Haute New Orleans Travel Guide

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New Orleans Travel Guide

Good Morning readers! With the recent start of Saints’ football season and cooler air around the corner, I can’t help but get excited about visiting the Big Easy! I live about an hour out of the city so visiting New Orleans always feels like a mini staycation and I always have to stop at least one to five of my favorite places. If you’ve never been to New Orleans before, do yourself a favor and book a trip right now. Don’t worry. I’ll take care of everything else. I’ll tell you all of the top places to wine, dine, shop and stay in New Orleans starting the most important thing on the list…FOOD!


Where to dine:

My Favorite NOLA Brunch Spots:

Court of Two Sisters

Antoine’s: Order the shrimp and grits and of course, their famous Oysters, Rock-a-feller and Baked Alaska! Don’t forget to ask for a tour at the end of brunch! The history behind that place is mind blowing!


Commander’s Palace

st patricks day paddy cake


My Favorite Snack Spots In NOLA:

Aunt Sally’s Pralines

Café Beignet: My favorite hidden gem on Royal St.

Café Du Monde: Be prepared to wait in line while enjoying music from talented street performers and jazz bands!

District Donut


King Cake at Manny Randazzo in Metairie

Snowballs in the summer


My Favorite Lunch Spots in NOLA:



Port of Call

Neighborhood Restaurant, Katie’s

Camellia Grill

Cochon Butcher

New Orleans School of Cooking: enjoy wine and a little French Quarter history while you learn to cook traditional New Orleans cuisine.

Juan’s Flying Burrito

Domenica Pizza


My Favorite Dinner Spots In NOLA:


Dickie Brennan’s

Jacques Imo’s


Café Adelaide


Latitude 29
Baru Bistro & Tapas: You must order the Mazorca, Guacabello and Atun Tartare


Shaya: their endless homemade pita bread and duck hummus is to die for!


Where to shop:

Haus 131

Elle boutique

Cella’s Boutique

Shops at Canal Place

Emma’s Shoes and Candy Apple in Metairie on the way to the city as well


Where to wine:

The Carousel Bar

Burgundy Bar

Pat O’s Piano Bar: great courtyard for drinking and visiting with a large group of friends

Cure on Feret

Cane & Table



Where to stay:

Monteleone Hotel

The Saint Hotel

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel: stunning rooftop view that overlooks the city

Le Pavillion Hotel: Oldest hotel in New Orleans!


International House Hotel

Roosevelt Hotel

Le Meridien Hotel: seriously the most comfortable beds ever!!

Windsor Court Hotel


 I hope you enjoyed my New Orleans Travel Guide! Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions! I’d also love to visit with you during your stay!