We’re on chapter three of our bachelorette series. In our first and second installments we highlighted a few activities for groups looking to be fit and fabulous or get a little creative. This week we’re focusing on food and fun, two things synonymous with New Orleans. 

First, a little historical fun. 

New Orleans is known for its history and pageantry… and ghosts. Combine all and you get Haunted History Tours. The company offers 10 different tours that include true crime, ghosts and legends and even a bar crawl. The tours range from an hour and a half to two hours and at various times of the day.

On an additional historical note, but while using more of your detective skills, is an escape room. There are a few around the city like Escape My Room. Escape My Room has four rooms based off of the fictitious DeLaport mansion and their role in shaping the city of New Orleans. Each room lasts for 45-60 minutes at varying degrees of intensity for up to 6-8 players.

While still incorporating fun, the next few activities all involve another known New Orleans pastime: food. 

The New Orleans School of Cooking offers hands-on cooking classes that help you through a popular recipe from start to finish. Each class lasts two hours of prep and cooking time, with an hour to enjoy whichever dish you’ve made. Classes, which include dishes like etouffee, corn and crab bisque and bananas foster, are available for lunch and dinner and can accommodate groups.

New to the area, Current Crop Roast holds to its mission of helping coffee lovers make that perfect cup of coffee at home. The Magazine Street shop offers classes on roasting, cupping and occasional specialty classes. Small groups can learn all about the art of coffee roasting while bringing some home then hopping back onto Magazine for dinner or shopping.

Finally, we suggest following in the footsteps of the bartenders that have come before us gracing the world with fantastic cocktail creations and head to Drink Lab to create your own. The company’s cocktail team can teach you and your friends how to mix up the perfect Sazerac or Ramos Gin Fizz right in the heart of the city. Choose from a class about classic New Orleans cocktails, sharpen your mixology skills in “The Makings of Mixology” or skip the cocktails and head straight for the wine in the “Wine Enthusiast Tasting” class.