First Time Visitor to New Orleans – Episode 135

Top Ten Things to Do on Your First Visit to New Orleans

Planning your first trip to New Orleans? Wondering what should be on your list of things to do, eat, and see? We answer those questions and more on episode #135 of the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast!

This list includes the top things every first time visitor to New Orleans should experience. We also provide the insider tips that will help make your visit memorable. Grab a pen and a notepad, because this show is loaded with all the details you need to have a fabulous vacation in the Crescent City!

  1. Visit a cemetery
  2. Spend time on the Mississippi River
  3. Explore Jackson Square
  4. Eat the classic New Orleans foods
  5. Wander the French Quarter
  6. Take in Bourbon Street
  7. Listen to live music
  8. Have a drink
  9. Ride the streetcar
  10. Garden District

Listen to the episode to get the details behind this list. NOTE: There might also be some lagniappe – a little something extra!

Changes Since the First Airing

This episode first aired as #39 back in June 2017. Since then, Morning Call in City Park has been replaced with Cafe du Monde. Additionally, while Compere Lapin is still an excellent restaurant and bar, Abigail Gullo is no longer the head bartender. She moved to Seattle where she is delighting guests with her cocktail knowledge and wizardry.

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