Destination Guide

New Orleans

Come to life in one of America's most iconic cities.

Destination Guide New Orleans

When In New Orleans, You Must

Know Before You Go

W New Orleans has a fantastic bar program at our restaurant and bar, SoBou. Try the Parakeet Nordine Cocktail or the refreshing Nectar of The Gods.


Treat Yourself

Talk Like a Local


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Something given as a bonus or extra gift.
The meal was served with a lagniappe of freshly made cornbread.

Neighborhoods to Explore

1. St. Claude Ave

This thoroughfare connects the Faubourg Marigny, St. Roch, Bywater, and the 9th ward. Here you'll find late-night dance parties, hip eateries, and eclectic experiences like drag shows, karaoke, comedy, and cabaret.

2. South Market District

Escape to the newest area in NOLA and the pulse of what's New/Next in the city. American, Italian, Vietnamese—you’ll discover a world of dining options around the South Market District.

3. Mid-City

This part of town has a low-key neighborhood vibe where you'll feel just like a local. The restaurants that have been around for decades and the dive bars often host crawfish boils. Make it a point to stop at NOMA to walk through the sculpture garden.

4. Lower Garden District

Know for their historic grand homes and gorgeous gardens, this is the perfect area to explore on foot and take in the scenery. Take a stroll on Magazine Street where you'll discover chic boutiques, restaurants, and antique stores.

5. W New Orleans - French Quarter

316 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Ultimate Access to New Orleans

Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street

This live music and entertainment district is located in the Marigny neighborhood at the edge of the French Quarter.


Elijah Bradshaw / Insider

Things don't really get going till about 8pm and will go on till the early morning. My favorite spots to go are The Spotted Cat, Blue Nile, and Maison.



1117 Montegut Street

This French restaurant and wine bar may be hard to find at first, but once you're inside you'll feel like you were transported to a small café on the French countryside.


Elijah Bradshaw / Insider

This spot is my relaxing escape in the city. If you're curious about trying natural wines, this is the spot.

Hansen's Sno-Bliz

Hansen's Sno-Bliz

4801 Tchoupitoulas Street

A New Orleans staple since 1939. A trip to the city in the summer isn't complete without having one of these to cool off with.


Elijah Bradshaw / Insider

This is counted as one of "America's Classics" by the James Beard Foundation. My go-to is cream of nectar with a scoop of sherbet on top.

Barrel Proof

Barrel Proof

1201 Magazine Street

Dark and moody best describes the décor, but the crowd tends to be jovial and fun. They have over 300 whiskeys and 50 craft beers from the US and around the globe.


Elijah Bradshaw / Insider

The kitchen has a stellar lineup of rotating pop-ups covering a wide range of different cuisines.

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The Daily Beet

1000 Girod St

A healthy café serving salads, grain bowls, cold-pressed juices, and more.



The Maison

508 Frenchmen St

A great place to go if you love dancing to live music à la horns, bluesy guitar, and DJs.