My friend, Max, and I flew to New Orleans for a quick weekend trip. Here's everything we did/ saw:
We ate brunch at Monty's on the Square on Decatur Street before watching a street performance across from Jackson Square, a park where artists paint, draw and sell their work. Later that night, we ate dinner at Gumbo Shop on St. Peter Street before bar hopping on Bourbon Street and Frenchmen Street. We ended the night at Cafe Du Monde, an iconic New Orleans cafe known for café au laits, chicory coffee & beignets since 1862.
We ate breakfast at Cafe Beignet on Royal Street before driving to the abandoned Six Flags amusement park (read more below). After a failed attempt at sneaking into the park, we drove back to the French Quarter where we stopped by Saint Louis Cemetery #1, visited the Museum of Death and grabbed drinks at the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge in the Hotel Monteleone. Later that night, we ate dinner at Royal House Oyster Bar before watching live jazz music at Preservation Hall on St. Peter Street.
Six Flags New Orleans
Six Flags New Orleans, formally known as Jazzland, is a 140-acre abandoned theme park in New Orleans, Louisiana. The park has been closed since days before Hurricane Katrina struck the state in August 2005. The property is only visible from the highway, and NOPD patrol the park daily to prevent trespassing. As of November 12, 2017, the park's marquee reads "CLOSED FOR STORM." Read more here.