Mardi Gras may have come and gone, but Bayou bash is still going strong! With an incredible blend of history, culture, and artistic achievement, the Big Easy is the place to be. Check out some of the best spots in New Orleans with this list of can’t-miss locations — curated by your favorite bands and artists.
If nothing comes before your coffee, take a sip and take a seat on the Orange Couch! This trendy spot is situated right in the middle of the Marigny district — perfect for people-watching and neighborhood views. Galactic can’t recommend the assortment of hand-crafted coffees, baked goods, and other treats enough!
Music-lovers, rejoice: you’ve struck gold. NOLA is hub for all things art, and Louisiana Music Factory is no exception. If you want to curate a collection as impressive as Anders Osborne’s, check out this shop for vinyls and CDS from every era and genre imaginable. While the top sellers are tempting, don’t forget about the hidden gems and local favorites!
Looking to take in the open air? Head to City Park, one of the most-visited urban parks in the country! At 1,300 acres, there’s plenty of space to spread out and explore, and it’s one of Tank and the Bangas’ favorite outdoor spots/
The mouth-watering moment we’ve all been waiting for is here: lunch time with the famous Louisiana cuisine. Stop by Tableau for some classic French-Creole cooking served in an elegant three-story townhouse, complete with a picturesque balcony. A favorite among locals like Anders Osborne, this restaurant is a piece of the real New Orleans experience.
No trip to New Orleans is complete without a stop in the world-famous French Quarter. Perhaps the city’s most historic and renowned spot, the French Quarter is bursting with vibrant nightlife, colorful buildings, and of course live music. It’s one of The Revivalist’s favorite hangouts — “it’s so alive with all kinds of street performers and general weirdos, and there are a lot of great bars if you know where to look.”
Cap of your night with a drink at the oldest bar in country. Whether you’re in the mood for something cool, cold, or coldest, Lafitte’s has you covered, complete with a dimly lit ambience to elevate the atmosphere. Galactic says it’s as close to a hundred years ago as you’ll get!