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Planning a New Orleans vacation and want to find out about upcoming events and fun things to do while you are here?  Be sure to visit the Bienville House blog page, where we keep our visitors up-to-date on both New Orlean and French Quarter festivals, live music, theater performances, sports events, and more. Bienville House French Quarter hotel location is walking distance or a short cab ride away from everything the Crescent City has to offer.

Our Top Five Must-See Spots for the Holidays

Our Top Five Must-See Spots for the Holidays

December 18th, 2014

Bienville House’s prime location in the French Quarter gives guests an unforgettable New Orleans experience any time of year – but at Christmas, the scenery is even more magical. We’ve put together a list of all the must-see spots for the holidays in the area, all within walking distance of our[…]

Walk to NOLA ChristmasFest from Bienville House

Walk to NOLA ChristmasFest from Bienville House

December 12th, 2014

Bienville House’s proximity to the French Quarter and the Central Business District keeps our guests close to all the holiday action. This year, the CBD is turning out a host of holiday events, including a Menorah lights at Riverwalk, plus the Holiday Movies on the Mississippi (playing Elf tonight at[…]

Best Bets for Holiday Shopping in New Orleans

Best Bets for Holiday Shopping in New Orleans

December 5th, 2014

Christmas is a magical time in New Orleans. You’ll find holiday beauty all over the city, from the glittering lights of Celebration in the Oaks to the festive decorations right within our lobby. You’ll also find plenty of worthwhile destinations for shopping in New Orleans. Work through your gift list[…]

New Orleans Christmas Tradition: Celebration in the Oaks

New Orleans Christmas Tradition: Celebration in the Oaks

November 25th, 2014

New Orleans is full of beloved holiday traditions, from Christmas Eve bonfires on the levees to five-course Reveillon dinners like the ones available at our sister hotel’s restaurant, Criollo. Another perennial favorite this season is Celebration in the Oaks, an ongoing event in New Orleans City Park where all decorations[…]

Turkey Day, NOLA Style: Things to do on Thanksgiving

Turkey Day, NOLA Style: Things to do on Thanksgiving

November 19th, 2014

Thanksgiving means different things to different people. For some, the perfect Turkey Day entails staying in pajamas and watching football with the fam; for others, it’s a day off to explore and enjoy. If you’re in the latter camp, take a look at things to do on Thanksgiving in New[…]

Latitude 29 Grand Opening: Bienville House’s New Restaurant

Latitude 29 Grand Opening: Bienville House’s New Restaurant

November 14th, 2014

Walk into Latitude 29 prepared for a good, old-fashioned game of eye spy.

Do you spy the ship’s bow that doubles as a host stand? Real starfish suspended for eternity in a stained-glass lamp? How about an expanse of textured seagrass (hint: look up)?

Authentic tiki carvings and totems line the walls,[…]

Enjoy Music and a Healthy Heap of (Vegan) Gumbo

Enjoy Music and a Healthy Heap of (Vegan) Gumbo

November 6th, 2014

The Jazz and Heritage Foundation has a reputation for spotlighting important, New Orleans-centric music throughout the year. Just a few weeks ago, residents celebrated Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, and April always draws a major crowd for Jazz Fest. This weekend, the Foundation is hosting yet another event that[…]

Get the Scoop on Latitude 29

Get the Scoop on Latitude 29

October 30th, 2014

We’re gearing up for our Latitude 29 launch happening soon, and we couldn’t be more excited! Over the past few weeks, we’ve had several exciting updates. Take a look at what’s been happening as we finalize the details of Latitude 29.

Monday was a busy day for us. The Fire Marshall[…]

Halloween Happenings in New Orleans

Halloween Happenings in New Orleans

October 23rd, 2014

On any given day, New Orleans offers a bustling social calendar packed with things to do, but with Halloween happening on a Friday night, you can bet there’s even more to check out than usual. Take a look at our list Halloween happenings in New Orleans – both on the day[…]

Dance and Dine at Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

Dance and Dine at Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

October 16th, 2014

When people think “New Orleans,” they think jazz and jambalaya, but this weekend, blues and barbecue is the more accurate pairing. The Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival starts Friday in Lafayette Square, a park within the Central Business District just a few blocks from Bienville House. Running through Sunday,[…]