Historic New Orleans Secrets
Everyone knows about Mardi Gras and the French Quarter, but to really make the most of your New Orleans experience, it’s time to start exploring like a local. Take one of the four street car lines to historic monuments, cemeteries, the arts district, or to go shopping. The local aquarium is a fantastic option for a family-friendly trip, and the university’s parade runs right in front of the hotel. Located on historic St. Charles Avenue, hotel guests can walk to a number of shops and diners.
Try Brennan’s, where Bananas Foster was born as well as traditional turtle soup. The country’s oldest bar is tucked into the French Quarter, the perfect stop before heading to the outskirts of town for an airboat tour (where you might be able to hold a fingerling alligator!). Don’t forget to check out the Mardi Gras museum, where old floats are stored, new ones are being created, and where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at what the most famous parade is really like.
The Party Never Stops
Located just two miles from the universities, be sure to take a look at the local events calendar and take in a football game, lecture, or other special event at the campuses. Just two miles from the French Quarter and tucked into the Garden District, hotel guests enjoy plenty of free parking (a rarity!) which means your rental can take you to the local zoo, to get an original po’boy, or of course to a nearby Saints game.