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Valentine’s Date Ideas in New Orleans

If you’re a 1st Lake resident of our metro New Orleans apartments in Metairie, Kenner and River Ridge, there’s plenty of Valentine’s Day date ideas for you to enjoy with your special someone.

Here’s some great options for celebrating the most romantic of holidays, Valentine’s Day!

Cfe Degas, one of the many romantic restaurants in New Orleans that's perfect for a Valentine's Day date.

Photo by @cafedegas via Instagram

Romantic Restaurants

Food is kind of a big deal in New Orleans. And there are abundant options for romantic restaurants with great ambiance in the city.

Some of the best include Lilette, Café Degas, and La Crepe Nanou. There’s also Café Amelie, Sylvain and The Delachaise.

A Romantic picnic in new orleans city park is a wonderful Valentine's Day date idea

New Orleans City Park

Budget-Friendly Date Ideas

A nice date doesn’t have to be expensive! There are many great ways to have fun in New Orleans on Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank.

Some ideas for budget-friendly dates in New Orleans include a picnic at City Park or Audubon Park, or taking a ferry ride to Algiers Point. You can also ride the streetcar down St. Charles Avenue with stops along the way, sitting on the Riverwalk with beignets from Café du Monde or a muffaletta from Central Grocery. Plus, a matinee at the historic Prytania Theater is always a good Valentine’s Day date idea! 

Special Events

In addition to dining and budget-friendly activities, certain local businesses are offering special Valentine’s Day festivities.

The New Orleans Museum of Art will host a special guided “Amour Tour” throughout the galleries. And Emeril’s restaurants including Emeril’s, Emeril’s Delmonico and NOLA Restaurant will be offering a special Valentine’s Day menu with courses that are perfect for sharing.

If you’re looking for something special to pick up for your Valentine, there are lots of great shopping options, like Mignon Faget, Abeille and Sabai Jewelry Gallery for jewelry and Sucre or Blue Frog Chocolates for sweet treats.