TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: New Orleans, Where the Good Times Roll On and On

Published Date Author: , February 6th, 2017

New Orleans gay

New Orleans is simply too much to write about in just one column so we are going to make this a 3 part column for the next two weeks. We have been to New Orleans several times over the years and like San Francisco, it is a city that you keep wanting to go back to. It never changes but yet it does change. Partying is the number one thing to do in New Orleans however they do have fabulous restaurants, bars, museums and art galleries which we will talk about in the next columns.
New Orleans is always busy and crowded so be sure and reserve  early.
Blue60We have found a new Guest House which is within walking distance to the French Quarters but far enough away not to be affected by the loud noises. The Blue60 Guest House was formerly a Bed and Breakfast and the new owner, Joshua Smith purchased it a couple of years ago and has refurbished it wonderfully. He has sunk a great deal of time and money in restoring and updating it. Will is the manager and they both are on top of everything.
blue60 - New OrleansThey make your stay so enjoyable. That is why they have so many repeat guests that return again and again. The house was built in 1842. Each of their 5 guest rooms offers the convenience of a private outdoor entrance, private bathrooms and full amenities including a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, the use of a charcoal BBQ on the back patio , free WIFI and use of the Hot Tub.
blue60 - New OrleansThe rooms are very large and spacious. The Guest House is located in the Fauborg Marigny district just to the east of the French Quarter. Within just a couple of blocks you will find a variety of restaurants and bars. There is also a large Walgreens just a block away. And if you are real lucky you will be there when his Mother is there from out of state. She is FUN, FUN, FUN!
Their address is 1008 Elysian Fields Avenue. You can email them at and their website is Their phone is: 504.324.4311 We have stayed in New Orleans several times and this is our very favorite place to stay. Joshua and Will care about their guests and will do most anything to make your stay in New Orleans perfect for you.
There are hundreds of restaurants in New Orleans and we highly suggest these:
For fine dining we enjoy:
VACHERIE, 827 Toulouse Street,
EAT, 900 Dumaine Street,
Jarred is the owner of both of these fine restaurants and each has a great atmosphere and extremely professional and friendly staff.
For wonderful Italian we enjoy:
MONA LISA’s, 1212 Royal Street, We enjoy this restaurant because it is FUN place to dine. Even thou you don’t know any of the other guests, everyone talks to one another. The owners, Tom and Farrow are extremely FUN and on top of everything.
For true Cajun cuisine we enjoy:
THE CHEEZY CAJUN, 3325 St. Claude,
Here you will find some of the best Cajun in New Orleans. Actually most of their guests say that it IS the best Cajun food in New Orleans. The owners,  Doug and Michael are wonderful guys.

Don and RayAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).

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