It’s been a while since we wrote to you, but we’re delighted to be back in your inbox with an update on what’s happening in New Orleans and which beautiful bed and breakfast inns you’ll want to consider if you’re planning a trip here!

We’re well into festival season here. The weather is perfect and Jazz Fest and its associated events are happening all across the city. Although a lot of the city’s main festivals do happen in the Spring, there are plenty of Summer (and beyond!) events that you might want to think about booking a room for.

For example, in early July (from the 4th), Essence Festival celebrates its 30th year! As well as the musical line-ups, there are dozens of showcases, demonstrations and talks to attend, with themes including everything from cinema to cookery to self help. See the full schedule here: https://www.essence.com/festival2024/

The weather may have heated up by August, but it’s also home to one of New Orleans locals’ favorite festivals: Summer Satchmo Fest. Taking place on August 3rd weekend this year, the two-day celebration is dedicated to honoring Louis Armstrong, and features two stages of music, a mouth-watering culinary lineup, and a fascinating lecture series to educate guests on Armstrong’s history and enduring impact. Find out more right here: https://satchmosummerfest.org/

If you’re a super-organized traveler, you might even want to look further ahead to the Fall, when there’s a choice of festivals worth traveling into town for. Halloween is very special in New Orleans, of course, but you might also want to consider The Nola Funk Fest, Bayou Bacchanal and the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival. Check out the full list of the city’s upcoming festivals here: https://www.neworleans.com/events/year-at-a-glance/

Whether your tastes include great music, wonderful food, exciting cinema or just about everything in between, New Orleans has a festival for you, and staying at a local bed and breakfast inn is the ideal plan.

Not only do you get to stay at a beautiful property, with hospitable local hosts who have great insider knowledge and tranquil courtyards (with pools in many cases!), but you’re guaranteed not to be hit with annoying lists of chores or shocking cleaning and booking fees. Our BnBs are legal, licensed and lovely, even if we do say so ourselves.

We have a range of properties across the city, with styles and facilities to suit every need and budget. Start your New Orleans vacation at www.bbnola.com

Come and see us again, we’ve really missed you!