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

People playing instruments in Street Festival, Hotel St. Pierre


Most of the time, when you go on a vacation, your list of things you want to do usually includes the most popular attractions in the area. If you’re planning to visit New Orleans, your list of must-see attractions would probably include things like the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and perhaps catching an event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. However, some of the most amazing vacation memories are created when you check out the hidden gems that are local favorites; that’s why staying at a charming property like the Hotel St. Pierre is a great way to experience the Big Easy. Here, even though you come as a tourist, you get to stay like a local. 

Comprised of a series of quaint French Quarter cottages in the heart of the Vieux Carre, the Hotel St. Pierre is the perfect place to start and end your day in NOLA. You feel like you’re staying at the home of a friend, and not just another hotel, and you’re steps away from a fantastic assortment of shops, dining, and entertainment that are truly local treasures.

So get ready to live like a local while you stay and play in New Orleans, and check out some of these neighborhood favorites during your visit:

  • Bloody Mary New Orleans - The Haunted Museum and VooDoo Pharmacy -- Although this local museum might be a favorite of tourists, it’s not your typical stop on a NOLA vacay, so it’s definitely worth mentioning! It’s also definitely worth a visit. Learn about the haunted history of the city, see some very unique artifacts, and even get a psychic reading. Start your trip off with a twist!

  • Bar Tonique -- This low-key bar features a relaxed environment, filled with candles and a laid-back atmosphere that is far removed from the rowdy vibe that you’ll find on tourist-filled Bourbon Street. You’ll discover lots of locals, and a sprinkling of in-the-know out-of-towners enjoying a variety of rare liquors, craft cocktails, fine wines, and more. 

  • Quarter Grocery -- This quaint local market features a selection of staples as well as some amazing homemade sandwiches, gumbo, crawfish pies, and more. The staff is friendly and the prices are reasonable, making this a popular spot for local residents. 

  • Meauxbar -- This favorite neighborhood cafe gives off a sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance and is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail with friends or sample some delicious classic French dishes. It’s a favorite of French Quarter residents and locals from around the city, as well as a few well-informed tourists.

There’s definitely no end to the awesome experiences you’ll find in New Orleans, but there’s certainly something special when you dig deeper and check out the true local flavor of the city.  No matter where you come from, when you stay at the Hotel St.Pierre in NOLA, you’ll feel right at home!