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Sweet Deals for the New Orleans summer

The Gambit guide to “cool summer fun for small change” is out, with tips on where to go for inexpensive meals, music and festivals in the city of  New Orleans.  Here are some highlights that would go well paired with a stay at the Grand Victorian.

You can’t beat the 25 cent martinis at Commander’s Palace, a very short stumble from the Grand Victorian, this special is also available at sister restaurants SoBou and Cafe Adelaide.

Martini for lunch?

Martini for lunch?

Just a hop, skip and a streetcar ride down from the Grand Victorian, you can slurp oysters for 50 cents everyday from 4-6:30pm at Superior Seafood.

You can always find free music during the sultry summer nights:  Wednesdays on the Point is a ferry ride across the river from the French Quarter in Algiers, and kick off Friday nights uptown at Tipitinas Foundation Free Fridays.  Almost every night on Frenchman Street you can find music to tap your toes to as you stroll by or stop inside to dance.

Running of the Bulls (Brandon Robert photo)

Running of the Bulls
(Brandon Robert photo)

Take a last minute trip to New Orleans for all things Louis Armstrong at the annual Satchmo Summerfest and the Art’s District White Linen Night.  If you’re a runner (or a drinker) this weekend’s Running of the Bulls and the upcoming Red Dress Run can turn your spur of the moment getaway into a thrilling chase!

Check out the Grand Victorian summer specials to make your sweet trip to New Orleans even sweeter.