Most cities claim to be “one of a kind”, but in the case of New Orleans, there’s simply no denying its inimitable charm and allure. I first visited The Big Easy in the fall of 2013 and instantly fell head over heels for its unique mix of old-world mysticism and veritable grit.
This second trip further sealed my love for New Orleans, making it one of my favorite places I’ve had the pleasure to explore thus far. There’s just something about this city’s unbridled spirit and distinct historical roots that make it truly captivating.
I preface my list of New Orleans favorites by saying that there’s definitely a lot more to this city than touristy French Quarter, although that's certainly worth a visit to get the full experience.
Below is by no means a comprehensive list, but rather, a small sampling of great spots in various New Orleans neighborhoods. I hope you enjoy them!