Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate your bachelorette party? If so, New Orleans is the perfect destination!
When you picture New Orleans, you probably think of Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street. Nonetheless, there is a lot more to this city than that! There are endless possibilities for fun and excitement in The Big Easy.
Here are nine unique ideas for an unforgettable NOLA bachelorette party:
Take a Haunted History Tour
New Orleans is steeped in history, and much of that history is dark and haunted. From voodoo queen Marie Laveau to the infamous LaLaurie mansion, there are plenty of opportunities to get your spook on in the Big Easy.
A guided tour is a great way to learn about the city's dark past while getting a few thrills along the way.
Visit a Voodoo Temple
Voodoo is an important aspect of New Orleans culture, and there are several temples and shops dedicated to the practice scattered throughout the city.
At these temples, you can learn about the history and customs of voodoo, purchase charms and potions, and even have a consultation with a priestess. A voodoo temple visit makes for a truly unique and memorable bachelorette party experience!
Go on a Swamp Tour
For something truly different, why not take your group on a swamp tour? Alligators, snakes, birds, and other species call Louisiana's marshes home, and there's no better way to see them up close than on a swamp tour. Just be sure to wear insect repellent—mosquitoes are plentiful in Louisiana's swamps!
Ride the Streetcars
The streetcar system in New Orleans is one of the country's oldest and most recognizable. A streetcar ride is a must-do while visiting the city, and it's an excellent way to travel around and see the attractions.
New Orleans has three main streetcar lines: St. Charles Line, the Canal Street Line, and the Riverfront Line. These lines offer unique views and experiences, so take your pick and hop aboard!
Enjoy a River Cruise on the Mississippi River
What's a trip to New Orleans without a cruise down the Mississippi River? Several companies offer river cruises, and you can choose from daytime sightseeing tours or evening dinner cruises.
As you travel down the Mississippi, you and your bride tribe will be treated to breathtaking views of the downtown skyline. While on board, enjoy some of the delicious creole cuisines that New Orleans is known for.
Take a Stroll Through the French Quarter
The French Quarter is a must-see on every New Orleans journey. Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral are just two of the many famous New Orleans landmarks located in this historic neighborhood.
The French Quarter is trendy for its excellent shopping, cafes, and nightlife. Take a walk down Bourbon Street for some unforgettable fun!
Visit an Underground Jazz Club
New Orleans is known for its fantastic music scene and plenty of places to enjoy live music throughout the city. But for a truly unique and authentic experience, head to one of the city's underground jazz clubs.
These hidden gems are often located in basements or backrooms of bars and restaurants, and they offer a great chance to experience the city's vibrant music scene up close and personal.
Explore the Garden District
It's easy to see why the Garden District is one of New Orleans favorite bachelorette party destinations. This beautiful neighborhood is home to gorgeous antebellum mansions, stunning gardens, and tree-lined streets.
Spend an afternoon exploring this historic area, and stop by Lafayette Cemetery #1 – one of the most popular sites in the Garden District.
Take a Bourbon Street Burlesque Class
What's more fun than learning how to do a burlesque dance? At Bourbon Street Burlesque, you and your group will learn all the basics of burlesque dancing from professionals who know how to put on a good show.
You'll also get to watch a live performance by some of the most talented dancers in the city. Afterward, you can even head upstairs to their speakeasy for cocktails!
Sample the Local Cuisine
New Orleans is known for its great food, and there's no better way to experience the city's culinary scene than by sampling some local cuisines. From beignets and gumbo to crawfish étouffée and jambalaya, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
For tourist-friendly meals that even picky eaters can enjoy, visit NOLA staples like Commander's Palace, Cafe du Monde, or Antoine's. Or, for something truly unique, head to Cochon Butcher for house-made charcuterie and sandwiches or Brennan's for their world-famous breakfast buffet.
Ride the Streets on a Party Bike
Why not try a party bike for a different and exciting city tour experience? These human-powered bikes seat up to 15 people and come complete with music, lights, and (of course) a bar.
Pedal your way through the streets of New Orleans as you enjoy drinks with your friends. It's a great way to see the city and get some exercise at the same time!
Soak Up Some Sun at the Beach
Even though New Orleans is not typically associated with beaches, that doesn't mean you can't find a place to soak up some sun. Head to nearby Grand Isle State Park for a day of lounging on the beach, fishing, swimming, and more. Or relax on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, just a short drive from the city.
Or, if you're looking for a party atmosphere, head to Mardi Gras World, where you can enjoy a day of sunbathing, live music, and (of course) plenty of beads.
No matter your interests, you're sure to find something to love about New Orleans. With its rich history, lively nightlife, and delicious food, there is something for everyone in this vibrant city. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!