Honeymoons in New Orleans
New Orleans is clearly the cultural capital and heart of Louisiana. The birthplace of Jazz music and Cajun cooking, and home to the world renowned Mardi Gras festival, it has so much to offer. A honeymoon in New Orleans will be an adventure for your senses, with so many sights, sounds and smells to take in. Hurricane Katrina hit the city hard in 2008, with devastating results, but the city is rebuilding itself and is ready to make a comeback. A large portion of attractions in the French Quarter, as well as the city’s streetcars, are back in operation, making a honeymoon in New Orleans a welcome possibility once again.
New Orleans Overview
Take in the street side Jazz performances, and enjoy the rich aromas of Cajun cuisine originating from seemingly every street corner as you celebrate your honeymoon in New Orleans. The sultry feel in this southern city is accentuated by the scent of magnolia blossoms which perfume the air. Take a streetcar tour, explore the Mississippi River, or sit down to a hearty jambalaya to take full advantage of your honeymoon in New Orleans. And don’t forget to visit the Jazz Walk of Fame!
Here are a few activities you definitely shouldn’t miss while on honeymoon in New Orleans:
- Take a walk through the French Quarter. A leisurely stroll through this old section of the city is a great way to get acquainted with the culture of New Orleans and to take in the sights, sounds and smells that are offered up.
- The Algiers Ferry takes off along Canal Street and makes its way along the natural curve of the Mississippi River, all the way to the town of Algiers Point, which wasn’t hit by hurricane Katrina.
- The cars of the St. Charles Streetcar are historic landmarks, and the line they follow is the oldest still operating in the United States. You’ll have a scenic ride through the central business district and into the Garden District where you can admire the enchanting mansions with their wrap-around porches.
Key Facts for New Orleans
Currency: U.S Dollar
Flight time: 17 hours from Sydney
When to Honeymoon in New Orleans
When to go:
A humid subtropical climate provides New Orleans with balmy summers and short, mild winters. Summer temperatures can reach as high as 33 degrees Celsius, with humidity being high as well. Winter temperatures are cooler, starting off at around 8 degrees in the mornings but reaching as high as 20 degrees in the afternoons. Rain is a summertime occurrence, and should be expected if you plan your honeymoon in New Orleans at this time. That being said, October is a lovely month for a visit to New Orleans, when temperatures are still pleasant and the skies are clear.
United Airlines and Qantas operate flights from Sydney to New Orleans. Both airlines have at least one stop en route. Flying time is approximately 22 hours.
Visitors from Australia on the way to a honeymoon in New Orleans will need a valid passport and a visa waiver in order to enter the United States. The visa waiver is valid for stays of up to 90 days. At least 72 hours before your departure, you will need to visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov to complete the visa waiver application. It should only take a few moments, and won’t cost you anything. Don’t forget! Without the waiver you will not be permitted to board any flight heading for the United States, let alone make it to your honeymoon in New Orleans!
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Getting Married in New Orleans
If you have never considered New Orleans to be an ideal wedding destination, then you may want to think again. Weddings abroad in New Orleans offer the bride and groom to be, a myriad of places in which to hold their perfect day. The old French quarter of the city has some of the finest hotels in which to hold your ceremony, and there are some stunning parks and Plazas which make the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. If it's a wedding with a difference, then why not get married in the grandeur of a plantation house, or on an authentic riverboat. Whatever you decide, you can be rest assured that new Orleans can deliver on every level.
Getting married here is a relatively simple process. Take a visit to one of the many 'clerk's of court' offices located throughout the state of Louisiana and pick up your marriage licence. All you will need is a valid photo ID in the shape of a driver's licence or passport, and the original birth certificate. One you have paid $27.50 and everything is in order you can get married. You do have to wait 72 hours and the licence is null and void after 30 days. For further information, please check out this link http://www.romanceinneworleans.com/louisiana_marriage_license.htm
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