Soak Up the Last Days of Summer in New OrleansAuthor:Michelle Konstantinovsky
It’s hard to believe fall is around the corner, but before summer slips away, consider booking a trip to the Big Easy celebrate the end of the season in Southern style. A few major destinations to keep on your radar:
Located in the heart of the city and French Quarter is the J Collection, a unique group of historic hotels that offer guests complimentary refreshing cocktails and frozen beverages, morning yoga classes and mimosas, and nightly wine and cheese hour.
The J Collection also helps adventurous travelers book all sorts of fishing excursions and whatever you catch is then cleaned, prepared, bagged, and delivered to your hotel of choice within the collection. The new experience starts at $600 and special discounted pricing is available to guests.
If you can act fast, book a stay at Hotel le marais or Hotel Mazarin at least 30 days in advance and enjoy rates up to 20% off — each is located in the heart of the French Quarter and within walking distance of the city’s top attractions.C
If you want a truly authentic Bourbon Street experience, book a stay at the historic Bourbon Orleans Hotel, steps away from Jackson Square, Royal Street antique shops, famous French Creole cuisine and Dixieland jazz. Each guest room features private balconies with views of Cathedral Gardens and the French Quarter’s street life.
If you’re looking to explore more of New Orleans (or traveling with a family), The Jung Hotel & Residences is a few blocks from the French Quarter and located in front of the Canal Street Streetcar stop. This 1920s hotel features modern accommodations, a rooftop bar, and pool deck exclusive to guests.
And if you’re looking for a truly luxurious experience, Melrose Mansion, set on Esplanade Avenue, is a Second Empire Victorian mansion, originally built in 1885 by New Orleans architect James Freret. The building has been restored and reimagined as a luxury hotel and offers a variety of unique perks, like the Melrose Mansion Butlers – hospitality experts with deep roots and insider knowledge of the city.