Honeymoons in New Orleans
New Orleans offers the honeymoon couple a real diversity of things to see and do. The French quarter is the historical heart of the city, whilst Bourbon Street is the party epicentre. New Orleans has some of the finest seafood restaurants in North America and of course a trip to New Orleans wouldn't be complete without witnessing the Mardi Gras. Whatever you decide to do 'the big easy' is the city in which to do it!
If you want to experience a honeymoon in New Orleans, then be assured that there is a whole host of places to see and photographic opportunities at every turn. With its sub tropical climate, the people aren't the only thing that's warm here. Even in the winter months, temperatures rarely drop below the low seventies during the day. Getting here from South Africa is relatively easy and with flights from all airports, via Atlanta, you could be here in less than 20 hours. If you fancy partying on down, then you've come to the right place. The world famous Mardi Gras takes place here every year between February and March and is a sight to behold. Bourbon Street offers a whole host of bars with jazz music, steaming hot bowls of Gumbo and cocktails that goes on well into the wee small hours. If it's something a little more serene, then how about a walk around the historic French quarter, where you will find, museums, art galleries and boutique stores. Or for something a little different, then take a trip down the Mississippi in an authentic river boat and step back in time.
New Orleans Overview
New Orleans is about as diverse a city as you are going to come across and as a result there are so many things to see and do here that will make your honeymoon go with a bang. From the world famous Mardi Gras to the beautiful and historic architecture of the French quarter. From the pavement cafe's that belt out jazz all day long, to some of the best seafood restaurants in North America, Your stay in the 'big easy' will be one to remember.
New Orleans is a real melting pot of cultures and as a result makes this city as interesting as the people who live here. Getting here from Canada is a doddle. Flights from Toronto fly daily and you can be here in around 3 hours. Once here it's easy to settle into that relaxed and fun vibe that the city so brilliantly offers. In fact, the most difficult thing will be choosing what to do during your stay. If you come in February to March you will be sure to hit Mardi Gras time. The pulsating music, colourful floats and costumes will be sure to get you right in the party mood. How about a trip down Bourbon street, where bars abound and jazz music is everywhere. If you fancy something a little more relaxing, then there is nothing grander than cruising down the Mississippi on an authentic riverboat. If it's culture you're after then a trip to the museums and old buildings in the French quarter is a must. Here is where you will find some of the finest hotels too. Or if you are in need of a little retail therapy, then a visit to Magazine Street, with its myriad of boutique stores and shops is a perfect tonic. All in all a honeymoon in New Orleans will be an unforgettable experience.
Key Facts for New Orleans
Currency: U.S Dollar
Flight time: 3 hours from Toronto
When to Honeymoon in New Orleans
When to go:
New Orleans experiences balmy summers and mild winters, typical of a humid subtropical climate. Summer temperatures reach as high as the mid-thirties, and during the winter temperatures can fall anywhere between 8 and 20 degrees Celsius. The summer months experience the majority of the annual rainfall, with October being the ideal month to plan a honeymoon in New Orleans weather-wise.
American Airlines offer flights from London Heathrow to New Orleans with one touch down en route. Total flying time just under 14 hours.
Couples from the UK traveling to the United States for a honeymoon in New Orleans will be able to enter the country with a valid passport and a visa waiver, and may remain for up to 90 days. It is mandatory to complete the visa waiver application online a minimum of 72 hours before leaving on your trip. You can find it at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov, where it can be completed free of charge. Do be sure to complete the application on time, as without it you will not be permitted to depart for your honeymoon in New Orleans.
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Getting Married in New Orleans
If you fancy holding your wedding in a place that is as diverse as the people who live there then you might want to consider weddings in New Orleans. It has strong influences from the Caribbean, Africa and Europe, and offers the bride and groom to be a whole host of places to get married. The French quarter in the heart of the city provides some really upmarket hotels from which to hold your wedding ceremony. If that doesn't cut the mustard, then how about a grand old plantation house. If it's photo opportunities you're after, then New Orleans has some stunning parks which make for a great backdrop to your wedding ceremony. Or how about the Piazza d'Italia with its Roman style architecture and fountains. Finally if you really want a wedding with a difference, then why not get married on an authentic paddle steamer (river boat). Whatever you decide, New Orleans has it all.
Marriage licences can be picked up from the 'clerks of the court' offices which are located throughout the state of Louisiana. Only one party has to be present as long as they bring all valid documentation such as; photo ID (drivers licence, passport etc) and birth certificates to validate dates of birth. After obtaining the certificate you will need to wait a minimum of 72 hours before getting married and it is null and void after 30 days. The cost of the licence is $27.50. Click the link below for more information. http://www.romanceinneworleans.com/louisiana_marriage_license.htm
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