Day 1 – Wednesday || As soon as we arrived we took an uber to the hotel to check in. We stayed at the Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter. The location of the hotel was perfect!! I highly recommend it this hotel for anyone who wants to stay in the French Quarter. The rooms were affordable, the staff was incredibly helpful, and there is a pool, gym, and a ton of other wonderful amenities! The hotel is famous for the Carousel Bar.
After check in in her walked over to Brennan’s Restaurant to have breakfast. After a delicious meal we head out to explore the French Quarter. Thankfully since it was the middle of the week it wasn’t that busy! I was able to zig zag in the middle of the streets to snap photos of every corner. We made our way to the French Market and Cafe Du Monde. I couldn’t believe how it easy it was to get a table, order beignets and coffee, inhale it, and continue exploring! We continued to walk and explore Jackson Square. After thoroughly exploring the French Quarter we made our way back to our hotel to relax for a bit. In the evening we walked over to Gumbo Shop for dinner. After dinner we explored more of the French Quarter. Since we had an early start to the day we ended it up calling it a night around 10!
We walked over to Lafayette Cemetery to begin our walking tour of the Garden District. In theory we were going to start at Lafayette Cemetery, walk around the Garden District and view the incurable historic homes, and have lunch at Commander’s Palace. However in reality it was 90 degrees and extremely humid. Both my preggo sister and I were not having it – therefore we aborted the plan and took an uber back to the hotel! We had lunch reservations for 1:30pm at Commander’s Palace and decided we would do the walking tour after lunch and hopefully the weather would cool down by then. Thankfully it all worked out and we enjoyed a delicious lunch followed by a self-guided walking tour of the Garden District. I will share the tour in another blog post this week. For dinner we went to the delicious and adorable 1000 Figs!