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Luxury in the Big Easy

Welcome to the enchanting city of New Orleans, where the air is filled with the intoxicating melodies of jazz, the aroma of mouthwatering Creole cuisine lingers on every corner, and the vibrant energy of the French Quarter captivates the soul. As a travel advisor with a passion for luxury experiences, it is my pleasure to be your guide through the hidden gems and unforgettable moments that await you in the Big Easy.

As a luxury traveler, you deserve nothing less than the finest experiences, and New Orleans offers a plethora of opulent accommodations, from historic boutique hotels to elegant bed and breakfasts. I will share my recommendations and insider knowledge to ensure your stay is nothing short of extraordinary.

Exploring the French Quarter: The Heart of New Orleans

When it comes to experiencing the vibrant and soulful atmosphere of New Orleans, there's no better place to start than the iconic French Quarter. As a travel advisor, I had the pleasure of immersing myself in the unique charm and energy of this historic neighborhood, and I can confidently say that it is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to New Orleans.

During my stay, I had the opportunity to indulge in the first-class luxury of the Ritz Carlton New Orleans. Let me tell you, it was an experience like no other. The hotel's club level amenities provided me with a level of comfort and convenience that truly enhanced my stay. From personalized concierge service to access to the club lounge, where I could enjoy complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, every aspect of my stay was taken care of with utmost care and attention to detail.

One of the beautiful lounges in the New Orleans Ritz Carlton Club Level where we spent a lot of time relaxing.

During my stay in New Orleans, I had the pleasure of experiencing the first-class hospitality of the Ritz Carlton New Orleans hotel on the club level. The luxurious accommodations and impeccable service truly elevated my stay. And let's not forget the lively jazz scene hosted in the Ritz’s very own Davenport Lounge, where live jazz is performed several evenings a week.

A welcome gift from the gracious and hospitable team at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans

For history enthusiasts like myself, the World War 2 Museum is an absolute must-see. This remarkable museum is dedicated to preserving the memory and honoring the sacrifices of those who fought in World War II. The exhibits are incredibly immersive, taking you on a journey through the war from multiple perspectives. From the personal stories of soldiers to the interactive exhibits showcasing the technology and strategies employed during the war, the museum offers a comprehensive and moving experience. Take your time to explore the various galleries and gain a deeper understanding of this pivotal moment in history.

Photo op with Ike!

No visit to New Orleans would be complete without a stroll down Royal Street. This charming thoroughfare is renowned for its historic architecture, art galleries, and antique shops. As you walk along the street, you'll be captivated by the intricate wrought-iron balconies, colorful facades, and the melange of sounds emanating from the street performers. Take your time to browse the art galleries, where you'll find a diverse range of artistic styles and mediums. From traditional paintings to contemporary sculptures, Royal Street is a haven for art enthusiasts.

We also had the opportunity to tour the artisan workshops of the Mardi Gras museum and learn more about the elaborate floats and props used for this annual celebration.

Walk among the impressive floats at the Mardi Gras Museum

One of my favorite activities while traveling is to visit historic homes.  I love to learn more about how people lived during different eras.  We visited the grand Oak Alley Plantation during our trip to New Orleans.  It’s located about 45 minutes outside the city, right on the banks of the Mississippi.  You can tour the mansion, grounds, and the homes of the enslaved people that once lived there.  

The grounds and home at Oak Alley are beautiful!

In conclusion, I hope this blog post has given you a taste of the historic city that is New Orleans.  Reach out to me to plan your luxurious getaway to this fun and lively destination!


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