New Orleans has no shortage of visual inspiration. Everywhere you look in this magical city, you’ll notice colors, textures ,and scenes that will make you want to stop and capture the moment. Here are some of the most highly Instagrammable spots in NOLA, featuring photos taken by you! If you find some inspiration out there, let us know by tagging your photos with #FollowYourNOLA.
This park spans 1.2 miles and features beautiful views of downtown. The bridge is fondly known as the “Rusty Rainbow.”
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City Park wildflowers field
They aren’t in bloom all the time, but you might get lucky in spring or fall. Still, the park offers plenty of flora and fauna year-round, including at its on-site botanical garden.
Under the Crescent City Connection bridge
This hulking bridge connects New Orleans’ east bank to the West Bank. Lights on the bridge make it especially captivating at night.
Live Music Venues
Definitely go for the live music, but stay for the solid photo opps.
One Eyed Jacks
One Eyed Jacks’ dim lighting and rich, red velvet accents make for a moody shot.
Spotted Cat Music Club
The Frenchmen Street outpost of this club is great for capturing a quick video of live music.
Ernie K-Doe mural
Located outside the old Euclid Records space, the Ernie K-Doe mural honors one of New Orleans’ most famous musicians.
Gasa Gasa mural
Freret Street’s funky feel extends to this mural.
The Catahoula Hotel mural
OK, maybe this isn’t street art since it’s inside the hotel. But just try not to take a photo of larger-than-life Trixie Minx.
Piety Street mural
Find it at the corner of Piety and Chartres streets.
National Art and Hobby mural
Located at the end of Magazine Street’s commercial stretch, this mural is just begging for a photo.
Best Ceiling Photos
St. Joe’s Bar
Unassuming on the outside, St. Joe’s bar interiors boast plenty of rich patina. There’s also a cozy, outdoor courtyard.
Fun, kitschy decor is the perfect complement to the bar’s tropical drinks.
Best Place for the “Working Photo”
Wifi and latte to start with — they also have a lunch and dinner menu so you can stick around all day.
If you have to work, you might as well work somewhere with gelato on the menu.
Bright and airy inside, ManhattanJack boasts comfy seating up front and a quiet courtyard in the back.
If you have this thing with floors
District Donuts (Uptown)
Keep your eyes to the ground for street art.
The New Movement courtyard
Soft pastels in a bold pattern.
Century Girl Vintage
Dreamy vintage clothes and a darling shop dog.
Defend New Orleans
The location on Carondelet Street is also great for an Insta pic.
A light-filled space in South Market District spotlights a curated, pretty collection.
Wig out at this custom shop in the French Quarter.
Best “I Do” Shots
Marigny Opera House
An elegant yet rustic space.
Recently renovated Il Mercato has an outdoor courtyard.
Race & Religious
Can you spot the pool?
Most Instagrammable Streets
Lots of shopping, too.
St. Charles Avenue
The iconic green streetcar is always a favorite.
The street is densely packed with music clubs and a few restaurants, but its street music really stands out.
Home to local staple Jacque-Imo’s.
A prime place to wander with street music and antiques.
In addition to the Gasa Gasa mural mentioned above, Freret Street offers plenty else to photograph.
Capture the city’s downtown feel on Canal Street.
A quiet stretch of the Garden District.
For the “Phone Eats First” shot
Their donut rotation changes daily, so each day is a new chance for a decadent photograph.
Bacchanal’s lush, outdoor courtyard creates a dreamy feel; the cheese plates are pretty dream, too.
Who says hot dogs can’t be pretty?
Can you tell it used to be a church?
Liz Beeson and Christopher Garland contributed to this list.