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I love destination weddings; it is a fun way for your family and friends to explore a new city or country. I have a long list of favorite destinations, but today, I want to talk about New Orleans! After attending Engage Summits in June in New Orleans, I just had to share some of my favorite experiences with you. If you are headed to NOLA for a wedding, here are 5 suggestions for your travel itinerary.
One of our places to stay in the city is the Four Seasons; it is the perfect blend of modern luxury with historical roots. Perched right on the Mississippi River, it is a prime location to access the city. The hotel features a pool, perfectly appointed accommodations, a Chandelier Bar, and two restaurants. We highly recommend their in-house restaurant Chemin à la Mer, for breakfast while you enjoy a panoramic view of the Mississippi River.
You might have heard of the Sazerac cocktail before; if not, it is the official cocktail of New Orleans. The drink contains absinthe, rye whiskey, simple syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters, and lemon for garnish. The Sazerac House is a three-story building showcasing how Sazerac is an intregal part of the traditions and culture of NOLA.
You can take a complimentary tour that includes samples during a tour of their exhibits. Or head straight to the bar for a tasting and delicious cocktails.
If you have ever wondered how the floats and the execution takes place for Mardi Gras each year, Mardi Gras World is the place for you. This self-guided tour will lead you through the studio space where artists and architects work on building the extravagant Mardi Gras floats. You will also learn the history behind the actual festival and its origins.
If you love architecture and history, this tour will be for you! The Garden District features the largest collection of 19th century American southern-style mansions and manicured yards. This area also has the Lafayette Cemetry, a popular destination for visitors to the city. This area is used frequently for movie filming, and stars and athletes like to call this area home.
Also, in the Garden District, the Commander’s Palace is a historic landmark and restaurant. The modern New Orleans menu meets Haute Creole and has won seven James Beard Awards. They are open for a jazz brunch, lunch, and dinner. We highly suggest making a reservation and checking the dress code before your trip to pack appropriately.
We hope this list helps you as you plan to attend a destination wedding in New Orleans or plan your next getaway! If you are looking for more travel tips, check out our post on Waco, Texas.
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