Guest Author - Kara Williams
It's been two years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. While clean-up and reconstruction continues in some of the region, the French Quarter has been up and running for a while.
New Orleans hotels welcome visitors with open arms--and with great deals on room rates. Consider these properties for your honeymoon:
The Wyndham brand of hotels offers special WEBRATES for the best deals. Three properties are participating in the promotion--the Bourbon Orleans, The Whitney and Wyndham New Orleans at Canal Place. Click here to book online.
Marriott also has several locations in New Orleans: in the French Quarter, downtown or in the Arts & Warehouse District. The "Romantic Getaway" package includes champagne and chocolate on arrival, plus breakfast. Learn more here.
The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street also has a Romance Package with champagne and breakfast, as well as "help us celebrate our 25th anniversary" special pricing, through mid-December 2007. More details and other specials are listed here
And while you're in New Orleans, consider these "Romantic Things to Do in New Orleans" from the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau:
--Ride a carriage under the moonlight through the French Quarter.
--Sip late-night drinks at the Columns Hotel.
--Kayak with your partner through the local swamps.
--Catch a breeze riding the St. Charles Streetcar.
--Float away on a ferry ride across the Mississippi River.
--Share a hurricane (a fruity red rum drink) at Pat O'Brien's Fountain Courtyard.
--Stroll the golden-lighted Moonwalk along the river.
--Visit the Voodoo Spiritual Temple for love potions and love predictions by the on-site priestess.