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One Day In New Orleans: Itinerary to Transform and Travel in New Orleans, LA

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

You love to travel and have new experiences. You want to get away, recharge, and stay healthy while traveling. Traveling helps you get away, have new experiences, and gain a new perspective. You want fun, food, and fitness when you come visit to New Orleans LA. Maybe, you want to come with your family too? You want to transform and travel.

It's easy to see why New Orleans feeds your soul with the vibes, music, and food. The city combines fun, food and fitness in every way. The city is walkable and transportation friendly, especially when you stay downtown or near the Street Car line.

There's plenty to experience one day in New Orleans, LA to transform and travel whether you come solo or with family. After you read this, you may want to stay in New Orleans, LA longer.

Follow this One Day in New Orleans, LA: Itinerary to Transform and Travel. It will help you make the best of your trip even it's a short one. These are my recommendations for the top sights and fun, fitness, and food for your one day in New Orleans. My intention for you is that you choose joy.

New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA

 One Day In New Orleans: Itinerary to Transform and Travel in New Orleans, LA
One Day In New Orleans: Itinerary to Transform and Travel in New Orleans, LA

My Experiences With New Orleans, LA

If you are connecting with me and us for the first time with FIT Life Creation, I recently traveled to New Orleans for our annual Herbalife Global Nutrition Event: Extravaganza.

Since I went there a day before the event, I thought it would be great to do a one day guide on New Orleans, LA. The last time I visited New Orleans was on my way to Atlanta when I first moved to Atlanta.

It was interesting visiting New Orleans after 9 years as a totally different person. I reflected a lot on how my health, wealth, business have transformed since then. I've had several experiences in New Orleans from Christmas with family to partying with friends in the past. The experience this time was healthy and happy in every way. If you didn't know, I haven't drank alcohol for 5 years now.

This time, I got to experience the French Quarter, Street Art Walk, and Garden District. I stayed at The Quisby and love it. I ate at Tableau and Brennan's for brunch. I flew in in the morning and got to New Orleans about 8am. I headed to The Quisby to change first. For a different and economical experience, I chose to stay at a hostel.

The Quisby Hostel
The Quisby Hostel

Fun Facts About New Orleans, LA

Feed your soul in New Orleans with the rich history and culture of the 300-year-old city. Speaking of feeding, New Orleans is home to >1,500 restaurants.

New Orleans is know for the French Quarter, Garden District, and City Park. You may have heard of Essence Festival, hosted in New Orleans every year. The city is known for its football team, the New Orlean Saints.

New Orleans is rich in history with the birthplace of jazz, creole food, and more. There is something for everyone to experience. The city has many diverse and colorful neighborhoods. It's home to the largest municipal park in the country. I loved visiting and taking the street car around the city.

One Day In New Orleans: Itinerary to Transform and Travel in New Orleans, LA

So let's explore the fun, fitness, and food I recommend for one day in New Orleans, LA

Depending on when you arrive in the city, and where you stay, feel free to modify your experiences!

I'm sharing here a full 24 hours for your one day in New Orleans. I'm also giving you more reasons to stay longer. I may be biased.


French Quarter

The first thing I did was head to French Quarter. I recommend you visit the French Quarter during the day. It's fun to get lost walking around. I love the architecture. The streets are so bright and colorful. Even with filming a video, I walked around about an hour - two hours.

French Quarter
French Quarter

Photo Credit: Arun Kuchibhotla via Upslash

On my way to my next spot, I stopped and filmed a video.

I shared insight into my trip and transformation. This wall by the way is right by Jackson Square.

Jackson Square

After you walk around French Quarter, head to Jackson Square. It's in the center of New Orleans

St Louis Cathedral is in the center. I highly recommend you visit and listen to live music (its usually playing).

I walked around the square and visited the church. I recommend taking about 2 hours. The city is so walkable. That's what I did to workout the entire time.

St Louis Cathedral: New Orleans, LA
St Louis Cathedral: New Orleans, LA


Before I left for New Orleans, I Googled places to eat. I found Tableau next to Jackson Square.

I loved having the Crab Rivagote, and Seafood Gumbo. You have to have gumbo in New Orleans. I recommend about an hour and a half.

Tableau Courtyard: New Orleans
Tableau Courtyard: New Orleans

New Orleans Street Art Walk

I love street art. Anyone else? Culture and colors resonate with me massively. Before I left for New Orleans, I searched via Airbnb for experiences. I found the NOLA Street Art Walk. Right away, the host Carlos was super responsive and friendly. I highly recommend them. I took the tour with Tyler. He is super knowledgeable about New Orleans and the artists. The tour takes about three hours including a stop at a market to grab a bite.

Reasons to Stay in New Orleans, LA Longer than One Day

Depending on what is important to you, you may follow the itinerary or you may decide to stay longer. Here are some reasons why. You may want to make sure you have time for City Park.

With the rest of my time focused on the Herbalife Global Nutrition event, this time I didn't get a chance to. Next time, I definitely will. Some other things to do might be a sports or concert event.

Photo by Susan Yin on Unsplash
City Park: New Orleans

Photo Credit: Photo by Susan Yin on Unsplash

New Orleans Visit

New Orleans is a great place to visit for many reasons from fun to food and everything in between.

Have you visited New Orleans before? What are some of your favorite experiences?

If you haven't, what activity here interested you the most to do in One Day in New Orleans, LA?

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