How to Spring Break in New Orleans
A New Orleans Spring break is where it’s at; whether you’re on a budget, ready for a blow out, or just making NOLA one stop on an epic road trip.
Spring break is different for everyone; you might have just a few extra bucks left over after tuition and textbooks took their toll or maybe you scrimped and saved all winter and are ready to let loose in style. Either way, everyone needs a break regardless of the size of their budget. Spring, especially in New Orleans, has a way of recharging the mind, body, and soul. It’s not a beach, but it sure inspires easy, breezy days and nights of irresistible mischief.
Balling on a Budget: There’s fun & good eating to be had
While spring breaking in the Big Easy, your usual boring cheap bites become a magical plate of beignets, festive rainbow flavored sno-balls, delicious local craft beer, and pounds upon pounds of spicy crawfish - each of which can be found for under $10.
Start your budget-friendly day off right with a cruise on the award-winning Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Enjoy this discount on the morning Historical Cruise (bigeasy.com/facebookdeals) where the $10 bottomless mimosas and great views will have you both relaxed and enlightened.
For a trip off the beaten path try a $19 swamp tour, located an easy 25 minutes from the French Quarter with transportation also available for purchase. Born and raised right here in the bayou, these Cajun guides will have you cracking up, all while giving you enough knowledge to make sure to pass your next ecology final.
Budget Busting: Life in the Lap of Luxury Awaits
You worked hard all semester and now you’re ready for a blow out, New Orleans style. We got you! Y’all are looking for the decadent creole bites like crawfish étouffée, Shrimp & Grits, and an endless supply of Brennan’s banana foster. Head over for the fantastically New Orleanian Champagne Sabering every Friday at 5:00 PM and enjoy their gorgeously appointed courtyard.
Follow up all that good eating with local live music and some of New Orleans’ famous craft cocktails. We suggest you hit up Frenchmen and the French Quarter, but first fill your belly and your soul on a two hour Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Dinner Cruise where live jazz, great Creole food, and easy drinking meet the tranquility of the city under the stars.
The next morning grab a hangover cure at Mother’s Restaurant – her famous biscuits will sop up all that booze – and head out for a Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour’s Airboat Ride. Starting at $65, you and a group of friends can enjoy the thrill of these 450 horsepower engine airboats rushing along the Louisiana bayous before heading back to the books.
For spring break travel junkies
If New Orleans is one of several cities you plan to visit during the break, there is a way to get a whole lot of NOLA in just 24 hours! Happy Spring Break y’all!