City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Issue link: http://citysocial.epubxp.com/i/623104
40 r e a d u s o n l i n e a t w w w . c i t y s o c i a l . c o m there's a beauty to living only 70 miles to "america's most interesting city." the proximity to new orleans allows for quick trips, whether for an event, a fun getaway or a special romantic weekend, especially with Valentine's day on the horizon. on the con side, new orleans can be expensive, depending on your tastes. Here's a two-sided guide to the Crescent City for visitors operating on a budget and for those looking for romance—or maybe wanting a combination of both! Most people think of the French Quarter when booking hotels, but the Warehouse District upriver from Canal Street may offer better prices, easier parking and is only a short walk away. The hip Hotel Modern on Lee Circle offers romantic specials, for instance, which includes champagne, truffles and roses in addition to signature cocktails in Bellocq's lounge or gourmet dining at the hotel's Tivoli & Lee. The streetcar picks up in front of the hotel so you can leave the driving to someone else. By Cheré Coen 40 tourist or romantic Two sides of New Orleans The newly renovated Brennan's offer several private rooms upstairs. Café Brulot is more than coffee at Arnaud's—it's an experience.