If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a spontaneous trip taker. So a random day in early November I was browsing last minute flights & found a $200 roundtrip ticket to New Orleans…Ok, yeah it was a no-brainer.
I feel like because I tend to travel a lot, I get a lot of questions about how I plan my trips out…And the short answer is: I don’t. Not that I don’t ever plan anything but I tend to like just winging it & seeing how the trip unfolds.
However, here’s how I figured out the logistics of this particular trip…
Plane Tickets: Google Flights
I pretty much always start with Google flights when I searching for flights. And then once I have a base line, I check out Skyscanner! These particular flights were non-stop Seattle to New Orleans on Alaska (heyyyy my fav airline right now).
We stayed at the Maison Saint Charles & guys, it was so freakin nice!! We had like an entry room + these old chandeliers. Highly recommend checking out Hotwire deals because we saved so much money through them on this particular trip.
Transportation: Uber/we walked a ton
Since we weren’t staying too far away from the goings on….we decided not to rent a car. Which honestly worked out great because we never had to search for parking or pay for parking. (I guess a little disclaimer, we knew we’d be walking 20+ minutes per day to get to things but we both enjoy city walks so it wasn’t too bad).
Oh man, I feel like all we freakin did was eat while we were in New Orleans in November & I’m totally ok with that. Here are some of the restaurants we LOVED!
Ok not only was the food amazing BUT their lunch special is three courses (PLUS you get a personal loaf of bread) and it’s just the price of the year…so we paid $20.19. AND they have 25cent cocktails at lunch. Like come on guys…it’s a no brainer.
I think we both left Mother’s too full to walk. Their Debris was about the best I’ve ever had & like everything we ate their was southern sent goodness. Be prepared to want to take a nap after.
The Ruby Slipper Cafe
We went to the Ruby Slipper for brunch & got a mixture of different kinds of Eggs Benedict. Honestly was some of the best brunch I think I’ve ever had. And that says a lot because brunch it my fav.
There are obviously a million things to do in New Orleans, between all the ghosts, the music, & the gator’s. So I’m not going to break down every single thing we did. BUT here are some of the highlights.
I’m not much of an NBA gal, I definitely prefer college basketball. However, the Pel’s game we went to was so much fun! Mostly because we sat in the nose bleeds & laughed every time someone air-balled. But overall, one of my fondest memories of NOLA.
Oh my gosh. I’ve never been to a concert that felt so intimate & real in my entire life. Preservation Hall is a jazz club that’s been around forever. They only allow like 50 people in at a time & have shows every night of the week. It is absolutely worth your time. Don’t miss it.
I’ve been on swamp yours before (when I was kid sooo I barely remember it) but I never in a million years would’ve guessed that there were raccoons & wild hogs living in the swamp. It was CRAZY. And very gorgeous obviously! It might be hard to get out the city for a swamp tour but do yourself a favor & make it happen anyway!
Have questions about what New Orleans was like in November?? Reach out on insta & I’ll talk your ear off about it!!