Carnival’s Over, Now What?
February 16, 2018
There are officially no more nights of beads, bands and barricades but the Big Easy is always bustling with things to see and do. As the city takes a breath, slow down with this guide before festival season is in full-swing.
Satisfy your cultural craving.
Every Wednesday Louisiana residents can visit the New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Botanical Garden free of charge. No way to make it out to the museums on Wednesday? No worries. Admission is free every Thursday at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and every Sunday at the Contemporary Arts Center, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Grab a friend and spend the day immersed in the city's rich history, culture and arts.
Learn about local the beer-brewing scene.
Calling all beer buffs and novices, alike! With more than a dozen breweries, the beer scene in New Orleans and Louisiana is exploding. You can even sip on free brew and enjoy a free brewery tour at NOLA Brewery every Friday from 2-3. Between the breweries, taprooms and brewpubs, the New Orleans offers a one-of-a-kind brew experience.
Gallery hop on Julia Street.
Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary art, Julia Street is home to more than 25 galleries that’ll be sure to pique your interests. The iconic street rests in the heart of the city's renovated Warehouse Arts District andserves as a headquarters for top galleries including the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. After you spend the evening gallery hopping, dine at one of the world-class eateries nearby.
Dance the night away.
New Orleans is no stranger to nightlife and with dozens of music venues throughout the city; it is an all-encompassing music playground. Dance until the wee hours of the morning with friends or jam out with your favorite artists at one of the many concert halls. From Frenchmen Street to the Oak Street, New Orleans’ live music venues and dance clubs will have you scheduling an extra day just to recover.
Tayla Young is an Intern at Bond Moroch.