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25 Ways to Have the Ultimate
Girls' Getaway in New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the most romantic destinations in the world, as well as the liveliest. But sometimes our incredible shopping, dining, music and nightlife are best experienced with the gals. From bachelorette parties to Mother-daughter bonding or even playing hooky, here are our suggestions for the most spectacular Girls Getaway that only NOLA can host.

  1. Festigals
    Beignets at Cafe du Monde
    Sucre
    Fifi Mahoney's
    Frenchmen Art Market
    Live Music in the Bywater
    St. Charles Streetcar
    Magazine St. Shopping
    Plan your trip around a festival! French Quarter Festival, Tales of the Cocktail, ESSENCE Festival. There are tons of events year-round with all the dining and dancing you could ask for.
  2. And if you really want to feel the girl power, plan your around Festigals this summer.
  3. Grab some beignets for breakfast and soak in the gorgeous views around Jackson Square.
  4. Or indulge in the decadent breakfast at Brennan’s (Brandy Milk Punch, anyone?).
  5. Roam into the deep decorative courtyards of the art galleries on Royal and Julia Streets.
  6. Then go refresh in the ambiance of a contemporary French cafe with macaroons and ice cream at Sucre in the French Quarter.
  7. Play dress up parade-style with a fabulous wig from Fifi Mahoney’s.
  8. Get ready for your big night out with a fabulous blowout from Buff Beauty Bar in the CBD.
  9. Then walk over to Willa Jean and Indulge in the comforts of fresh melted cookies with warm coffee. Or try out their refreshing frosé (frozen rosé).
  10. Follow that up with some shopping in the very chic South Market District.
  11. Request your favorite song at the Piano Bar at Pat O’ Briens.
  12. Then dance the night away to 90s music videos at Gold Mine.
  13. Start a day with a refreshing outdoor exercise class by the river with the Sweat Social.
  14. Lounge out for the day with a cocktail by the pool at the Ace Hotel or enjoy poolside mimosas at the Country Club in the Bywater.
  15. Stroll by the Frenchmen Art Market around 9 p.m. to find a little piece of NOLA to take home with you.
  16. And jump right into the Spotted Cat next door for a classic jazz band experience.
  17. Or have a chill night in the Bywater with live music, wine and a cheese plate at Bacchanal.
  18. Dig into the history of New Orleans music and culture with a walking tour through Treme.
  19. Gaze at the beautiful mansions and oak trees while you stroll down St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District.
  20. Experience the thrill of a Ghosts and Spirits Tour, especially when you get $10 off on Tuesdays.
  21. Book a cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking, Langlois or these other delectable facilities.
  22. Spend the day shopping the boutiques on Magazine Street.
  23. Grab a bite from any/ all of the vendors at St. Roch Market. Especially the quinoa bowls and every type of crepes you can think of.
  24. Try out a yoga class in a uniquely New Orleans setting, like the Besthoff Sculpture Garden (Saturday mornings) or The Cabildo (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays).
  25. Grab dinner at one of many James Beard Award-winning restaurants.
 
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