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The Ultimate One Day New Orleans Itinerary - What to do, see, and eat!

New Orleans is one of those cities that can't really be explained. If you've ever been, you know exactly what I'm talking about! If you've never been... What are you waiting for?! The culture, the food, the history... there's really no place else like it! And while 24 hours is barely even enough time to scratch the surface of "The Big Easy", it doesn't take long to figure out why it's one of America's favorite cities! In this itinerary, we lay out our most recent trip with everything we did ate and saw, plus a whole lot more! So if you're trying to plan your next trip to New Orleans, you've come to the right place! And once you've finished here, be sure to check out our "24 Hours in New Orleans" vlog on our YouTube channel!

And if you would like a FREE "One Day New Orleans Itinerary" printable , scroll down to the bottom of this page!

Let's get started!

8:00 am: Breakfast

  • Cafe Beignet

  • Ruby Slipper Cafe

  • Le Croissant d’Or

9:00 am: Explore the French Quarter

  • St. Louis Cathedral

  • Jackson Square

  • Royal Street (antique, art, and clothing shops)

10:30 am: Explore French Market

  • Aunt Sally’s Pralines

  • Loretta’s Praline’s

  • Coop’s Place (Fried Chicken & Jambalaya)

  • The Moonwalk Riverfront Park

12:00 pm: Lunch

  • Willie Mae’s Scotch House (Fried Chicken)

  • Killer PoBoys

  • Central Grocery and Deli (Muffulettas)

  • Johnny’s PoBoys

1:30 pm: Explore the Garden District/Magazine Street

  • St. Charles Streetcar

  • Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

  • Garden District Book Shop

  • Commander’s Palace

3:00 pm: Check-in at hotel/Freshen up

4:45 pm: Sunset in Jackson Square

5:30 pm: Happy Hour Drinks

  • Cafe Maspero ($1 daiquiris)

  • Brennan’s (2-7… $7 sparkling wine cocktail & small plates)

  • SoBou (3-6… cocktails, beer, & small plates for $3-6)

  • Superior Seafood (4-6:30… $3 wine & beer, & discounted frozen drinks)

  • Bouligny Tavern (4-6… $5 wine & cocktails)

  • Carousel Bar (3:30-6)

  • Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop (the country’s oldest structure to be used as a bar)

  • Old Absinthe House

6:30 pm: Appetizer/Pre Dinner Dessert

  • Cafe du Monde

7:45 pm: Bourbon Street

8:30 pm: Dinner

  • Olde Nola Cookery

  • Port Of Call

  • Clover Grill

  • Coop’s Place


We hope that this itinerary makes planning for your New Orleans trip a little easier so you can spend more time enjoying the trip and exploring all that "The Big Easy" has to offer! Let us know your favorite things to do in New Orleans, and check out our "24 Hours in New Orleans" vlog to see more of our experience in this amazing city! And don't forget to Click HERE for your FREE New Orleans Itinerary! Happy Adventuring in NOLA!


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