A New Orleans Bachelorette Party City Guide to Plan Your Weekend

Find everything you need to plan a bachelorette party in New Orleans including ideas on hotels, dinners, and party packages
New Orleans Bachelorette Party - French Quarter
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Karen Biton-Cohen
by Karen Biton-Cohen
Updated Jul 31, 2023
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As maid of honor, planning the perfect New Orleans Bachelorette Party for the bride and bridal party can be overwhelming and stressful. Take a deep breath and read on. NOLA has something to offer for everyone; it's filled with fine dining/cocktails, entertainment, live music, rich history, and even wildlife. Here at The Knot, we've got it all mapped out: the best places to stay, see, eat, drink, and more to make the most epic New Orleans Bachelorette Party for you and your crew!

New Orleans Bachelorette Party Planning in this Article:

New Orleans Bachelorette Party Ideas & Activities

New Orleans Bachelorette Party Itinerary - Jackson Square and St Louis Cathedral
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There are endless activities to choose from in this party city, but we've got an ultimate New Orleans bachelorette party itinerary planned out. Surprise your bride with these hand-selected spots!

Spa Day: You and your crew might want to rest and relax after a weekend of partying hard at a New Orleans bachelorette party. Unwind at the Woodhouse Day Spa with the girls before heading back home.

Maskarade: For a fun New Orleans bachelorette party activity, play dress up with your girls at a masquerade shop! This French Quarter spot—just steps away from Jackson Square—houses an extensive collection of local artist-designed masks made with meticulous detail, beautiful colors, and embellishments. They're open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

New Orleans Airboat Tour: Looking for a daytime New Orleans Bachelorette party activity? Hop on a boat tour to explore the local Louisiana swamp wildlife.

Aphrodisiac Party Tour: Book an Aphrodisiac Tour during your New Orleans bachelorette party so the bride can pick up seductive tips for her oneymoon.

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum: If your bride is more of a history buff, be sure to check out this pharmacy museum during her New Orleans bachelorette party. With just a $5 entrance fee, you can learn about the rich history of the building, medicinal herbs, voodoo practices, America's first licensed pharmacist, and more.

New Orleans Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt

Looking to make your adventures even more fun? Turn your itinerary into a game with a New Orleans scavenger hunt. Distribute a list of activities with points awarded for each completed task and ask participants to provide proof with pictures. Download an editable template to customize the list and include local attractions and sights. Don't forget to give the winner a prize such as a souvenir or t-shirt.

Places to Stay in New Orleans for a Bachelorette Party

Scouting out places to stay for a bachelorette party in New Orleans? Check out these hand-selected spots for an upcoming New Orleans bachelorette party.

New Orleans Bachelorette Party Hotels

Moxy New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter: Within walking distance of Bourbon Street, Saenger Theatre, Orpheum Theatre and The Filmore this stylish and modern hotel offers several gathering areas and partextras for your crew with their New Orleans Bachelorette Party Package.

Hotel Monteleone: Does your bride appreciate the finer things in life? Then a stay at an upscale, luxurious hotel situated in the historic French Quarter is the place for her. Wow your bride with reservations at this fine establishment for her New Orleans Bachelorette Party!

Henry Howard Hotel: Looking for a quieter hotel removed from Bourbon Street with unique artistic touches? The Henry Howard Hotel is located in the Garden District, and is only a 10-minute drive from Bourbon Street (so you can hop back on the party bus whenever you want). A stay at this boutique hotel is truly unique: it has beautifully designed rooms and suites, a parlor offering specialty cocktails, 12-foot ceilings, and a romantic backyard courtyard. The rooms are decorated with vintage furniture and original artwork by local artists. This hotel might be just the right choice for your New Orleans bachelorette party.

Pro tip: The Knot has partnerd with Hotel Planner to help you secure the best group hotel rate and get free hotel advice from an expert travel planner.

New Orleans Bachelorette House Rentals

Skip the hotel and book a Vrbo or Airbnb for your upcoming Bachelorette Party in New Orleans. Renting a house for the weekend can be more cost effective and fun; get a feel for the neighborhood and load up on snacks, booze, and games. Here are a few spogts to check out.

The Chartres Estate: Great for smaller groups (up to eight people), this property is for those looking to be in the heart of the French Quarter. It features a balcony that overlooks the party on Frenchmen Street.

Party Pad: This spacious townhome just three blocks from Bourbon Street and accommodates groups of 12.

Renovated House in Treme Neighborhood: For six people, this place offers a homey vibe with a fully functional kitchen, and lots of common space for bachelorette party games.

Pro tip: If you're looking to supplement your vacation rental stay with some hotel amenities such as a swimming pool or a fitness facility, you can secure Scottsdale hotel day passes on ResortPass.

New Orleans Bachelorette Party Nightlife

New Orleans is known for a lot of things. Whether you're here for jazz, voodoo, history, or haunted sites, one thing is for sure, you'll be able to find plenty of delicious, southern cuisine and strong drinks.

Best New Orleans Bachelorette Restaurants

Cafe Du Monde New Orleans bachelorette party restaurant

Cafe Du Monde: A bachelorette party in New Orleans would not be complete without a visit to Cafe Du Monde. Satisfy that sweet tooth (or cure a hangover) with Louisiana beignets: square-shaped fritters covered in powdered sugar.

Deanie's Seafood: Deanie's Seafood holds a few awards and titles for their seafood, particularly their crawfish. It's a great place to try all different fried and fresh seafood dishes, soups, chowders, gumbo, and desserts.

Tujaque's Restaurant: Tujaque's has been in business for over 160 years, serving some delicious southern favorites. You can try something new and different like the turtle soup, or indulge in a classic comfort favorite like the juicy shrimp with creamy grits.

Superior Seafood: If you're looking for fresh oysters, chargrilled oysters, oysters Rockefeller, or other delicious seafood dishes, stop into Superior Seafood. They are pros at shucking oysters and getting them out fast for their customers.

Willie Mae's Scotch House: Heading to the south and not trying fried chicken would just be wrong. Willie Mays is one of the best places you'll find fried chicken that has a crunch to it, but is so tender and juicy, perfectly cooked on the inside with all the fixings like greens and mac & cheese to pair with it.

Best New Orleans Bachelorette Party Bars

Bourbon Street in French Quarter
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French 75 Bar: French 75 has plenty of tasty dishes using the high quality ingredients, not just in their food, but their drinks, as well. They try to locally source whatever they can, using the ingredients to create homemade syrups for their cocktails and delicious dishes for their jazz brunch.

Pat O'Brien's: Trying a hurricane where hurricanes were invented is a must while in New Orleans. Head to Pat O'Briens to try the famous hurricane cocktail from the 1940s while listening to live music. You can also grab a drink to go and walk around the quarter.

Cane & Table: If you love tiki drinks, this is a great spot for you and your group. Cane & Table craft tropical cocktails with a Caribbean flare. They have a beautiful courtyard covered in plants and greenery, creating a cozy vibe.

Expert New Orleans Travel Tips

If you're traveling to New Orleans from New York, there are multiple airlines that can get you there, including JetBlue, Delta, United, American, Southwest, and more. Same goes for the West Coast, with airlines like Spirit, Delta, United, Southwest, among other airlines. The cooler months are a great time to visit because it gets quite hot in the summer. New Orleans has a really easy to use street car system, Ubers, and the city is pretty walkable, especially if you have a hotel near the French Quarter.

New Orleans Bachelorette Party Gear

The New Orleans bachelorette party you're planning won't be complete without customizable merchandise/gear. Make your NOLA bride as happy as can be with these adorable invitations/itineraries, favors, shirts, and more!

Printed Invitations and Itineraries: Get that bachelorette party in New Orleans started with these Mardi Gras-style invitations and itineraries.

Drink Huggers: Remember, there are no open container laws in this party town, so keep those on-the-go drinks cold with these glammed-up drink huggers throughout your New Orleans bachelorette party.

Temporary Tattoos: Before heading out on the town to celebrate the bride-to-be, stick on gold, Mardi Gras-themed temporary tattoos for her New Orleans Bachelorette Party!

Masquerade Masks: Come prepared with these beautifully, hand-made masquerade masks for your New Orleans bachelorette party squad #squadgoals.

Party Shirts: What's a New Orleans bachelorette party without matching "bourbon and beads" shirts for the entire bridal party?

Photo Booth Props: Take your hotel pregame to the next level with glittery New Orleans bachelorette party photo booth props—perfect for memorable photo opps and major likes!

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