new orleans travel guide: skip the oak alley plantation tour

We escaped the heat of New Orleans (well, a couple of degrees, anyway) for a few hours when we visited Oak Alley Plantation.

The grounds are lovely. Manicured lawns, beautiful flowers, old, towering trees.


We grabbed some alcoholic lemonades, checked out the shop, and had some delicious gumbo at the restaurant, before our guided tour of the home.



The description of the excursion said a “costumed guide” would take us around the house, which admittedly was part of the draw for me; I was picturing full-on antebellum dresses, ridiculous hats, and lace parasols…but alas, there was none of that.


The tour of the house was interesting, I suppose, and…can you tell I wasn’t really a fan of this excursion? I literally have so very little to say about it. It wasn’t bad, per se, but it wasn’t worth the money.


It definitely isn’t anywhere in the realm of must-dos in New Orleans, guys, I’m just going to be honest with you. It was my least favorite thing we did in New Orleans.



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Published by ashleymmaynard

Oh, hey. I'm Ashley. My passion is travel: from planning to adventuring and everything in between! I'm here to impart my wisdom on epic but affordable travel: how-tos, must-dos, and don't-dos!

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