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Romance in New Orleans

How to strike the right chord with your sweetheart in one of America’s sexiest cities

Check out these hot New Orleans nightlife hotspots: Snug Harbor, d.b.a., the Three Muses, Palm Court Jazz Café, and Pat O\’s Patio Bar.
From days of park picnics to nights of slow jazz, New Orleans’ romantic atmosphere has earned it a reputation as one of the sexiest cities in the U.S. Find out for yourself why Orbitz listed the Big Easy on its 2013 Annual List of America’s Sexiest Cities by hitting up a few of the city’s hottest spots for romance.

During the day, head to Jackson Square on Decatur Street to take in some local culture. Historical museums, shops, restaurants, and street artists abound here, offering a true taste of the city. Hop on a horse-drawn carriage for a romantic tour as you take in the city’s scenery.

For an afternoon you’ll always remember, pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in New Orleans City Park. Stop by Rouse’s Market to pick up your goodies before finding a secluded spot under the largest group of mature live oak trees in the world. After lunch, take a gondola ride on the Big Lake or wander through the Sydney and Walda Bestoff Sculpture Garden.

Sunset on the Mississippi River is a must-see for couples, and Steamboat Natchez offers a Dinner Jazz Cruise with live performances by the Grammy-nominated band Dukes of Dixieland. The two-hour cruise begins at $43, and goes up to $72.50 to include a buffet-style meal onboard.

Back onshore, New Orleans’ famed jazz nightclubs on Frenchman street offer live music, drinks, and dancing. Some of the most popular spots include Snug Harbor, d.b.a., the Three Muses, Palm Court Jazz Café, and Pat O’s Patio Bar. Swing your sweetheart around the dance floor or snuggle up while the slow jazz sets the mood.

Whether you’re watching the sunset on the Mississippi or holding each other close in a private corner of a jazz club, you’re sure to fall even more in love in New Orleans.

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