New Orleans for Romantics

They say three times is the charm, that by their third trip New Orleans visitors are so smitten, they return home, pack up and move here. Others fall head over heels at first sight. Really … what’s not to love about a city so steeped in romance?

With its mule-drawn carriages, moss-draped oaks, lacy ironwork balconies and flickering gas lamps, New Orleans rivals Virginia as a destination for lovers. And not just newlyweds, though the city consistently ranks among the nation’s top wedding destinations; it also seduces foodies, music fans, history buffs, architecture enthusiasts and culture vultures.

Here, we’ve highlighted 10 romantic retreats in and around town to help set the mood.