New Orleans June 03, 2018
7 Hidden Attractions Locals Keep To Themselves In New Orleans
Everyone knows the popular attractions like the French Quarter, Jackson Square, or even the WWII museum. There’s a reason tourists flock to these locations, but there are several hidden gems that locals like to keep to themselves. From restaurants to gardens and everything in between, here are some of the best hidden attractions that locals like to keep to themselves in New Orleans.
1. Longue Vue House and Gardens
Stroll the beautifully manicured gardens and tour the historic house museum in this hidden gem nestled in the Lakewood neighborhood. They frequently host fun events like yoga, painting workshops and family friendly activities, so be sure to check out their website for upcoming events. 7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans, LA 70124.
2. Cherry Espresso Bar
Ditch the chains and head over to this rustic coffee bar for your morning jolt. These coffee experts truly know their craft, and you’ll be able to taste the difference. They also serve food, making this the perfect spot for lunch too! Two locations: 4877 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA 70115 and 1581 Magazine St., Ste 2, New Orleans, LA 70130.
3. Aprés Lounge
This elegant champagne lounge is the perfect spot to dance your troubles away. Serving more than 70 different champagnes with some of the most talented mixologists in the city, you’re sure to have a delightful night at this charming bar tucked away on beautiful Fulton Street. 608 Fulton St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
This cash-only restaurant has remained virtually the same since it opened in 1919. Serving mouthwatering New Orleans cuisine and some of the best oysters in the city, it’s no wonder locals have kept a tight lid on this amazing restaurant. 4330 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115.
5. The New Movement
The number one spot to watch comedy in New Orleans, The New Movement theater is located over on St. Claude. Some of the most talented comedians in the city perform shows every Friday and Saturday night, making this a true hidden gem. 2706 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70117.
6. Crabby Jack’s
This casual eatery is the sister restaurant of the popular Jacque-Imo’s restaurant over on Oak Street. Crabby Jack’s opened in 2002, and quickly became New Orleanians favorite spot to grab a po’boy for lunch. 428 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70121.
7. The Music Box Village
This beautiful and creative space will awaken your imagination and renew your love for music. A truly unique space, the Music Box invites you to create music from your surroundings. This funky marriage between art and music is an incredible experience the whole family will love. 4557 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70117.
How many of these places have you been to? Let us know in the comments below!