If you are going to Sage Summit and you’ve never been to New Orleans—or even if you have—you’re in for a treat.
New Orleans is a fabulous place to visit if you like good food, good music, a good party, history, architecture…or just to have a good time. Here are some of my favorite things to do when in The Big Easy:
- Walk through the French Quarter. It’s not the cleanest place, and certainly not for children, but it’s fun to walk through and see what you’ve seen on TV and in movies so many times. The architecture, restaurants and shops are a feast for the eyes.
- Go to Pat O’Brien’s and have a hurricane. The dueling pianos are a lot of fun, and by the time you finish your hurricane, you won’t know what hit you.
- Visit the Café du Monde for coffee and beignets. This is a must do, even for a non-coffee drinker like me. The beignets (square donuts) come buried under a mountain of powdered sugar, and they taste good either for breakfast or after an evening of partying.
- Walk through Jackson Square. The square is filled with street performers, horse-drawn buggies and so much more. Lively is an understatement.
- Take a ride in a horse-drawn buggy. You not only get to hear a lot of great history and wild stories, but they will stop at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar so you can order a drink to go. Don’t miss the French Quarter Gem and Lapidary Shop for a great selection and good prices if you like jewelry or gemstones (and who doesn’t?).
- Ride on the St. Charles Streetcar. It’s a piece of history, affordable, and takes you to the Garden District with a good view of the city.
- Walk the Garden District. The architecture and history are amazing, dating back to the Louisiana Purchase. You’ll see houses that were home to Civil War heroes, authors and many others, all for an affordable price.
- Tour the cemeteries. Cemeteries in NOLA are like nowhere else, as are the funerals. If you can take a night tour and look for vampires, all the better!
- Visit the Old Absinthe House and try their unique absinthe cocktails. Once forbidden, these cocktails are served nightly at this quirky establishment. Feel like a part of history as you taste the formerly illegal concoction.
- Most importantly, visit Blytheco at Sage Summit booth #724! You can win prizes up to $500, get a free assessment of your systems, and meet Blytheco executives and consultants (a fun group!). You can make an appointment by clicking on the button below. We want to see you while you’re there!
What are your favorite things to do in New Orleans? Share your recommendations in the Comments box!