New York and New Orleans are forever tied for all-time coolest American cities. Between their incomparable eateries, rich histories, and wild reputations, both are cultural capitals with bounties of things to do, see, and of course, drink.
So it makes perfect sense that New Yorkers love taking advantage of good airfares and direct flights down to the Crescent City. And whether it’s your first or one of many visits, the key is always to find places a bit off the beaten path to get that real NOLA feel. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the city is stronger than ever—here’s a rundown of can’t-miss destinations that have stood the test of time, along with a few that have opened since: