Date Ideas in New Orleans: Making Memories Magical
We begin by defining our favorite luxuries and what they do for us.
- What makes you forget worries?
- What makes you remember hopes?
- What makes you wish time could stop?
Once defined, these luxuries come together to create an unforgettable evening.
5 Ways to Customize Your New Orleans Date Night
1. Midnight Dancing, Hot Chocolate, and Sweet Kisses
Because it’s December, we begin with a trip to City Park. After the rush of visitors, Celebration in the Oaks is a perfect seasonal date spot. Because it’s open from 6pm to 10pm, there is a good chance you’ll find fewer people crowding the lights as the night goes on. Bring cash, buy two hot chocolates, and take your time.
Wait until the grounds grow quiet and share a dance under the twinkling lights in the Botanical Garden. Then take a walk to Morning Call just across the way (open 24-hours) for fresh beignets, moonlit talks, and a chicory coffee. Seal this night with a kiss under the low-hanging oak branches.
2. Macarons, Tarts, and Coffee Talks
If you find yourself on Magazine Street, sit down and enjoy the sweet macarons and small, delicate desserts from Sucré. Share bites, sit close, and talk softly about the things that make your life just as sweet.
Follow this with a trip to the cozy Starbucks on Washington Avenue or a local coffee shop like Hey! Cafe just down Magazine Street. Laugh about silly things and play Pictionary on the paper coffee cups and napkins. Stay ’til close. Take your coffee to go and let the night lead you down Magazine, walking past the closing shops and boutiques. Watch New Orleans go to sleep and wake up all at once.
3. A Royal Stroll, The French 75, and Live Jazz
Walk down Royal Street just before sunset and browse the talented artists along the street. Stop by art galleries like the Galerie Rouge, Galerie D’Art Francais, the Martin Lawrence Galleries, and the Vincent Mann Gallery as you make your way to Bienville. Take a right and find your way to Bourbon street. On the corner, you’ll see Arnaud’s, a classic New Orleans restaurant. Stop by for a cocktail or two at their renowned French 75 Bar and grab a taste of their classic creole cuisine.
Eventually, find yourselves craving Live Jazz and get swept away to Frenchmen Street and the renowned Snug Harbor for late night cocktails and the smooth sounds of live Jazz performances. Feeling the beat? Take a walk down to the Apple Barrel for some sweet tunes and a great dance floor (even when it’s crowded).
4. Crêpes and The Columns
Crêpes make for a great date because they’re warm, delicate and the right amount of messy. When you’re Uptown, it’s all about going big. La Crêpe Nanou has many delicious dinner crêpes (and mussels that will make any mouth water), but the signature moment of this meal is dessert. Sometimes it’s all about a crêpe loaded with ice cream drizzled with chocolate and almonds. Every bite is full of happiness, giggles, and moments that take your breath away.
As you near the end of this dessert, you’ll find your way to a martini at The Columns and storytelling on the comfy seating inside or the tables on their gorgeous front porch. While this is a popular Uptown hangout spot, quiet moments and heart-to-hearts are never far away.
Whether your goal is to find the best Bloody Mary in New Orleans, create your own Live Jazz crawl, or to simply go from any of the New Orleans fine dining restaurants to your Gala, Ball, or even movies at Canal Place, there is an unsung luxury in a smooth ride.
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