Enjoy Hotel Deals and Summer Fun in New Orleans Post-Pandemic
Average temperature low and high: 74°-91°
June in New Orleans is when things finally start to heat up, but don't let the warmer weather interfere with all of the fun you can have. In fact, hotel deals tend to be cheaper around this time, and with COVID restrictions continuing to ease and the city returning to its lively party status, expect lots of options for indoor fun to keep cool.
Who doesn't love food & wine? Well, thousands of wine and food lovers join the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience every year; this will be the event’s 28th year. This event includes the best food restaurants in New Orleans along with craft beers made by experts from all over the world. Over 250 wineries are offered during this week-long festival and several deals to enjoy both outdoor and indoor events. This is event is only for ages 21 and over. Tasting, connoisseur, and VIP packages range from $225-$900.
Head down to the French Market, the nation’s oldest marketplace, for the annual Creole Tomato Festival! This festival is free and open to the public. In 2020, organizers hosted a "to-go" event due to COVID-19, with listings of various resturaunts offering creole tomato-themed dishes in observation of the festival. Details are pending whether this year will be similar or if an in-person fest will take place.
For the 10th year in a row, Louisiana Restaurant Association and New Orleans & Company present New Orleans Restaurant Week, an opportunity to eat your way through the city at a discounted price! The city’s best restaurants will serve enjoyable and memorable meals such as 2-course lunches for $20 or less, and 3-course dinners and brunches for $39 or less.
Curry With a Flavor Festival 2021
5 Jun, 2021
This festival is coming to New Orleans for the first time, so don't miss out on the excitement. Curry With a Flavor Festival is setting out to celebrate one of the thing's New Orleans is most famous for: food. Make sure you experience this event that will be an explosive mix of cultures and flavors.
With summer making it difficult to stay outdoors for too long of a time, visiting The National WWII Museum is a perfect pastime to get your mind off the heat! Located just a mile away from the French Quarter, this museum has been designated as America’s official WWII museum. It’s full of images and artifacts that encompass the American spirit and bravery of our veterans. Prices are $28 for adults, but if you bring your college ID or military ID, you’ll get a $10 discount. WWII veterans get in for free.
You can find 15,000 sea creatures at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and it’s one of a kind in the nation. They have a seahorse gallery and a shark touch pool, so you could get a chance to pet a baby shark. They also have a collection of rare and endangered species, like white alligators. It’s best to plan a couple of hours to spend here, and there’s a cafe that offers food and drinks to keep you energized. They’re open at 10 a.m., Tuesday until Sunday only. Tickets start at $29.95 for adults, but if you order online, you can save $3.