Superbowl 2013

Time spent in New Orleans is always fun-filled, what with the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, incredible dining and the all-around revelries that can be found year-round. When the Super Bowl comes to NOLA, everything kicks up a notch, to take a note from the city’s favorite son.

To help plan your time in the Crescent City, here are a few tips from Fodor’s and The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

You may want to go ahead and make reservations at these top restaurants as named by Fodor’s: Bayona in the French Quarter, featuring Chef Susan Spicer; Boucherie in uptown with Chef Nathanial Zimet; and Domenica in the Central Business District featuring local celebrity chef John Besh.

When night falls, or any time at all, really, check out these Fodor’s hot spots: Columns Hotel for a bit of romance; Jazz at Preservation Hall, a tradition since the 1920s; or roll the dice at Harrah’s Casino.

Fortunately, for those who party a bit too much, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is ready to offer everything you need to get back on your feet, fueled and back into the game.

M Bistro is offering gridiron-inspired dishes such as Fourth Down French Toast, The Big Easy Burger and Breesy Beefy Mac. If you’re up and moving during breakfast hours, the Big Easy Breakfast Buffet will fuel you up before hitting the field, or streets as the case may be.

The Recovery Concierge will be available in the Davenport Lounge, ready to help you recover and get ready to do it all over again. Smoothies, Bloody Marys and Cure Royals will be poured and ready to sip at your leisure. If you’re staying at the Ritz and would rather not leave your room, the in-room dining menu goes Late Night Tailgate, featuring wings, burgers, hot dogs and pizza to keep the tailgating long into the night.Ready for some spa time? Football infiltrates the treatment rooms, too, with the Four Quarter Four Hand Massage and MVP Mani/Pedi.

However you spend your time during the big game, Fodor’s and the Ritz-Carlton are ready to get you through the festive weekend. For more ideas, check out Fodor’s New Orleans Travel Guide.