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Swinging jazz clubs, world-class restaurants and the entangled history of the French Quarter illuminate your stay at Hotel St. Pierre. Discover all that New Orleans has to offer with our local guide.

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Why Does New Orleans Have Second Line Parades?

 A second line parade is a festive New Orleans tradition when people march and dance in a line waving highly-decorated umbrellas and handkerchiefs to celebrate special events. The most popular occasions are weddings and jazz funerals. It’s always an exciting experience to witness a second line parade passing by, and also a great photo op. But where exactly did this social custom come from, and when exactly do people have second-line parades in the Big Easy?

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It’s Southern Decadence Time In New Orleans

Each Labor Day weekend, New Orleans hosts one of the biggest annual events in the world that many fondly call the “Gay Mardi Gras.” Southern Decadence started over 50 years ago as a small going-away party and has exploded into one of the top Labor Day Weekend destinations for thousands of members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

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10 Reasons to Visit New Orleans in Summer 2022

Sure, NOLA gets hot and humid in the summer, and it's the kick-off of hurricane season. But it's also a great time to snag amazing deals on hotels and food and catch some very special events. Visiting New Orleans in the summer means COOLinary restaurant deals, Essence Fest, Satchmo Fest, July 4th celebrations, and so much more.

 

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Essence Fest Is Back and Better Than Ever

 

Essence Fest will be back in full force this summer, celebrating black culture through music, food, and a series of empowering events. The legendary celebration welcomes everyone to experience black joy, with special guests and so much more. You can check out Essence Fest in New Orleans in 2022 from June 30th through July 3rd, which promises to be one party-filled weekend.

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Where to Get the Best Frozen Cocktails in the French Quarter

 

Nothing says New Orleans like a strong drink, but a frosty frozen cocktail gets the final say in the sweltering summer heat. Sipping on a classic NOLA daiquiri or a Voodoo Grape Slush at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is the perfect way to unwind and take a break during the summer months.

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Must-See Upcoming Museum Exhibits in New Orleans

Between the outstanding food, world-famous music scene, and nonstop entertainment, New Orleans overflows with unique cultural experiences. The city's also no stranger to incredible art, both from local and global artisans and cr

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The Most Instagrammable Spots in the French Quarter

Looking to add some flair to your Instagram feed or consider yourself a bit of an influencer? Then New Orleans is the perfect place to liven up your photographs while on vacay. 

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Jazz Fest Food You Don’t Want to Miss

There’s no denying that Jazz Fest is one of the most legendary festivals, spanning 10 days in NOLA. Visitors flock to the Big Easy from all over the globe to experience the fantastic music, complete with mega headliners. But Jazz Fest isn’t just about music; there’s a whole other side to this festival that can’t be missed -- the food.

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The Most Instagrammable Spots in the French Quarter

 

Looking to add some flair to your Instagram feed or consider yourself a bit of an influencer? Then New Orleans is the perfect place to liven up your photographs while on vacay. 

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22 Things To Try In New Orleans 2022

 

Planning a trip to New Orleans in 2022 is full of possibilities. There are so many different things to do and places to see that you’ll never get bored. Use our list of 22 things to do in NOLA as a jumping-off point, no matter what time of year you decide to visit The Big Easy.

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It’s Easter in New Orleans, Ya’ll: Five Ways to Celebrate

Anywhere else, Easter might mean going to mass, participating in an egg hunt, and chowing down on candy from the Easter Bunny. But, in New Orleans, Easter is a fabulous all-out affair, featuring fantastic brunches, colorful parades, and egg-citing extras.

If you’re spending Easter in New Orleans, then make sure you know the best ways to celebrate. Put on your best Easter bonnet, and head to the Big Easy for some hopping good fun.

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St. Patrick's Day NOLA Style: Four Ways To Celebrate In The French Quarter 

It’s no surprise that a city known for its celebratory nature has its own special ways of enjoying St. Paddy’s Day. This day o’ green, and the days leading up, are usually marked by parading, lots and lots of beer, and cabbage. For an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day experience, enjoy some of the uniquely Irish events and places NOLA has to offer

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A Romantic Valentine’s Day In New Orleans 2022

 

There’s a reason locals say “Every day is Valentine’s Day in New Orleans.” NOLA is one of the most romantic cities in the world, so it’s the ideal destination for Valentine’s Day 2022. You’ll find some of the best music, food, and people in the world here. So, show the love of your life just how special they are with a romance-filled New Orleans vacation or staycation.

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Mardi Gras Fun In The French Quarter 2022

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the biggest parties in the world, and the festivities last much longer than a day. Carnival season kicks off on January 6th every year and stretches through the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. During this time, the Big Easy is full of revelry, fun festivities, king cake, colorful costumes, and more. And, in the historic French Quarter, you can experience some fantastic parades, walking krewes, and after-parties

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How Long Is Mardi Gras In New Orleans?

If you’re planning to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2022, you might assume you have to be there on March 1st. But, the carnival season lasts a lot longer than one day, so it all depends on what you want to experience. If you’re going to enjoy some parades, eat king cake, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere, you have plenty of options.

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Celebrate National Dog Day in NOLA

National Dog Day is right around the corner on August 26th. If you’re planning on taking a vacay to New Orleans to celebrate, you don’t need to leave your furry friend at home. Hotel St. Pierre is proud to be a pet-friendly hotel, and there are plenty of ways to spend time with Fido in the Crescent City.

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It’s COOLinary Time Again, New Orleans

 

Time to dine at Sylvain, Tujague’s, The Pelican Club, and so many more!

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7 Best Barbeque Joints in New Orleans

 

If you don’t know anyone who knows their way around a grill or are simply in NOLA on vacation, don’t worry! Good barbeque is not hard to find in this city, so be sure to check out any of these restaurants for your grilled and saucy fix. 

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Satchmo Summerfest Returns to New Orleans

 

 Satchmo Summerfest will take place the weekend of July 31 through August 1 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, celebrating the life of beloved New Orleans musician Louis Armstrong

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Experience July 4th the New Orleans Way

 

The 4th of July is just around the corner, and the festivities lined up for that weekend are the perfect way to celebrate! 

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“Wine” Down this Spring in New Orleans

If you’re a wine lover, then you may have already marked your calendar for National Wine Day on May 25th. Or, perhaps for you, every day is wine day!

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Hey, Y’all! It’s National Shrimp Day

Every year on May 10th, America honors its most-loved seafood, shrimp. Yep, of all the seafood we eat in the US, we eat shrimp the most.

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A Taste of NOLA: The Praline

New Orleans is full of all sorts of sweet treats, like beignets, Doberge cake, bananas foster, and a tasty little morsel called the praline.

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Five Delicious Ways to Celebrate Cinco-de-Mayo in NOLA


This May 5th, make your way to one of these hot spots for some delicious Mexican cuisine and inspired cocktails.

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It's Crawfish Season in New Orleans

If you're spending your vacation in NOLA, you might refer to these small crustaceans as crayfish, mudbugs, or crawdads, but if you're a Louisiana native or local, it's 100% crawfish.

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New Orleans Drinks and Where to Get Them

 

While there are countless cocktails filling the menus of the Big Easy’s restaurants and bars, there are a few that are undoubtedly classic New Orleans standouts.

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New Orleans's Hot Spots for Easter Brunch

 

Brunch is as common a meal in the Big Easy as breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a springtime must is enjoying a fabulous Easter Brunch. 

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Exploring New Orleans with Kids

 If you're planning a family vacay, New Orleans delivers some fun, kid-friendly attractions too.

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Top NOLA Parks for the Ultimate Spring Picnic

 

And as springtime approaches, those pleasant days start to increase in number. It’s the perfect time for some picnics in the park, featuring delicious food and fabulous surroundings, two things that NOLA has in abundance.

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LGBTQ in NOLA: City of Acceptance

In a city as vibrant and diverse as New Orleans, it’s no surprise that it has a rich and celebrated LGBTQ culture.

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Why Is New Orleans America’s Most European City?

Every year, millions of tourists visit the city to try the fabulous cuisine, experience the incredible architecture and soak in the rich and dynamic culture.

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The Sweet Side of New Orleans

Some of NOLA's classic desserts include things like bananas foster, bread pudding, and of course, the ever-popular beignets.

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How to Speak Mardi Gras in New Orleans

 

Here’s a handy guide to some of the most popular words and phrases you’ll hear throughout the carnival season!

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Boutique Hotel Buyouts: Why They Make Sense

 

Whether you need a hotel for a company retreat, your son's traveling team, or your daughter's wedding, our quaint cottages on Burgundy Street, across from the main hotel, are an excellent option. 

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Celebrating New Year's Eve in New Orleans

 

Well, lucky for you, there are several socially-distanced ways to celebrate and some special events that are planned to ring in the New Year in New Orleans. 

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A Virtual Christmas in New Orleans

New Orleans is home to many fun Christmas traditions and activities, like holiday concerts and festive singalongs.

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New Orleans Christmas

‘Tis the season for Christmas lights all aglow, singing carols, and if you’re lucky, catching a glimpse of Mr. Christmas himself, Santa Claus.

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What’s Open in New Orleans

Whether you’re a Big Easy local or planning to visit NOLA for a much-needed getaway, something is spellbinding about this unique city!

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Tips for a Safer Holiday Gathering

If you choose to get together with family and friends this holiday season, ensure you follow these helpful tips to do so as safely as possible.

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New Orleans Thanksgiving: Start with Muffulettas

 

Whether it’s a starter of oyster soup or a tray of our featured New Orleans favorite, muffulettas, you’re sure to have more than enough to eat when you celebrate Thanksgiving NOLA style. 

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Four Best Places to Watch the Saints During Covid-19

If you’re a die-hard Saints fan, then you’re likely struggling with the fact that you don’t get to watch your beloved football team from their home in the dome

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10 Fun Facts You Might Not Know About the New Orleans Saints

You don’t have to be a native New Orleanian to be a fan of the Black and Gold! The New Orleans Saints are one of the country’s most-watched NFL teams and have even been dubbed “America’s Team.”

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Getting Around NOLA Style: All About the New Orleans Streetcar

 

One of the great features you can enjoy when you stay in the Big Easy is the convenient access to the authentic New Orleans Streetcar. Besides being a go-to form of public transportation for locals, the streetcars are also a tourist destination all their own. Here’s a closer look at everything you need to know about NOLA’s iconic mode of transportation.

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New Orleans: Haunted Legends and Mysteries- Marie Laveau’s Tomb

The Big Easy is full of tales of the supernatural, mysterious, and downright puzzling. When you take a stroll through the French Quarter, pop into a neighborhood restaurant, or even browse through one of the many local shops, you’ll likely find yourself exploring a haunted place (whether you realize it or not). This darker side of the city is part of what gives NOLA such a rich and colorful story and enticing charm.

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New Orleans: Haunted Legends and Mysteries - Muriel's Jackson Square

New Orleans is no stranger to restless souls and ghostly residents; the city possesses a haunted history rich with intrigue, mystery, and even fun. Our third eerie tale in our Haunted Legends and Mysteries Series takes you to one of these very restaurants, reputed to be one of the Crescent City's most haunted places: Muriel's Jackson Square

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New Orleans: Haunted Legends and Mysteries

New Orleans is touted as one of the most haunted cities in the United States, and for good reason. The Big Easy is full of stories about restless spirits, ghostly pirates, vampires, and a legendary voodoo queen, and you don’t need to wait for Halloween to try and catch a glimpse of these famous spirited residents. 

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New Orleans: Haunted Legends and Mysteries Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop and Bar

 

It doesn’t have to be Halloween to enjoy a spooky tale or two when you’re in New Orleans. The city is full of history of the haunted kind, from restless souls to ghostly pirates to a Voodoo Queen, and everything in between. In fact, New Orleans is believed to be one of the most haunted cities in the United States. 

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Taking It Outside: NOLA Style

New Orleans might be known for its fun atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Creole culture, but there are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors!

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Burgundy Street: A Storied Past and a Neighborhood Vibe

When you stay at the cozy Hotel St. Pierre in the French Quarter, you truly get the sense that you’re living like a local. Perhaps it’s the quaint cottages that feel like you’re visiting a friend or the fact that the hotel is located on Burgundy Street (pronounced by locals as Bur-GUN-dy).

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Feeling Thirsty? Check Out These Five NOLA Breweries

The pandemic may have shut down the bars, but it definitely didn’t squash NOLA’s love affair with beer. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you can still enjoy some of the most fantastic beers from several of the city’s top breweries.

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Five Top Spots for French Quarter Po’Boys

Certain foods tend to pop in your head when you think of New Orleans. Gumbo, beignets, crawfish, seafood, and so many more iconic examples of NOLA cuisine are sure to make your taste buds buzz with excitement. But, when it comes to chowing down Big Easy- style, there's nothing quite like a delicious Po’Boy.

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Intimate Weddings with Classic New Orleans Charm

 

The Hotel St. Pierre makes it possible to have a memorable and romantic New Orleans wedding, even when the crowds have to stay small.

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COOLinary in August Keeps Cooking in New Orleans

COVID-19 has changed how we do things in New Orleans, but it definitely hasn’t changed the fact that the Big Easy has some of the most incredible cuisine on the planet. For years, NOLA has been indulging in a fabulous culinary tradition to support local restaurants during the slow summer months, known as COOLinary.

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Louis Armstrong: New Orleans Jazz Legend

 

One of the biggest themes of the charming Hotel St. Pierre is its tribute to great jazz legends and the rich jazz heritage of New Orleans. With just a quick glance around the cozy lobby, you’ll see several nods and tributes to this musical genre including trombones, French horns, and trumpets from various artists, plus a gallery display devoted to one of the biggest and most influential jazz legends of all time - the incomparable Louis Armstrong. 

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Say What? New Orleans Lingo - Know Before You Go

If you’re planning to make a visit to New Orleans, then you’re in for a real treat. There is no other city that is quite as unique and vibrant as the Big Easy; from the people to the architecture and the vast array of eclectic entertainment options that you’ll discover at every turn. Another element of NOLA that possesses its own special charm is the language. New Orleans natives and self-made locals speak a whole different vocabulary that can make you feel like it’s a foreign language.

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Visit NOLA: Come As a Tourist, Stay Like a Local

There’s something extra-special when you visit a city as unique as New Orleans and experience it like a local, and that’s exactly what the Hotel St. Pierre lets you do.

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How To Beat the Heat on a New Orleans Vacation

There’s no place that can match the magic and romance of New Orleans, but if you’re traveling to the Big Easy during the summer, it can get hot and steamy (which isn’t always a good thing)! Lucky for you, NOLA is packed with possibilities for all sorts of fun, including many attractions that keep you nice and cool while you explore.

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Hotel St. Pierre Is ‘All That Jazz’ in NOLA

As you wander through the quaint and cozy lobby and charming grounds of the Hotel St. Pierre, you’ll notice a collection of various musical instruments and other jazz memorabilia adorning the walls and the names of several jazz musicians on the cottage doors. Of course, New Orleans has long been known for its incredible music scene, but the Hotel St. Pierre holds a very special place in NOLA’s jazz heritage.

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Magazine Street Guide

Stretching an astounding six miles long as it winds through the city, Magazine Street is a destination unto itself. You can easily spend a day (or days) traversing this amazing thoroughfare and still barely make a dent in seeing everything it has to offer. Luckily, we’ve put together a comprehensive Magazine Street itinerary as a handy guide to some of the street’s best bars, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and more, so you can spend less time looking up places to visit and more time enjoying the endlessly fun Magazine Street!

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It's Gumbo Season!

Gumbo is consumed year-round in Louisiana, but it really hits the spot when the temperatures are a little cooler. Made of a mix of protein, whether from the sea or land, a thick roux, and the “holy trinity” of all Louisiana cuisine – celery, bell pepper and onion – many compare gumbo’s mix of ingredients to the complexity of the south.

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Breakfast Spots in New Orleans for Early Risers

Are you an early riser? Don’t delay the most important meal of the day! While there are diners open 24/7 across the French Quarter, let’s suppose you want a breakfast meal that starts with a clean slate. Check out these breakfast spots around the French Quarter during your stay at Hotel St. Pierre, open especially for the early birds.

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New Orleans Crawfish Season Guide

Are you a fan of seafood, spicy foods, or classic New Orleans foods? If so, don't miss your chance to try boiled crawfish! Our New Orleans Crawfish Season Guide tells you everything you need to know to take part in this seasonal culinary tradition.

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Get Your Zydeco Music On in New Orleans

New Orleans is closely connected to music, especially jazz. Nights in the French Quarter swim with live jams and lively rhythms. Perhaps you’ve heard the very distinct sound of zydeco. The piano accordion-based musical genre complete with washboard rhythms is influenced by Cajun music, blues, jazz, gospel and African-American traditions.

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A Day on Magazine Street

Magazine Street is a picturesque and eclectic part of New Orleans often overlooked by tourists. The 6-mile thoroughfare is dotted with historic houses and mansions with wrap-around porches, old trees, antiques, handcrafts and restaurants. It’s a great way to spend the day for its exceptional beauty and shops.

Here’s a guide to a day on Magazine Street - how to get there, where to eat, and what to do.

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Unique Gorgeous New Orleans Cemeteries

New Orleans is recognized for its ornate and historic cemeteries that show the mark of time. Because the city was built on swamplands, above-ground crypts were established to house the dead. Today, its cemeteries are visited by tourists around the world, as well as locals paying respects to their dearly departed. Here’s a list of 5 unique and beautiful cemeteries to check out during your stay in New Orleans.

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5 Great Spots for Live Music in the French Quarter

If you're staying at Hotel St. Pierre, live music in the French Quarter is an absolute must. Here we’ve made a list of the five best places to check out live bands during your stay in the Big Easy.

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Most Haunted Places in the French Quarter

It’s an understatement to say that the French Quarter has a deep, complex history. It’s changed hands during territorial disputes and today has architecture from the French, Spanish and final U.S. annexation. This colored past is preserved in the Quarter’s buildings, alleys and homes, and with it, many believe past spirits are as well.

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