Mother’s Day, FestiGals, spring break and college visits are all great reasons for a girls only getaway to New Orleans with great food, toe-tapping music, and a little bit of pampering. The Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast has some suggestions for a memorable visit to the Garden District and the city that surrounds it.
Anytime of the year, take the streetcar to one of the country’s best zoos, Audubon Zoo. There are many festivals throughout the year, free with zoo admission. Camp out under the Oak trees to enjoy the music or wander around to explore the Jaguar Jungle, the Louisiana Swamp or swim in the new lazy river!
Enjoy a delicious brunch before your zoo visit at one of these restaurants on the way to Audubon Park; reservations are recommended. (More brunch suggestions here.)
- Apolline – an American Bistro amid the Magazine Street boutique shopping mecca
- Atchafalaya – the make your own Bloody Mary bar is a favorite
- Patois – you can walk to the zoo from this local hot spot (featured in the HBO series “Treme”)
For a quieter day, pack a picnic lunch and take it to City Park, one of the lushest and largest urban parks in the country. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, sculpture garden, botanical garden, a plethora of ducks, geese and swans, and hundreds of live oak trees which make for a memorable afternoon.
You don’t have to walk far from the Grand Victorian to create wonderful new memories. Take a walking tour of the Garden District’s many historical homes, gardens and cemetery. Afterwards, treat mom to a facial, a massage, or even a pedicure at one of New Orleans many relaxing spas.
Our Girlfriend Getaway package includes:
A 3-night stay in a deluxe guestroom with period decor
A Guided walking tour for two of the Garden District to include Lafayette Cemetery #1, spectacular architecture, celebrities’ homes, movie set locations, cultural insights and history preservation.
Two 3-day RTA passes for unlimited rides on public transportation (streetcars & buses) to the French Quarter and all other venues in New Orleans.
Two passes to the Audubon Zoo, accessible by streetcar
All enjoyed in luxurious Grand Victorian style with: private & modern bathroom, individual temperature control, cable TV, ceiling fan, robes & slippers to use, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, and modern room amenities. There is an extended continental breakfast served daily, which can also be enjoyed outside on the balcony. Free snacks and bottled water 24/7, parking, and Wi-Fi throughout the house.
The rate for the Girlfriend Getaway package is $800 + tax, based on double occupancy.
** Upgrade this package from a deluxe room to a suite for $975 per tax, based on double occupancy.**
We would be glad to help you make your stay even more luxurious; ask about arranging a gift certificate to the local Belladonna Day Spa or a picnic basket for your day the park. The Grand Victorian is your place to relax and make some memorable moments to last a lifetime.