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Last-minute guide to celebrating Valentine’s Day in New Orleans (2021)

Carnival doesn't get you off the hook for celebrating Valentine's Day

by Very Local Staff
February 12, 2021

Like every other holiday since last March, we’ve got to find some new ways to celebrate. If you hate making reservations and buying flowers, this is your year. We take a look at some special NOLA Valentine’s Day history and offer some suggestions for how to celebrate your special someone.

Heartwarming story // What a wonderful world: Louis Armstrong & Lucille

Louis’ fourth and final marriage, to Lucille Wilson Armstrong, was the relationship that would define his life.

Love letter // MLK once sent Coretta a valentine’s letter from New Orleans

The 1957 telegram gives insight into the two historical figures’ romance.

It’s not too late // Here are 7 amazing last-minute gifts from local businesses

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Know your romantic spots // The story of the NOLA gondola

While NOLA Gondola is sold out for this weekend, you can book a tour for next weekend.

Quick getaway // Cozy up with your valentine in a cabin

Nestled in the serene Homochitto Forest in Mississippi, The Forest Retreat is a gorgeous, secluded spot for New Orleanians to unwind and take a breath of fresh forest air

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