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The Romantic Side of New Orleans

5 places to fall in love with the Crescent City

With its mule-drawn carriages, lacy ironwork balconies and flickering gas lamps, New Orleans rivals Virginia as a destination for lovers. Five romantic escapes in the heart of the city:

* Snuggling beneath fleece throws on French Quarter carriage rides

* Dancing to live jazz on an evening riverboat cruise aboard the Creole Queen or Steamboat Natchez 

Wandering among the outdoor artworks in the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden

* Setting off on a sunset NOLA Gondola glide on City Park’s Big Lake 

* Taking a moonlit stroll along the Moonwalk in Woldenberg Park