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You Can Go On A Unique Date At New Orleans' New Airport Without A Boarding Pass

The NOLA airport recently transformed into an all-new renovated space with a sleek, modern look. The brand new terminal is gaining a lot of attention because the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport was previously on the list of worst airports in America. The innovative look and feel of the new MSY terminal has caused so much hype that they are now allowing non-travelers to come hangout.

The newly refurbished terminal is like a super cool mini mall with shopping, drinking and tons of classic NOLA dining. They even have a Cafe du Monde to fulfill your beignet and coffee fix.

If you're tired of the old "dinner and a movie" date nights, the NOLA airport is definitely a one-of-a-kind spot for you and your boo to spend quality time together. 

The new MSY Guest Pass allows visitors to come enjoy the airport for free without a boarding pass. You can access the terminal from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and you must register online 24 hours in advance. 

The 972,000-square-foot space built with cutting-edge design houses endless restaurants and intimate bars perfect for entertaining your S/O on a whole new level. With over 40 vendors to choose from, there is no shortage of opportunity to have a good time.

Grab some grub the NOLA way at top-notch eateries including Emeril's, Mopho, Leah's Kitchen, City Greens, Mondo and so much more. Wrap up with dessert and drinks with delicious gelato from Angelo Brocato's and cocktails at the ever-so-fancy Bar Sazerac or Cure.

You can even enjoy live music and entertainment in the Jazz Garden to add to the romance in the air. 

Of course if you bring your fave shopaholic, they will want to go shopping. Not a problem because you can browse a handful of retailers including Brighton, Dirty Coast, MAC, The Advocate and so much more.

If you really want to upgrade date night, check out Be Relax spa or take home some goodies from candy shops like Dylan's Candy bar or Lolli and Pops.

The only catch is that only 50 guests are allowed per day during the week and 100 guests per day on the weekends, so make sure you plan ahead. You can also only use a guest pass once a month, so make sure you carve out a good amount of time to spend here.

Pro tip: prepare as if you're boarding a plane (timing wise) because you still have to go through the TSA line.

For more date night ideas in Louisiana, this romantic Gondola ride in NOLA will make you feel like you're in Venice. Also, check out these seven date night spots that cost less than $12.

New Orleans Airport MSY Guest Pass

Price: Free

Address: 1 Terminal Drive, Kenner, LA 70062

Why You Need To Go: Spruce up the romance with a one-of-a-kind date night at an airport filled with shopping, dining, drinking and even spa services.

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