Lying on the shore of the Mississippi River is the vibrant city of New Orleans. Nicknamed “The Big Easy” it is a town that never sleeps. New Orleans is the home to jazz music, Cajun food, and the infamous Bourbon Street. Because of the non-stop nightlife, it is a great city to throw a bachelor party in. But if loud music, cheap drinks, and a hangover are not what you are looking for, then keep reading. We’ve put together a list of 10 fun ideas; sure some include booze and partying, but you could also get up close to gators, or jump out of a plane. So enjoy these bachelor party ideas in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1. Enjoy an exceptional lunch at Cochon Butcher
Cochon Butcher is found in the warehouse district of New Orleans. The trendy shop is an eclectic mix of a butcher shop, deli, and wine bar in one. It would make an ideal location for a bachelor party as it has two of man’s most favorite things; hearty meat dishes with plenty of booze to wash them down. They are known for their pork sandwiches, like the Cubano and Le Pig Mac.
Address: 930 Tchoupitoulas St b, New Orleans, LA 70130
Website: Cochon Butcher
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 4pm
2. Jump down from the sky with Skydive Nawlins
Before you take the big leap at the altar, get your buddies together for an adventure-filled day at Skydive Nawlins. For newbies, tandem jumps are available with a duly authorized instructor. Experience the thrill as you free-fall at 120 miles-per-hour (193 kph) over Lake Pontchartrain, then take in the stunning view during the parachute float back to the ground. Video or still photos of your adventure are available for an additional fee.
Address: 62512 Airport Rd, Slidell, LA 70460
Website: Skydive Nawlins
Opening hours: 9am - 8pm (daily)
Price: 190 USD
3. Get up close to Gators on a swamp tour with Airboat Adventures
It wouldn’t be a trip to New Orleans without gators. Airboat Adventures offers some of the best swamp tours in the area. They can accommodate groups of all sizes and they will pick you up at your hotel. Your tour guide will take you through the swamplands where you will see exotic wildlife, including plenty of gators. After you get back to the dock, check out the indoor alligator area and get a picture of Sugar, their albino gator and mascot.
Address: 5145 Fleming Park Rd, Lafitte, LA 70067
Website: Airboat Adventures
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 8am - 9pm; Fri - Sun: 8am - 10pm
Price: Starts at 79 USD per person
4. Go gambling at the Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
No need to go to ‘Vegas to get your game on, New Orleans has a Harrah’s casino of its own. Enjoy the poker room, slot machines or table games on the casino floor. Enjoy some hard-hitting cocktails at the Hoodoo Lounge or party the night away at The Masquerade Nightclub. When you need to eat something to soak up the alcohol, you have nine restaurants to choose from, like Ruth Chris Steak House or Harrah’s Buffet.
Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
Address: 228 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Website: Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
Price: 0 USD for admission
5. Get your sports fix at the Smoothie King Center
The Smoothie King Center is home to the New Orleans NBA team, the Pelicans. If you happen to be in the city during basketball season, grab your buddies and go check out a game. During the off-season, the center is one of the biggest concert and event venues showcasing bands like Lynard Skynard, New Kids on the Block, and events like Monster Truck Races and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Check the website to see what tickets are available during your stay.
Smoothie King Center
Address: 1501 Dave Dixon Dr, New Orleans, LA 70113
Website: Smoothie King Center
Opening hours: Depends on the event
Price: 20+ USD
6. Attend a pool party at the Country Club
Beat the heat with a day by the pool at the New Orleans Country Club. While the exclusive club is members only, day passes of the Back Club are available. The heated/chilled saltwater pool is a great place for an afternoon bachelor party. Your day pass includes access to the pool bar, snack bar, hot tub, and sauna house. The pool is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens and features a projector screen and a big-screen TV.
The Country Club
Address: 5024 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70118
Website: The Country Club
Opening hours: 10am - 1am (daily)
Price: 15 USD
7. Class up at the Cigar Bar at La Habana Hemingway
Ditch the traditional wild bachelor party and instead enjoy one with class and distinction when you book a table at the La Habana Hemingway Cigar Bar, the only smoking bar in the French Quarter. Pair classic, hand-rolled cigars with the finest scotch as you kick back with your buddies and just enjoy your time together. If scotch is not your drink, don’t worry, they have a full bar available with handcrafted cocktails too.
La Habana Hemingway Cigar Bar
Address: 3560 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002
Website: La Habana Hemingway Cigar Bar
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 10am - 2am
8. Groove to Jazz music at Maison
The Maison is a three-story venue that features a restaurant, bar and live music, seven days a week. Located on the edge of the French Quarter, they offer a special bachelor party package. You can choose to party on the second level which features live Jazz music, or take the party upstairs and dance the night away with the DJ. Your package includes free admission for you and your guests, a VIP table on whatever floor you choose, and your own cocktail serve. Additional short packages are also available.
Address: 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 3am; Sat: 1pm - 4am; Sun: 10am - 3am
9. Learn some history at the National World War II Museum
Before heading out for a night of partying, you might enjoy brushing up on your history of the war that changed the world. The National World War ll Museum features exhibits that explore the American experience during that time. Get more from your experience with one of the guided tours. They have five to choose from depending on your interests. For example, Campaigns of Courage is an immersive, interactive tour that explores the Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters pavilion.
National World War ll Museum
Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Website: National World War ll Museum
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)
Price: 28 USD
10. Rest and relax at Spa Atlantis
After a hard night of partying along Bourbon Street, take yourself and your friends for a relaxing spa afternoon at Spa Atlantis. Try one of their healthy massages by a licensed professional. Make your massage more complete with one of their add ons like essential oils, or a scalp and foot treatment. Or you can choose one of their detox treatments which include a massage to cleanse the body after your fun bachelor’s night out.
Address: 740 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
Website: Spa Atlantis
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 7pm; Sun: 10am - 3pm
Price: Starts at 55 USD
Experience a New Orleans bachelor party
Not everyone is into the traditional bachelor parties with lots of booze and wild women. If you are, then New Orleans has that too. But if you want to enjoy a bachelor experience, with the guys, that you will actually remember, and not regret, then try one of the experiences on our list. Whatever you choose to do be sure to take some pics to remember it.
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