Lighten Up in New Orleans
222 North Rampart Street; (504) 525-2375
At the corner of Magazine and Girod.
2900 Magazine Street; (504) 891-4393
800 South Peters Street; (504) 525-3474
The Bienville House: Recently renovated, this hotel has the feel of a French Quarter manor house but offers contemporary amenities. 320 Decatur Street; (504) 529-2345
How to get around
On Foot: Bring comfortable shoes for the cobblestone streets.
By Streetcar: The vintage streetcars run three lines along Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue, and the riverfront. norta.com
When to visit
October brings cooler temps and blue skies to the area (perfect for walking!), as well as the New Orleans Film Festival (October 8-15) and the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival (October 17-18).
Low in sodium and high in taste, this seasoning blend is used at The New Orleans School of Cooking and got a thumbs up from our Test Kitchen for its Cajun kick. $6.75 (9 oz.); 1-800-237-4841
Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.