Last month we took a quick family trip down to NOLA and it was much-needed for my soul. NOLA is an absolutely beautiful city, and while it was a very go with the flow, relaxing trip (we actually took the train down instead of driving), I’m glad that it wasn’t very scheduled so that we had a little time to walk around and look at some of the architecture.
Located in the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is one of the oldest streets in North America. It’s party central at night when most people visit, but I enjoyed taking it in during the day; I can look at architecture and people watch for hours, so being able to see the real beauty in the homes and businesses that lined the streets was a special treat.
It was a little rainy when we got in, but the weather actually pretty pleasant for the most part. The humidity was low, thank goodness, so my hair stayed in tact and I didn’t feel like I was going to sweat to death in my dress. Floral midi dresses are a fave, and I knew this tropical print one from Old Navy would be perfect for this trip.
While walking around, we grabbed a drink and also stopped in The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum; the history and culture of the city is so rich there that there I had to stop in. I plan to take a trip back in a few months because there are so many things I want to see that aren’t necessarily “touristy”, but there just wasn’t enough time. This was my first time visiting since I was 17 (crazy, I know!) and there’s so much more to experience. I want to move through the city as if I lived their vs. as a tourist, so I am open for recommendations!
If you are wanting to visit NOLA with family, seriously consider taking the train (or even an RV Rental; this is a great alternative and will allow you travel in and around the city without having to worry about finding a place to stay).