From the wild parties of New Orleans’ French Quarter during Carnival Season to the laid-back fun of bayou festivals in Cajun country, Louisiana draws people of all interests. Louisiana’s history, culture and subtropical climate create a mystique that attracts travelers seeking escape. From peace and quiet amid mossy oaks to the excitement of cosmopolitan crowds, Louisiana has an appealing option for your romantic getaway.
The Roosevelt New Orleans
Enjoy this landmark hotel’s stylish ambiance that caters to couples. Stay in a comfortable well-appointed room, have a drink in the historic Sazerac bar and take advantage of convenient proximity to the pulsing nightlife of the French Quarter that is close, but not too close. Grab a meal at the romantic and elegantly casual Domenica or the famed Blue Room. Take an early morning stroll along the nearby Mississippi River and enjoy the cosmopolitan culture of a city whose slow pace is guided by the lazy river.
The Columns Hotel
For a less urban environment, stay in uptown New Orleans amid streetcars on the storied, oak-lined St. Charles Avenue. The Columns Hotel offers well-appointed rooms with private baths and a romantic bar perfect for intimate tete-a-tetes. Ride a streetcar to the lush and beautiful gardens of Audubon Park for a relaxing stroll, or explore the verdant paths of the Audubon Zoo. Nearby Magazine Street is home to boutiques, day spas and an eclectic mix of intimate restaurants.
Cajun Country Cottages Bed and Breakfast
If you prefer to escape the city, stay off the beaten path in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana at the Cajun Country Cottages Bed and Breakfast. Located two hours west of New Orleans on the site of a former plantation, the lakeside resort offers in-room breakfast and a peaceful, romantic setting. Guests enjoy porch swings, shady walking paths and lake access. Visit in early May for the Crawfish Festival celebrating the region’s food and music.
The Butler Greenwood Plantation
For history and romance, travel 45 minutes north of Baton Rouge to The Butler Plantation in St. Francisville. The property offers cottages with double Jacuzzis, fireplaces and hammocks for the peaceful relaxation of its visitors. The same family has owned the plantation since the 1790s, and is a living museum of antiques and original architecture for the history lover. Visit St. Francisville in the spring for the Audubon Pilgrimage. Tour historic homes and enjoy a spring festival featuring costumed locals in historical dress.
Located in the northern central part of the state, the Levy-East House rests within Natchitoches, Louisiana’s 13-block National Historic District. The Levy-East House offers guests jetted tubs and showers in each room, antique furnishings and balcony views of the Cane River and the property’s gardens. Levy-East House is convenient for strolling streets lined with historic town homes and enjoying the city’s shopping and dining.
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