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The introduction of the second month of the year brings both the love of Valentine’s Day and celebration of Mardi Gras. After a year like 2020, New Orleans will not allow restrictions to stop its festive spirit. Whether online or in-person, there is a variety of February activities and attractions offered that are sure to pique your interest.
1. Art & Zen Online Meditation Series
Find peace in a time of chaos from the comfort of your own home with the Art and Zen online series. Hosted by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, this online meditation program is led by yoga and meditation instructor, Mikhayla Harrel, and is a perfect time to practice mindfulness inspired by Southern art.
This 30-minute program is held every Wednesday afternoon and is welcoming to all skill levels. Registration is free, but guests must register to participate. Each program requires its own separate registration, which closes 30 minutes before the program begins.
2. Virtual Cooking Class
Virtually visit New Orleans and get a taste of what this great city has to offer. On the 4th, 11th and 25th of February, the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute presents Gnocchi Together. This virtual cooking class series was created in the hopes to spark flavorful and original meal inspirations. This class will not only be teaching guests adaptable recipes from a wide range of cuisines, but also essential techniques.
This program’s menu varies depending on which class is being attended at the time. Each registered participant will receive a grocery list, equipment list, and recipes no later than one week before the class starts, allowing for plenty of prep time. The class is free, but donations are welcome as they go towards culinary nonprofits and programs.
3. Creole Queen Sunday Jazz Brunch
Take a trip down the mighty Mississippi River while indulging in the best brunch treats on the Creole Queen. Guest have the option of enjoying a meal in the appointed dining room or sipping a classic cocktail on the promenade deck while enjoying the views that only the city of New Orleans has to offer.
These rides occur weekly on Sundays, with prices varying depending on the age of the participants. For an additional payment of $20, however, guests can enjoy bottomless Mimosas or Cajun Bloody Mary’s.
See for Yourself
Got a taste of what New Orleans has to offer and looking for more hands-on experiences? Those who wish to experience a little adventure outside of the norm can travel down the Honey Island Swamp with Cajun Encounters. Guests are able to experience first-hand the beauty of one of the most untarnished ecosystems in America. If that is not enough, there are plenty of educational opportunities to learn about the plants and animals that inhabit it. Guests are guaranteed the best educational experience possible with trained experts as their guides. Cajun Encounters is working hard to ensure not only the satisfaction but also the safety of its visitors by implementing proper COVID-19 protocol.
New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours is the perfect place to see the best that the city of New Orleans has to offer historically and culturally. With tours through the cemeteries, French Quarter, and Garden District, visitors are able to immerse themselves in an experience that only the Crescent City has offer. Guests can learn more about the city of New Orleans from certified tour guides, ensuring historically accurate information with an entertaining twist. Like Cajun Encounters, New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours takes their visitors’ health and safety as a top priority. As a result, they have also implemented COVID-19 protocol to ensure their visitors can experience the best without fear.