Bourbon St/ St. Louis St Corner Building Horse Mardi Gras

New Orleans – The Big Easy 

A timeless city with a unique way of life, New Orleans is a journey and a celebration. Steeped in European traditions and Caribbean influences, the Big Easy calls curious minds to sweet sounds and savory aromas fueled by three hundred years of history. It is a picturesque metropolitan…a culturally rich haven…a sensory overload and an authentic experience. New Orleans beckons the ears, allures the eyes and enchants the hearts of all who wish to explore it. We believe that our lagniappe – a little something extra – will stay with you, calling you back to discover the mystery behind our magical city. While you are here learning and growing at our conference, be sure to check out some of the many things New Orleans has to offer.  


  • Café du Monde – Beignets and Coffee – Located at 800 Decatur St. 

  • Dooky Chase’s Restaurant – Creole and Soul Food – 2301 Orleans Ave.  

  • Acme Oyster House – Seafood – 724 Iberville Street  

  • Central Grocery – Deli/Sandwiches – 923 Decatur St.  

  • And many more that can be found here 

Things to do:  

New Orleans offers a wide variety of attractions that you can visit while you are in town. With options such as the National WWII Museum, Mardi Gras Museum, numerous art galleries, and historic tours and sites there is never a shortage of possibilities for entertainment. You can find a full list of offerings throughout the city here 

Family Activities: 

If your family has joined you at this year’s conference, there is plenty for them to enjoy while they are here as well. A family day out in New Orleans will have no shortage of fun for everyone. Some attractions include: 

  • Audubon Zoo – 6500 Magazine Street

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas – 1 Canal Street

  • Audubon Park – 6500 Magazine Street

  • Louisiana Children’s Museum – 420 Julia Street

  • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park – 1 Victory Drive

  • And many more


While you are in New Orleans you should take advantage of its rich history of food and drinks. From the French Quarter to Magazine Street you will find plenty of stops for great food and even better cocktails. If you enjoy nightlife you can take a trip down Bourbon Street and enjoy a hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s, a stop in at one of many jazz clubs, or a view from a balcony bar. There are plenty of sports bars, microbreweries and wine bars to hang out to unwind after a busy day, a more complete list can be found here 

 In order to get the most excitement out of your trip to New Orleans, be sure to plan ahead and get out and experience all that this city, rich in culture and history, has to offer. Throughout the week of the conference be sure to eat, drink and have a great time while you can in the Big Easy. To better prepare for your visit be sure to visit the official website of New Orleans and take advantage of their trip planning tools. We hope that you enjoy your stay with us in the Crescent City. 



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