Bourbon Street

No bachelorette party in New Orleans would be complete without a trip down Bourbon Street. This famous thoroughfare in the heart of the French Quarter is where the party never stops – day or night. Neon signs flash above an endless array of bars, strip clubs, restaurants and more, inviting visitors inside to listen to live jazz or down colorful cocktails. Bourbon Street is delightfully chaotic, an intoxicating sensory experience for bachelorettes and their crew. To fully experience the revelry and debauchery of Bourbon Street, we recommend Pat O’Brien’s, a New Orleans institution since 1933. Order their signature Hurricane cocktail served in a souvenir glass. You can keep the glass as a memento of your bachelorette bash! After enjoying the pianos and entertainment at Pat O’Brien’s, you can bar-hop your way down Bourbon Street, popping into various hot spots like The Dungeon, Beach on Bourbon or Oz for more laughter and libations into the wee hours.

Pat O’Brien’s 718 St. Peter Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 525-4823

Cafe Du Monde

After a long night on Bourbon Street, you’ll need some coffee and beignets to fuel up for your next bachelorette adventure. For the best breakfast in New Orleans, look no further than Cafe Du Monde in the French Market. This iconic cafe has been serving its famous beignets since 1862. Their menu features just three items: beignets, cafe au lait and chicory coffee. But when something is this delicious, why mess with perfection? The beignets at Cafe Du Monde are pillowy squares of fried dough, smothered in powdered sugar. They’re meant to be savored slowly, the sugar dissolving on your lips. Sip on a cup of dark, chicory-infused coffee or au lait to perfectly complement the sweet beignets. After a leisurely breakfast at Cafe Du Monde, you’ll be ready to explore more of New Orleans with your bridal crew.

Cafe Du Monde 800 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 525-4544

Steamboat Natchez

What better way to see New Orleans than aboard a paddle steamer cruising down the mighty Mississippi? The Steamboat Natchez offers daily jazz brunch and dinner cruises, as well as sightseeing trips. You and your bachelorette squad can relax on deck under the New Orleans sun, sipping cocktails and listening to live Dixieland jazz. With unparalleled views of the French Quarter and beyond, a steamboat cruise is the perfect way to soak up the romance and charm of the Big Easy.

Steamboat Natchez Toulouse Street Wharf (directly behind Jax Brewery) New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 569-1401

The Garden District

Work off those beignets and cocktails with a stroll through the historic Garden District. Spanning over 160 blocks, this posh neighborhood features gorgeous antebellum mansions and sprawling live oak trees draped in Spanish moss. The leafy streets lined with intricate ironwork also house boutique shops and some of the city’s finest restaurants. Top attractions include Commander’s Palace, an upscale Creole eatery perfect for your bachelorette weekend brunch. After you’ve had your fill of their famous turtle soup and bread pudding, browse the unique locally-made goods at shops like Hazelnut and Sucré. Don’t forget to snap some photos on the grand front porches of the stately homes. The Garden District’s beauty and charm is picture-perfect.

Commander’s Palace 1403 Washington Ave New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 899-8221

City Park

At 1,300 acres, City Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. This green oasis provides a nice change of pace from the bustle of downtown New Orleans. Spend an afternoon wandering beneath sprawling live oaks or take a ride on the historic Carrollton Streetcar that runs along the park’s perimeter. City Park is also home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, sculpture gardens, boat rentals for Bayou St. John, and the world-famous Celebration in the Oaks holiday light display. Don’t miss a ride on the City Park Railroad, an authentic mini train dating back to 1902 – it’s sure to bring out your inner child! There are also pedal boats available for rent, perfect for leisurely paddling with your girl squad. Whatever you choose to do during your City Park visit, you’re guaranteed gorgeous scenery and good times.

New Orleans Museum of Art 1 Collins Diboll Cir New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 658-4100

Magazine Street Shopping

Speaking of good times, Magazine Street is the place to shop ’til you drop during your New Orleans bachelorette bash. This vibrant thoroughfare boasts over 150 retail shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. You’ll find everything from luxury designers to funky antique malls as you stroll along Magazine Street. Pop into places like Trashy Diva for retro cocktail dresses or Feet First for fancy footwear. Take a break at Joey K’s for Mediterranean food before getting back to the shops. With so many options, every bridesmaid is sure find their own Magazine Street treasures!

Trashy Diva Boutiques 2048 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 304-0655 Feet First 4122 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 894-9119

Haunted History Tours

After the sun goes down in New Orleans, a whole other side of the city comes alive. Join a haunted history tour to experience the supernatural secrets and ghost stories that give the Big Easy its spooky reputation. You’ll venture into the dark corners of the French Quarter and beyond, seeing landmarks like the LaLaurie House in a whole new light. Let your inner Goth loose on these creepy but captivating walking tours – if you dare! Some top picks are the Vampire Tour, Adult Ghost Tour and the Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 Tour offered by Haunted History Tours or Ghost City Tours. With an eerie expert guide leading the way, you and your bravest bridesmaids can hunt for ghosts and vampires in the shadows of New Orleans. It’s fright night on your girls’ trip!

Haunted History Tours 733 Bourbon St. New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 861-2727

Swamp Tour

Last but certainly not least, no visit to Louisiana is complete without a day trip to the bayou. Hop aboard a high-powered airboat for an exhilarating ride through the swamplands and cypress groves outside New Orleans. You’ll gain insight into the region’s captivating Cajun culture as you zip across the murky waters. Keep your eyes peeled for alligators, egrets, turtles and other wildlife native to the bayou’s mangroves and marshes. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours and Airboat Adventures are two top-rated swamp tour companies near New Orleans. They offer safe, fun eco-tours showcasing the region’s fascinating wetlands environment. Don your Mardi Gras beads and get ready to let the good times roll out on the bayou! It’s the perfect high-octane adventure for thrill-seeking bachelorettes.

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours 47535 Highway 51 LaPlace, LA 70068 (985) 651-5685

Rent a Bus With Charter Buses New Orleans Louisiana

However you choose to celebrate your last days of singledom in New Orleans, let Charter Buses New Orleans Louisiana provide easy transportation for your entire bridal crew. Our luxury charter buses ensure everyone arrives together and on time for Bourbon Street romancing, Garden District strolling, City Park picnicking and more. We’ll shuttle your squad seamlessly between hotels, restaurants and attractions so you can focus on fun times with your best girls before the big day. With Charter Buses New Orleans Louisiana, every stop on your bachelorette bucket list is convenient and stress-free. Our clean, comfortable charter buses have plenty of room for all your friends to ride together in style. Amenities like WiFi, power outlets and luxury seats make getting around NOLA a breeze. Let us handle the transportation details so you can soak up every magical moment together in New Orleans before the wedding. To check rates and availability for a bachelorette party bus rental in New Orleans, call Charter Buses New Orleans Louisiana at 504-459-0880. Our friendly staff is available 24/7 to help plan your transportation itinerary. Book your bachelorette bash bus today and get ready for an epic pre-wedding celebration in the one-and-only Big Easy!