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New Orleans, LA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 150
Total Sleeping Rooms 26,335
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,622
Committable Meeting Rooms* 173
Convention Center Space 1,670,827 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 1,100,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 127,634 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $148
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $129
*Maximum for a single hotel

New Orleans, LA Key Stats for Meeting Planners

Time Zone: Central Time (CT)
Convention Center(s):
Hotel at Convention Center? No
Sleeping Rooms 1 Mile from Convention Center: 23,000
Airport(s): Destination Type(s):
  • Smoke-free Restaurants
  • Special Event Venues
  • 105
  • Population
  • 343,829
  • Restaurants
  • 1,400
  • Country Code
  • 1
  • Sales Tax
  • 10.00%
  • Currency
  • U.S. Dollar
  • Standard Tipping Practice
  • 10-20%
  • Electricity
  • 120V / 60Hz
  • Official Languages
  • English
Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques widely accepted? Yes

All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.

New Orleans, LA Area Destinations

Population Meeting Hotels Hotel Rooms Special Event Venues
French Quarter New Orleans, LA 3,888 10 1,366 14
Garden District/Uptown New Orleans, LA 1,179 10 799 113
Kenner, LA 66,702 11 2,130 4
Metairie, LA 138,481 7 1,252 7
Warehouse District New Orleans, LA 2,060 17 - 14

Cities Near New Orleans, LA

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Baton Rouge, LA 82 mi 1 hr 27 min 3 hr 40 min USD $450+
Mobile, AL 144 mi 2 hr 20 min 3 hr 55 min USD $550+
Jackson, MS 190 mi 2 hr 53 min 3 hr 14min USD $390+
Shreveport, LA 342 mi 5 hr 14 min 2 hr 51 min USD $450+
Houston, TX 348 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 10 min USD $220+
Memphis, TN 395 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 12 min USD $309+
Dallas, TX 521 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 24 min USD $160+

New Orleans, LA Climate Information

JanFeb MarApr MayJun JulAug SepOct NovDec
Avg. High (°F) 62 65 71 78 85 89 91 90 87 80 71 65
Avg. Low (°F) 43 46 52 58 66 71 73 73 70 60 50 45
Rec. High (°F) 83 85 89 92 96 100 101 102 101 92 87 84
Rec. Low (°F) 14 19 25 32 41 50 60 60 42 35 24 11
Rainfall (in) 5.1 5.5 5.3 4.8 4.9 5.6 6.6 5.9 5.4 2.8 4.5 5.3

Located on a bend of the Mississippi River about 110 miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans has a subtropical climate. Like the tropics, summers are hot and humid with highs around 90°F. However, the winters are cooler than those in the tropics, with average temperatures around 55°F in January, the city's coldest month. Annual precipitation averages 63.5 inches per year. From July to October, tropical winds can bring high tides and heavy rains to the area. The months of June to November constitute hurricane season. The best time to visit New Orleans is in the spring, when temperatures are still mild and precipitation is at its lowest.

 
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