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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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