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Happy Tuesday from New Orleans

See why Tuesdays are the absolute worst – unless you’re in New Orleans. 

Not all Tuesdays have to be horrible (Photo: Rebecca Ratliff)

Let’s be real. In most places, Tuesdays are irrefutably the worst day of the week. Don’t believe us? Just ask Buzzfeed. Tuesdays are long. They’re boring. There’s nothing fun going on, and it’s so far from the weekend it’s hopeless.

In New Orleans, we have sympathy for all those other places, because Tuesdays in this city are especially awesome! See what we mean?

While our weekends are filled with festivities, midweek is the best time for outdoor exploring, dining and music. In fact, some of the best local experiences happen only on weekdays. And with all the deals and discounts for midweek travel, you can get the best of the city without feeling guilty for missing work.

So when you’d normally be stuck in the office or watching movies at home, you could be doing the following things in New Orleans. Happy Tuesday!


Where else can you find legendary musicians playing every Tuesday at a local bar? Try the Grammy Award winning, Rebirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf, or head over to Frenchmen Street, where you can stumble into a Jazz Club on any given Tuesday and run into a local great.

Check out Frenchmen Street for live music (Photo: Rebecca Ratliff)

See & Do

We love to explore the city without having to wait in crazy lines and weekend crowds. Take a midweek tour of the Louisiana swamps or the haunted French Quarter, or bring the whole family out to the National World War II Museum, Audubon Aquarium and the Zoo, where they offer discounted admission for mid-week visits.

Take in the wonders at the Audubon Aquarium (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Eat & Drink

Half price pizzas at Pizza Domenica? Yes please. (Photo: Pizza Domenica/Facebook)

And why wait ’til the weekend to enjoy a good happy hour? NOLA happy hours start with brunch on Tuesdays and span through the evening, covering everything from wine and beer to oysters and gourmet pizza. And you haven’t experience Taco Tuesday until you’ve tried it at one of these places*.

On top of all this midweek magic, some of the city’s finest hotels offer hefty discounts for midweek stay.

Start planning your best Tuesday ever in NOLA with these helpful resources: