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New Orleans, LA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 102
Total Sleeping Rooms 23,082
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 15,000
Committable Meeting Rooms* 1,622
Convention Center Space 1,100,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 1,100,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 60,300 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $138
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $50
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $285
*Maximum for a single hotel

New Orleans, LA Things to Do and Attractions

Cabildo at the Louisiana State Museum

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One of the magnificent historic buildings flanking Jackson Square, the Cabildo is the flagship building of the Louisiana State Museum's complex of national landmarks. Opened in 1799, the Cabildo was the seat of Spanish municipal government in New

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National WWII Museum

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One of the most popular sites in New Orleans attracting over one million visitors annually, the National WWII Museum is the only museum in the country that highlights all of the amphibious invasions, known as “D-days,” of the war. The New Orleans

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Preservation Hall

Parents can bring their children to this legendary New Orleans jazz club, thanks to its family-friendly policy of no drinking or smoking. Preservation Hall opened in 1961 as a sanctuary to protect and honor New Orleans jazz, which had lost popularity

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The French Quarter

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Home to the greatest Mardi Gras celebration in America, the French Quarter is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world. Founded by the French in 1718 on the banks of the Mississippi River, the French Quarter, or “Vieux Carre,“ is not just

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Cemetery and Gris-Gris Tour

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Early citizens of New Orleans struggled with a proper way to bury their dead. The high water table made normal below-ground burial impossible, so citizens adopted the Spanish custom of above-ground burial vaults. This created New Orleans' now-famous

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Goldmine Saloon

This unpretentious bar and dance club in the French Quarter is a favorite of locals and lucky tourists who discover it. Reasonably-priced drinks, friendly staff, great music, cool décor, and the best arcade and video games from childhood keep people

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Harrah's Casino New Orleans

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Within walking distance from the French Quarter and the New Orleans Convention Center, visitors discover a touch of Vegas at world-famous Harrah's Casino. The casino offers 115,000 square feet of gaming, which includes more than 100 tables and over

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Honey Island Swamp Tours

Small boats driven by experienced swamp guides take passengers deep into one of the wildest and most pristine river swamps in America on the Honey Island Swamp Tour. Nearly 70,000 acres of Honey Island Swamp comprise the Nature Conservancy's First

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Jackson Square

Formerly a military parade ground, Jackson Square is the center of the French Quarter. The pedestrian mall around the square is New Orleans' largest outdoor art gallery. Artists of all talents stop at Jackson Square daily to display their art on

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Magazine Street Shopping

A shopper's dream, Magazine Street is six miles of pure retail heaven, filled with locally-owned boutiques and merchandise hard to find anywhere else. Shops sell feathered fans and slippers, indulgences for pampered pets, local jewelry creations,

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Mulate's Cajun Restaurant & Dance Hall

Mulate's was the first New Orleans restaurant to preserve and celebrate Cajun culture and make it famous around the world. Directly across from the Convention Center in the Warehouse District, this New Orleans landmark is recognized as the “king of

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New Orleans Arts District

Formerly known as the Warehouse District, this “SoHo of the South” is a vibrant showcase of arts and culture. More than 25 art galleries line Julia Street, the district's main thoroughfare, and adjacent streets. The grand dame of New Orleans' Art

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Pat O'Brien's

In a city full of bars, Pat O'Brien's stands out as a Bourbon Street landmark with a raucous dueling piano bar, a regular bar, a patio bar, and a courtyard restaurant. The infamous rum-spiked “Hurricane” was invented at this bar and served in a glass

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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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Enjoy a slow and graceful two-hour day cruise from the heart of the French Quarter aboard the authentic Steamboat Natchez. A tour guide provides a live narration of historical facts and highlights of one of the world's most active and romantic ports.

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The Hauntings Tour

Visitors to “the most haunted city in America“ will enjoy this two-hour nighttime walking tour of the French Quarter. With New Orleans' colorful history and unique traditions, it's not surprising that so many homes and taverns have been

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Tipitina's

Tipitina's live music clubs in Uptown and in the French Quarter celebrate the past, present, and future of New Orleans jazz rhythm and blues talents. Tipitina's original location in Uptown is dedicated to the late R&B piano great Professor Longhair.

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Tony Moran's Restaurant

A French Quarter favorite for over 50 years, Tony Moran's Restaurant features a menu of Italian favorites, such as Lamb Rack Schodaditto and Veal Parmigiana, as well as New Orleans fresh seafood. The restaurant is housed in the Old Absinthe House, a

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Acme Oyster House

A landmark restaurant poised at the entrance to the French Quarter, locals and visitors have been drawn to Acme Oyster House's friendly tables for over 90 years. With a marvelous ambiance and world-class seafood from the local waters, the restaurant

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Brennan's Restaurant

Since 1946, Brennan's Restaurant has created some of New Orleans' most famous dishes. Culinary accolades have come from countless food critics and a global clientele that make a special pilgrimage here year after year. Located in the French Quarter,

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Cafe du Monde

French settlers from the Caribbean island of Martinique first introduced coffee to North America when they arrived in New Orleans in the mid-1700s, and French Acadian immigrants from Nova Scotia brought their special taste for coffee with chicory to

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Court of the Two Sisters

Named for Emma and Bertha Camors, two sisters from a 19th century aristocratic Creole family, Court of the Two Sisters is world-famous for its live Jazz Brunch Buffet with an expansive selection of 80 items. As jazz notes float over the trees and

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K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen

K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen opened as a small, no-reservation, relaxed place to eat by the late Paul Prudhomme and his wife, K. It soon became a Big Easy sensation, with nightly lines of people who gladly wait hours for a seat. Now Chef Paul is

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Aquarium of the Americas

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Located in Woldenberg Riverfront Park on Canal Street, the Aquarium of the Americas is recognized as one of the country's top 5 aquariums and serves to showcase the aquatic life of North, Central, and South Americas. The aquarium has traditional

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Audubon Zoo

One of the country's top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo uses innovative, natural habitat exhibits to serve as home for over 1,300 exotic animals from around the globe including lions, rare white tigers, orangutans, monkeys, jaguars, and endangered white

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Louisiana Children's Museum

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For 20 years, this children's museum has been the perfect family adventure where children learn as they play in delightful, interactive exhibits. Children can shop at a miniature grocery store, pilot a pint-sized tug boat on the Mississippi, serve

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Audubon Park

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With a natural bayou running through it, Audubon Park is a favorite spot to enjoy the special beauty and tranquility of southern Louisiana. The 1,300-acre public park provides ample room for recreation, picnics, cycling, and leisurely walks on its

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Canal Street/Algiers Point Ferry

In continuous operation since 1827, the Canal Street Ferry connects downtown New Orleans with the historic Algiers Point neighborhood on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. The ferry ride lasts just 10 minutes, but it delivers stunning, panoramic

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Historic St. Charles Avenue Trolley

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Climb aboard New Orleans' famous green streetcars and take your own tour of the sights of famous St. Charles Avenue. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the St. Charles Avenue Line has been in continuous operation since its

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