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How to Spend Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

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Welcome to New Orleans, a city whose enchanting allure has earned it a spot among the world’s most romantic destinations. While love knows no season, spending Valentine’s Day in the heart of the French Quarter elevates the romantic experience to new heights. From the historic charm of carriage rides to the vibrant scenes of street markets, here’s a guide to help you craft an unforgettable Valentine’s Day in New Orleans. 

Romantic Things to do in New Orleans

Carriage Rides and Riverfront Strolls

Begin your romantic odyssey with a mule-drawn carriage tour, reminiscent of a bygone era. Book a tour online or opt for a spontaneous French Quarter Mule Tour by Royal Carriages. Explore the Quarter’s historic beauty, including St. Louis Cemetery #1, in the comfort and style of a carriage. 

As you alight, take a leisurely stroll along the Riverfront and the Moonwalk. Woldenberg Park provides a scenic backdrop, inviting you to immerse yourselves in the rhythms of street performances while enjoying the charming atmosphere.

Cruising the Mississippi in Style

For a romantic night on the river, board Creole Queen’s Valentine’s Day cruise. Set sail at 6 p.m. on the paddlewheeler, indulging in an open bar, live music, and an upscale Cajun buffet. Reservations are a must, and the dress code adds an element of sophistication to this memorable river cruise.

Romantic Places in New Orleans

Royal Street Revelry

Contrast the vibrant energy of Bourbon Street with a stroll along the pedestrian mall of Royal Street. Explore eclectic art galleries, upscale antique shops, and funky boutiques. Visit and experience the charm of wrought-iron balconies and discover unique street performances that make Royal Street a standout destination.

Jackson Square: A Captivating Heartbeat

At the heart of the French Quarter lies Jackson Square, a vibrant hub of history and culture. Holding hands here is not just a gesture but a capturing of moments in time. Get a sketch done together, dance to the rhythm of street musicians, and relish the timeless charm of this iconic square. 

Dining in Romantic Ambiance

As the day unfolds, embrace the culinary romance of the French Quarter. Choose from the upscale Creole dining trifecta at Broussard’s, Arnaud’s, or Antoine’s. Experience the enchanting back patio of Bayona on Dauphine Street or the candlelit charm of Sylvain on Chartres Street. These dining spots provide not only exquisite meals but also settings that enhance the romantic atmosphere of your evening. 

Single in New Orleans: Crafting Your Own Narrative on Valentines Day

As a solo explorer in the heart of New Orleans, relish the freedom to craft a unique Valentine’s Day narrative that celebrates self-love. Break free from traditional norms and embrace the individuality of your journey through this vibrant city.

Leisurely Stroll in City Park

Take a relaxed solo stroll through the expansive City Park, where art and nature harmoniously coexist. With no constraints, let the lush surroundings become your sanctuary. Discover hidden corners, appreciate public art installations, and let the beauty of City Park become the backdrop to your solo adventure. 

Curating Your Streetcar Journey

Hop onto a streetcar and become the curator of your own journey through New Orleans’ iconic and historic street railway system. Feel the pulse of the city as the rhythmic clinking of the tracks becomes the soundtrack to your independent exploration. Revel in the freedom to discover its charms at your own pace. 

Indulging in Culinary Delights

Treat yourself to a delightful solo meal at one of New Orleans’ renowned restaurants. Choose a cozy spot with an inviting atmosphere and relish every bite, savoring the flavors without distractions. Alternatively, gather friends for a celebratory meal, sharing laughter and creating cherished memories. New Orleans offers a diverse culinary landscape, ensuring that your Valentine’s Day dining experience is as unique and special as you are.

Spend Valentine's Day in Nature with New Orleans Swamp Tours

As February unfolds, let New Orleans be the canvas for your romantic love story. Whether you choose to explore the bustling streets or find solace in the quiet corners, the city’s diverse offerings promise to make your Valentine’s escapade truly timeless. Embrace the magic, create lasting memories, and let the spirit of New Orleans infuse your love with a touch of romance that lingers long after Valentine’s Day.

And for a unique and intimate experience that goes beyond the ordinary, consider adding a touch of adventure to your love story. Explore the enchanting Honey Island Swamp with Cajun Encounters’ daily New Orleans Swamp Tours! Glide through gator territory on a small, flat-bottomed boat, guided by local experts who are passionate about sharing the beauty of this unique ecosystem. It’s not just a tour; it’s a journey into the heart of nature, where you can witness alligators, wild boar, raccoons, snakes, owls, egrets, and more – all in their natural habitat, just a few feet from your boat. 

Book your New Orleans swamp tour with Cajun Encounters, where the magic of the city meets the mystery of the swamp, and make this Valentine’s Day an adventure to remember!

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