The hilarious blockbuster “Girls Trip” was a personal favorite of ours for obvious reasons. In addition to highlighting some of our go-to spots and events in the city, the movie also features our very own hotel. Can you spot the Carousel Bar in this clip?

Recreate “Girls Trip” (the sights at least!) with our itinerary below, and take advantage of our 20% off special for stays between November 19-November 30, during the Bayou Classic. If the ladies of “Girls Trip” had stayed a little longer, the Bayou Classic rivalry game definitely would have been on their itinerary, too.

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The women of “Girls Trip” partaking in a second line parade on Royal Street, just steps from Hotel Monteleone. (Photo via Fandango)

“Girls Trip”-Inspired Things to Do

See Music at The Maison

Frenchmen Street is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Though small, this street packs a big, musical punch — it’s packed with jazz clubs and live music venues reverberating with sounds of traditional New Orleans jazz, funky reggae, nostalgic swing, and more.

In the movie, the girls head to The Maison, a music venue and restaurant. Go for dinner and live jazz any night of the week, or attend their leisurely, delicious Sunday Jazz Brunch. You can even reserve a VIP section if you’re feeling fancy!

Join in on a Second Line

When you hear the sounds of brass and see telltale parasols, find the parade and jump on in. In New Orleans, second lines are often a celebratory, participatory experience. Our hotel on Royal Street frequently sees second lines pass — grab a window seat at the Carousel Bar (more on that later) to keep an eye out for your chance to dance in the streets.

Grab a Drink at Tropical Isle

The famed drinks at this Bourbon Street institution (with several outposts along the street) are known as “hand grenades” for a reason — be careful when drinking these strong cocktails! Take one to go and walk from Bourbon to Royal Street enjoying the sights and sounds along the way.

Post Up at The Carousel Bar & Lounge

Finish your “Girls Trip” experience at The Carousel Bar & Lounge, our famed, revolving bar that features craft cocktails and light bites in a swanky atmosphere. It’s also the perfect nightcap for hotel guests — skip cabs or walking and simply take the elevator upstairs to your suite. Sweet!

Special Rates and Packages

Grab the girls (or guys) and get away with our special rate inspired by “Girls Trip.” You’ll receive 20% off your stay between November 19-November 30 — click here to book! Or, travel at any time and select the Girlfriend Getaway package, which includes a welcome cocktail, cocktail tour, and 60-minute massage at our on-site spa.