Mardi Gras might be over, but there is always something happening in New Orleans, especially as the city celebrates its Tricentennial. Royal Sonesta New Orleans, located in the French Quarter, is within walking distance or a trolley ride away from many of New Orleans’ most popular sights, sounds, and of course tastes!
What might your itinerary include when you #StaySonesta at Royal Sonesta New Orleans?
- Lafayette Cemetery and the Garden District can be accessed by a short walk and trolley ride or a quick drive from the French Quarter. The cemetery is one of New Orleans’ most famous and served as an important location in the writings of famed author Anne Rice. The cemetery is surrounded by the beautiful Garden District, where stately gated homes and gardens attract visitors for their architectural and natural beauty.
- Louis Armstrong Park is steps from the French Quarter and provides a beautiful, open, and natural contrast to bustling city streets. The park, which honors the jazz great, is ideal for a stroll and taking in statues and the sparkling pond and resident birds. Since this is New Orleans, there’s a likelihood you’ll see some sort of live performance in the park as you soak up Louisiana sunshine.
- Beignets and coffee at Cafe du Monde are a New Orleans tradition, and the original cafe is a short walk from Royal Sonesta New Orleans. The lines might seem long, but they move quickly, and servers are experts at speedily delivering the powder-sugar-covered treats, paired famously with chicory-enhanced coffee.
- Just across from Cafe du Monde, you’ll find one of New Orleans’ most notable buildings, St. Louis Cathedral, This architectural masterpiece and its three steeples can be seen from around the city, and the site itself has been a place of worship since 1727. Step inside to admire its stained glass and other stunning details.
- New Orleans history and hauntings go hand-in-hand, and a great way to see many of the city’s sites is through one of its various ghost tours that highlight New Orleans history and shed light on many of the ghost stories that New Orleans is known for. Stops such as the LaLaurie House, which holds a dark and torturous history, might make you feel like departed characters from centuries past are still walking among the living in the Crescent City.
- Don’t miss out on one of New Orleans’ most visited spots, the National WWII Museum, the #2 museum in the US and the world.