Flashback to August 2016: It had been over a year since my roommates from Prague and I had all been in the same room together. The last time I saw them, I was hugging them goodbye before I headed off to the airport and back home to the states. So, when I got a group message suggesting a reunion trip to New Orleans, a city none of us had been to before, I knew I had to figure out a way to scrounge up what little money my post-grad, job-hunting self had.
Next thing I knew, I was flying down to New Orleans, Louisiana at the beginning of August, home of the Saints and the location of my favorite American Horror Story season. What followed was a long weekend spent exploring the French Quarter, drinking the famous Fat Tuesdays and Hurricanes, and eating as much food as we could. Oh, and we celebrated two birthdays. I don’t think there could have been a better reunion trip.
Below are a few (okay, a lot) of pictures from our trip with suggestions of what to do, where to stay, and what to chow down on. Enjoy.
Where to Stay
If you stay anywhere while in New Orleans, make it the French Quarter. You’ll be able to walk around and admire the buildings like the ones below. One of the buildings is the infamous mansion of Madame LaLaurie that was featured in American Horror Story: Coven. Read more about LaLaurie’s story here. We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott on Iberville Street, about a 10 minute walk to the popular Bourbon Street. Highly recommend.