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Adriana Lopez

Adriana Lopez

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Where to go shopping in New Orleans

Where to go shopping in New Orleans

New Orleans is a funky, eclectic town, and shopping in New Orleans can be equally so. Certain streets and neighborhoods are packed with shopping opportunities of all sorts, while the city also offers a slew of shopping spots for specific interests, from art and antiques to music and books. Trinkets and treasures can be found in the French Market and in shops throughout the French Quarter, but go further out to find some amazing, only-in-New Orleans treats to bring back. This is a party town, so you can find plenty of costume shops and vintage stores. All the standard big-name stores have a presence in New Orleans—shop high-end fashions at Canal Place or check out the Riverwalk for outlet shopping — but it’s much more fun to shop local here. Browse art galleries, local-made crafts and jewelry, even locally-designed clothing. If you’re looking to shop like a local, here are the best spots for shopping in New Orleans. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in New Orleans

The 10 best New Orleans beaches

The 10 best New Orleans beaches

There’s a reason that NOLA is sometimes referred to as “the Northernmost Caribbean city,” and that’s due to its tropical climate and breezy, laid-back attitude. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the best New Orleans beaches (not in the city itself, but located within a three-hour radius) aren't just nearby, but they happen to be some of the most beautiful throughout the Gulf Coast.We know what you're thinking: if you're in NOLA, why leave? Sure, the city has amazing restaurants, vibrant festivals, and enough jazz music alone to keep anyone smitten. But if you’re looking for relaxation, or a way to move the NOLA-style party to the coast, these beaches offer white sand, crashing waves, and plenty of sun. You can also enjoy boating, fishing, and fresh seafood straight from the Gulf—in some cases, you can even tack on a night at the casino or a major concert.Sure, you’ll never run out of things to do in NOLA, but an escape to the beach is a welcome break even in the dead of winter (note: if you’re going during hurricane season, keep an eye on the weather). Here, we’ve selected the best New Orleans beaches that are well worth the drive. RECOMMENDED: to the best things to do in New Orleans