New Orleans is not just Mardi Gras. Regrettably, the image of this incredible city is, to some minds, a place of debauchery and just not a spot for your family to visit and enjoy – but we are so much more than booze, beads and boobs! Let me tell you about the wonderful attractions in Read More »
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May in New Orleans is great! It’s still reasonably cool, hurricane season is still far off, the Mardi Gras crowds are long gone, and there are still a ton of fun events and things to do! The biggest event in May, after the Jazz Festival, is Bayou Boogaloo. This year’s festival is on the weekend Read More »
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Once again, the Crescent City hosts the most fabulous music festival in the nation! The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival takes place over two weekends, April 22-24 & April 28-May 1, 2016. The location is The Fair Grounds, which is easily accessible from 1896 O’Malley House via the streetcar, so you don’t have to Read More »
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Ahhhhh, October! Mardi Gras happens in February, but the festival season starts to really take off in early fall. The weather has cooled off to a lovely 80 degree average, so outdoor festivals are comfortable. We eagerly await two big events, Oktoberfest and Hallowe’en! You wouldn’t expect New Orleans to do Oktoberfest on a small Read More »
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Bowling Ball and Pins with text "Rock 'n' Bowl, New Orleans"
You might think that bowling would be last on your list of Things to Do in New Orleans, but as with most things, New Orleans does bowling a little bit different and might I say, a little bit better than most places. Just a little more than a mile from 1896 O’Malley House is the Read More »
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mardi gras masks with beads green gold and purple
People often think the only time to visit New Orleans is around Mardi Gras, and that we don’t have anything going on the rest of the year. Nothing could be farther from the truth! NOLA is a city that never stops having fun – even in July, when the sun is hot and the music Read More »
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The Essence Music festival is one of the premier music festivals in the United States. The featured artists are at the top of the R&B industry, which draws thousands of people each year. Held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Louisiana Superdome, these three days over the July 4th weekend will be Read More »
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  Get in the Holiday spirit during your stay at 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast with a visit to the Celebration in the Oaks in City Park from November 29, 2013 to January 4, 2014.  Hundreds of thousands of white lights will dazzle you as they twinkle and light up the 13 gated acres of Read More »
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  New Orleans is a remarkable city with spirit!  Thanks to the local history and legends you’ll find that New Orleans also contains remarkable “spirits.” What better time, than Halloween, to check out New Orleans’ haunted past? How about a haunted house visit – in a real haunted house?  Check out: The Haunted Mortuary 4800 Read More »
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  Will you be here October 19th?  Join the 5th Annual Mid-City Porch Crawl!  This event begins around the corner at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub and includes a stop at 1896 O’Malley House, and a visit to our new courtyard bar.  Wear your costume and enjoy Rum Cocktails at each participating Porch!  The Halloween-esque event Read More »
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