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Head to NOLA For Memorial Day Weekend

Head to NOLA For Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is a special time for the US to honor all of the men and women who have died while serving in the armed forces. This weekend also marks the beginning of the summer season in New Orleans. Each year people flock to the region to visit our museums, attend festivals, and explore the different neighborhoods. Many hotels offer great deals for Memorial Day weekend getaways. Here’s a short list of how you can spend your weekend.

Breakfast at Pagoda café

Start your day off right with a tasty breakfast at the Pagoda cafe. Enjoy your meal while sitting outside and soaking up the morning sun. This cafe also serves the best cup of coffee in town. Short on time? Opt for a delicious muffin and coffee and be on your way. 

Explore the Bayou

After breakfast, take a stroll down Esplanade Avenue towards Bayou St. John. Rent a paddle board and paddle up and down the Bayou. Afterwards, grab some delicious turkey and alligator sausage at the Parkway Bakery. Pairs perfectly with a cold beer.

Not a fan of paddle boarding but still want to explore the Bayou? Consider booking an airboat swamp tour. This is the perfect way to experience the Louisiana swamps up close. You may even get to see some cool wildlife!

Visit a Museum

The country’s National World War II Museum is located in New Orleans. Make some time to visit this museum during the weekend. Not only with you be honoring our servicemen and women, you’ll be able to learn all about WWII. There are lots of interactive exhibits making it fun for the whole family. Don’t forget to check out the restored P-T boat

 

Before you head home make sure to stop by Elizabeth’s. Order the praline bacon and duck waffle with a glass of chilled apple juice, you won’t be disappointed. New Orleans is the perfect Memorial Day weekend getaway. Enjoy your visit!