Well, if you haven’t checked off New Orleans as a vacation destination, it’s time you prioritize it to the top of your list! You may think we, at the Grand Victorian, are biased, but the number one forum site for travelers, TripAdvisor.com, agrees. Topping New York City (ranked #6) and San Francisco (ranked #5), New Orleans reaches the peak as the best place to vacation!
Maybe it’s the food, the music, or the atmosphere. Regardless, New Orleans lives by the motto “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler” (or “let the good times roll”). While you’re visiting the Big Easy, stay at one of the top ranked B&B’s in the city. Nestled in the Garden District, the Grand Victorian is ranked #21 of the 146 B&B’s. Guests who have stayed comment that the Grand Victorian:
“Ideally located on the St Charles streetcar line-we never needed our car during our visit… Would definitely [sic] stay here again.” –John W., San Antonio, TX
“Location, location, location!! They are on St. Charles with a trolley stop just across the avenue, and you cannot find yourself better situated for enjoying the lovely Garden District as well as venturing down into the French Quarter. The house itself is a stunning Queen Anne, so much atmosphere! The service was also first rate. Bonnie was an absolute gem and so very helpful with restaurant and reservation recommendations…We are already looking forward to staying here on our next trip to New Orleans.” –Unknown, Pittsburgh, PA
Have you stayed with us before? Let everyone know about your experience at the Grand Victorian!
In Gwenyth Paltrow’s blogosphere of suggestions on places to go, things to see, and things to enhance your life, she shares her guest editor’s favorite places to go while he’s in the Big Easy. Michael Stipe, the frontman of the band R.E.M., exposes some of New Orleans treasured hotspots. That isn’t to say that Paltrow doesn’t have a spot for New Orleans in her heart. She admits her connection with the city since both her father and brother attended Tulane University in Uptown.
His suggestions range from Downtown bars, to Uptown restaurants, and historic places the city has to offer. Only blocks away from the Grand Victorian, Stipe suggests dining at Magazine Street’s Lilette. The modern French-inspired restaurant exemplifies the French influence New Orleans still has since it was colonized. He also reminisces of his grandma’s vacations from Hattiesburg, Mississippi to New Orleans and listening to the city’s best jazz at Saenger Theatre. Lucky for him, Stipe and his band members were honored to play at the venue.
With over 1,000 restaurants and 200 bars and nightclubs, there is never a dull moment in the Big Easy. You’re certain to find a place that fits you and we’re always able to help with suggestions. While visiting, you and your loved ones are always welcome to call the Grand Victorian home.
For the ultimate scoop on your future destinations, checkout the latest travel website TRAVEL CURIOUS OFTEN. Every month the site features vacation spots and reveals the best places to eat, stay, and play. From Souvenir Sleuth to Reel Travel, TRAVEL CURIOUS OFTEN gives the scoop of the city for every tourist.
For the month of June 2011, TRAVEL CURIOUS OFTEN exposes New Orleans for every time of year! The Grand Victorian has been featured as one of the best places to stay in the Big Easy. The site describes the Grand Victorian as “a charming bed & breakfast [that] transports guest to another era—the pinnacle Southern graciousness and hospitality.” Experience living in this Victorian mansion on the famous St. Charles Avenue in the heart of New Orleans! Book now for the ultimate summer vacation with the help of TRAVEL CURIOUS OFTEN and the Grand Victorian.