Looking to get away in the great state of Louisiana? The state provides some great options if you want to enjoy some southern hospitality at some fantastic weekend getaway spots. We’ve compiled a list of what we think are 7 of the best ones. Live your dream and escape this weekend!
Experience the old New Orleans at Jazz Quarters
Located in historic Faubourg Treme, Jazz Quarters overlooks the Louis Armstrong National Historic Jazz Park and is just a few steps away from the French Quarter. It was originally established as “Garlands Guest House and Creole Cottages” in 1993. This popular hotel reflects the beauty of the old New Orleans with its architecture and design.
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Hideaway at Maison D’Memoire Bed and Breakfast Cottages
Found in the heart of “Cajun Country”, Maison D’Memoire is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. The cottages are at least a hundred years old and have been restored to their former glory. Guests will surely enjoy the peace and quiet whether sipping chilled lemonade from the porch or sitting on a swing by the lake.
Spend a weekend at the famous Steel Magnolia House
The Steel Magnolia House is rich in Southern history from the time it was built in Natchitoches in the 1830’s. But it is probably most known today as the site of the 1989 movie “Steel Magnolias” starring Sally Field and Julia Roberts. The rooms of the B&B have also been named after the characters of the movie.
Escape for the weekend at Barrow House Inn
Barrow House Inn is made up of two historical buildings in St. Francisville, Camilla Leake Barrow House and Printer’s House. The latter is considered to be the oldest house in St. Francisville, dating back to 1780. Famous Hollywood actors like Susan Sarandon, Kristen Stewart and John Malkovich, among others have stayed in this lovely B&B.
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Travel back in time at historic Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast
Grand Victorian was designed and built by famed New Orleans architect Thomas Sully in 1893. Located in the Garden District, this historic B&B is right next to the St. Charles Avenue streetcar stop. It has been voted “Favorite Bed and Breakfast” by the readers of New Orleans Magazine and has been recognized as one of the “top ten romantic inns” by iLoveInns.
Stay at the home of famous French artist, Edgar Degas
Degas House is is a historic house museum found in New Orleans. It is the former home of Edgar Degas, a French artist known for his paintings and sculptures, and regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism. Guests can stay at one of the nine luxurious rooms named after the members of the Musson-Degas Family.
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Enjoy the beauty of nature at Country Charm Bed and Breakfast
Country Charm is located in the heart of Breaux Bridge, the “Crawfish Capital of the World”. This charming B&B has been featured numerous times in media and publications like Southern Living Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle. Sitting on five acres of woodland with 200 year old Evangeline Oak trees, it has been identified as a Geotourism destination by National Geographic.