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Where to Find Iconic Photo Ops in New Orleans

There are a few reasons for travelers flock to New Orleans; the food, the long jazz-filled nights, and the killer photo-ops around every corner top our list. With its’ rich French history and picturesque architecture, New Orleans is the perfect place to stock up on great photography. With the help of our team of locals at Royal St. Charles Hotel, we rounded up some of our favorite photo ops in New Orleans. 

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA:

This magnificent garden is home to more than sixty stunning works of art from artists around the world, including the iconic LOVE sculpture (Hellooo engagement photos). The sculpture garden is open seven days a week with free admission, so there’s plenty of time to swing by for a photo shoot on your next New Orleans vacation. 

WHERE: One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124.

The Embers Balcony:

The Embers, located in the heart of the French Quarter on Bourbon Street is New Orleans at its finest. It overlooks the bustling Bourbon Street and at night it captures this city's ambiance so well (plus their food is delicious).

WHERE: 700 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

St. Louis Cathedral:

As one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States, this is truly a sight to be seen. It's as grand as a French cathedral right here in our little southern United States city.

WHERE: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116

Along the St. Charles Street Car Line:

The St. Charles Street Car Line extends for miles and is lined with beautiful oak trees. Early in the morning this drive looks like something out of a fairytale.

WHERE: Hop on right in front of the Royal St. Charles Hotel at 135 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130.

New Orleans City Park

Established in 1894, this historic park is one of the oldest urban parks in all of the United States and adds a timeless touch to engagement photos. From the historic Stone Bridge overlooking a bayou, to a backdrop filled with some of the oldest live oaks in the world (we’re talking 800 year old trees). 

WHERE: 1 Palm Dr. New Orleans, LA 70124

Home Mural

On the side of The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans lies a beautiful mural with the word “HOME” painted in bold letters across the wall. The vibrant colors, bead drawings and the trombone in the mural add an authentic New Orleans touch

WHERE: 900 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

If you’re looking for a hotel in the heart of the French Quarter, consider Royal St. Charles Hotel. With 2,610 square feet of meeting rooms and modern guestrooms and amenities, they can accommodate a variety of social and business functions.

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