Let’s face it, the pandemic left us all in a whirlwind of stress but planning an epic unforgettable New Orleans bachelorette party weekend with your girls shouldn’t be! New Orleans is one of the country’s most vibrant cities and is the perfect destination for you and your squad. The city boasts stunning historical landmarks, incredible world-renowned food, and a never-ending party.
There’s literally something for everyone here! Speaking of “everyone,” New Orleans can draw a lot of people, so before you go be sure you’re ok with a crowded, rowdy Bourbon Street– but we’ll give you the deets on some fun, more private things to do too. Wanna do these New Orleans bachelorette party activities in 3 days? Let’s dive in!
Day 1: Friday: Let the New Orleans Bachelorette Party Itinerary Begin!
Time to check in and put your bags down so you can get this New Orleans bachelorette party started! We recommend staying relatively close to New Orleans’ French Quarter, also known as the Crown Jewel of NOLA. Founded in 1718, this neighborhood will have everything you need to experience the magic of the city—a little old, a little new, with a romantic yet mysterious charm. The famous Bourbon Street is here where the nightlife is literally 24/7 and always spills into the street. This is a guaranteed good time!
If you’re looking to splurge a little a must-stay is The Roosevelt. This Waldorf Astoria hotel is known for both its luxury and its convenience, with its easy access to the French Quarter downtown. Some musical greats such as Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra performed in their opulent lobby, just one of the many hangouts within the hotel.
For a more boutique-style hotel, the Quarter House is our top pick and it’s right in the heart of the French Quarter (no need to waste time splitting ubers this weekend!). Each suite comes with a full kitchen and a private jacuzzi, great features if you’re a bride-to-be who’s really in need of some R&R.
If you and your squad are looking to save some moolah on the hotel (so you can splurge on other things!) that’s fine too! Of course, Air Bnb’s are great but staying in a hotel to get more of the one-of-a-kind New Orleans vibe is still your best bet. Just a block away from the French Quarter lies Dauphine Orleans Hotel. You and your besties will be greeted with a complimentary drink and shown to the saltwater pool fully available to you during your stay.
Sometimes Airbnb is more affordable (and comfortable too) which is totally understandable. If that’s the route you’re looking to go, here are some of our top picks:
We highly recommend getting everyone fun things that’ll get the New Orleans bachelorette party weekend going like matching shirts (“bourbon and beads,” anyone?) drink koozies, beads with shot glasses. Grab those, and head because it’s time to hit the town and toast to the bride-to-be! Saints & Sinners on Bourbon Street will have everything you need to have a “sinfully good time” (their words not ours!) from food to drinks. This restaurant is known for its seafood and casual dining so leave your fancy outfit at the hotel for this one! Be sure to reserve a table in advance because this is one of the hot spots!
Now that we’re good and full, take a walk down Bourbon Street and enjoy the other bars and parties that are going on. The beauty of this city is there’s always something going on! Don’t be shy to stop and walk into places and bar hop a little! Sure everyone knows about Mardi Gras that happens every year, but most don’t know that there are SO many other festivals that take place during the year too! Definitely check the time of year when booking the trip to see what’s going on during your stay.
As the night draws on, you might feel yourself getting a little sleepy and Cafe du Monde will be the perfect evening pick-me-up to have you partying until sun-up. This New Orleans landmark destination is known for its cafe au lait and beignets. Beignets are rounded fried dough, topped with powdered sugar, and are usually served with café au lait. Located in the French Quarter and easy to get to, Cafe du Monde first opened in 1862 and is now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
This makes it the perfect place to grab a quick sweet pick-me-up dessert or sit down at their super cute outdoor seating for an (unhealthy) breakfast, depending on what time it is!
Day 2: What Should I Do On A Saturday Night For a New Orleans Bachelorette Party?
Whew. Last night was wild, so sleeping in today is an absolute must.
Tableau was voted the #1 balcony for drinking and dining so grab your sunhat, sunglasses and get ready for a boozy brunch for the girls! Brunch starts at 11 AM and be sure to make a reservation since this is a popular spot! The menu is full of creole dishes served atop one of New Orleans’s most iconic balconies. You’ll get a stunning overview of the center of town… the perfect place to laugh it up with your girls about the crazy night you just had!
After brunch, a French Quarter Tour is an absolute must while you’re here! Definitely something on the more chill side, but just as impactful for a New Orleans bachelorette party. There are many tours to choose from so pick what best tickles your fancy. New Orleans is home to hop-on-hop-off tour buses, walking tours, carriage tours, and even boat tours.
Once you’ve picked your method of transit, choose between museum walking tours led by highly-trained Louisiana State Museum System volunteers, a jazz national park tour, plantation tours, cemetery and voodoo tours, confederacy tours, or even swamp boat tours. As we said, there’s something for everyone! So gather your girls prior to going and choose which one works best for everyone!
Between brunch outside and the outdoor tour, being in the sun all day can be exhausting. Head back to the room for a quick nap and a quick bite to recharge for a fun-filled evening.
Tonight is the night we REALLY live it up to have the best.party.ever and there’s no better way to get the night started than with a DivaDance party! You came for a New Orleans bachelorette party so let your hair down with your favorite Beyonce, Britney, or Lady Gaga jam and learn a sexy, sweaty routine!
What better way to slay some #squadgoals than the perfect TikTok moment of you and your besties crushing some super hot choreography?? Packages come complete with champagne, cupcakes, and all the works to make the special occasion even better. One of the highlights of your weekend for sure!
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Head back to the hotel to shower and change (and practice those moves you just learned, of course) for dinner at Cochon. This spot is trendy with a capital T so be sure to make the reservation in advance and dress appropriately! Get ready for mouth-watering authentic Cajun food. The menu boasts food that is locally sourced which means the crawfish is fresh and everything is prepared traditionally! Oh, and if you haven’t yet, now’s your chance to order a Hurricane, one of New Orleans’ most famous drinks. Get ready for a wild ride!
Since Bourbon street stretches farther than you can walk, definitely head back there after dinner—there’s still plenty to see there. Enjoy the music, the drinks, the vibes, the bars, and more importantly the amazing locals that live there!
Day 3 Sunday: Where Should I Eat for a Bachelorette Party in New Orleans?
Time for a casual Sunday, you’ll definitely need another late start considering how eventful Saturday was. By this point you’ve eaten a ton of Cajun food, now it’s time to learn how to cook some of it! The New Orleans School of Cooking offers a variety of classes where you actually get to get your hands dirty making dishes like crab bisque, creole ratatouille, chicken etouffee, jambalaya, bananas foster, and so much more. and to see more of the sites. Bring some new skills home to impress hubby-to-be with!
And speaking of hubby, New Orleans is the perfect place to see how the intended union will be. Head over to a voodoo shop (we recommend Erzulie’s) for an authentic reading on what married life will be like. Grab some love spells, tarot cards, and spiritual perfumes before you enter into a new phase in your life!
For a nice end to the day, have dinner at GW Fins for some upscale Creole food. Rated one of New Orleans’ best dinner spots, the seafood served here is paired with seasonal ingredients to highlight the texture of each fish. Prepare your tastebuds for the experience of a lifetime! There’s no better way to end such a perfect bachelorette weekend.
Day 4 Monday: Say Au Revoir To Your New Orleans-Themed Bachelorette Party
That’s it, folks. It’s time to head home, but of course, we’ll need one final farewell before it’s all over. After check out, head out with the squad for breakfast to toast to an unforgettable experience with your favorite people. Elizabeth’s is super casual and will have all of your Bayou Breakfast needs and opens at 8 AM. Say au revoir to the most unforgettable New Orleans bachelorette party.