Celebrate Mother's Day in New Orleans!

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There is no shortage of ways to celebrate the important women and mothers in our lives in New Orleans on Mother’s Day. From chic boutiques to fantastic brunch spots, here is our list of ways to pamper your mother NOLA-style!

Enjoy a Fantastic Brunch

Photo  by  Adrienne McCracken  via flickr.

Photo by Adrienne McCracken via flickr.

Did you know that Brunch originated in New Orleans? In 1863 Madame Bégué‘s Restaurant served up this first "brunch" and ever since the meal has been a New Orleans institution! A classic New Orleans jazz brunch is a great way to celebrate mom. Head down to the French Quarter and enjoy Court of Two Sisters large outdoor courtyard, or get some Bananas Foster at Brennan's. 

Ralph's on the Park jazz brunch is another favorite of ours with its beautiful views of City Park. Want a boozy brunch? Head to Katie's for bottomless mimosas. 

Enjoy some Rooftop Drinks

New Orleans has a handful of bars with rooftop views, with a number of them opening within the past year. The Ace Hotel's Alto has a little bit of everything with beautiful views of the CBD and Warehouse District, a pool built for lounging and a grill that offers a range of bites to complement the formidable cocktail menu. Part of the new Troubador hotel, Monkey Board delights guests with sweeping views, live music, and funky artwork. 

The Pontchartrain Hotel's Hot Tin has a panorama that is picture-worthy, giving patrons a sweeping view from the Superdome to the Mississippi River. The new Catahoula Hotel's Rooftop Terrace is an incredibly stylish rooftop hangout, complete with tiki bar and live music.

Photo  by  Ian Crowther  via flickr.

Photo by Ian Crowther via flickr.

Get Outside!

Take a stroll in one of New Orleans' beautiful public parks. Audubon Park is the perfect place to relax, or head over to The Fly for breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. Head to New Orlean’s largest  park, City Park. Walk the Oak tree lined paths, rent bikes and paddleboats, or try your hand at mini golf at City Putt. Watch the barges float down the Mississippi River at Crescent Park in the Marigny/Bywater. 

Shop 'Til you Drop 

Stroll Royal Street and window shop the incredible art galleries and antique shops. Head to the world famous Magazine Street to shop tons of local boutiques. Check out out Magazine Street guide here. Browse through the Frenchmen Art Market for unique jewelry, gifts and handmade goods.

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