Destinations, Valentines Day

Canoodling in the Crescent City: romantic spots for Valentine’s Day

Somewhere between the end of football season and Mardi Gras, usually there’s Valentine’s Day.

Somewhere between the end of football season and Mardi Gras, usually there’s Valentine’s Day. More often than not, it gets overlooked because it falls on the day of one of your favorite parades, but this year, Valentine’s Day shines all by itself before parades.

Here’s a list of places you can take your special someone for a romantic night on the town:

Bacchanal Wine

 

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The groundhog promised an early spring so bust out the rose’ tonight and dig some backyard jazz by Miles Berry at Bacchanal!

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Nested in the Marigny, this “wine laboratory” offers a store where you can buy a bottle of your favorite wine, grab a glass, and pop it open right there. The courtyard is a great place to hear live music and there’s seating upstairs to share a the plates available from the kitchen.

Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits
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Getting there
600 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Open Now
Mon-Tue 11am–12am
Wed 11am–1am
Thu 11am–12am
Fri 11am–1am
Sat-Sun 11am–12am
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City Park

 

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💪💚 🌳 📸: @jessehartsnola #neworleanscitypark

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City Park is full of romantic spots. From the carousel gardens, putt putt golf, Big Lake, and the porch swings across from Storyland you can always find gorgeous scenery to sit and enjoy a moment with bae.

City Park
Getting there
City Park, New Orleans, LA, USA

Fogo De Chao

 

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Taste how Brazilians do Bone-In.

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This date night hotspot is definitely one you want to plan for, with reservations and money set aside. It’s definitely not the price range of a spontaneous dinner, but who doesn’t want to splurge on Valentine’s Day? And if you dine at Fogo during Valentine’s Day weekend, you’ll get a free dining card for a meal on your next visit.

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
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Getting there
614 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Opening Hours
Mon-Thu 6:30am–2pm, 5–10pm
Fri 6:30am–2pm, 5–11pm
Sat 6:30am–11pm
Sun 6:30am–9pm
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Monkey Board

 

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Blues and bubbly. 🥂🎷 We’ll see you at Monkey Board for Big Al & The Heavyweights from 7-10! Photo: @alexisdickie

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One of the hottest rooftop bars in the city, Monkey Board at the Troubadour Hotel serves up drinks and food. You can start your evening here with Happy Hour specials from 4-6 p.m.

Monkey Board
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Getting there
1111 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Open Now
Mon-Thu 4pm–12am
Fri 3pm–2am
Sat 11am–2am
Sun 11am–12am
More Info
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Lake Pontchartrain Cruises

We’ve all gone to the lake to spend a little quality time with someone, but Lake Pontchartrain Cruises offers a different view with excursions on a 38-foot Sea Ray Sundancer yacht. Click here for more information.