Experience the 25th anniversary of Essence Fest on your terms. This Essence Fest 2019 package offers an intimate experience for couples with a hotel that's far enough away from the action to enjoy some couple time but close enough to enjoy the event's festivities on your schedule. The Columns Hotel is conveniently located on St. Charles Avenue overlooking the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. Easy access to the streetcar allows you to beat the traffic and get around stress free. Minutes away from the Ernst N. Morial Covention Center, the Historic French Quarter, and many sightseeing and shopping districts, The Columns is an intimate, elegant and comfortable hotel with 19 rooms. The Columns Hotel offers guests a southern breakfast every morning, Sunday jazz brunch, and daily happy hour from 5 – 7 pm. No need to wait in long lines around town to eat and be social. Everything you need to relax and imbibe is at your hotel. This package includes: 2 nights in a 1 double sleigh bed room with shower. The room is small and cozy. Reservations for 2 at The Columns Hotel Sunday Jazz Brunch and a $30 dining credit Nighttime Carriage Tour for two New Orleans French Quarter Tour 2 New Orleans trolley passes The Essence Fest is an immersive experience. This package is for you if you want to experience Essence Fest, but still escape the crowds, and take in some of the sight and sounds of New Orleans while you're there. Few cities cram as much culture and history into their city centers as New Orleans, Louisiana. But when many attractions are paired with the intense crowds that Essence Fest will bring, you want to spend a few hours away from the city center and experience a less traveled side of New Orleans. The total cost for this package is $860 for 2 people. The deposit is 50% of the total cost for the package per person and is nonrefundable. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the start of Essence Fest. To avoid the Eventbrite fee, you can contact me directly to register and arrange payment over the phone. Email me with any questions. This package does not include transportation to and from New Orleans or Essence Fest event tickets. I'm a full service travel agent and can help you book transportation and other associated trip details at your request. My knowledge of New Orleans and the logistics of Essence Fest means I choose hotels that are close to the action but still give you peace and quiet when you need it. Many restaurants will be crowded with long lines for the entire weekend. I make sure you have pre-arranged reservations for at least one day of your stay. Getting around is no easy feat either. I arrange transportation options that limits the time you spend in stand still traffic. Throw in a few sightseeing tours that enriches your cultural experience in New Orleans, and your customized Essence Fest Experience is complete.