Last-Minute End of Summer Getaways


New Orleans Louisiana

As the summer winds down, it’s only natural to want to soak in last-minute sun rays and travel everywhere. Who doesn’t love summer? But before the school season starts or your summer Friday’s end, grab your girls and head to the following places for quick fun in the sun.

New Orleans, Louisiana

What to Do: Visit the birthplace of Jazz and the oldest black neighborhood at Tremé. Live performances and cultural festivities are frequent; shop jewelry, imported clothing and homegrown music at The French Market. Volunteer your time and make a difference in the recovery of the Gulf Coast region post-Katrina at Hands on New Orleans.

Where to Stay: Searching for a live scene with sexy guys and girls? Head to W Hotel; for cute, quiet and laid back living, rest your head at The Ambassador Hotel New Orleans hotel; for a nice atmosphere that steps away from the casino check into A Queen & Crescent Hotel.

Where to Eat: Mr. B’s Bistro is a club-esque, relaxed and comfortable French Quarter resto that has the best Pasta Jambalaya and Barbeque Shrimp. To enjoy a down home Sunday brunch filled with grilled redfish topped with crawfish sauce and soft-shell crab stuffed with crabmeat, book a table at Atchafalaya. Opt for Brennan’s Restaurant’s 35,000 bottle wine cellar for one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world.