If you're like us, you're already counting down the days until the long weekend. Whether your weekend is starting early (lucky!) or you're patiently waiting until Friday, New Orleans is sure to buzzing as Phase 1 is well underway. Here are three places to visit (responsibly, of course) over the holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 20

Boozy weekday lunches are back! Galatoire's officially reopens this Wednesday with a few dozen seats in the main dining room, available by reservation only. Can't snag a coveted seat? The restaurant continues to offer family meals, grab n go, and box lunches for the time being. 

209 Bourbon Street

Friday, May 22

While we've all watched our fair share of movies this quarantine, Z Event Company is changing things up by bringing back the drive in experience. Spend an evening with your Phase 1 crew at the Bucktown Marina Lot for a showing of Grease. Food and beverages will be available to purchase ahead of the screening; costumes and singing are encouraged! More details can be found here.

325 Metairie-Hammond Highway


Monday, May 25

The National WWII Museum officially reopens on Memorial Day and will operate at 25% percent of its total capacity. New safety measures have been put in place including advance online ticket purchases, enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols, and social distancing guidelines. "The reopening will be particularly meaningful on Memorial Day as we honor our fallen military personnel who valiantly served our country." Tickets can be purchased here.

945 Magazine Street