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Top 5 Ways to Retreat from the Summer Heat in New Orleans


As the temperatures rise, New Orleanians are searching for ways to stay cool this summer, but still venture from their homes to take advantage of all the wonderful culture the city has to offer. We turned to our clients for some cool inspiration on the top ways to beat the summer heat in New Orleans.

  1. Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar

Stroll on in and cool off at Magazine Street’s newest bar, Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar in the lower Garden District. Whether it’s a crisp glass of rosé or a refreshing summer cocktail, cool down while sampling their widespread charcuterie and small plates menu including house-cured meats and an array of cheese. For those of you who relish the heat, sit back and enjoy the outdoor patio.

  1. Hard Rock Cafe

Satisfy your sweet tooth and embrace the summer fun with Hard Rock’s new boozy milkshakes. Hard Rock is putting a twist on classic flavors including Cookies & Cream, made with Absolut Vanilla Vodka, vanilla bean ice cream, white chocolate and Oreo® cookies, with whipped cream and a chocolate Oreo® churro; and Strawberry Cheesecake, made with Absolut Vanilla Vodka and vanilla ice cream blended with the flavors of strawberry cheesecake, with white chocolate whipped cream and frosted animal crackers. The milkshakes are also available in non-alcoholic versions. Stop into the New Orleans location at 125 Bourbon Street.

  1. Art for All presented by The Helis Foundation

New Orleans has some incredible art museums, and, even better, some offer FREE admission on certain days for Louisiana residents! Museums include: The Contemporary Arts Canter on Sundays; New Orleans Museum of Art and New Orleans Botanical Gardens on Wednesdays, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Thursdays. Whether you’re popping in for a visit or attending one of their many summer events, you can escape the heat while viewing their unique exhibits.

  1. City Greens

With a new uptown location on Freret Street, City Greens is the perfect place to stop in for a light lunch on a hot New Orleans day. Get ready for summer with their seasonal menus of salads, wraps, soups, and cold pressed juices. The menu is fit for all diets and includes vegan and vegetarian options, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

  1. The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

Shopaholic? No problem! Take in the views of the Mississippi while enjoying some retail therapy at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, a premier shopping destination offering both locals and visitors an unparalleled experience in retail, atmosphere, and entertainment. The outlets allow shoppers to save on designer brands with discounts of 25% to 65% every day. This indoor shopping mecca is home to 75 retailers and restaurants.

Caroline Lundgren is an intern at Bond Moroch.

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