Meandering Life Rating: (5 / 5)
If you are anywhere near New Orleans, you must visit! So much fun!!
We spent a few hours downtown walking around and enjoying the festivities. I had never been before and the last time Jason was there he was in his 20s and it was during Mardi Gras so his memory was a little fuzzy. 🙂
We started out walking over to the St. Louis Cathedral (full name: Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France). It is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the US and is located in Jackson Square. Unfortunately, there was a wedding ceremony so we were not able to go inside. We headed across the street and there was a group of street performers. They were hilarious!! They were a dance group, but while they were setting up they heckled people walking down the street. Hysterical! We watched for a bit, but headed out before the dancing part of the act started.
We got ourselves a Big Ass Beer and took to the streets! We spent the late afternoon walking up and down Bourbon Street and the surrounding areas. The experience was exactly as I expected. The architecture, the look of the streets and the people were what I imagined (which is a good thing!). It is a fun place to explore and spend some time. Everyone is excited to be there and having a good time. We finished up with an amazing meal at Oceana Grill!
We won’t be moving to the area any time soon, but had a great time visiting!