Don’t Sweat! Stay Cool in New Orleans

Anyone who has ever been in New Orleans in the summer knows that it is extremely warm – well, okay, it’s beyond warm. It’s HOT! But you don’t have to avoid New Orleans in the summer because there is still a lot to do in comfort -- in air-conditioning! Go ahead. Book your reservations at Balcony Guest House and take some of our suggestions below for staying cool despite the heat.

The Number One museum in New Orleans (so says TripAdvisor) is the National WWII Museum. What a great place to begin your sight-seeing! The exhibits are designed to engage the senses and immerse its visitors in the epic story of the war that changed the world. There is so much to see and experience in this museum, you may want to plan to visit more than one day.

Your trip to New Orleans will surely include Jackson Square in the French Quarter, and that just happens to be the location of The Cabildo. Originally, the seat of Spanish colonial government in New Orleans, it is now a museum, adjacent to St. Louis Cathedral. And best of all, it’s air-conditioned!

Though there are many open-air restaurants in New Orleans, some which you may want to try in the early morning or late evening, there are also many great restaurants which are air-conditioned all over the city. In fact, one of your most memorable experiences while in New Orleans will be the food you eat. This New Orleans Restaurant Guide will get you started. So much food…so little time!

Speaking of food, why not take a cooking class!  Bring New Orleans home with you – or at least learn how to make some of its famous food that you just don’t want to live without.

Just in case you need a snack between all those delicious meals you will enjoy, there’s nothing like a cold ice cream treat to cool you off. Try Creole Creamery, Sucre, Angelo Brocato, or Bakery Bar for starters.

And then there’s shopping – don’t forget the shopping! World Famous Canal Street is a good place to begin. The Shops at Canal Place or the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk also offer some of the best shopping in the world. 

Still too hot for you in the evening? No problem! Harrah’s Casino will keep you entertained for hours while you try to win those big bucks. Or take a dinner cruise on the Steamboat Natchez.

We could go on and on, but you get the idea. Don’t stay home this summer – come and enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer – in air-conditioning! 

Balcony Guest House has several accommodations to offer. And we promise the rooms have air-conditioning. Book now at Balcony Guest House or call (504) 810-8667.