About New Orleans

Eat Like a Local (pdf)
Tom’s Tips for Enjoying Your Visit to New Orleans (pdf)



Visitors for the Super Bowl stroll along Bourbon Street on Saturday, February 2, 2013 in New Orleans. Copyright Kathy Anderson Photography

Visitors for the Super Bowl stroll along Bourbon Street on Saturday, February 2, 2013, in New Orleans. Copyright Kathy Anderson Photography

Whether you refer to New Orleans as “Nawlins,” the “city that care forgot,” the “birthplace of jazz,” the “crescent city” or the “Big Easy,” there’s always something happening here! To learn more about the city and the countless attractions, nightlife, dining options, music and other entertainment, educational and cultural options available to you, visit the New Orleans Convention and Visitors BureauExperience New Orleans!, and NewOrleansOnline websites. Or check out the latest news and information about the city at The Times-Picayune website.

Of course, you can readily march to your own beat in New Orleans. The conference location in the French Quarter will put you just steps away from many of the city’s attractions, including the Aquarium of the Americas, French Market, Harrah’s Casino, Riverwalk MarketPlace, Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral, antique shops and galleries along Royal Street, and much more! But the sights don’t stop there. A stroll through the French Quarter can provide a glimpse of the city’s art, architecture, history, and much more. There are a variety of New Orleans tour options, or you can strike out on your own. A stroll through the French Quarter also can lend a view of the nightlife, music, and food for which the city is famous.

You don’t have to be confined to the French Quarter, even if you do not drive to the conference. You can take a ride back in history by cvatching one of the famed St. Charles Streetcars for a leisurely and inexpensive ride past the historic homes in the city’s Garden District, The Audubon Park and Zoo, and Tulane and Loyola universities. And if you can’t get enough of the streetcars, try the Riverfront or Canal streetcar lines.





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Getting to New Orleans:

Fly into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) which is about 30 minutes from Hotel Monteleone. Most major airlines and a few regional airlines service MSY.

Transfers from the airport to Hotel Monteleone:

Getting Around