With summer right around the corner, choosing the perfect vacation destination is top of mind. New Orleans’ close proximity to many cities in the Southeast and Central US, combined with lower prices and fewer crowds, makes it the perfect spot for a weekend road trip. From unique food festivals like New Orleans Wine & Food Experience and the Creole Tomato Festival and discounted menus at top restaurants during Restaurant Week New Orleans and COOLinary; to refreshing ways to cool off with Snowballs and Hotel Pool Packages, a quick trip to NOLA is certain to be a summertime highlight. New and noteworthy places to sleep, eat, drink and play follow:
Virgin Hotels New Orleans:
Located in The Big Easy’s Warehouse District, recently-opened Virgin Hotels New Orleans is the ideal destination for a summer road trip stay. The hotel offers modern, luxurious accommodations, dining at Commons Club and Funny Library Coffee Shop, a sleek lobby bar and The Pool Club, a lively rooftop pool and bar with a varied entertainment schedule with something for everyone. Aside from on-property offerings, Virgin Hotels New Orleans is also within walking distance of the city’s best eats, drinks, and cultural attractions. For the summer months, road trippers may book the Park It Package which offers complimentary valet parking for the duration of the stay; and the Splash That package treats guests to two complimentary cocktails at the hotel’s 13th floor The Pool Club. If traveling with a group, the Squad Goals package includes welcome cocktails, $50 dine and drink credit, and 2pm late check-out.