Exciting Date Ideas for Romantics Traveling to New Orleans

Kristopher Neild

By , Local Expert, New Orleans
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Imagine strolling through a picturesque neighborhood in the Garden District complete with Euro architecture, iron fences and drooping oaks. You grasp the hand of your lover as you whisper to each other plans for the night ahead. Where will you go to make sure this night is one the both of you will remember forever?

New Orleans has something for everyone; this includes lovers young and old. If your love is the greener type, a stroll in Audubon Park capped off with a a few delicious scoops from Creole Creamery could be your calling. If you've done all the typical date stuff through the years, try riding the St. Charles...  Read more »

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    The Fly

    The Fly offers one of the most picturesque sunsets available to mankind.

    Local Expert Tip: "Come for the sunset, the memory will live forever."

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    Garden District

    The architecture, beauty and awe-inspiring views the Garden District provide make it a must-see for couples.

    Local Expert Tip: "You could do a guided walking tour, but some prefer to blaze their own trail."

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    Jackson Square

    Jackson Square offers much for the romantic couple during the day, but the availability of horse-drawn...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Grab a cafe-au-lait from Cafe du Monde before hopping on your carriage ride. "

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    Pleasing your lover's palette should be at the top of mind. Sucre's chocolates, gelato and coffee drinks will accomplish that.

    Local Expert Tip: "You can't go wrong with French macaroons and homemade gelato (using local dairy and cane sugar). "

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    Prytania Theatre

    Pryantia is a historic single screen theater with a balcony, mechanical curtains and a "Phantom of the Opera" style organ sitting up front.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Prytania only has one screen, so to secure seats buy them in advance online. "

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    Audubon Park

    Gigantic sprawling oaks draped with Spanish moss make Audubon Park the perfect place for a romantic stroll and picnic.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you plan to picnic here, make sure to bring a blanket or towel, as the ants like to do a little nibbling too. "

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    New Orleans Streetcars

    Riding an original 19th century St. Charles streetcar through a downpour can be an exciting experience.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you get caught on the streetcar in the rain, don't panic, just put your windows up. Riding the streetcar in lieu of driving your car is advised for late night shenanigans."

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    Creole Creamery

    Creole Creamery is that perfect "high school" kind of date option that really brings you back.

    Local Expert Tip: "Though you may not see it on the menu, the frozen cappuccino is delicious and is a must for coffee lovers. "

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    City Park

    City Park, with its nature and beauty is the perfect place to spend a quiet, relaxing day.

    Local Expert Tip: "Grab a paddle boat and head out on the lagoon. "

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    Steamboat Natchez

    Arranging for dinner upon the historic Steamboat Natchez allows couples to engage in under the stars eating upon the grand Mississippi.

    Local Expert Tip: "Checking the weather forecast is advised before booking dinner reservations aboard the Natchez. "



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