Summer In New Orleans

I love summer in New Orleans.  June, July, August, I love these months.  If Mardi Gras season is the most magical time of year on the New Orleans calendar, the summer season is the best time to experience New Orleans like a New Orleanian.  It’s humid, yes, but it is also great.

Experience New Orleans like you live here, not like you’re some yokel from out of town looking to get pass-out drunk on Bourbon Street.  You can do that, too, if you wish, I’m not here to judge, but summer in New Orleans is when the city lives at its own pace, when one pleasant day follows the one before in stately procession of one good memory following another.  New Orleans is very, very good in summer.  Come see for yourself.

Ask a Doctor or Hospitality with a specialty in Orleansology:

The doctor is in!
Doctor of Hospitality with a specialty in Orleansology.


Your doctor won’t lie to you.  His job to cure whatever it is that vexes your spirit.  You need a straight shot of New Orleans in your life, accompanied by a chaser of insightful happiness.  Get neck-deep in New Orleans and you won’t drown.  You’ll smile like you’ve gotten a glimpse of Heaven on Earth.  That’s New Orleans for you.  That’s the New Orleans state of mind.  Visit New Orleans like a New Orleanian and you’ll spend the rest of your life with a contented smile on your face.

There is a tourist trap, ticky-tacky, souvenir tee-shirt emporium New Orleans, and then there is another New Orleans where the people who live here carry on their lives in perfect equilibrium.  Which New Orleans do you want to visit?  I’m not here to judge.  Your vacation is yours to enjoy.  If you want to get pass-out drunk and have dollar bills vacuumed out of your wallet, more power to you.  If you want to discover what it is like to live in this most magical city we call home, well, you are on the right website.


Visit New Orleans like you mean it.  Summer in New Orleans is the best time of year.  Now you now know a secret.  Take advantage of it.

What’s nice about summer in New Orleans is that there aren’t any lines.  You’ll have the run of the city.  You’ll be visiting like you live here.  Restaurant prices drop to attract locals.  This year, 2-3 course meals will be $20.18.  Now that’s a bang for your New Orleans buck.  This is the time when locals visit the French Quarter.  It’s nice.

Summer in New Orleans is better than nice.  We don’t drop our prices here at La Belle Esplanade, but we don’t raise them, either, at that time of year.  We believe in providing full and valuable service while you stay at our tiny boutique hotel.  We don’t come by our reputation by being cheap or skimping on the details.  There are angels in the details.

One end of Esplanade Avenue.
Canal Streetcars in front of City Park.



June, July, August, come on down!  When Frau Schmitt, who is the better half of this operation, and I were thinking of moving to New Orleans, we visited in August to see what the worst of the heat and the humidity could be.  How did we like it?  We liked it enough to make a life for ourselves here.  I’m not going to guarantee that will happen to you, but one never knows….

Visit New Orleans like a New Orleanian.

À votre santé

La Belle Esplanade

…ranked the #1 inn in New Orleans and in Louisiana, the #3 inn in the U.S., the #17 place to stay in the whole world.

Thursday, February 15, 2018:. Mardi Gras is done.  Valentine’s Day is done.  What’s to look forward to besides summer?  We are going to have the best Mardi Gras EVER next year!!  Other than that, there is always something going on in New Orleans, even when there’s nothing going on.  You’ll see.


—–The people have spoken!