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There are so many romantic things to do in New Orleans that planning a romantic getaway is a breeze. Use these five tips for creating that romantic New Orleans French Quarter vacation.

  1. Get a Room with a View
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    The beauty of a New Orleans begins with its architecture. Vacation houses for rent in New Orleans are a huge part of the romance the city offers to travelers. Choose a beautiful Royal Street mansion, or select a cozy apartment with an overview of Bourbon Street from a long second-floor balcony. Romance begins at home, and vacation houses for rent in New Orleans are steeped in romantic history. From double-gallery homes built in the 1820s to villas in the Garden District, finding a vacation house is the first step in setting up a getaway.

  2. Take a Taste of New Orleans
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    Celebrating a huge mix of culture and cuisine, French Quarter restaurants define romance with sublime tastes. Treat yourself to a beignet and a steaming cup of chickory coffee to start the day. The delicious scents of fresh baked breads and steamed garlic shrimp are sure to entice any couple visiting the French Quarter. Jambalaya, crayfish ettouffee, spicy gumbo and red beans with rice are all available as you take a taste of the city.

  3. Wander the Streets
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    Capture the essence of the French Quarter with a mule-drawn carriage ride. Private carriage rides allow you to explore the French Quarter at a sedate pace that allows you to truly revel in the experience. The clip-clop of hooves on brick roads add to the ambiance, and evening rides give you the chance to slow down and enjoy the romance. Snuggle in a colorful fringe-topped surrey and take in the beauty of the French Quarter, or listen to a spooky ghost tour.

  4. Catch the French Market Fever
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    Hold hands and take a walking tour along the banks of the mighty Mississippi. The French Market covers about six blocks of the French Quarter and has been a marketplace for over 300 years. Explore the beauty of the riverfront, taste fresh foods in the farmer’s market and check out local artists and performers. The Dutch Alley Artists’ Co-op offers everything you need to know about local art shows, jazz festivals and performances taking place each day.

  5. Check Out St. Louis Cathedral
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    Capturing the imagination with its tall spires and imposing architecture, St. Louis Cathedral is a French Quarter landmark. The oldest cathedral in North America, romance begins with the beauty of the grounds. Explore the manicured gardens and take a peek inside of the building to get a glimpse of stately New Orleans history. This graceful cathedral seems to come from a fairy tale with its 10 stained glass windows and towering statue of Andrew Jackson astride his horse.