We build custom itineraries and experiences to fit our clients’ unique style and interests – this allows our clients to experience New Orleans in a manner that suits their pace, curiosities, wants and needs!
Our goal is to see to it that our clients get more out of their New Orleans trip than just your average Bourbon Street experience. We want them to leave knowing they saw the real New Orleans and fell in love with all of it, not just the French Quarter!
All of our clients’ experiences and personalized itineraries are built using the knowledge and connections of a local – this ensures that our clients are getting the best bang for their buck!
The sky is the limit! We can do as much or as little as you’d like us to do! We can plan your trip down to the minute or we can just take care of the basics, such as: hotel accommodations, transportation services, restaurant reservations, guided tours, etc.
You are the co-creator of your New Orleans Adventure! You have the option to determine the what, where, when, if and how… or, you can leave it all to us!!
We pride ourselves on catering to your interests. So, we challenge you to think out-of-the-box! And, if this experience is not already listed on our Things to Do page, we will strive to make your dream experience a reality!
If you’re interested in having the Locals Plan Your Perfect Itinerary, please follow these steps:
Step 1: Call, email, or message us so that we can initiate a plan to learn about your trip, budget and interests. Then, we will craft the goals for your trip.
Step 2: We require a $200 non-refundable deposit to get started building your itinerary. Not to worry, this is not an extra charge. This deposit will be put towards the final cost of our services. Please note, by paying the deposit you agree to our Terms and Conditions.
Step 3: You will have one opportunity to review and make any changes to your itinerary you see fit.
Step 4:Once the itinerary is set to your standards, we will issue an invoice.
Step 5: Upon receiving payment in full, you will receive an email confirming the booked activities.
If you are looking for just a few experiences to spice up your trip, please follow these steps:
Step 1: Review and choose activities listed on our Things to Do page.
Step 2: Shoot us an email with the activities you are most interested in.
Step 3: We will contact you to confirm the date, time and booking information.
Step 4: We will reserve those activities for you.
Step 5: We will issue you an invoice for the chosen activities.
Step 6: Upon receiving payment in full, the activities will be booked.
Step 7: You will receive an email confirming the booked activities.
Please note, many of our listed activities are non-refundable.
As a born and raised 6th generation New Orleanian, Katie has always been riveted by the culture, cuisine, landscape, architecture, history, and, let’s face it, the non-stop excitement New Orleans has to offer its guests and locals alike! When Katie wasn’t immersing herself in the arts, enjoying the harmony provided by the local jazz musician, or “elbow deep” in a roast beef po’ boy, she was either working or studying. Katie graduated with a Public Relations Degree from LSU and earned a J.D. from Loyola Law School. During this time, she made it her life’s mission to seize any opportunity to travel. She backpacked through Europe, studied in Spain, Vienna, and Brazil, and vacationed throughout the Caribbean.
Katie learned that the locals always know where the hidden gems are, the best ways to get around town, and which attractions are worth your time and which are total “tourist traps.” In sum, the locals know how to best enjoy their city!
For these reasons, Katie decided to start a company that provided visitors with the knowledge, connections and services that allowed them to experience New Orleans through the eyes of a local!
Katie was extremely helpful in organizing a bachelor party weekend for our 12-person group. She provided great recommendations for everything from restaurants to airboat tours to bars and music. Wherever we went, she had made sure that we had reserved the best rooms or tables to accommodate our group, and she helped to provide a variety of options for us to fit within our budget. On top of all that, she was always friendly and responsive, including during the weekend itself. Highly recommended!
Katie was so amazing in helping my sisters plan the perfect bachelorette for me. We had 20 of my best friends coming to New Orleans and I wanted everyone to have a genuine experience. Katie helped us plan the perfect itinerary. It was not too packed; there was something for everyone and a lot of great restaurant recommendations and group activities. If you want something other than the typical Bourbon Street experience that won’t disappoint, I would definitely recommend reaching out for her help. Thank you so much, Katie!
Katie is a rockstar and absolutely wonderful to work with. Katie recently helped plan a bachelorette party weekend for my sister. She is positive, professional, creative, organized and detail-oriented, and I could not have asked for anyone better to work with. She not only has creative ideas and suggestions but she is able to find and book amazing venues for a fraction of the price. She made our weekend perfect! I very much enjoyed working with her and look forward to doing so in the future. I highly recommend her for handling your events and special occasions - you will not regret it!
I used Ask the Locals to plan my best friend's bachelorette party and it was one of the best decisions I ever made! I had been to New Orleans once or twice on business, but never left the French Quarter and had no idea what else there was to see and do! I discussed with Katie what our time-frame was, a little about our budget, and the types of activities we were interested in and she took care of the rest! She set up an awesome swamp tour and plantation visit for us, including transportation! All in all, it was worth the money to get help from someone who knows and loves the area like Katie does! And with a group of 12 girls, you know making decisions is never easy! Thanks again, Katie!
Do you have a group coming to town and need assistance creating the itinerary for their vacation? Are you or someone you know hosting a wedding or event in New Orleans and would like to schedule some activities for your guests while they are here? If the answer is yes, then stress no more. Just sit back and relax and let us take over! Further, you will be compensated for linking us up with your group! Contact us now to learn more about becoming a Local Link!
Interested in joining our team as a vendor or a host? Whether you are an individual or a business, we would love to have you! Just send us a message with your name, contact information, and a little information about the service you’d like to provide. We look forward to connecting with you and making you a part of our Local community!