall in the French Quarter dedicated to traditional New Orleans jazz, is run by Ben Jaffe, who plays tuba in the band. Like so many New Orleanians, he is in the same business as his dad, who took over the Hall in its early years and ran it for decades.


Named for benevolent deities from the Voodoo tradition, this boutique bar and lounge channels the many moods of New Orleans by specializing in designer elixirs.

Located in the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, Bar Uncommon serves classic and original cocktails created by acclaimed fourth-generation bartender Chris McMillan.

Located in the Garden District, this destination day spa offers hydrotherapy, massage, and skincare.

Cesar Rivera, from the legendary Aidan Gill salon, opened Magazine St. Barber Shop in 2010, where he uses an antique towel steamer for hot-towel shaves. Afterward, kick back at the cypress bar with a local Abita Amber.

Adjacent to the French Quarter and ensconced in an old Marigny warehouse building, d.b.a. showcases local bands pounding out traditional New Orleans jive like Dixieland, funk, and blues.

In New Orleans, ice cream is taken as seriously as any other sensual pleasure, and since 1905, Angelo Brocato has been serving up Italian delights in an Old Palermo–inspired parlor.

Housed in a renovated house, this Magazine Street boutique specializes in hand-selected, restored, vintage items. Specializing in cocktail dresses, the shop carries such clothing items as a silk fringe flapper dress and a dainty 1950’s tulle gown, but it also has tops and jackets.

What started as a shopping mall bowling alley in 1941 was transformed into a live music venue in the late 1980's.

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After being shut down by Hurricane Katrina, the world’s oldest continuously operating streetcar, the St. Charles, is once again winding over 13.2 miles, from the edge of the French Quarter, through the Garden District, and on to Riverbend—as it has for more than 150 years.

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