1. Food & Drinks
Big Fisherman Seafood
3301 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Crawfish, sausage, shrimp, corn… if you’re craving a seafood boil, this is the place to go. It’s a takeout place, but you can eat at one of the restaurants across the street (they have sidewalk seating areas!) as long as you buy drinks from them.
The sauces are AMAZING! Each one is concocted to suit the taste of each BBQ’d meat you order. Definite must on your NOLA itinerary.
Cafe du Monde
A trip to the Crescent City is not complete without eating and drinking beignet and cafe au lait simultaneously. The one on Decatur is open 24 hours, which makes it a good late night food place.
French Market Restaurant
1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Discovered this place while searching for the French Market. Great place to eat boiled seafood and grilled oysters (try their garlic butter one!).
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
They have a fancy lounge area and a carousel bar that actually moves (it completes one rotation every 14 minutes). Plus, you MAY have a chance to see a kid ghost who died here a long time ago. Try their mint julep or sazerac.
718 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116
This bar/restaurant is off Bourbon street and a must visit if only for their hurricanes (it was created in this place), dueling piano bar, and the chill atmosphere of the courtyard.
St Charles Avenue and the Quarter is a must if you love architecture.
3. Street performance
One thing I learned from a local – follow the music and you’ll discover great acts.