NEW ORLEANS, LA
KING'S DAY CELEBRATIONS!
JANUARY 4-8, 2024
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Extend the holiday season a little longer, and experience New Orleans in style.
Join us for this stateside trip to the Big Easy, and enjoy the classy side of New Orleans. Our tour takes place during Twelfth Night, January 6th, (also known as King's Day), the official kick off to the Mardi Gras season! This is a great time to be in New Orleans, as the crowds haven't gathered yet, you can catch a second line parade and dine at the best restaurants, and take in the culture of the city at a more leisurely pace. Relax at the stylish Eliza Jane Hotel, voted one of
New Orleans best hotels by Conde Naste Traveler.
This itinerary takes you through the many neighborhoods of New Orleans. Hang out in French Quarter at some of the classic spots and follow us into some hidden gems you may not know about. Dance at some of the hottest jazz clubs, sip cocktails at bars and restaurants frequented by locals in the Marigny, learn about Voodoo and the spookier side of NOLA in the Garden District and at Bloody Mary's museum and shop, and get your hands dirty at a cooking class in the historic district.
There's a special energy in the air in New Orleans that just can't be denied, so let's head down south and live a little!
Spend 4 nights at the Eliza Jane Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter, on historic Magazine Street. (Eliza Jane was voted as one of New Orleans top hotels in 2023 by Conde Nast Traveler.) Just steps to the streetcar, this location offers a quiet retreat in New Orleans away from the crowds, but with easy access to the Garden District, Magazine Street, and the Marigny neighborhood for the best jazz cafes and nightlife.
Accommodations include a queen room with en-suite bath, with chic vintage decor and a mix of pastel and vibrant colors throughout the hotel.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 4
ARRIVAL DINNER PARTY IN NOLA
We will all meet at the Eliza Jane hotel for check in, depending when your flights arrive. Once settled in, we start the trip off in style with dinner at Justine, for a French bistro dinner. Chef and Owner, Justin Devillier also of La Petite Grocery, New Orleans is a James Beard Award winner for Best Chef: South.) After dinner we are heading to one of the hottest little jazz clubs down in The Marigny.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 5
THE FOOD & "SPIRITS" OF NOLA
Hop the St. Louis Street Car to the French Quarter for a food crawl to try a few specialties of New Orleans. Think muffaletta, grilled oysters and bbq shrimp, po boys, jambalaya, beignets, and of course cocktails including an absinthe concoction. After lunch we will stop by Blood Mary's haunted museum, Voodoo shop, and seance room to take a peek at the mystical roots of the city. Free time to shop for costumes for King's Day night out on Frenchman Street! Back to the hotel then we are off to experience a traditional boucherie dinner at Cochon tonight.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 6
CELEBRATE KING'S DAY!
Roll up your sleeves for a hands-on southern cooking class this morning, learning to make Creole and Cajun specialties.
Free time in the French Quarter before going back to the hotel to prepare for tonight's fun.
Flaunt your best New Orleans look tonight! Glitters, masks, wigs (all optional of course, but you'll want to join the fun!). We will make our way to the St Louis Cathedral to catch the St. Joan of Arc Krew on their parade route, kicking off King's Day. Dinner is casual at Sylvain's tonight near the cathedral. After dinner we make our own "second line parade", and bar hop on Frenchman street to dance and party at the live music venues that line the blocks. As per tradition on January 6th, it's King cake and champagne at midnight for good luck!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7
JAZZ BRUNCH AND MOSQUITO SUPPER CLUB
Walking tour of the Garden District and cemetery. Catch a glimpse of celebrity's homes, haunted mansions, and learn about the architecture of this neighborhood unique to the United States. We'll wrap up our last day in New Orleans with a long standing tradition, live jazz brunch at Antoine's. Tonight, pre-dinner cocktails at Chloe, followed by our farewell dinner at the Mosquito Supper Club.