New Orleans comes alive in the springtime, and the French Quarter is the center of the action.

In celebration of the season, we’ve created a special spring walking tour of the French Quarter. Take a leisurely stroll with us as we visit classic establishments, local favorites, and a few hidden gems!

Café Beignet

Café Beignet’s Parisian-style storefront is just down the block from our hotel, at 334 Royal Street. It’s been serving delicious pastries and coffee for two hundred years.

Breakfast is available all day every day, from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., and you can catch live music in the afternoon on Wednesday – Sunday.

Keil’s Antiques

Keil’s Antiques at 325 Royal features three floors filled with incredible 18th and 19th-century English, French and Continental antiques. Established in 1899, it’s a major reason why Royal Street is considered one of the best antiquing spots in the world.

Whether you’re buying or just browsing, Keil’s is a great place to begin your French Quarter antique shopping.

The Court of Two Sisters

The Court of Two Sisters at 613 Royal is an iconic French Quarter establishment that features all of your favorite Cajun and Creole dishes. Try a cup of Creole seafood gumbo, or embrace your inner New Orleanian and go with the Crawfish Napoleon.

Court of Two Sisters is a staple on local and national “Best of New Orleanslists, and has won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence every year since 1994.

Jackson Square

Jackson Square is a registered National Historic Landmark and an instantly recognizable New Orleans scene. Here, you’ll find fantastic local arts and crafts, live music, and a melting pot of bona-fide New Orleans characters.

The Square is also home to St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest active Roman Catholic cathedral in the United States.


Located at 625 Chartres Street, Sylvain is a stylish bistro that serves top-notch cocktails and refined takes on classic Southern dishes. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon with friends or an intimate meal with a loved one.

According to Sylvain’s website, “guests should feel comfortable laughing loudly, having a shot of whiskey, and lingering amongst friends.”

The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum honors the legacy of America’s first licensed pharmacist, Louis J. Dufilho, as well as the history of pharmacy and medicine in Louisiana. Here, you’ll learn about the fascinating (but questionable) medical practices of years past.

Final Stop: Carousel Bar & Lounge

The renowned Carousel Bar & Lounge, located just past our front doors, is New Orleans’ only rotating bar. Carousel Bar’s seasonal menu features both classic and contemporary cocktails, as well as an excellent selection of in-house originals.

You can also catch live music most nights of the week. See our entertainment calendar for details.

Stay with Us while You Explore the French Quarter

Let us be your gateway to the French Quarter and all that lies beyond it during your next trip to New Orleans. Book now and start planning your unforgettable trip to the Crescent City!


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