Thinking Outside The French Quarter

Raphaela Lipinsky DeGette


Start your day with fresh-pressed juices and a locally-sourced breakfast in the hip Bywater neighborhood.

Thinking Outside The French Quarter

Blue Dream

This funky vintage shop recently moved into an old firehouse in the Marigny (718 Mandeville St). Pick up a piece by a local designer or browse the vintage racks.

The Orange Couch

Grab a cup of coffee before wandering around the historic Marigny neighborhood.

Audubon Park

Take the St. Charles streetcar uptown to see gorgeous old mansions and huge live oaks dripping with Spanish moss.


A modern twist on traditional cajun food. Do not miss the boudin balls or the grilled oysters!

Bar Tonique

The most unforgettable dark and stormy of your life.

three muses

Live jazz on Frenchmen Street!

Gene's Poboys and Daiquiris

A visit to New Orleans is not complete without a daiquiri. Gene's does it right. Try the Tasha Special (peach and pina colada) and don't be shy about asking for an extra shot.

Saturn Bar

Saturn Bar is the classic New Orleans dive. Cross your fingers it's a Mod Dance Party night, and join in the twisting and jiving.

Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand

This tourist favorite has a secret - it's open 24 hours. Avoid the crowds and stop by after a long night out for some delicious beignets and a cafe au lait.

I would stay at: Royal Street Inn & Bar

You can't beat this inn's location in the historic Marigny.