The Romance of a New Orleans Valentine’s Day Getaway

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  Why not whisk your special someone away to a romantic stay here in New Orleans to celebrate the holiday?  Whether you stay for a weekend, or choose join us for several days, there is enough to see and do here on the Bayou to fill your stay with all the romance you can handle!

Nothing beats the a stay at the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast to set the mood of your visit.  With her Old-world charm among the live oaks, her gorgeous antiques and decor inside, and the first-class hospitality and amenities we provide to each and every guest, you are guaranteed an unforgettable romantic getaway!

While you’re here, why not spend a day in the French Quarter?  Hop on the streetcar (right outside the inn) and head down to Jackson Square in the afternoon and shop the street artists.  Make your way through the colorful shops, studios, and galleries to find the perfect mementos and gifts.  From Jackson Square, you can enjoy a romantic carriage ride around the area.  Enjoy dinner, drinks and even some jazz at the many incredible restaurants.  Take a moonlit walk along the Riverwalk or hop onto the Steamboat Natchez to ride the water, and then head over to the Cafe Du Monde for late-night beignets.

Magazine Street also awaits with antique and specialty shops along almost the entire 5-mile length.  It’s easy to navigate your way – just purchase the day-ride pass when you take the Streetcar to Canal Street, then hop on a Magazine Street bus.  As you ride back west, you can easily hop on and off the bus whenever you see a shopping area that strikes your fancy!  As you approach the Uptown end of Magazine Street, stroll north through Adubon Park and enjoy the wildlife and people-watching, get a glimpse of some of the feathered residents of Bird Island, and dance with the dancing lady of the main fountain in the park.  When you reach the north end of the park, hop a streetcar back toward the Garden District to drop off your treasures before dinner.

Speaking of dinner, New Orleans is THE place to eat!  Whether you are looking to dress to the nines for an upscale meal, or you enjoy the more casual atmosphere of a cozy eatery, we can help you choose the perfect place to celebrate the romance.  We do recommend reservations for the weekends and evenings flanking the holiday, and of course on the day itself, as many will be planning to join you to celebrate the occasion.

Coming down for more than just a few days?  Why not send your sweetie (or join them) to a relaxing spa day?  There are nearly a dozen within a mile radius of the inn, and we will be glad to point you toward the perfect place to enjoy your favorite treatments.

There is so much more to do and see for the perfect romantic NOLA getaway:  live shows, City Park’s Sculpture Gardens, jazz on Frenchman Street, the Audubon Zoo, cooking classes, and so much more.  If your tastes run towards the quirky, you can always take a Cemetery tour, have your cards or palm read in the French Quarter, or wrest the romance out of an area ghost tour!  Just let us know where your tastes lie, and we’ll help you plan the perfect romantic stay.

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