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Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

January 28th, 2013 by insideout

As one of the oldest cities in the nation, it is easy to kindle romance along the picturesque streets of our historic city.

In fact, a night or two in a New Orleans bed and breakfast would be the ultimate way to celebrate the lover’s holiday. Make sure to book your room as soon as possible, as this holiday fills up our B&B’s early!

Romantic Dining in New Orleans

One of the traditional activities for Valentine’s Day, a romantic dinner, is also easily accomplished in this gourmet city. One of the best ways to find just the right restaurant for your taste, price range and mood is to ask your innkeeper.

Here are some recommendations innkeepers have shared:

Coquette: Modern, oysters, daily menu changes, small bistro-style. (Washington and Magazine Street)
Jacques-Imo Cafe: More of a party atmosphere (Uptown on Oak)

romantic new orleans dining

Have an authentic and fun New Orleans meal at Jacques-Imo Cafe

Windsor Court Grill Room : In the French Quarter. Upscale and more pricey.
Lilette: French-style cuisine (Magazine St.)
Iris: Good drinks, lighter food and pretty. Warning: bad parking.
Sylvain: Down home bar and food (French Quarter)
Room 27: 2nd generation modern creole style cuisine

Take a Romantic Carriage Ride

Mule-drawn carriages can be boarded on the Decatur Street side of Jackson Square at almost any hour of the day. Or charter a carriage to pick you up from your B&B (if available) or after dinner. They are a scenic and rustic way to tour the French Quarter while being entertained and enlightened by a knowledgeable driver. Click here for carriage tours that you can charter.

Have a Picnic in the Park

With the balmy year-round weather in New Orleans, you can have a lovely picnic, even in February! Bring a bottle of wine (that’s right, it’s legal to drink in New Orleans parks!) and some of your favorite bites to Jackson Square, Louis Armstrong Park or Washington Square near Frenchman Street.

We hope you will decide to spend the lover’s holiday in the Crescent city!