I get asked at least once a week via DM on Instagram for recommendations on where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in New Orleans. I figured it was time to put my running list that I keep in my notes app on my phone into a full blog post. You can check out the FULL post here: New Orleans Guide: A Comprehensive List from a Local on Where to Stay, Where to Eat, What to Do in New Orleans!
New Orleans is a gem of a city. Sure, it has plenty of flaws, but overall I love my city and love living here. There’s something indescribably wonderful and magical about the Crescent City. If you haven’t had a chance to visit NOLA, add it to your list. And if you’ve been to New Orleans, but have only visited the French Quarter, book another trip. Come back, explore other parts of the city. Bourbon Street is not exemplary of all that New Orleans has to offer.
The Best Time to Visit New Orleans
This blog post should actually be entitled, When Not to Visit New Orleans. Do not, I repeat, do not plan a trip to New Orleans in June, July, August, or early September. It’s a million degrees and feels even hotter because of the stifling humidity. Oh, and it rains almost every single day at some point in the afternoon because of said hellish temperatures and suffocating humidity. Even as someone who lives here, I try my best not to be in New Orleans during these dreadful summer months.
Outside of that window, New Orleans is wonderful weather wise! And there’s always something to do! My favorite months in the city are March and April, followed by October and November. Typically, March and April days are beautiful, highs in the 70s, lows in the 60s, and relatively low humidity. We can definitely experience a wildly cold day or two and a much too early heat wave, but for the most part, these months are my favorite weather-wise.
Check out my full New Orleans Guide here: New Orleans Guide: A Comprehensive List from a Local on Where to Stay, Where to Eat, What to Do in New Orleans!