Alder Hotel - Uptown - New Orleans
4545 Magnolia St. New Orleans, LA 70115
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January 8, 2018

While some other parts of the city may be more known for their late-night entertainment options, Uptown, with its child-friendly food scene, ease of navigation via streetcar, and vibrant, walkable commercial corridors like Magazine and Freret streets, offers a wide variety of things to do with kids. There are great bookstores, parks and playgrounds, tours, […]

January 8, 2018

In a city that’s decidedly not lacking in the art and farm markets, merch pop-ups, and food trucks, Freret Market stands out for its sheer size and the fact that it combines all those components — art, flea, and farm/food. This open-air market is located at Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue and is held on […]

January 8, 2018

The New Orleans dance card is full all year round, from major music and culture events like Jazz Fest to honoring just about every type of food we enjoy in Louisiana with its own festival, to the unique traditions like Super Sunday and Reveillon. Check out these annual events grouped by the season. Winter The […]

November 2, 2017

Photo courtesy of Celebration in the Oaks at New Orleans City Park on Facebook At a little over 391,000 residents, New Orleans is a relatively small city—but the 9.5 million tourists who visit each year mean The Big Easy boasts the amenities, dining and cultural scene of a bustling metropolis. The result? During high tourist […]

November 1, 2017

Cochon De Lait po-boy from Walkers BBQ, photo courtesy of Walkers BBQ on Facebook One thing New Orleanians can agree on, the po-boy satisfies hunger like nothing else. The once-humble sandwich has gone high-class in recent years, with top chefs serving their own inventive takes. But you can still find hearty 12-inch versions spilling fried shrimp […]

October 17, 2017

Photo courtesy of The House of Shock on Facebook Sure, every old house in New Orleans has a story–and more often than not, a spooky past—but what if you want to be scared in the here and now? Fortunately, there are plenty of fantastic haunted houses in the greater New Orleans area. Read up and […]

October 10, 2017

Photo courtsey of Mojo Coffee House Freret on Facebook There’s something to be said for exploring a new city while leaving your everyday life and responsibilities behind. But occasionally, circumstances dictate that you bring your work on the road. It’s not an ideal situation, but it’s reality for many travelers. The silver lining? At many […]

October 6, 2017

Image courtesy of Wayfare NOLA on Facebook Here at the Alder Hotel, we’re proud to offer complimentary breakfast and newspapers every morning (just so you feel at home). But we also know you don’t want to miss out on all the great food New Orleans has to offer. Fortunately, plenty of outstanding breakfast options are […]

September 30, 2017

Photo courtesy of Hansen’s Sno-Bliz on Facebook How do New Orleanians tolerate living in a subtropical climate where highs hover in 80s or 90s for six months out of the year? Central A.C. is a big part of it—and so are snoballs. These heavenly, frozen concoctions of finely shaved ice and flavored cane sugar syrup […]

September 23, 2017

Photo courtesy of Cure NOLA on Facebook Once a sleepy neighborhood thoroughfare bordering Tulane University, Freret Street has undergone a revival over the past ten years, becoming a food and entertainment destination in its own right. From Japanese to Southern soul food, there’s a cuisine for almost everyone–and Freret Street is only two blocks from […]