Visit New Orleans in May as the City Continues to Return to Normal
Average temperature low and high: 69°-86°
The weather in New Orleans hits the perfect sweet spot in May. The days are sunny and enjoyable without being too hot. COVID restrictions continue to roll back, with bars and clubs now open later and music venues being allowed to host performances again. Although masking mandates have been lifted in Louisiana, they remain in place at many businesses. But no worries, you will still enjoy your visit as this party city continues its return to normalcy.
Are you a Jimmy Buffet fan, or are you a fan of great theatre in general? Head down to the beautiful and historic Saenger Theatre, constructed in 1927, for a broadway performance: Escape to Margaritaville! The light-hearted production is about a bartender that falls in love with a tourist, and it is filled with Jimmy Buffet songs. Purchase tickets here!
There’s no better place than New Orleans to find antique jewelry and furniture pieces. Keil’s Antiques Inc., Royal Antiques Ltd., and The French Antique Shop are a few of the antique stores located in or near the French Quarter. While it won’t be easy to bring back to your city, there are always shipping options if you find an item you really like.
While the weather is still nice, going to the Audubon Zoo is a perfect activity for families and friends. The Audubon Zoo is not just your ordinary zoo—it’s filled with some of the rarest creatures you’ll ever see. Animal habitats of all kinds have been set up in this 58-acre land, with elephants, a Komodo dragon, and a rare white tiger. You’ll also be able to see peacocks, flamingos, otters, and other surprising exotic animals! Tickets start at $21.95 for children and $29.95 for adults, but if you purchase tickets online, you’ll be able to save $3. The zoo is about 5 miles away from the French Quarter!
Climb aboard and go on New Orleans’ only steamboat ride, Steamboat Natchez. Listen to Jazz music, and even enjoy a nice dinner as you cruise down the Mississippi River. Prices start at $29 for children and $70 for adults. The site is only two miles away from the French Quarter.