If you have a long weekend or just have a few days in passing through the area, check out our recommendation for the perfect 3 days in New Orleans itinerary.
The Big Easy, as New Orleans is casually known, gets its reputation for being both a place where you can party all night or find plenty of ways to relax for a few days.
New Orleans, in particular, provides a great place to enjoy life.
I can guarantee it will be one of the most unique and eclectic cities you’ve ever visited, as it is a melting pot of several different cultures – a mix of French, Spanish, African American and a dash of Caribbean.
There are so many great things to see and do in New Orleans that you could easily spend a few weeks here.
But most travellers only have a few days so we have come up with the perfect 3-day itinerary that will check off most of the boxes on your must-see list for New Orleans.
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How to Spend 3 Days in New Orleans Itinerary
To give yourself the best opportunity to enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer, you’re going to want to start by finding accommodation that is relatively close to the activities that you will want to do.
Since much of the city’s attractions are within walking distance of downtown French Quarter, this makes an excellent place to start each of your 3 days in New Orleans.
So this New Orleans itinerary will assume that each day will start in or near the French Quarter. We’ve got some great recommendations below on where to stay at any budget.
But don’t worry, transportation is relatively quick and inexpensive in New Orleans. And unlike some of the major cities in the US, New Orleans is, well, it’s a bit easier to navigate.
So if you end up staying a little out of town to save a few bucks you should have very little difficulty finding your way back to the French Quarter.
Wherever you stay and however you choose to travel around the city, know that you’re going to have a great 3 days in New Orleans!
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Day 1 – Exploring the Famous French Quarter
Your 3 day New Orleans itinerary will begin (each morning!) at the world-famous Cafe Du Monde on Decatur Street. Regardless of where you choose to stay in New Orleans, you can’t go wrong with this place to start your day.
With world-famous beignets and coffee or hot chocolate, you’re starting the…