Staycation Ideas for Spring
Springtime is magical in New Orleans!
The weather is delightful and everything is in bloom. There are so many parades and festivals, with no shortage of things to see and do. Visit some of the local attractions that you usually think are for tourists and have a staycation in New Orleans. Rediscover what makes the Big Easy so special and experience some the things that make New Orleans so special.
Here are 10 ideas to get you going!
- Have you ever experienced Cajun food and dancing? Mulate’s brings Cajun cuisine to the Warehouse District, located at 201 Julia Street. There is authentic Cajun music and dancing nightly. Check the website at www.mulates.com to review the performance schedule. Reservations are recommended but are not required.
- It’s beautiful time of year for an outdoor adventure, so why not take an airboat ride through the swamp? Tour the wetlands and see some of the original Louisiana locals…turtles, snakes, and of course gators. Go to www.louisianaswamp.com to learn more and purchase tickets for your little getaway.
- Have you ever visited an Escape Room? It’s an incredibly challenging experience that would intrigue you and your friends. Visit Mystère Mansion for a one-of-a-kind experience in one of their 5 Escape Rooms. Go to www.partyvenuesneworleans.com to learn more.
- Take a limo tour of the City and a nearby plantation. Have you ever been to Oak Alley Plantation or Laura Plantation? Alert Transportation has a wonderful fleet at your service. Contact them at www.alerttransportation.com to make your reservations.
- Spend the day in City Park. Visit NOMA and see some of the new acquisitions in modern and contemporary art. Check out the Heroic Man and the Blue Corridor Pin in the Sculpture Garden and maybe even slide down the Dragon’s Tongue in Storyland. Grab a café au lait and beignets at Morning Call and then take a walk around the Big Lake. You can even rent a pedal boat or tandem bike and tour the lakes and the park.
- Take a carriage ride of the French Quarter. If you have only seen the tourists do this, it is time to experience it..you may even learn something about your town that you never knew. Maybe even consider taking a haunted history tour while you are in the Quarter. Have you ever had a Hurricane at Pat O’s or a hamburger at Port-O-Call?
- Take a street car ride down St. Charles Avenue or maybe even take the Ferry across the Mississippi and have lunch in Algiers. Click here for the routes, times, and fees.
- Ride a bike along the New Orleans lakefront and have lunch or even dinner at Brisbi’s Restaurant which overlook the lake. It is so beautiful to watch the boats on the lake, especially at sunset.
- Take a tour of Longue Vue House and Gardens or maybe take a yoga class and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Longue Vue House and Gardens has lots to do for children as well including art projects and garden education.
- Visit one of the Crescent City Farmer’s Markets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. They are located Uptown, Downtown, Mid-city and in the French Quarter. Occasionally, they have cooking demonstrations by local chefs and they have great local musicians entertaining the entire market. So, whether you want to purchase some great local seafood or just want to stroll and listen to music, these farmer’s markets are a real treat.