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Solo travel is something I enjoy doing a lot. It allows me to travel at my pace, without having to worry about anyone else’s schedule or preferences. It also means that I can be more adventurous when planning where we go and what we do because there’s no one else to answer to. However, one of my favorite solo trips was actually when I went to New Orleans for the weekend in March of 2019!

Guide to New Orleans Solo Trip

One of my favorite trips I’ve taken recently is the trip I took to New Orleans in March of 2019. What did we do there? Well, we spent our days by hopping from one bar to another in search of a good time. The best part about this city is that there are endless things to do and see. We could take a tour of two distilleries, eat at some amazing restaurants, and even visit an aquarium—all within walking distance of our hotel!

The other thing I love about New Orleans is the food! They have so many different cuisine available for any taste palette out there; including seafood. Creole/Cajun food (also one of my favorites), sandwiches & burgers (a personal fave). Even classic southern comfort foods like chicken & waffles or fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese sauce on top! You could go out every day here trying different foods because they will all be delicious!

Solo Female Travel Guide – Things to do Alone

It is quite possible to travel solo as a female and have fun. If you are worried about safety or don’t want to be bothered by men all the time then there are some things to consider when traveling alone as a woman. Here are some tips to make your trip more enjoyable.

When visiting New Orleans as a female traveler, you can visit the French Quarter, the Garden District and the Central Business District during the day. Avoid Bourbon Street at night because it’s not safe.

One of my favorite reasons to take a solo travel

One of the best things about traveling alone is that you get to do what you want, when you want. If there’s a restaurant that looks interesting and not too expensive, go for it! If you have an hour or two to kill before your next appointment, grab a coffee and read your book in public. You don’t have to compromise with anyone on this trip (unless they’re coming along).

This makes eating out easier than usual because there aren’t any negotiations about where to go or what time we have dinner. I’m not saying it’s always easy—some restaurants are better at accommodating solo travelers than others—but having the freedom and flexibility of choice means that even if one place isn’t right for me today, I can find somewhere else nearby instead.

Perks of being a New Orleans solo traveler

This is a big one. When you’re traveling alone, you can choose whatever restaurant strikes your fancy and enjoy it without worrying about other people’s opinions of the restaurant or if they’ll agree to eat there. You don’t have to worry about whether or not it’s open at the time you want to go, because it only matters what YOU want!

Also, when I’m traveling on my own I love being able to eat whenever and whatever I want. If I get hungry at 3am in New Orleans’ French Quarter (which does happen) there are so many amazing places to grab some food then head back out for more drinks.

My stay in New Orleans when traveling solo

This was an incredible experience for me. I went there to visit a friend who had moved there and was living with his girlfriend at the time, who happened to be an interior decorator and the only person in our group of friends who had ever been there before me. This meant that they knew exactly where they were going while I darted around lost like a kid in a candy store. I had a blast and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an adventure. The only thing that I think would’ve made it better would have been if one of my friends had come along with me on the trip. I’m sure that they would have loved it just as much as I did!

Visiting Jackson Square during my solo trip to New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana at Jackson Square

Once you’ve had your fill of New Orleans’ incredible food and drink, it’s time to head over to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The museum is located in the heart of the French Quarter at 925 Chartres St., just down from Jackson Square and across from Jackson Brewery. It’s free to visit and open every day except Mondays when they’re closed!

If you want to see modern art from Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and other states throughout the south, this is where it’s at! You’ll be able to see art by artists such as Sam Gilliam (who was born in Alabama but moved away as a child), who painted on corrugated cardboard; Robert Rauschenberg (born in Texas), who mixed all types of mediums together; George Tooker (born in Massachusetts) who used old photographs for his paintings; Frank Stella (born in Massachusetts) who made paintings using geometric shapes; and James Castle (born in New Jersey) whose portraits were often humorous caricatures.

They have great modern art and live music

Art is a great way to connect with the culture of a place. It’s a great way to learn about the people of a place. And it’s also a great way to learn about history, and what was going on in that region at the time.

So if you’re ever in New Orleans, make sure you check out some galleries or museums!

Get around New Orleans as a solo traveler

This can be a bit tricky, but it’s not impossible. There are plenty of ways to get around New Orleans as a traveler, and it all depends on how much time you have in the city and what you want to see. If you only have one day here, then I would definitely recommend going with a tour company like Gray Line or City Sightseeing that offers hop-on/hop-off bus tours – these are great for getting your bearings in any new city!If you have more time in the city, then I would recommend renting a car or doing some research on public transportation options – there are buses that go throughout the city and are fairly inexpensive (if not free) with a student ID!

After the museum head over to one of my favorite restaurants in the city, Elizabeth’s Restaurant.

After the museum head over to one of my favorite restaurants in the city, Elizabeth’s Restaurant. I have been going there for years and it is always amazing. I took frenchmen street and boarded a streetcar there. They have a lot of different options for food so you can taste everything New Orleans has to offer. The atmosphere is fun and lively, with live music nightly and an open kitchen so you can watch them prepare your meal. Service is good too, or at least it used to be! Over time they’ve lost some of their service staff but hopefully that will change because Elizabeth’s was always known for its excellent service as well as its food. It’s a great place if you want something more casual than Commander’s Palace or Muriel’s but still want excellent food without breaking the bank like Cochon Butcher or Bayona would require…plus they have an extensive wine list too!

They serve traditional New Orleans cuisine in a very colorful atmosphere (think pink kitchen appliances and yellow tablecloths).

You can expect to find classic New Orleans cuisine at Elizabeth’s Restaurant. They serve up some of the best po-boys in town, as well as fried chicken and seafood dishes.

One of the reasons that this restaurant has such a colorful atmosphere is its pink kitchen appliances, yellow tablecloths and neon signs on the walls. I highly recommend going there if you are in New Orleans!

If you go early enough they also have praline bacon that is out-of-this-world delicious!

Tasty grilled pheasant with bacon, spices and vegetables

Praline bacon is a local delicacy that you absolutely must try when you visit New Orleans. It’s made of thick cut bacon, brown sugar, and pecans served over eggs, grits and toast. You can get it at Elizabeth’s or Mulate’s.

The pork is cooked perfectly tender with just enough crisp to add texture without overpowering the taste buds with grease or saltiness as so many other restaurants tend to do. The pralines are also perfect—just sweet enough without being overwhelming (and if you happen to be diabetic like me, they’re pretty easy on your blood sugar). Of course this might not sound appealing if you don’t like nuts in your food but even if that’s the case I’d still recommend trying some because it tastes so good!

Traveling alone allows you more freedom than traveling with others

There are some perks to traveling alone. First, you can eat where you want to eat. No need to compromise on your favorite place or wait for everyone in your group to agree on a place. Second, you can eat whenever you want—breakfast at noon? Sure! Lunch at 2 p.m.? Why not! Dinner at 9 p.m.? That’s fine too! Third, when traveling, it’s easier than ever before to choose whatever restaurant strikes your fancy because there is no one else who may not like it or be allergic to something on the menu that they shouldn’t be eating (or vice-versa). Lastly, when traveling alone you don’t have anyone standing over your shoulder waiting for their food as soon as possible so if there is something that takes longer than expected it doesn’t matter—you will still get served first anyway!

There are so many great things to do in NOLA, but there are definitely some that are better suited for solo travel.

There are so many great things to do in uptown NOLA, but there are definitely some that are better suited for solo travel. If you’re looking to explore under the radar, these activities will help you check out the city like a local.

Conclusion

There are so many great things to see and do in New Orleans, it’s hard to know where to start. If you’re heading to the city, there are a few tips that can help make your trip more enjoyable. First, remember to pack comfortable shoes and clothes in case you want to do some exploring outside of your hotel or Airbnb. Second, be sure to bring a travel guide so that you know what all of the attractions offer before planning which ones you want to visit—there is no shortage of things to do! Third, when traveling by myself, it’s easier than ever before