My Valentine’s Day Guide

I have an overview of my guide at the bottom of this post 🙂

Start the day off with a walk through Audubon Park or Lakeshore Drive

Then have brunch at Paladar 511- make sure to make reservations 🙂

Start your day wandering throughout the city

Areas of choice:

Canal Street

Saint Charles Ave.

French Quarter

Magazine Street

Central Business District

Mid-City

Uptown

The Garden District

Some of my favorite places to wander:

Julia Street to check out new art exhibits in various galleries such as MacGryder Art Gallery. Want a bite? Check out Auction House Market to try my favorite macarons at Mac and Moon. Want a romantic spot to grab a drink? Try Bar Marilou and get their old fashioned and their scallop tapa. Looking for a rooftop bar? Check out the Ace Hotel and Catahoula Hotel.

Magazine Street to browse through shops (Funky Monkey and Saint Claude Social Club) and eat at Saba or Nomiya for their incredible pork bacos. Craving something sweet? Check out The Vintage for their stuffed beignets. Need some caffeine? Check out drink beauty.

French Quarter to go to my favorite boutiques (Sweet Pea and Tulip Boutique), eat some crepes in the French Market at Holy Crepes and grab a bite at Dian Xin for some of the best Chinese in the city *try their crawfish and crab bao as well as their hot and sour soup dumplings*

Mid-City: Late night beer craving? Go to Wrong-Iron on the Greenway to grab some beer, make s’mores by the fire and fingers crossed their food truck is there to grab a tasty bite! This brewery is very dog friendly so bring your pup too! 

Uptown: Go to Chais Delachaise for a cheese board and some wine then go to the thrift store on the right! Wander through Maple Street, Oak Street, and Freret. Need a king cake? My favorite king cake is made and sold at Tartine. Out for brunch at Toast? They also sell these amazing king cakes.

Saint Charles Ave: Go up to one of my favorite rooftop bars at the Hot Tin. They have some pretty stellar cocktails here. 

Garden District:Go to Commander’s Palace for lunch to grab their .25 martinis!

Canal Street: Wander around like a tourist in your own city!

Lunch Spots:

  1. Turkey and the Wolf (Lamb Torti)
  2. Otra Vez
  3. Vessel
  4. Commander’s Palace
  5. Meril
  6. Piece of Meat
  7. Blue Oak BBQ
  8. Central City BBQ
  9. Tartine

Dinner Spots:

  1. Herbsaint
  2. Lilette
  3. Otra Vez
  4. Costera
  5. Commander’s Palace
  6. Vessel
  7. N7
  8. Meril
  9. Dian Xin
  10. Compere Lapin

Simple Day Guide:

Brunch at Paladar 511

Walk through Audubon Park

Go to the Art District to check out new art exhibits on Julia Street.

Grab some macarons at Mac and Moon in the Auction House Market

Head over to Otra Vez for lunch

Go shopping or browse through the many boutiques on Magazine Street

Want something sweet? Grab a beignet flight and champagne at The Vintage on Magazine Street. They have a special Valentine’s Day flavor as well as their king cake flavor.

Watch a movie at my absolute favorite theater, The Prytania.

Grab a glass of wine at Effervescence.

Starving? Check out N7 for dinner for a european, sultry experience.

Don’t want the night to end? Go to a new bar such as Observatory Eleven Bar.

Enjoy your Valentine’s day with your honey or galentines!

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