Our Itinerary

There are tons of fun things to do in New Orleans. To help structure our plans, we've posted our weekend itinerary below and welcome everyone to join us.

Looking for something else to do? No problem. We've also listed some other things to do to help you build your own funfilled weekend.

 

6:00 pm: Wedding Rehearsal
8:00 pm: Wedding Rehearsal Dinner


7:00 pm: Wedding Ceremony
8:00 pm: Second Line in Jackson Squre
8:30 pm: Reception


Oak Alley Plantation
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The plantation tours run every hour through most of the day. So due to the high likelihood of hangovers on Saturday morning, we may push this back a few hours. Please let us know if you're interested in going so we can schedule the best time for everyone.

Of all the plantations in New Orleans, Oak Alley is most famous.  I've been on the grounds but have never taken the tour.  The tours start every hour on the hour and last about 45 minutes.  If you get there early enough, you can catch a quick meal at their cafe.  

Adults: $15
Students: $7.50
Children: $3.75 

They also offer discounts for active military, senior citizens, and AAA but we have no idea what that discount is.  

To all you U of I graduates, we recommend everybody bring in their old college IDs

Riverboat Jazz Cruise
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I went on the Steamboat Natchez lunch cruise my first time in New Orleans and I was pleasantly surpried at how good the food was.  In fact, I ate my first plate of red beans and rice that day and it was pretty spectacular.  Granted its been quite a few years but I have a feeling spending the money on dinner will be worth it.  If you're curious, the menus are available online.  Boarding is at 6:00 p.m.  The cruise ends at 9:00 p.m.

Night Cruise only
Adults: $33.50
Children 6-12: $16.75
Children 2-5: Free

Night Cruise & Dinner
Adults: $56.50
Children 6-12: $28.25
Children 2-5: $11.50

Harrah's Casino
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We figure by this time, we'll all be looking for a financial windfall.  We've got to hit it big some day..

Jazz Brunch at the Court
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By popular request we have decided to akip the cemetery tour and move the brunch up from 12:00 pm to 9:00 am!

Matt and I have never been here which is why it's on our itinerary! 

Seriously though, this is one of those pricey places so buyer beware.

  1. Take a French Quarter carriage ride (nights are cheaper).
  2. Go antiquing.
  3. Visit the French Market
  4. Take an all-day trip to Avery Island (Tabasco Sauce Factory).
  5. Check out the LSU campus.
  6. Ride a streetcar.
  7. Visit Kenner, birthplace of Brittany Spears (J/K).
  8. Buy a piece of New Orleans art (highly recommended).
  9. Volunteer.
  10. Take a cooking class.
  11. Eat something uniquely N'awlins (red beans & rice, po boy, muffalettas, jambalaya, etoufee, gumbo, alligator, crawfish, beignets, etc. - it's all good).
  12. Stroll the Garden District.
  13. Visit the Voodoo Museum.
  14. Tour the House of Wax.
  15. See an albino alligator at the aquarium.
  16. We hate Bobby Flay.
  17. Go to the Audubon Zoo.
  18. Take a ferry ride across the Mississippi.
  19. Visit Mardi Gras World.
  20. Hold a baby alligator on a Lousiana Swamp Tour.
  21. Take an airboat ride.
  22. See a move at the iMax theatre.
  23. Go fishing or shrimping.
  24. Buy a souvenir.
  25. Get dressed up for a gourmet New Orleans meal. (Beware of dress codes! Jacket & tie may be required.)
  26. Go on a Brangelina stake out.
  27. Catch a free street performance in the square.
  28. Walk Bourbon Street sober.
  29. Walk Bourbon Street not so sober.
  30. Have a spiritual experience - get a palm reading, tarot card reading, see a psychic, etc.
  31. Tour the cabildo.
  32. Take a vampire tour.
  33. Find Hotel Monteleone and sit at their carosel bar.
  34. Shop at the river walk.
  35. See the cats of Jackson Square (evenings only).


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