With its history, music, and fine dining, New Orleans is an inherently romantic city. During Valentine’s Day, it’s easy to make room for romance – simply take a look at our list of things to do for Valentine’s Day!

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Take a quiet moment at St. Louis Cathedral as part of a romantic Valentine’s Day. (Photo courtesy EMR on Flickr)

Share a Whimsical Drink at Latitude 29

With a world-famous tiki expert behind the bar, Latitude 29 guarantees an unforgettable cocktail. We love how Jeff “Beachbum” Berry has created shareable drinks like the Lapu Lapu – you can sip side-by-side with your sweetheart for a nostalgic moment. Other standout romantic drinks include the eponymous Latitude 29 (with sensuous Madagascar vanilla syrup) and the Outcast of the Islands (it’s got cinnamon in it, an aphrodisiac!).

Draw Powdered Sugar Hearts at Café du Monde

There’s really no beating fresh, warm beignets doused in powdered sugar. Café du Monde’s al fresco setting is perfect for people watching, and their petite plates are just the right size for drawing powdered sugar hearts – after you finish your dessert, of course.

Dance to Street Music in Jackson Square

Part of the magic of New Orleans is its constant flow of live music. There’s always an excuse to dance, especially when you’re with your loved one at Valentine’s Day! Jackson Square is beautiful as is, but live music creates an incredibly romantic atmosphere to dance hand in hand under the stars.

Take a Quiet Moment Together Inside St. Louis Cathedral

Reflection is an important part of any relationship. You can take time for quiet introspection at St. Louis Cathedral as you admire the architecture and artwork within this historic building. It’s open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a Moonlit River Cruise

End your Valentine’s Day on the mighty Mississippi when you take a steamboat like Steamboat Natchez or the Creole Queen for a moonlight cruise. The experience provides fabulous photo-ops and the exhilarating feeling of wind in your hair and the whole world ahead of you – a lot like how love feels, we think.

Book now at Bienville House for unparalleled access to all the romance of the French Quarter. Happy Valentine’s Day!