Louisiana -- the very name sounds romantic. Choices abound for a romantic weekend getaways ranging from antebellum mansions to secluded New Orleans hotels. Drink fine wine, eat a sensuous meal, listen to jazz in the place where it was born. Feast your eyes on renowned architecture. Visit Louisiana, and "laissez le bon temps rouler"!
Step back in time at this 1846 plantation house, now a bed and breakfast. Madewood Plantation is just over an hour from New Orleans International Airport, 1.5 hours from New Orleans and 45 minutes from Baton Rouge. Spend a romantic weekend in one of its five antique-furnished bedrooms, including the room where actor Brad Pitt once stayed. Feast on gourmet meals, stroll about the grounds or attend one of their art, lifestyle or food seminars or a musical performance. Amenities include spa and Internet access, but there are no TVs to distract you from the romantic atmosphere.
This non-smoking boutique hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter includes a romance package with three nights in a suite. It starts with private car pick-up, champagne, complimentary breakfasts, and a dinner at Gautreau's restaurant. Soniat House consists of 3 townhouses dating from the 1830s joined into one hotel. Amenities include concierge, wireless internet access, cable TV, complimentary bathrobes, use of the New Orleans Athletic Club, and two phones per room. Spend your romantic weekend in an room furnished with antiques, fine linens, and rest on goosedown pillows. It's within walking distance to fine dining, art galleries, St. Louis Cathedral, the Aquarium of the Americas, and the old United States Mint.
This classic 1859, recently renovated 64-room plantation house is now available for romantic weekend getaways. Plantation breakfast and a tour of the mansion are included. Choose one of several antique-filled rooms inside the house, a cozy cottage with porch on the pond, or the overseer's cottage. Nottoway's honeymoon suite boasts a private pool. Indulge in the on-site spa and salon. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, you can take a self-guided tour of the gardens and grounds or join a guided tour. Evening candlelight tours are available. Share a romantic picnic under the live oaks. Amenities include high-speed internet access.
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