When summer rolls around in New Orleans, staying cool is a major challenge. Fortunately, we’re ready to let you in on our four favorite ways to beat the heat in the Big Easy.

Take a Swim

If you’re visiting us in the summer, you’ll enjoy lower hotel prices since it’s the off-season for tourism. Use that wiggle room in your travel budget to book accommodations with a pool. After a morning of checking out the attractions, take a dip and then enjoy a relaxing nap in the free AC before heading out for your evening plans.

Browse French Quarter Museums

Save outdoor sightseeing for the early morning and evening hours. When the sun is at its peak, head indoors to explore the history and culture of New Orleans. Cool picks include the Louisiana Pharmacy Museum on Chartres Street, the Old U.S. Mint, and the New Orleans Jazz Museum. This is also an affordable way to spend a day since most tickets are under $20.

Grab a Sno-Ball

Beignets may get the most press as the Big Easy treat of choice, but the sno-ball is equally iconic among locals. This simple confection consists of a cone of shaved ice topped with your preferred flavored syrup. For an authentic experience, visit the original: Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, which invented this treat way back in 1939.

Indulge in Seafood

Dining in New Orleans can be a nap-inducing experience, so save the heavy meals for after dark. During the day, treat yourself to some fresh seafood straight from the Gulf. Oysters are a mainstay, but you’ll find everything from shrimp to scallops and beyond. Go for raw or grilled varieties to keep it light.

Joieful can help you plan the perfect New Orleans vacation. Our custom tour experiences are available for groups large and small. We’re a one-stop-shop for the best attractions in the city as handpicked by locals and clients. Call 504-207-4555 to talk to a local expert and book your experience today.