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Things to do in New Orleans: Bywater & Marigny Edition

Things to do in New Orleans: Bywater & Marigny Edition

Welcome to life outside of the French Quarter and we hope your experience will now be bro-free. Now that you have taken a step in the right direction, here are some places to explore.

1. It’s New Orleans, you gotta start with the food.

One of the best things about the Bywater is how budget-friendly the food is. The quality of food at St Roche Market doesn’t compare to some of the amazing restaurants in the area but it gets an A for variety and affordability. Heading in further east? One of the cities most renowned places to get a po-boy is at Gene’s Po-boys but my personal favorite is referred to most as the “Orange store”. The actual name is the North Rampart Food Store which to my delight and detriment was just around the corner from the hostel I worked at. I highly recommend calling ahead. This place gets packed and closing times can vary. Bonus: There is a Banksy across the street that I grew to cherish.

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6 Things to do in the New Orleans Garden District

6 Things to do in the New Orleans Garden District

The good news about the Garden District is that there are way less people starting fights and falling over drunk. The bad news is if you were wondering where all the hipsters were. They’re here.  Don’t worry you can walk around them while checking out these six must do’s.

1. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is one of the only cemeteries that is free and open to the public year round (barring Mardi-Gras). For those who would prefer a tour there is no need to book in advance. Gabrielle Richard is one of the many city approved tour guides who can be found at the gate offering free tours with a tipping option. In just thirty minutes she can educate you on a range of subjects including burial methods, religious traditions, and pop culture references.

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