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New Orleans Attractions For Couples: 9 Memorable Activities You'll love

9 Couples Attractions You'll Love

A common nickname for New Orleans is "The Paris of the South." The city was founded by the French in 1718 and was named after the Duke of Orleans. If you explore the French Quarter of New Orleans, you will discover many remnants of French architecture and culture. One thing the French are most known for is romance. Paris is known as the city of love, so it is no surprise that "The Paris of the South" holds the same charm for couples looking for the most fun and romantic attractions in the area!

Wanting to experience the best attractions for couples in New Orleans? Look no further, we have compiled a list of some of the most celebrated attractions for you! 

#1: Bed, Breakfast, and Museum at the Degas House

There's nowhere more romantic to stay with your partner than a vintage bed and breakfast like the Edgar Degas House. Not only do you receive the comfort and luxury of a hotel room, but the delicious breakfast is unmatched, and nowhere else will you have the memorable opportunity to stay in an official French landmark. If you are looking for a day activity rather than overnight lodging, check out our award-winning Breakfast and Creole Impressionist Tour experience. 

This establishment was the home of the famous impressionist painter Edgar Degas, and we offer tours for guests who would like to see our museum and learn more about the painter's life. The perfect place to experience true New Orleans culture and elegance!

New Orleans' Bed and Breakfast Hours:

Check-in is between 3-5pm and check-out is before 11am.
Tours occur daily at 10:30 and 1:45.

New Orleans' Bed and Breakfast Pricing:

$150-$700 each night depending on the room-type and location. Book a room here! 
Tours cost $22-$29/person.  
City street of New Orleans

#2: Haunted Tours for Couples in New Orleans

Explore the scary side of New Orleans! There is over 300 years of history in this fascinating city, and couples love learning about the supernatural side of New Orleans on haunted tours. The city is rife with vampire tales, haunted cemeteries, voodoo practices, all framed in the gloomy, moss-laden cypress trees that Louisiana is famous for. Hold on to your lover tight as you learn about this side of New Orleans and enjoy a night of thrill!

New Orleans' Haunted Tour Hours:

Tours are plentiful but the hours vary. Tours are offered as early as 10am to late into the evening. You will easily be able to find a haunted tour to fit into your schedule!

New Orleans' Haunted Tour Pricing:

Most haunted tours cost between $20-$30 for adults and $10-$20 for children.

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Carriage ride at night in New Orleans

#3: Horse and Carriage Ride in New Orleans

What screams fairytale romance unlike anything else? A ride on a horse and carriage. This is a must-do in New Orleans. Riding down the charming cobblestone streets in a carriage is something straight out of a movie. Surprise your partner with a ride to remember!

New Orleans' Horse and Carriage Ride Hours:

You can book a private carriage ride anytime between 9am and 10:30pm. Each carriage seats up to four people and lasts an hour.

New Orleans' Horse and Carriage Ride Pricing:

Private horse and carriage rides typically begin at $300 for an hour.  
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#4: New Orleans Botanical Garden

The botanical gardens of New Orleans feature over 2000 varieties of plants from all over the world. Louisiana's humid, rich air makes it possible for amazingly beautiful and vibrant plants to flourish. You'll love the smells, sights, and peace that these famous gardens offer. Retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city for a couple of hours and go on a romantic stroll with your significant other through the beautiful gardens.

New Orleans' Botanical Garden Hours:

The New Orleans Botanical Garden is open Wednesday 10am-8:30pm and Thursday through Sunday 10am-4:30pm.

New Orleans' Botanical Garden Pricing:

Adults: $10
Children: $5
Children (under 3): Free
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Mardi Gras parade in new orleans

#5: Mardi Gras in New Orleans

New Orleans is most famously known for the crazy party that is Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is a celebration on Fat Tuesday right before the first day of lent. This vibrant carnival extends through all of New Orleans and is an unbeatable experience for those who want to enjoy a party that beats all others! Couples love to enjoy the parade, jazz, costumes, various foods and attractions, and of course plenty of drinks during this wild celebration.

New Orleans' Mardi Gras Hours:

Mardi Gras happens every year in February or March. The day varies depending on where Fat Tuesday falls.

New Orleans' Mardi Gras Pricing:

Celebrating Mardi Gras is free!
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#6: Eat Southern Food in New Orleans

You cannot stay in New Orleans without tasting the city's delicious, unique take on Southern food. New Orleans has a rich culinary history and you don't want to miss out on trying some authentic jambalaya, gumbo, beignets, po-boy and if you're adventurous, some alligator-nuggets! A plethora of local cuisines line the streets of New Orleans and guests from all over the world comment on how delicious our plates are.

New Orleans' Southern Food Hours:

Hours vary depending on the establishment. You will be able to find a spot any time of the day.

New Orleans' Southern Food Pricing:

The Southern food of New Orleans costs anywhere from $7 to $25/person!
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Jazz band playing in new orleans street

#7: Listen to Live Jazz in the Original City of Jazz

New Orleans has always been celebrated for their delightful jazz scene. It should be no surprise that the original birthplace of this exciting genre of music offers some amazing jazz. You'll find live jazz in almost every bar and lounge you come across, and you'll agree that capturing as much of this music as possible is a quintessential part of the iconic New Orleans experience.

New Orleans' Live Jazz Hours:

You can find live jazz music at all hours of the day and night.

New Orleans' Live Jazz Pricing:

Most live jazz is completely free, though some venues will require a modest cover fee.
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#8: Visit a Romantic Bar in New Orleans

What is more romantic than sipping cocktails with your lover in the city? Pretty much nothing. New Orleans is full of charming and romantic bars to sip and talk with your partner by candlelight. Whether you're happy with a more affordable good-times type bar or you want something a little more elegant, you'll find no shortage of great options.

Here are some of our favorite romantic bars in New Orleans:
  • The Elysian Bar
  • Vessel
  • Palm Court Jazz Cafe
  • Cellardoor
  • Cure

New Orleans' Romantic Bar Hours:

Hours vary. Check the individual restaurant or bar for specific times.

New Orleans' Romantic Bar Pricing:

Prices range depending on the individual restaurant or bar.
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couples attraction helicopter ride new orleans

#9: Helicopter Ride in New Orleans

Surprise your partner with a romantic evening helicopter ride above the dreamy city. See New Orleans from a new perspective and enjoy a thrilling experience together. Choose a private helicopter ride for an unforgettable evening date if you would like to see the city lights, choose a flight during the day if you prefer to see the coast line and appreciate some of the geography that's hidden at night.

New Orleans' Helicopter Ride Hours:

Hours range from 10am to 10pm. Private flights must be booked in advance.

New Orleans' Helicopter Ride Pricing:

Prices range from $99 to $349 per person depending on the flight length.