Off the Beaten Path of New Orleans

shutterstock_57006851Whether you’re visiting New Orleans and looking for something unique to do, or planning a conference or meeting in our area and looking for some extracurricular ideas, New Orleans has some great and very unique venues that are somewhat off the beaten path of the standard New Orleans experience.  Our travel experts can help you plan the most unique, most memorable experience for your party or group.

Celebration Distillery located in the Gentilly area of New Orleans

It is the Oldest Premium Rum Distillery in US and the only in Louisiana. Old New Orleans Rum was born in the back streets of New Orleans 9th Ward. The startup of their business success would not have been possible if not for a band of artists and musicians better known for consumption than fabrication. Together they managed to start production of what are now considered some of the world’s best rums. Drop by for a tour, some tasting and it is even possible to hold events there as well. http://www.neworleansrum.com/

Lousiana Swamp Tours

In the early days of Louisiana, the people of the bayou survived by hunting and fishing. There are a number of swamp tours available to show you the basic nature of the area around the beloved city we call New Orleans. Finding the right swamp tour can be a challenge. Check out the reviews here.

Pontchartrain Vineyard

Pontchartrain  Vineyard is one of 4 vineyards in the state of Lousiana. It is about an hours drive from New Orleans and offers distinct regional wines produced to complement the unique local cuisine of Southern Louisiana. For a $3 tasting fee, you can sample their entire selection. If you can’t get out to the vineyard the vineyard has come to you…its wine is sold in many shops around New Orleans. Visit here to learn more about the vineyard itself.

Any Architects out there?…Go on a Cornstalk Fence Search

There are three cornstalk fences left in New Orleans. The most famous is located at 915 Royal Street in the French Quarter. This cast iron gate was installed in 1856 and is especially popular because of how all the details are highlighted in colours. According to the story, the fence was added for a young bride who had been forced to leave her native Iowa and move with her husband to Louisiana. The groom hoped that seeing the cornstalks would remind her of the cornfields from back home.

To visit any or all of the unique venues New Orleans offers, give us a call.  Our experts can plan and arrange your tour for a flawless, stress-free experience!