US Airways and United offer nonstop flights from Reagan National and Washington Dulles, respectively, to New Orleans. Southwest offers nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to New Orleans.
Bywater Bed & Breakfast
1026 Clouet St.
A homey inn filled with folk art. Rooms from $100.
Loews New Orleans
300 Poydras St.
In the central business district, this 285-room property boasts a panoramic gym and a lap pool. Rooms from $189.
1001 Toulouse St.
French Quarter boutique hotel with a heated pool in the courtyard and a gym. Rooms from $129.
Dominique’s on Magazine
4213 Magazine St.
In an airy art deco firehouse, serving lighter takes on local ingredients. Entrees such as yellowtail snapper served with green mango relish start at $24.
3218 Dauphine St.
A popular neighborhood breakfast/lunch cafe serving seasonal salads and sandwiches starting at $5.50.
3200 Burgundy St.
Locally sourced fare such as goat tacos starting at $8.
622 Frenchmen St.
Bicycle rentals start at $25 for a half-day.
Crescent City Farmers Market
Sample the region’s freshest produce and seafood at the market, which takes place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in various locations.
Freret Street Yoga
4608 Freret St.
An intimate, friendly yoga studio on the up-and-coming Freret Street. Drop-in classes $16.