Honeymoons in New Orleans

New Orleans, if not the official capital, is definitely the cultural capital and the heart of Louisiana. It’s the birthplace of Jazz music and Cajun cooking, and the home of the world famous Mardi Gras festival. A honeymoon in New Orleans will fully engage all of your senses, leaving you pleasantly overwhelmed. The city was hit hard by the devastating powers of hurricane Katrina in 2008 but is making an astounding comeback. Many of the main attractions in the French Quarter, as well as the streetcars, are up and running again and the city is ready to welcome visitors. Considering the rich past and more current events, a honeymoon in New Orleans will be absolutely unlike any other.
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New Orleans Overview

While on honeymoon in New Orleans you can look out for the wrought iron balconies and tall shutters characteristic of the French Quarter and take in the street side Jazz performances and the smell of Cajun cuisine being prepared at every corner. Magnolia blossoms perfume the air, lending to the sultry flavour of this southern city. A great and original way to see parts of old New Orleans is by streetcar. A ride up the Mississippi River will give your honeymoon in New Orleans an old-fashioned feel. If music is your thing, you won’t want to miss the Jazz Walk of Fame either.

If you decide to celebrate your honeymoon in New Orleans, prepare yourself for loads of culture and good old southern cooking! Here are a few activities you shouldn’t miss:
- A walk through the French Quarter. A leisurely stroll through this old part of town is the perfect way to savour true New Orleans culture and take in the different sights, sounds, and smells on offer.
- Take a ride on the St. Charles Streetcar. This is the oldest line still in operation in the United States, and the cars are historic landmarks. The ride will take you along the central business district into the Garden District with its large mansions with enchanting wrap-around porches.
Ride the Algiers ferry up the mighty Mississippi. The ferry starts off along Canal Street and goes up along the natural crescent of the river to the west bank town of Algiers Point.

Key Facts for New Orleans

Currency: U.S Dollar

Language: English

Flight time: 9 hours from London

When to Honeymoon in New Orleans

When to go:
The city of New Orleans has a humid subtropical climate with balmy and humid summers and short, mild winters. The temperature during the summer can get as high as 33 degrees Celsius and winter temperatures range from as low as 8 degrees in the early morning up to almost 20 degrees in the daytime. Rain falls mostly during the summer season, while the month of October is generally the driest and a perfect time to plan your honeymoon in New Orleans.

Flight Information:
Continental Airlines offer a flight from Dublin to New Orleans. With one touch down en route, the total flying time is around 18hours.

Currency:
US Dollar.

Travel Documents
Visitors traveling from Ireland to the United States for their honeymoon in New Orleans will not require a visa to enter the country for visits of up to 90 days. Of course, a valid passport is required, and it is also mandatory to complete a visa waiver application at least 72 hours before departing for your trip. This application can be found online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov, is free of charge, and takes only a couple of moments to complete. This is a crucial step in the planning of a honeymoon in New Orleans, as without this waiver you will not be permitted to fly.

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Getting Married in New Orleans

If you want your wedding abroad to be vibrant with a lively atmosphere and to feel like the ultimate party, then what could be better than a wedding abroad in New Orleans. With an eclectic mix of Spanish and French influences, New Orleans has a totally unique feel that will leave you with some amazing memories. If you are thinking of having your wedding abroad in New Orleans then you will find an endless choice of stunning parks, quirky hotels or even a riverboat to hold your wedding ceremony. The warm and friendly locals will help to create the perfect atmosphere for your big day and leave you with many happy memories that you are sure to treasure forever. A wedding abroad in New Orleans is perfect if you are looking for an exciting mix of cultures and a wedding day that you and your guests will never forget.

Marriage Requirements

New Orleans

If you are getting married in New Orleans you will need:
A certified copy of a birth certificate or a certified birth card for both parties. A valid passport is acceptable as proof of ID and/or birth for non-residents only. For further information visit http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/page.asp?ID=252&Detail=7757

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