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New Orleans

New Orleans is a vibrant and historic city located in the state of Louisiana in the United States. It is known for its unique culture, music, and cuisine, as well as its French and Spanish colonial history. The city is home to a variety of attractions, including the French Quarter, the Garden District, and the Mississippi River. Visitors can explore the city's many museums, galleries, and historic sites, as well as its lively nightlife. New Orleans is also known for its annual Mardi Gras celebration, which draws thousands of visitors each year.

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Karen

Karen

Recently relocated to New Orleans from California, semi-retired and self-employed and ready to journey with like-minded people. Independent, I like to explore, get lost and intimate with new places!
Emmy

Emmy

Hello! My name is Emmy! I'ma microinfluencer who is passionate about travel, photography, and creating memorable experiences through seeking adventure. I'm a world traveler who has visited 25 countries solo. While I travel, I make it my personal mission to make as many new friends as possible along the way to create the wildest, most authentic and fun experience imaginable in the most unexpected ways. A joyful way of living while seeking sunshine full of adventure! I strive to not only build a following through my social media, but a community in which I can share the highs, lows and real moments in life through the eyes of a 24 yr old who won’t let anything stop her from living her dreams but has experienced the good, bad and ugly of life.
Poppy

Poppy

My name is Poppy and I went through a horrible divorce and a breakup and now just need to get away. My kids are graduating and I've had such a hard time. I want to start living again and going to places I love and meeting new friends. Meeting girlfriends from other areas. New cultures. I want to learn and I want to spend the last half of my life the right way.

Experiences

Overall rating

4.4 /5

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Rating summary

Things to do

4.8/5Exciting

Safety

4.7/5Very safe

Food

4.6/5Delicious

Budget

3.4/5Moderate
December 1, 2022

Group travel experience

I stayed at the St. James, traditional but basic rooms, nice lobby and breakfast area, no pool. 10 minute walk to the French Quarter, catch a 15 min trolley to the Garden District. Loved my walking tour of the Garden District. Shops on Magazine St. are fun. Highly recommend Mardi Gras World nearby for a look behind the scenes of how the floats are created. Very cool to see the artists at work. We did Uber to Frenchman St to the Spotted Cat, AppleBarrel for jazz, it was recommended to get outside the more touristy FQ for that, glad we did. Everything on Frenchman was within a block. We just floated from one music venue to the next.

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December 1, 2022

I stayed at the Hotel Mazarin and it is very centrally located. I only took one Uber the whole time I was there. The rest of the time I walked or took a trolley. I walked an average of 7 to 8 miles per day. I felt very safe all the time, even at night, by myself.

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November 12, 2022

Unbelievable city! Don’t be scared. Be smart. It’s amazing. Go and see for yourself. Don’t walk down alleys and don’t talk to strangers. Be safe and act like your meeting a friend at all times. But enjoy Nola. It’s amazing.

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November 6, 2022

Local experience

The slow boat swamp tours are awesome and most allow you to bring alcohol. I'm a fan of the french quarter ghost tours. Secondline arts & antiques is possibly my favorite shop in New Orleans. Sacred grounds coffee is a fun coffee shop that backs up to a cemetery so you can sit outside and enjoy the peculiar view. It's at the end of canal and across from a cool escape room if it's open. If you're into beer/wine the bayou beer garden is a great outdoor spot off the greenway which is nice. It's a cool spot after visiting city park. Make sure to check out the garden district, it's beautiful. They do bike tours. The best Jazz is right on the street or in the bars around Frenchman Street, not bourbon. Spotted Cat was my fave when I lived there. Super touristy but the two most interesting bars on bourbon are La Fete's and The Dungeon. Otherwise, French market, eat the famous foods, WWII museum, Zoo, Cemeteries.

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November 5, 2022

Went for 5 days and had one of the best times I have ever had - I LOVE music and spent my nights on Frenchman Street - stayed up all night 4 out of 5 nights and didn't need the fancy room at the fancy hotel on Bourbon Street - I rarely go to the same place twice - but will definitely go there again :D I did not feel in danger and people were so friendly I was always dancing never had so many guys ask me to dance - spent my days seeing the typical sights - it was great solo.

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November 3, 2022

I just came back from New Orleans. Obviously the French Quarter, Bourbon Street and Jackson Square is a must but just strolling through Garden district in the morning, taking a street car is also a must. Head to the Gumbo shop for good creole and cajun food, their food is absolutely amazing and its literally 2 mins walk from Jackson Square!

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October 31, 2022

I went there solo for about a week. Went to Frenchman Street at night and found it welcoming with a neat vibe. Bar staff see you’re on your own and they look out for you. Felt completely safe at all hours.

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October 29, 2022

Would recommend going during Mardi Gras. The city is magical and it’s a bucket list type of experience. Perfect for solo travel too because everyone in the city is SO friendly during that time. I went on Mardi Gras and felt completely safe though I didn’t really stray from the tourist area, stayed in the French quarter.

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October 25, 2022

I felt 100% safe the entire time. I’m from San Francisco and felt like NOLA is actually on the smaller side, and everyone is so friendly, that I felt confident walking anywhere. Bourbon street is definitely a bit of a mess but Frenchman street is a better place to be out anyway in my opinion. Have fun!!

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October 24, 2022

I went there with a friend and honestly loved it. What people are saying about wondering into bad areas easily at night is true, but as long as you're smart you'll be fine. Overall my favorite city I've ever been to! Would love to move there someday. Everyone is super down to start conversation and give recommendations on where to go.

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October 23, 2022

I loved it!! There were police everywhere when I went and the locals were so kind!! I stayed on Canal Street so I was closer to everything and it was super walkable. Actually thinking of doing if again in the next year or two.

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October 23, 2022

Local experience

The slow boat swamp tours are awesome and most allow you to bring alcohol. I'm a fan of the french quarter ghost tours. Secondline arts & antiques is possibly my favorite shop in New Orleans. Sacred grounds coffee is a fun coffee shop that backs up to a cemetery so you can sit outside and enjoy the peculiar view. It's at the end of canal and across from a cool escape room if it's open. If you're into beer/wine the bayou beer garden is a great outdoor spot off the greenway which is nice. It's a cool spot after visiting city park. Make sure to check out the garden district, it's beautiful. They do bike tours. The best Jazz is right on the street or in the bars around Frenchman Street, not bourbon. Spotted Cat was my fave when I lived there. Super touristy but the two most interesting bars on bourbon are La Fete's and The Dungeon. Otherwise, French market, eat the famous foods, WWII museum, Zoo, Cemeteries.

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October 22, 2022

I didn’t feel safe and I wasn’t solo. Can’t imagine going there alone and I’m usually not bothered by such things. I loved the city during the day and felt OK then but if I went by myself there’s no way I’d be out after dark, and that’s no fun!

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September 28, 2022

1) Cafe Au Lait and Beignet at Cafe Du Monde 2) Shop at Vodoo shop in the Quarter 3) Visit Cemetary No. 1 4) Ride the Tram in the Garden District 5) Visit The Audubon Zoo 6) Dine at Antoine’s 7) Drink everywhere 8) Take a ride on the Steam Boat on the Mississippi

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July 30, 2022

Couple travel experience

Santa Monica Pier, Griffith Observatory Hollywood Blvd near Hollywood and Highland. We had a late lunch at Paradise Cove in Malibu right off PCH. We did a tour that was next door to Jimmy Kimmel’s. They took us all over BH Rodeo Dr Hollywood. City Walk, The Grove. We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn in El Segundo and it overlooked the runway to LAX. But we also stayed near DL. I listened to someone on a disney group and booked at hotel near Redondo beach and what a nightmare (roach motel). We had to cancel and drove Disneyland. Laguna Beach was absolutely beautiful.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is New Orleans safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, New Orleans is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any city, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Avoid walking alone at night, and be aware of your belongings.

Is New Orleans good for solo female travellers?

Yes, New Orleans is a great destination for solo female travelers. The city is known for its vibrant culture, friendly locals, and great food. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy, from exploring the French Quarter to taking a swamp tour. The city is also very safe, with a low crime rate.

Is New Orleans expensive for solo travellers?

New Orleans can be expensive for solo travelers, depending on the type of accommodation and activities you choose. Hotels and Airbnbs can be pricey, and dining out alone can be expensive. However, there are plenty of budget-friendly options available, such as hostels, budget-friendly restaurants, and free activities.

What to do in New Orleans solo?

Take a walking tour of the French Quarter

Explore the city’s oldest neighborhood and get a feel for the city’s unique culture.

Visit the National WWII Museum

Learn about the history of the war and the city’s role in it.

Take a swamp tour

Get up close and personal with the local wildlife and learn about the area’s unique ecology.

Visit the Garden District

Take a stroll through the beautiful historic homes and gardens of this neighborhood.

Take a cooking class

Learn how to make some of the city’s famous dishes.

Visit the Audubon Zoo

Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most exotic animals.

Take a ghost tour

Explore the city’s haunted past and learn about its spooky legends.

Visit the City Park

Take a stroll through the city’s largest park and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Take a jazz cruise

Enjoy some of the city’s best live music while cruising the Mississippi River.

Visit the French Market

Shop for local produce, crafts, and souvenirs.

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