4 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in New Orleans

Just like any other holiday, New Orleans celebrates Mother's Day in its own style! Whether you take your mom to a fabulous jazz brunch, or take her shopping down the iconic Magazine street, there are plenty of ways to show your appreciation for the important women in your life. Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in New Orleans:

1. Take Your Mom to Brunch!

Brennan’s Restaurant.  Photo  by  Derek Bridges  via flickr.

Brennan’s Restaurant. Photo by Derek Bridges via flickr.

The first official “brunch” occurred in 1863 at Madame Bégué‘s Restaurant right here in New Orleans, and since then brunch has become a staple of New Orleanian culture. Of course, New Orleans likes to put a spin on almost everything, so you can expect to find a number of over-the-top brunches around the city.

  • Enjoy a jazz brunch at the iconic Commander’s Palace in The Garden District or Arnaud’s in the French Quarter

  • Head down to the French Quarter and enjoy Court of Two Sisters large outdoor courtyard

  • Order some delicious Bananas Foster at Brennan's

  • Head to Ralph's on the Park for another jazz brunch with beautiful views of City Park

  • For a boozy brunch, head to Katie's for bottomless mimosas

  • For a laid-back brunch with cajun-inspired dishes, check out The Ruby Slipper

  • For a healthier brunch try Satsuma or one of these other healthy restaurants in New Orleans

2. Enjoy Some Rooftop Drinks

  • 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.

Audubon Park Oak trees.  Photo  by  Kristen Bobo  via flickr.

Audubon Park Oak trees. Photo by Kristen Bobo via flickr.

3. 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. 

4. Do Some Boutique Shopping

  • 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.

For more ideas on things to do in New Orleans, scroll through the posts below!

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