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Wanderful Women’s Travel Guide to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

What to See and Do in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

New Orleans is such an exciting city, with tons happening every day. If you’re getting ready to plan a trip to New Orleans, start here to find all the information you might need.

Known for its interesting culture, history, and festivals, New Orleans also provides an explosion of color and incredible diversity of food and drinks! There’s just so much to do and see, whether you’re traveling with family, a partner, or solo.

Recommendations for Things to See and Do in New Orleans:

  • NOLA locals Fender and Maloney round up their recommended things to do in New Orleans
  • Rachel has an epic New Orleans travel guide from her local perspective
  • Lia has The Perfect 3-Day New Orleans Itinerary (& Massive Travel Guide)
  • Kiki has an awesome 4-Day New Orleans Itinerary
  • And Bobo and Chichi offer another option for what to do in 3 days in New Orleans
  • Becky offers her local expertise with these unique things to do in New Orleans

Get Inspired to Plan a Trip to New Orleans

Ariel shares her reasons (beyond Mardi Gras) why you should visit New Orleans.

Have a look at Rachel’s Local’s Travel Guide if you want a sneak-peek into seeing New Orleans like a local.

Carmen has the ultimate guide on where to stay, eat, drink, and what to do! Check it out: The Complete Travel Guide to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Traveling with your partner? Becky offers these New Orleans date ideas.

Visiting for the first-time and don’t want to miss out on the top spots? Bobo and Chichi have a fabulous guide for first-time visitors to New Orleans.

Kiki rounds up the 10 Things You Must Do in New Orleans, while Kristin offers her tips for what to do in New Orleans.

Here are some easy day trips from New Orleans suggested by locals.

Kate recommends you visit the New Orleans Garden District, while Kim wants you to explore Jackson Square.

And, of course, walk around just admiring the colorful architecture throughout the city!

Taste of New Orleans: What to Eat and Drink

Recommendations for Food & Drink in New Orleans:

Dee has a ridiculously helpful list of Black-owned restaurants in New Orleans that you need to check out.

Try New Orleans’ most famous dish: Gumbo. Melanie and Matthew tell you what to expect and where to find gumbo.

The must-go-to café is Café du Monde and Kim’s post tells you all about the history and their mouth-watering beignets!

New Orleans is famous for its quirky but classic dishes, so Kate has listed them all and where to find them!

Got children with you? The Makepeace Family have 11 places to eat that are family-friendly!

When it’s hot, these are the best places to get ice cream in New Orleans, according to local blogger Arianna Thayer.

Megan offers 13 of the best restaurants to try in NOLA and Chloe shares her “unforgettable food experiences” in her foodie’s guide to the French Quarter.

New Orleans is renowned for its drinking culture so you might want to try some unique cocktails!

If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street, Jessie has a brilliant list of recommendations for where to drink like a local in New Orleans.

For you cocktail fans, check out Bobo and Chichi’s list of 9 drinks you have to try in New Orleans.

And for those of you who don’t drink, Sam offered her tips for a sober trip to New Orleans.

New Orleans Culture, History, Music & Festivals

You can’t plan a trip to New Orleans that doesn’t include appreciating the vibrant music scene in the city. Add in a variety of cultures leaving an impact on the city and you’re sure to enjoy an interesting experience in NOLA!

To get the most out of your visit, Lola has tips for How to Experience Authentic Culture in New Orleans.

Visiting the legendary Preservation Hall? Lisa tells you what to expect in this iconic New Orleans location.

With 130 festivals a year, there’s a good chance that your trip to New Orleans will let you join a celebration of something. Here is a full calendar of ALL upcoming festivals.

When you think New Orleans, you think Mardi Gras! Check out the Mardi Gras tour Lynn and her sister did:

Do you know about the Mardi Gras Indians? This is an event you don’t want to miss:

  • Traveler Broads have everything you could possibly want to know about Mardi Gras in one place!
  • Kate shares what it’s like with her article “Mardi Gras: Magic, Music, and Mayhem in New Orleans.”

Beyond Mardi Gras, New Orleans also hosts the most incredible jazz festival. Astrid has tips in her Solo Traveler’s Guide to Jazz Fest so you enjoy the best experience!

Wanderfest: The World’s First Outdoor Travel Festival for Women!

Have you heard?? Plan your trip to New Orleans to join us at Wanderfest 2022!

Taking place over the weekend of March 12-13, Wanderfest is our biggest event yet. This will be the world’s first outdoor festival to celebrate, inspire, and connect women who travel. 

Get ready to join hundreds of other travel lovers from around the world!

Wanderfest will be a weekend filled with inspiring speakers, live musical performances, a global woman-owned marketplace, excursions around town, parties, and more…all while building lifelong friendships.

Promo graphic for Wanderfest by Wanderful happening in New Orleans in March 2022
Join us in New Orleans!

Join us at Wanderfest for a special performance from Robin Barnes, the Songbird of New Orleans!

Where to Stay in New Orleans:

When planning a trip to New Orleans, you’ll have an incredible variety of choices for accommodations.

Location is always important, so read Bobo and Chichi’s neighborhood guide for New Orleans to check out the popular options.

You might also like The Blonde Abroad’s dedicated page for the coolest Airbnbs in New Orleans!

Safety Tips:

Whether you’re traveling alone or with others, Kate has tips for how to stay safe in New Orleans and Astrid offers her insights for how to get around as a solo female traveler.

Connect: Meet Wanderful Women in New Orleans

The Wanderful New Orleans Chapter would love to welcome you when you visit this city! You can connect directly via the Wanderful members-only app.

Not a member yet? Learn about the options and join us!

Other Resources for Planning a Trip to New Orleans

  • neworleans.com neighborhood guide
  • Lonely Planet New Orleans
  • Visit New Orleans Official Site

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