Looking for the perfect New Orleans itinerary? You’re in luck! We’ve outlined all the essential activities for every kind of traveller, so no matter what your interests or inclinations are, you can craft the ideal getaway.

Everyone has their own idea of what a dream vacation looks like. But no matter what kind of trip you’re searching for, New Orleans deserves a spot at the top of your must-visit list.

Here’s all the absolutely necessary stops that you should add to your itinerary!

Music Lovers

If you need a little rhythm for your weekend getaway, you’ve come to the right city. New Orleans is the perfect place for music loving tourists to explore!

Frenchmen Street nightlife is home to New Orleans' incredible live music scene - you can find music on every corner in January in New Orleans

photo by @shenandoahphoto via Instagram

On the cusp of the French Quarter and New Orleans’ Marigny neighborhood, Frenchmen Street is the Crescent City’s most famous five-block stretch filled with live, local music. You’ll find everything from brass bands on street corners to swinging and swaying acts onstage at some of the most beloved clubs in the city.

Preservation Hall is another must-see spot for any music fan. This historic music venue is one of the most iconic stages in the city. It’s been going strong since 1961 and still hosts regular performances featuring local New Orleans musical masters, including the world-famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Want to learn more about New Orleans’ fascinating musical roots? Be sure to visit the New Orleans Jazz Museum, where you can dive into the unique story of the city’s music scene – and even catch some performances on their stage, too!

History Buffs

With 300+ years of history, New Orleans has so many stories to tell. You’re never far from a fascinating facts if you’re a history fanatic visiting New Orleans!

Every corner of the French Quarter has an interesting past, which is why a walking tour always deserves a spot on your New Orleans itinerary. There are tons of famed sites with fascinating origins just a short walk away, like St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and one of the oldest bars in America, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, which dates back to 1772!

WWII Museum for New Orleans Museum Month this August. Photo courtesy of @voarnaflorida via Instagram

Photo courtesy of @voarnaflorida via Instagram

Plus, there’s dozens of incredible museums that call the city home. And the World War II Museum is definitely one of the unmissable sites. Designated as America’s official WWII Museum, it has an exhaustive archive of artifacts and firsthand accounts that trace America’s role in this historic conflict.

For literary history lovers, you don’t have to go too far to find captivating stories. Our historic hotel is a national literary landmark with an enchanting literary history. Hotel Monteleone has embraced countless distinguished Southern authors, and our French Quarter hotel has been the setting in over 173 stories and novels. We’re proud to be one of the many monumental sites worth seeing in New Orleans’ literary legacy!

Adventure Seekers

Want to fill your vacation with a few thrills? You won’t have any problem building a high-spirited New Orleans itinerary. Our city has all the excitement your looking for!

If you’re in the mood for a delightful scare, a French Quarter ghost tour is definitely worth taking. New Orleans is proudly one of the most haunting cities in the world, with plenty of spooky tales to hear about!

The steamboat Natchez is the perfect adventure on the Mississippi River in New Orleans' French Quarter.

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You can also take a fun-filled trip down the Mississippi River on the Steamboat Natchez, one of the last authentic steamboats still in operation. A ride on this beloved vessel offers a riveting day of site-seeing with beautiful views of the French Quarter.

For more outdoor enjoyment, a visit to Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve is an essential activity. Just a half hour’s drive from the French Quarter, this wilderness retreat has trails that wind through diverse wildlife habitats that include bayous, swamps, marshes, and forests. 

Plus, there are plenty of tour groups that will take you through nearby swamps and bayous for a closer look at Louisiana wildlife – like alligators, wild boar, and more! It’s one of the best day trips you can take while visiting the Crescent City. 

The Laid-Back Relaxers

If your ideal vacation involves resting and relaxing, you’re sure to enjoy New Orleans’ laissez- faire lifestyle. And when you stay at Hotel Monteleone, you have everything you need to enjoy a peaceful, soothing trip.

The heated rooftop pool at Hotel Monteleone, the perfect spot to relax in New Orleans' French Quarter.

Our historic hotel offers every luxury you could ask for in a leisurely New Orleans getaway. You can soak up the sun by our stunning rooftop pool, which is heated and open year-round for your pleasure. Plus, you can enjoy delicious drinks and bites at our poolside bar, Acqua Bella, while you take in incredible views of the French Quarter.

If you want a truly relaxing experience, our in-house spa, Spa Aria, has the luxury treatment you’re searching for. Whether it’s your head, toes, or your entire body that needs soothing, Spa Aria’s gifted staff are experts in rest and relaxation. 

And if you want to experience the incredible culture of New Orleans without traveling too far off the beaten path, Hotel Monteleone provides unforgettable entertainment inside our doors. Our Carousel Bar & Lounge is a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience that also hosts live, local New Orleans music onstage. And for a taste of the city’s world-famous flavors, our in-house restaurant Criollo has refined Southern dining that you won’t want to miss!

exploring new orleans' French Quarter, in the heart of the city at hotel monteleone

Every Traveller Feels at Home at Hotel Monteleone

No matter what your New Orleans itinerary looks like, our historic hotel is the ideal spot for your dream vacation, putting you right in the heart of the French Quarter. Book your stay at Hotel Monteleone today and discover everything that New Orleans has to offer!





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