our 48 hour New Orleans bachelorette party itinerary!

Planning a bachelorette party or girls' weekend in New Orleans? I'm Alexis, & I've lived in New Orleans for four years now -- and yes, I've loved every second! I wanted to hop over to the blog today to share a few of my favorite spots in New Orleans in case you're planning a visit -- of course, there's so many great places to see & experience in NOLA, but these are an awesome way to start! But without further ado...

your New Orleans girls' weekend guide!

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New Orleans is known for Bourbon Street and jazz music, but there is so much more to see while you're in town celebrating a girls' weekend or a bachelorette weekend! Don't get me wrong -- both Bourbon Street and jazz music are on the list, but there are several places you should be sure to check out while you're in town.

Jackson Square

Jackson Square

Friday night

Get into town, get settled, then hit the streets. It's Friday, & we're going big. Have a nice fancy dinner in the French Quarter -- try Galatoires if you're ready to ball out, Coop's Place if you're not trying to break the bank, or Tujague's if you're looking for something in the middle. After dinner, grab a frozen Irish Coffee at Molly's at the Market (especially perfect if you're feeling sleepy from your heavy Cajun meal!). From here, if you're still feeling classy, head a few doors down for a cocktail at Cane & Table, or if you're ready to get a little less proper, walk the few blocks to Bourbon Street (psst.. it smells. It's crowded. We know.) While on Bourbon, be sure to check out the dueling piano bar at Pat O'Brien's and the oldest bar in America: Lafitte's. Meander the bars, make bad decisions. Head to bed.

Bourbon Street during the day [photo cred: wdsu6]

Bourbon Street during the day [photo cred: wdsu6]


Okay, so you're not feeling your finest, but don't fret! The only cure for this is brunch. Head to The Country Club in the Bywater neighborhood for poolside drag brunch, or to Surrey's Uptown for a BYOB Southern brunch -- don't worry, there's a bar next door or a corner store a couple blocks down to satisfy your Bloody Mary & mimosa needs.

After brunch, it's time to explore! Check out an above ground cemetery, gallery hop on Royal Street, kayak on the bayou, or step back in time at the famous World War II Museum. After spending your day checking out the city, head to Bacchanal for wine, cheese, & live music. Next up: to Frenchmen Street we go! Hop between jazz bars until your heart's content, then when you're hungry for a late night snack? Grab something at Dat Dog!

Sunday morning

Today is the ideal day to stroll Jackson Square, check out St. Louis Cathedral, and shop at the French Market. Don't forget to grab beignets & coffee from Cafe Du Monde before leaving town!

Enjoy your weekend!