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New Orleans

The sights, sounds and flavors of NOLA are unlike anywhere else. While we can’t experience them IRL right now, we can get a taste from home.

Rise and shine

If you were *actually* in New Orleans, you’d need to get up at the crack of dawn for a chance to grab the world-famous beignets at Cafe du Monde before the line gets too long. Instead, here are 3 steps to starting your virtual day in NOLA off right (and at whatever time you want).

Just brew it

Coffee in NOLA has a distinct rich flavor. It’s made by adding chicory root to coffee beans. Give it a try at home.

Get recipe

Get cooking

While they won’t be exactly the same as the real thing, try your hand at making your own beignets. Powdered sugar, not optional.

Try the recipe

Set the mood

New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz. Settle in and listen to this playlist of local favorites while you get ready to start your day.

Listen on Spotify

Take a tour

Change your setting with a 360° swamp tour. For bonus realism, set up a fan behind your screen and feel the breeze.

Hit the bayou


Lunch in NOLA calls for a traditional po’boy. This Louisiana sandwich features meat or seafood piled high on crispy French bread.

Get the recipe

Cheers to you

When in NOLA, you’ll probably find yourself at Pat O’Briens, an iconic watering hole, sipping on one of the city’s famous rum cocktails, the Hurricane. Mix one up yourself and enjoy with a side of live music.

Try it now

Follow the music

You can’t travel to NOLA (even virtually!) without getting your fill of live music – especially jazz. Until you can be there IRL, get a feel for the energy of the NOLA music scene from home.

Bon appetit!

Top Chef finalist Isaac Toups of New Orleans’ Toups Meatery shares his love for Cajun cooking. Get inspired (and hungry!) before ordering up delivery from OpenTable. You just may find a Cajun restaurant in your area.

Find a “table”

DIY souvenir

Open up the KAYAK app and find Krayon – our travel coloring pages perfect for exploring the world from home. (Note: available in iOS only for now.)

Color the world

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