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New Orleans is known for its history, culture, music and food. If you’re fortunate enough to have executive travel that sends you to this southern United States city, these are some recommendations on where to stay, eat, and get a drink.
Where to Stay: Place D’Arms, French Quarter, 625 St. Ann Street, New Orleans LA
This French Quarter hotel is conveniently located by Jackson Square. Just steps away from the famous St. Louis Cathedral, the hotel features a lush courtyard with fountains, pool and patio and gives you exclusive access to this typical New Orleans architectural amenity. The hotel is a combined group of nine 18th and 19th century buildings, providing rooms with historical significance. With food, drinks, and entertainment just blocks away, the Place D’Arms hotel is the perfect accommodations for your New Orleans stay.
Where to Eat: Bon Ton Café, 401 Magazine St, New Orleans LA
For classic New Orleans cuisine, a great place to get lunch or dinner is the Bon Ton Café. Located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Bon Ton Café specializes in crawfish etouffe and the Red Fish Bon Ton giving you a real taste for southern cooking. If you’re looking to get a great Shrimp Po-boy, the best place to go is Mothers Restaurant. Located just a few blocks away, Mothers—although slightly unrefined—is well-known as the po-boy place so there’s a typical 30-40 minute wait out the door. Make sure, before you leave the city that you stop by Café Du Monde for classic beignets and also try to attend a crawfish boil. Food options in New Orleans are practically limitless enough that you can almost just walk into any restaurant and get phenomenal southern food.
Where to Get a Drink Pirates Alley Café and Absinth House, French Quarter, 622 Pirates Alley, New Orleans LA
A small local known bar to stop by is the Pirates Alley Café and Absinth House. Just a few blocks from the Place D’Arms, this tiny bar is hidden down a historical alley next to St. Louis Cathedral. Friendly and authentic, they pour regular drinks, their own concoctions and also specialize in American Absinthe.
New Orleans is a great southern United States city and these suggestions are just a small part of what it has to offer.