Jazz in New Orleans Itinerary


Day One
beignetEnjoy a traditional New Orleans style breakfast with beignets and café au lait at Café du Monde. While eating one of New Orleans' most famous dishes enjoy the smooth jazz melodies of the street performers. No matter where you go there's always musicians filling the streets and restaurants with harmonious jazz tunes.

After breakfast, take the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park Self-Guided Walking Tour. The
walking tour features eleven distinct jazz locations located in the French Quarter and across the River at Algiers Point. Travel across the Mississippi River on the Algiers Ferry. Once you get there, take a right when you exit the ferry terminal to experience the Jazz Walk of Fame Audio Tour. Afterwards, explore the New Orleans Jazz Historic Park Visitor Center to enjoy the only national park dedicated to jazz!

After the walking tour, grab some lunch at any of New Orleans' famous restaurants that serve po'boys, jambalaya, red beans & rice or a muffaletta in the Warehouse District. Louisiana's delicious cuisine will leave you wanting more!

After lunch, explore the Old U.S. Mint's unique collection of music history. The Mint honors New Orleans' unique music history with original sheet music, personal instruments, and rare music recordings. Among their collections are Louis Armstrong's cornet, Fats Domino's piano and so much more! The Old U.S. Mint is also a performance hall and offers musical concerts daily.

For dinner, enjoy live performances and some savory Louisiana cuisine at one of New Orleans' restaurants like the Fritzel's European Jazz Pub or the Palm Court Jazz Café. Enjoy traditional jazz tunes while you dine on unique Louisiana flavors.

After dinner, take a taxi to Frenchmen Street, the hangout destination for locals. Frenchmen Street has numerous jazz clubs that offer exotic drinks and little to no cover charges.

Day Two
Start off with a hearty breakfast to get you ready for the day. Hop in a taxi and head towards some of New Orleans' famous restaurants that put their own spin on breakfast such as the Ruby Slipper, Café Adelaide, or Mother's Restaurant. Don't forget the spirits like a bloody Mary, brandy milk punch, or a mimosa.

Enjoy a Jazz Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters and indulge on some mimosas (orange juice and champagne) while you relish New Orleans' musical traditions. Take in the ambiance of one of many New Orleans courtyards.

French Market 2After your brunch, explore the French Market District's shopping venues like art galleries, clothing shops, and souvenir stores. Take a pedicab to explore the French Quarter to see the local street performers and artists that line the streets. After your tour, checkout the Presbytére or the Cabildo and learn about Louisiana's heritage in culture, music, and food.

After exploring Jackson Square, take a carriage ride to the New Orleans Musical Legends Park to listen to the harmonious jazz tunes and have a cocktail before dinner. Musical performances are daily and occur from 10:00am until closing time. Afterwards, take the St. Charles Streetcar to explore the Garden District and to see the southern antebellum mansions. While in the Garden District, venture to some of the unique shops and galleries on Magazine Street. After shopping, explore the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and experience living history exhibits dedicated to food, beverages, and the culture of the South.

For dinner, indulge in some of New Orleans' best jazz performance restaurants like Arnaud's Jazz Bistro or the Bombay Club, which play and serve jazz music nightly. Both restaurants salute the New Orleans' heritage of food and music. Enjoy the symphonic sounds and delicious cuisines of Louisiana culture. After dinner, take a taxi to the New Orleans Jazz Market for an intimate jazz concert by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. While waiting for the performance, take a tour of the Jazz Walk of Fame around the exterior of the building, visit the Hall of Heroes located within the building or explore the Interactive Living Jazz Archives which present the Jazz Masters of New Orleans. Whichever tour you take, the New Orleans Jazz Market will expand and increase your passion for traditional and contemporary jazz.

Day Three
Steamboat NatchezFor breakfast, enjoy a Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez. Adore jazz music while you sip on cocktails and overlook the Mississippi River. Explore the Steamboat Natchez and the antebellum
furnishing such as the steam engine room. Guests can learn the intricacies of the steam engine room or leisurely enjoy the tunes of the brass band.

After the Jazz Cruise, explore Uptown and the two University Districts of New Orleans for a different experience of the city. Venture towards the Carrolton neighborhood and visit the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street, one of New Orleans' premier live performance bars. While on Oak Street, browse through the shops for any unique knick-knacks full of flavor.

Contact the Tourism Department for more information: tourism@neworleanscvb.com or 504-566-5011