I live in New Orleans but I can’t say that I see pelicans every day. Most people who live here don’t. Louisiana is officially called The Pelican State, and pelicans are native to Louisiana, but they are not as common as pigeons in the city. To see pelicans here, you have to go the river or you the lake, or to City Park. Pelicans aren’t as rare as unicorns, but they aren’t common either. You won’t see a pelican walking down the street.
I saw a pelican in City Park this morning:
Sometimes I see pelicans soaring over Bayou St. John, at the end of our street. I won’t say that pelican sightings are rare in my life, but they aren’t commonplace. I see them, and when I see them they always make me smile.
Of course, just about everything I see in New Orleans makes me smile. I love pelicans. I love everything about New Orleans. We live in a magical city. Whatever you see, should make you smile. If you don’t find yourself happy in New Orleans you must be an incurable sourpuss.
Good memories are made in New Orleans. Good memories are made on Esplanade Avenue. We live on a majestically magical street. We love where we live. You will, too.
Use your better intuition and get your good self down to New Orleans. La Belle Esplanade has been ranked the #1 small artisanal hotel in New Orleans since April, 2014. This year, we are ranked the #2 small place to stay in the United States, and the #16 place to stay in the world. I never get tired of repeating that fact.
Come to New Orleans. See some pelicans, if you’re lucky. See everything. New Orleans is a kaleidoscope of a city. Every day is magic.
You have two New Orleans goodwill ambassadors at your service to make personalized recommendations for you. They are the hands-on hoteliers at…..
–La Belle Esplanade.
Thursday, December 6. 2108: Make a reservation today fo next year. Every time of year is good. We only have five suites and over 17.5 million visited New Orleans last year. Only a lucky few got to share our neighborhood with us. Be wise!