10 Best Ways to Romance Your Baby, New Orleans Style

New Orleans is a city made for lovers. Whether you’re newly entranced with your sweetie or have been spooning for decades, the city’s allure is sure to turn the heat up a notch or two.  It’s one damn sexy place, any way you look it.

Imagine strolling through the picturesque Garden District, with its lacy iron fences, Victorian architecture and canopies of Live oak trees.  Hand in hand, you whisper plans for the evening ahead. Where will you go to make sure this night is one the both of you will remember forever?

If your sweetie is the outdoor type, a sunset at The Fly in Audubon Park capped off with a few delicious scoops from Creole Creamery might be just the ticket. If you've done all the typical date stuff through the years, try riding the St. Charles Streetcar through an afternoon rain shower.

The city casts a spell over people with its historical beauty and vibrant culture. The French Quarter is the place to go for walking hand in hand, soaking up the sights, the stars and the moment. At Jackson Square, mule-drawn carriages await, ready to take couples on a magical journey around town. This is a great experience on a cloudless night with a cool breeze carrying jazz through the air.

Then there’s dancing, smooth and cool, cheek to cheek, or hot and sweaty, with abandon, a prelude (hopefully) of good things to come.



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City Park


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9th Ward
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The Spotted Cat
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French Quarter


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The Fly
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The Fly is a secret among New Orleans locals, a strip of frontage along the Mississippi River behind Audubon Zoo. On weekends, people flock in droves for grilling, crawfish boils, sunning and sports. Set up camp steps from the Mississippi and...  Read More


Meet Beth D'Addono

Beth D'Addono is a food and travel writer obsessed with flavor, exploring cultures, street music and the city of New Orleans.

Beth writes about New Orleans and other destinations for outlets...  More About Beth