If you did not know, New Orleans is my favorite place in the world! When you walk into the French Quarter, it really does feel like you are in a different country all together. The cobble stone streets, the creole food, the spicy smells and smooth jazz music…. it feels like a dream that I never want to end!

So, when I took my latest road trip from Texas to Florida, how could we not stop by NOLA?! We only had a few hours, so we had to spend them right!

Our main stop: The streets of the French quarter!

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We took a walk down Royal, strolled Bourbon and perused the French Market. Getting lost in NOLA is a travelers dream and you are bound to find a voodoo shop, a place to grab some gumbo, or a souvenir shop to try on Mardi Gras masks, no matter which road you take.

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Of course, our main goal was to go to Cafe du Monde for some beignets! We grabbed some to go, but no matter how/what you order, do not forget to stop here! It is cash only and it is the tourist trap that you will be happy to fall into.

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While the sun was still high in the sky, we headed to Jackson square in from of the St. Louis Cathedral.

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If you head toward the back and out the gate, you will most likely find a crowd gathered to listen to the smooth jazz or upbeat dance music put on by the locals.

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Before we got back on the road, we made sure to take in the sounds, sites and culture as much as possible. NOLA really is a whole different world all in itself.

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If you are looking for more to do in NOLA, check out my older post, “The Big Easy.”

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