Exploring New Orleans in 3 Days
I visited New Orleans over two months ago and my experience was curated by the CountlessMiles (CM) team. I was completely blown away by the detailed itinerary personalized to my travel needs. This really made my experience exploring the city of NOLA seamless.
I would love to share a quick recap on my experience. I enjoyed exploring and taking photos in the French Quarters district of New Orleans, walking around the streets towards Decatur street up until the Harbor. Bourbon Street was also a lot of fun, especially in the evening as the Jazz musicians filled the city air with their soulful tunes. The Frenchmen Art Market on Frenchmen Street was such a beautiful setup, supporting local talent in New Orleans. It was filled with a wide variety art work of all mediums, accessories and many handmade trinkets. I also had a quick stop at Dat Dog for authentic NOLA dog while exploring Frenchmen Street. You can also explore the artsy Frenchmen street and learn about NOLA’s jazz life with this 2 hour Free Walking Tour.
While in New Orleans, I stayed at the southern comfort Howard Henry Hotel perfectly located in the Garden District. I enjoyed exploring the Garden District, walking around the historic residential neighborhood filled with trees, ivy, beautiful homes, architecture, and gardens stretching from St. Charles Avenue to Magazine Street and from Jackson Avenue to Louisiana Avenue. When visiting New Orleans I would definitely recommend packing comfortable athletic shoes or sandals, especially if you plan to explore the city on tours. The weather in New Orleans can be unpredictable at times, so it’s best to bring a jacket or cardigan and also pack an umbrella just in case.
Part of my experience included exploring the heart of the city of New Orleans with Free Wheelin Bike Tours. The experience was really amazing as it gave me a different perspective of the city. We rode out of the French Quarter, and into the Marigny and the Bywater areas to personally connect with NOLA’s culture and history.
Overall, I had an amazing time in New Orleans and enjoyed being submerged in all it’s rich history and culture. The next time I get a chance to visit, I would love to take time to visit the Audubon Park or even take a Bayou Airboat Ride, also recommended by the CM team. The food options are endless and there are restaurants available for every budget. Of course I had to try the Beignets and Café au Lait at Café Du Monde as it is a must do in NOLA.
I would definitely go back to visit New Orleans.
Have you visited New Orleans? If so, how was your experience!
xo Your Truly Yinka, Guest Blogger
Photography: Kwesi Yanful