The Big Easy is always near the top of our list of favorite places for fun, food, festivals, and of course, romance. It is as close as we can think of to leaving the country without leaving the country.
Spent just two days in New Orleans, Louisiana with furry baby, Mishka, at the luxurious Westin downtown. After spending almost 3 weeks in 1-2 star hotels, the Westin was such a needed relief. The plush bedding and views were the princess treatment Mishka and I needed.
Touring New Orleans by StreetcarThe New Orleans streetcar system runs through many of the Crescent City’s tourist districts. With five interconnected trolley lines, they can take you where to want to explore. I love New Orleans. There is so much to see, hear, and taste. Riding conjures up the romance of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire.” What better way to tour the city! Right?
Last but not least, Highway 61 is another one that runs north-to-south rather than east-to-west. Connecting a small town in Minnesota to the electric city of New Orleans, Louisiana, Highway 61 is often referred to as the "Blues Highway" due to its many cultural stops having to do with blues and jazz music of the past. The route stretches 1,400 miles and can be completed in a week, but two weeks would allow for a more enriching experience, giving you the chance to truly take in all the sights along the way. Some must-see spots include B.B. Kings Blues Club in Nashville, the Rock n' Roll Museum in Memphis, Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel in Memphis, and the Highway 61 Blues Museum to top it all off. So for every music lover out there, the "Blues Highway" route won't disappoint.
French Quarter New Orleans