Destination Diary – New Orleans

Posted By Trav


If you’ve followed any of the stories from our recent roadtrip you’ll have definitely learned at least one thing.

We LOVED New Orleans.

So we’re here today to tell you our favorites. Where to eat, what to do, where to stay, it’s all in today’s Destination Diary!

Plus a tip on how to park for free in New Orleans!

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Places to Eat

Happy Hour

Regular Eating

Po Boys


Things to Do

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  1. Henny Nguyen says:

    Aw, man! Yesterday you commented on my Instagram, and today I find out you were in NOLA! I’ve been living here for about 12 years, and I’m so sad I wasn’t quick enough to give my two cents about the place. If you ever decide to come back, I recommend dining outside of the quarter for authentic Cajun or Creole food for a fraction of the price that you would get in the quarter. Metairie, Frenchman, Uptown, and Mid City are some of the better places to get unique New Orleanian meals as well as many delicious ethnic restaurants. Uptown and Mid City especially will give you the French Quarter feel without all the tourists and mostly at a cheaper cost.

    There’s a parking lot right across from the French Market where if you enter it Mon-Fri before 10AM (last time I checked), you can actually park there all day for only $10.

    Any food-type souvenirs that you want to buy like beignet mix or Tabasco can also be found in the grocery stores outside of the Quarter for a lot cheaper. And I’ve only found out about this last year (shocker), but during the month of December some nicer restaurants will have a Reveillon menu. This is basically a four-course dinner menu that gives you a couple of options for each course and is typically a lot cheaper than buying the course individually at any other given time. So for those who ever wish to try fine dining but can’t normally afford to do it, December is a great time to try fancy New Orleanian dishes.

    I can go on about this, but let me know if you need more information if you and Heather ever want to come down to visit again.

    1. Trav says:

      @Henny Nguyen – Awesome, thanks so much for the recs. We 100% will be back. We fell in love with the city!

  2. Matt says:

    Hey there guys! Love the podcasts. I’m Matt from San Francisco and I just wanted to voice my opinion and hope I can influence you on your next trip to NOLA. Commanders Palace is worth the very expensive price tag. My family took me to NOLA for a delayed birthday trip(a hurricane made us reschedule the trip). We had a lovely dinner at Commanders Palace sipping on cocktails and Pappy. I highly recommend it. Three places I did want to let you know about are Cafe Amelie, bacchanal, and BMC. Cafe Amelie is a cute little reataurant on Royal Street. When we went the weather was great so we got to eat out in the courtyard which is beautiful with a central fountain and nice mood lighting. My girlfriend and I had the best Gumbo of our lives there. Bacchanal fine wine and spirits I was by far the best place we went to in NOLA. We probably spent a solid half day there. Think cheese and wine in a great little outdoor garden. When we were there they were doing a fundraiser BBQ to send water bottles to Puerto Rico. Great atmosphere with a stage outside with live music. A must if you ask me. Lastly I’ll just say that the Balcony Music Club on Esplanade is a lot of fun. We went there three nights in a row and cought some great live acts. Side note, Port of Call just up Esplanade from BMC has great burgers and great drinks.

    Cheers! Keep up the great work.

    Matt C

    1. Trav says:

      @Matt C – Thanks so much for the recs. I honestly can’t wait to get back to NOLA – what an amazing city. And Commanders Palace is definitely on the hit list next time we go, especially if we can get in for their lunch special. Thanks again for the recs, really appreciate it!

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