Essential New Orleans Restaurants in the French Quarter

A dozen New Orleans char-grilled oysters topped with parsley and Parmesan cheese at a restaurant in the French Quarter.

EXPERIENCE FINE DINING, CREOLE CAFES, AND NEW ORLEANS HISTORY WHILE EATING IN THE FRENCH QUARTER THIS SUMMER Some of the oldest buildings in New Orleans live in the French Quarter, with the restaurants within serving dishes coated in history. There is always something good to eat between family-run cafes, elegant white-tablecloth restaurants, and classic Vieux […]

A Guide to Visiting Frenchmen Street in New Orleans

Two glasses of New Orleans classic Sazerac cocktail garnished with lemon peels sitting on a wooden table at a bar on Frenchmen Street.

EVERYTHING TO DO ON FRENCHMEN STREET, INCLUDING MUSIC CLUBS, ART MARKETS, RESTAURANTS, AND BARS Within the chasm that is the French Quarter lives Frenchmen Street. With music clubs around every corner, the jazz tunes never stop playing, making the area the music district of the city. Hosting various eccentric bars, Louisiana cuisine, and local artwork, […]

The Best Indoor Activities for a Hot Rainy Day in New Orleans this Summer

Silver combat aircraft models hanging from the ceiling indoors at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

THINGS TO DO IN NEW ORLEANS THIS SUMMER INDOORS WHEN IT IS STORMING OUTSIDE OR UNBEARABLY HOT AND STEAMY The weather in New Orleans is unpredictable regarding rain, but heat and humidity are everpresent in the warm summer months. Cooling off at the Historic Prytania Theatre or taking shelter inside the Historic St. Louis Cathedral […]

New Orleans-Themed Wedding Favors Inspired by Unique Southern Traditions

A white wedding favor box and floral arrangement resting on a water fountain at a traditional New Orleans wedding.

THE BEST IDEAS TO TURN CREOLE CUISINE, NEW ORLEANS COCKTAILS, AND LOCAL TRADITIONS INTO SPECIAL GIFTS FOR WEDDING GUESTS For Louisianians, southern hospitality is pivotal, especially on a wedding day. One easy way to incorporate New Orleans tradition into a charming Southern wedding is to get crafty with wedding favors. Many brides include custom Mardi […]

Hear the Best Live Music at House of Blues in New Orleans

A New Orleans jazz musician playing a trumpet at the House of Blues.

EXPERIENCE NEW ORLEANS’ MUSIC, DRINKS, AND FOOD AT HOUSE OF BLUES, THE MOST ECLECTIC LIVE MUSIC AND SPECIAL EVENT VENUE IN THE CRESCENT CITY The Crescent City loves to spoil its guests with live music experiences like nowhere else. House of Blues is the one spot where visitors can experience concerts, craft cocktails, and southern-inspired […]

Everything to Know About Visiting City Park in New Orleans

A stone bridge over a murky lagoon surrounded by greenery and mossy oak trees in New Orleans City Park.

EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING CITY PARK HAS TO OFFER, INCLUDING ITS HISTORIC OAK TREES, SOUTHERN CUISINE, MUSEUMS, AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS Since 1854, families from near and far have enjoyed the mossy canopies and amusing attractions of New Orleans’ City Park. The 1,300 acres of trails, oak groves, and gardens fulfill any craving for the great outdoors. Children […]

J Collection Hotels Introduces its Summer Escape Promotion with Special Pricing

A couple in yellow bathing suits relaxing next to a pool in the Audubon Cottages' brick courtyard in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (June 1, 2023) – J Collection Hotels is delighted to announce its Summer promotion, “Summer Escape.” Summer Escape offers guests a selection from 14 distinctive properties, all with special locations and unique appeal. This promotion is designed for our guests to take a break from their routines by enjoying a premier destination […]