Enjoying the Outdoors in New Orleans

A visit to New Orleans likely makes you picture eating world-class seafood and out-of-this-world Cajun and Creole cuisine. You also likely imagine an incredible music scene featuring the best of jazz, blues, R&B, and much more. But did you know there are also a bunch of outdoor activities in NOLA you can enjoy this spring?Continue reading “Enjoying the Outdoors in New Orleans”

How Long Is Mardi Gras In New Orleans?

If you’re planning to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2022, you might assume you have to be there on March 1st. But, the carnival season lasts a lot longer than one day, so it all depends on what you want to experience. If you’re going to enjoy some parades, eat king cake, and soakContinue reading “How Long Is Mardi Gras In New Orleans?”

7 Best Barbeque Joints in New Orleans

Now that it’s July, summer traditions in New Orleans are in full swing. That means snowballs on a hot afternoon, enjoying the water features at the Cool Zoo, an evening of thrill-seeking on the rides in Carousel Gardens, and, of course, hosting a summer barbeque. If you don’t know anyone who knows their way aroundContinue reading “7 Best Barbeque Joints in New Orleans”

Beat the Heat with a NOLA Snoball Treat

If you order a snow cone in New Orleans, you’ll likely get a blank stare in return. That’s because, in NOLA, it’s all about the powdery, smooth shaved ice that serves as the foundation for the city’s ultimate treat to beat the heat — the snoball. Whether you’re craving a simple classic like spearmint orContinue reading “Beat the Heat with a NOLA Snoball Treat”

Naming New Orleans: The City’s Most Celebrated Nicknames

Whether you’re new to New Orleans or have lived here your whole life, you’ve likely heard the city lovingly called a few different names.  The city has a wide array of nicknames, ranging from more popular variants like The Big Easy and Crescent City to some you may have only heard once, like The ParisContinue reading “Naming New Orleans: The City’s Most Celebrated Nicknames”

Say What? New Orleans Lingo – Know Before You Go

If you’re planning to make a visit to New Orleans, then you’re in for a real treat. There is no other city that is quite as unique and vibrant as the Big Easy; from the people to the architecture and the vast array of eclectic entertainment options that you’ll discover at every turn. Another elementContinue reading “Say What? New Orleans Lingo – Know Before You Go”