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4 Days in New Orleans
World-renowned for its distinctive music, Creole cuisine, unique dialects, and its annual celebrations and festivals. The city has been described as the "most unique" in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. Experience what New Orleans has to offer in this 4-Day Itinerary!
Day 1 Highlights
If there is one thing we know at Hotel Vinache is that every stay in New Orleans is a memorable one. Steps away from The French Quarter, Bourbon Street, theater and business districts, their hotel in New Orleans is ideally situated near all the top attractions. After a busy day of sightseeing, return to the comfort of their 155 spacious and modern guest rooms and suites.
Cafe Du Monde
The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. The Cafe is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Original Cafe Du Monde is a traditional coffee shop. Its menu consists of dark roasted Coffee and Chicory, Beignets, White and Chocolate Milk, and fresh squeezed Orange Juice.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Celebrating the art, history and culture of the American South, the dazzling Ogden Museum of Southern Art/University of New Orleans opened in 2003 in the historic Warehouse Arts District. The Museum is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world, showcasing art from 15 Southern states and the District of Columbia.
Pêche Seafood Grill
Inspired by the cooking of South America, Spain, and the Gulf Coast, Chefs Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski and Ryan Prewitt designed Pêche Seafood Grill. Focused on working with local fishermen and farmers who harvest sustainably, Pêche serves simply prepared contemporary dishes, rustic creations cooked on an open hearth, as well as fresh oysters and Gulf fish.
Mardi Gras World
Offers a behind the scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions. Take the tour to see the year-long float building process.
Historic Voodoo Museum
A permanent staple in New Orleans, and a “must do” for visitors since 1972, The museum is a great place to visit with family or friends to explore and learn about the rich culture that shapes this unique city. Once inside you can see historic voodoo relics, paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts.
New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America's truest art forms - Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture.
Day 2 Highlights
Touched by centuries of influence from across the globe, the Vieux Carré tells ages-old stories of trade, pirates, voodoo and even vampires. This neighborhood’s history traces back to Europe and beyond, and these influences are lasting in today’s French Quarter culture.
Louis Armstrong Park
Looking for some lush greenery just steps from the French Quarter? Louis Armstrong Park is greenspace rich in local history and natural charm, perfect for an outdoor outing while visiting New Orleans’ most famous neighborhood.
A New Orleans landmark and a living museum filled with some of the rarest and most beautiful creatures of nature. There have been animals at this site since the 1884 World Exposition in Audubon Park. Today, Audubon Zoo is 58 acres of animals in their natural habitats. The Zoo consistently ranks among this country’s best.
The Music Box Village
A unique contemporary art sculpture garden where each house is a musical instrument. Explore and participate in hands on play during public hours, see orchestral shows with local and national musicians and much more.
The city’s second-oldest restaurant, dating to 1856, is transplanting an institution deeply rooted in the ranks of Creole dining. It’s setting up a test case for how durable a restaurant’s culture and character can be.
Spotted Cat Music Bar
The quintessential live jazz music venue in New Orleans. Located in the Faubourg Marigny, just steps from the French Quarter.
The 40,000-square-foot gallery features carefully selected works from a diverse array of artists and makers who have defined the fine and decorative arts over the centuries. These include Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Rembrandt van Rijn, Tiffany & Co., Paul Revere, Thomas Chippendale, Louis Comfort Tiffany, René Lalique and many others.
Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat ride. This boat tour winds through the mossy cypress swamp close to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, named for the 19th‐century pirate and smuggler. While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from a native guide as you admire lush, forested shoreline and spot local wildlife.
Studio BE has developed itself as a landmark and cultural destination in New Orleans. A product of alchemy, a space for artists and the things they create. A space for the local community and the culture that comes from it , and a welcomed space for visitors across the globe - a place all those voices go to sharpen their critical voice.
French 75 Bar
Inspired by France, but profoundly New Orleans, The French 75 Bar is dedicated to making the finest cocktails with the highest quality ingredients and spirits. The bar’s handcrafted cocktails are classically focused using locally sourced ingredients, home-made syrups, drams and liqueurs.
Day 4 Highlights
Garden District Walking Tour
Enjoy an educational and leisurely stroll through one of New Orleans' most gorgeous neighborhoods on this walking tour of the Garden District. Hear about the history of the stately mansions along the tree-lined streets before visiting one of the city's haunting cemeteries.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Sail down this Mississippi River on a classic Paddlewheeler boat on this New Orleans river cruise. Enjoy illuminating narration from a licensed historian and stop part-way through the trip to learn about the Battle of New Orleans. Then, get back aboard the vessel and enjoy a cash bar while admiring the views.
Annual Jazz Festival
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, more commonly referred to as Jazz Fest, is an annual festival celebrating the music, art, culture and heritage of New Orleans. Over the years, it has worked its way into the hearts of locals and visitors alike.
It's Playtime. Royal Sonesta New Orleans proudly presents The Jazz Playhouse, the best jazz club in the city showcasing New Orleans' greatest Jazz talent and serving your favorite cocktails and appetizers in a luxurious venue on the lobby level of the Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel.