life on pine

new orleans, louisiana | TRAVEL GUIDE

to sleep

Airbnb We stayed in the cutest apartment in the Bywater that unfortunately is no longer available. See our wishlist here for other cool looking spots. 

to eat, drink and explore [by neighborhood]


Maurepasawesome cocktails and brunch

Pizza DeliciousMaking NY style pies out of a warehouse

Oxalisgreat for dinner, cool decor and big patio

Markey’s Barneighborhood dive bar

Booty’s Street Foodcocktail and food spot, serve stumptown

Bacchanalmy most favorite! huge outdoor patio with live music, big trees and locals vibe

Flory Gallery & Coffee Shopgreat coffee shop in the marigny, on the corner good people watching

Satsuma Cafecoffee and brunch

Yoga Bywater: for a zen start to your day

Euclid Records: independent record shop with new and used vinyl great for souvenirs  


Cafe du Monde A touristy must do…skip the line by just asking a waitress to bring you a to-go bag. Must have cash to quickly pay him/her on the go! 

Cafe Amelie Brunch with a huge outdoor garden.

Port of Call burgers and booze in a laid back setting.

Hotel Monteleone Famous for their antique Carousel Bar inside and their sazeracs.

Napoleon House Bar & Cafe Cocktails and a muffaletta, world famous for their Pimm’s Cup.

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Built between 1722 and 1732, on Bourbon St, past the main touristy area.

Cane & Table Emphasis on rum drinks from pre-tiki times, craft style cocktails.

R Bar Dive bar, not touristy with a big pool table and good jukebox.

Bike NOLA The best way to get around the city.

St Louis Cemetery Beautiful and worth exploring.


Cochon ButcherThe best sandwiches in town; from duck pastrami sliders to muffaletta, or try dinner/lunch at their upscale restaurant next door Cochon.


Jacques-Imo’sCajun creole and great NOLA vibes | dinner only.

Creole Creamery Top ice cream shop in town.

Boucherie Contemporary southern cuisine, offers modern takes on down-home cooking

Coquette Local and seasonal creole type cuisine.

La Petite Grocery Upscale creole food in a 100 year old grocer building (dinner and brunch).

Cure Redefined craft cocktail bar.

The Columns Hotel Bar to grab a drink and check out the historic hotel, a must do.

RetroActive Vintage Cool vintage shop.

Maple Leaf Bar Best live music we saw, down the street from Jacques-Imo's.

Bike Audubon Blvd or Magazine St Head to Uptown and check out Tulane’s beautiful campus.


The Avenue Pub Beer bar with a wrap around style balcony.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern Best po’ boys in NOLA (great stop on the way to City Park)

Willie Mae’s Scotch House Fried chicken, often called the best in town.

Bike to City Park Pack a few beers to enjoy under the trees

Lafayette Cemetery 19th century cemetery with above ground tombs and statuary character of the area.  

Gator Tour 1 hour outside of NOLA, but a bus will pick you up downtown. Perfect way to see the swamps and some gators...great for big groups!