As Girls Trip opens in UK cinemas today, New Orleans CVB provides a guide to the locations that movie goers will see on screen. The movie follows four long-time friends, played by Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, who visit the city for a wild weekend together.
Their weekend is the Essence Festival, an annual summer event in the city. The movie was filmed during the 2016 festival: www.essence.com
From the Louis Armstrong International Airport to the Mercedes Benz Superdome, it is easy to find locations from the movie. A walk through the French Quarter will have echoes of this film and many more.
Head to Frenchmen Street to relive a scene in which the movie’s main characters wear wildly coloured wigs for a drunken dance-off with a group of rival fest-goers. The scene was shot in and just outside Maison, a three-level bar and live-music venue.
When the girls first arrive in town they head for their rooms at the Hotel Monteleone. Before they can head up to their rooms, however, an incident at the lobby bar; the Carousel Bar, lands them in hot water.
Harrah’s Casino is the backdrop for a scene in which the four main characters hit the dance floor at an unnamed club, after enjoying a bottle of Absinthe.
Tropical Isle in the French Quarter features prominently in Girls Trip, due to the characters’ fondness for the bar’s signature drink, the Hand Grenade. A few scenes are set inside the bar as well, including a cameo in one of the film’s most talked about scenes; involving a zip line and an unfortunate accident.
The local nightspot House of Blues appears on-screen as itself, as the location of a Ne-Yo concert attended by the film’s main characters.
The Mercedes Benz Superdome is an iconic symbol of the New Orleans skyline and has been the home of the annual Essence Festival since it began in 1995. Tours of the stadium are available.
New Orleans makes the perfect girls getaway trip at any time of the year – with music, food, festivals and cocktails available 24/7!
Bon Voyage is offering a long weekend in New Orleans between October 2017 and April 2018 from £1265 per person including;
- British Airways non-stop flights to New Orleans from London Heathrow
- Three nights at the Monteleone Hotel
- A Cocktail Walking Tour of the best bars in the French Quarter.
Call : 0800 316 0194 or visit : www.bon-voyage.co.uk.
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