A few days ago I spent the day exploring a place I had never been…
The Big Easy – New Orleans!
Angie got to go a few years ago, and I was always jealous of her trip. So on my very long car ride from Texas to Orlando, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to stop in NOLA.
And I’m so glad I did!
I squeezed in a few activities before I got drenched by rain. In a place with so much history, I know I didn’t even scratch the surface. So, if you’re ever popping into New Orleans for a super fast visit, check out these QUICK, must-do activities.
Ride the streetcar
Café du Monde
Bourbon Street was poppin’, even at 1 p.m. I can see why so many people celebrate their bachelor and bachelorette parties here. There are tons of restaurants, gift shops, bars and it’s the oldest street in New Orleans.
Beams and Brews
Every month the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans holds an event called Beams and Brews at a building under renovation. Their mission is to promote the preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods.
I attended this month’s Beams and Brews happy hour series at the soon-to-be HI USA hostel. The 4-story, 122-bed, 24-suite hostel will welcome travelers from around the globe toward the end of 2018.
Hostelling International USA is America’s leading hostel brand. They believe in making travel accessible for everyone through travel scholarships, free stays for those who volunteer in the community and unique programming.
Their goal is to bring people together… and we can use all of the unity we can get right now, right?
Angie and I will be back soon to stay in the HI USA hostel and explore NOLA a bit more. Congrats HI USA on your new space, save a room for us!
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You have to do the culinary bike tour!! So much fun!
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