Welcome to the final installment of my three-part series of my trip to New Orleans. This final chapter is all about the music, the art, and some must see places that you may have not known were in this amazing town.
In case you missed my other two recap posts of New Orleans, you can check them out here:
Tour Through New Orleans – Architecture, History, Culture & Sights
Food, Food, All the Glorious Food of My New Orleans Trip
I wanted to share my entire trip to New Orleans, and there are some places that are not as well known, but they are an absolute must-see.
Music of NOLA
Music! Live music, jazz and blues and much more. Obviously, if you are going to New Orleans, you will have to check out some music clubs. We were lucky enough to check out Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta. Irvin Mayfield is a Grammy Award winner and has brought live jazz back to Bourbon street with his new playhouse.
What I loved about New Orleans is that it is such a musical town. Everywhere we went there was some type of live music to be heard. Just walking down Frenchman street, we saw kids playing their high school band instruments. Keep walking and you have your pick of bars with live music from rock, to classic rock, jazz and blues.
Table-side live jazz band while we ate our delicious dinner at Arnaud’s.
Art of NOLA
Art has a huge presence in NOLA. This is the “Blue Dog” painting that is painted by famous artist George Rodrigue. He is famous for the “Blue Dog” series. As you tour the city, you will see this cute pup all over.
If you love art, you don’t want to miss an art walk on Julia street. It is the new thriving neighborhood of art galleries and world-class museums.
This art was featured at Arthur Roger’s Gallery who opened his gallery in 1978.
I had no idea that New Orleans was the home to the largest WWII museum in North America. This museum is the #1 attraction in NOLA by TripAdvisor and I can completely understand why. It started out as just a D-Day museum, but it gained so much popularity, that they have now expanded it into three buildings and it is a complete museum for WWII. It has so much information, history and artifacts. I thought I knew a lot about this war, but just in the few hours I was there, I learned so much that I didn’t know about.
This is an absolute must-see if you are visiting this city.
A last stop on our tour was a quick trip for makeup from one of the most popular makeup lines. Right off of the Art Walk of Julia street is Magnolia Makeup, where us girls had a couple of makeovers and all tried red lipstick for the first time. If you are in need for a good red lipstick, this line is where it is at. Not to forget their fabulous lines of eye shadows, blush, foundation or anything you need.
I hope you enjoyed my three-part mini tour of New Orleans through photos. It was definitely a trip of a lifetime and I highly suggest you add this city to your travel bucket list.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of New Orleans Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The opinions and text are all mine.