New Orleans

#1 Coffee First

Envie Espresso Bar & Cafe 
308 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Vibe:
Cozy cafe with two locations in the French Quarter serving handcrafted coffee, breakfast & lunch-- perfect spot to quickly grab food & coffee while powering through a hangover

TL Insider Note:
They serve a WHOLE menu of boozy espresso & coffee drinks

#2 Best Place to Stay

Omni Royal Orleans
621 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Vibe:  Old school elegance located right in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter
-Includes a restaurant, 3 bars and a heated rooftop pool offering gorgeous views of the city

TL Insider Note:
Locals refer to this four-diamond hotel as “The O” or “The Royal”

#3 Iconic Bite

Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

The Vibe: Huge indoor/outdoor cafe serving the city’s most famous beignets

TL Insider Note:
Don’t let the large lines scare you, skip to the ‘To Go’ area and then nosh on the legendary powdered treat picnic style on Decatur Street

#4 Thrill Seeking Adventure

French Quarter Ghost Tour

The Vibe: A really fun way to tour the city and learn about the New Orleans’ extensive history through its legendary spooky past

TL Insider Note: Book a private tour - it’s about the same price as a group tour but you can choose the places you’d prefer to visit

#5 Romantic Excursion

Frenchmen St. Art Walk

The Vibe:
An always buzzing stretch of asphalt offering live music and kitschy street art for saleLike one long street party filled with restaurants, bars, and jazz clubs

TL Insider Note: Only a 15-minute walk from Bourbon street

#6 Best Sightseeing

The National WWII Museum founded in 1991
945 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Vibe: A completely interactive and immersive experience to explore WWII from how it was won to what it means todayDesignated by Congress as the official WWII museum in the U.S.

TL Insider Note: Definitely purchase tickets to watch the 4-D film narrated by Tom Hanks. *Bring tissues*

#7 Wild Card

The Court of Two Sisters
613 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Vibe: A gorgeous garden party with live music that offers a massive brunch buffet that also serves New Orleans specialty food staples

TL Insider Note: The eggs benedict station is not to be missed

#8 The Happiest Hour

St. Lawrence
219 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Vibe:  When you need a break from the Bourbon Street madness, a chill bar to pre-game the evening

TL Insider Note: In addition to their drink specials, they serve a full dinner menu

#9 Dinner with an Atmosphere

209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Vibe: Quintessential fine dining experience, historic institution located right on Bourbon Street with white cloth tables
-Perfect for celebratory dinners

TL Insider Note: Jackets are required for men, so dress accordingly!

#10 Night Out Spot

Bourbon Street

The Vibe: A non-stop street party with an endless row of bar and club options
-can carry drinks outside and dance with live music performed on the street

TL Insider Note: Make sure to watch for beads being thrown from balconies above (even when it’s not Mardi Gras!)
-better yet, ask if you can go up on the balcony to throw beads yourself!