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

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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. La Galerie Hotel 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 Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Evangeline, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, 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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Five French Sayings You’ll Hear in New Orleans

New Orleans has an incredibly culturally rich history. The New Orleans area was claimed for the French in the late 1600s and officially became La Nouvelle-Orleans in 1718 when it was founded by Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.

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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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A Taste of NOLA: Doberge Cake

Doberge cake didn’t come to New Orleans; it was born here.

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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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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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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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New Orleans Christmas: Shopping for the Season

Whether you’re a local New Orleanian who has some Christmas shopping to do, or you’re a visitor to the Big Easy looking for some seasonal souvenirs, the French Quarter is a great place to find some Christmas magic.

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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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New Orleans Thanksgiving: Add Some Remoulade

 

Whether it’s a starter of oyster soup, a side of jambalaya, or a delicious remoulade sauce to top off your favorite dish, you’re sure to have more than enough to eat when you celebrate Thanksgiving NOLA style. 

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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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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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The Arts, NOLA Style: Take To the Streets

If you had to pick just one thing that makes New Orleans truly stand out, it would have to be its people. NOLA’s culture is so diverse and rich, that the different people with their vast array of traditions, beliefs, and customs all weave together to create a beautiful web of authenticity that gives New Orleans its soul.

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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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Art Lover’s Halloween: JAMNOLA and a Stay at La Galerie Hotel

 

When you visit New Orleans, in addition to the fantastic food and amazing sights and sounds, you’ll also discover endless opportunities to discover art and music. Furthermore, during Halloween, there are no exceptions to this rule. In fact, you’ll be treated to a bevy of design that celebrates the spooky season with the newest addition to the NOLA art scene, JAMNOLA

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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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Are You Ready To Fall for New Orleans?

Whether you’re a seasoned visitor, staycation-loving local, or a first-timer to the Big Easy, you’re sure to fall for NOLA when you stay in the heart of the city.

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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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La Galerie Hotel: The Perfect NOLA Girl’s Night

If you’re ready for a night on the town with your best girls, there’s no place quite like NOLA for great food, fun, and excitement. Whether you want to party all night, have the ultimate shopping spree, or indulge in a gourmet dinner and wine tasting, the Big Easy has you covered.

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Dining in New Orleans During COVID-19

A closer look at COOLinary participants: The Bower, The Commissary, Annunciation Restaurant, and Coterie Restaurant and Oyster Bar

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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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Dog-Friendly Guide to New Orleans

New Orleans is a welcoming city for people and pets alike. It’s filled with dog-friendly restaurants, activities, and so much more. There’s even a dog parade, Barkus, during Mardi Gras! This pet-friendly destination is one of the best places to travel—not just because you can bring your pet along with you, but because there is so much to see and do. However long you plan your stay, there’s always more to experience. Our dog-friendly guide to New Orleans provides you with all the information you need to plan an amazing stay with your dog in the Crescent City. Get insider tips on accommodations, restaurants, things to do, and important information for your next trip to New Orleans.

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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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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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Five Art Galleries You Don’t Want To Miss Near NOLA’s La Galerie Hotel

 

One of the biggest draws of New Orleans is its rich culture and opportunities to experience incredible art. La Galerie makes it easy to channel your inner art-lover.

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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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New Orleans Tailgating Guide

Whether you came to town for a Saints game or you are a long-time resident of the city, you’ll want to have the best tailgating experience. Read our complete New Orleans tailgating guide and you won’t miss a beat.

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New Orleans Streetcar Guide

Can't quite figure out the streetcar yet? View our guide to learn about the routes closest to La Galerie, where they go, and what you can do on each line.

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Best Outdoor Activities in New Orleans

Don't miss out on all the natural beauty New Orleans and the surrounding areas have to offer. Discover the best outdoor activities in New Orleans today!

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Guide to Crawfish Season in New Orleans

Crawfish is a staple of Louisiana culture and cuisine, and its peak season is early March through mid-June. Crawfish boils and fests celebrate the mini lobster in all its forms, whether as etouffee, pie or boiled.

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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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Top 10 Royal Street Art Galleries

New Orleans is home to a wide variety of artists and art galleries. From the famous blue dog paintings to rare antiques, innovative conceptual pieces, body paintings, sketches, sculpture, and much more, every art lover can find something to enjoy at these top 10 Royal Street art galleries.

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