Things to Do
We know you are visiting New Orleans for business, but you can’t make a stop in the Big Easy without some pleasure as well! With the city’s upbeat spirit and unique cultural landscape, there is so much to see, do, and eat. Here are some of our recommendation for your stay. And make sure to check out The New York Times 2018 article about visiting New Orleans.
Places of Interest
The National WWII Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world.
The Garden District is a neighborly and charming community in Uptown New Orleans. It’s a short drive or streetcar ride from the French Quarter, Central Business District and the universities. The best way to experience the Garden District is by way of the historic street-car down St. Charles Avenue. Enjoy your ride as you ogle at all the 19th century mansions along oak lined streets.
The 1,300-acre park is a magical outdoor oasis. Stop and smell the roses in the Botanical Garden. Enjoy art in the open-air sculpture garden. Stroll through the sprawling green space or get active on the park’s biking, jogging, and walking paths. Practice your serve on one of 26 tennis courts or hit the links on City Park’s new 18-hole golf course.
The Lafitte Greenway is a 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and green corridor connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. If you are on bike, this is a great way to get from the French Quarter/Downtown to Mid City/ City Park.
If you are seeking some good live music, check out Frenchmen Street instead of the more-popular Bourbon street. It’s just walking distance away from Bourbon and the French Quarter. With one trip around the clubs on Frenchmen, you are likely to hear anything from jazz to Latin to blues to reggae, and just about everything in between.
Looking to take home a piece of original New Orleans art? The Arts District of New Orleans (ADNO) offers art galleries, museums, performance spaces, bars, and restaurants. Here you’ll find over a dozen art galleries featuring the works of local and nationally known painters, sculptors and mixed media artists.
For shopping, dining or just a casual stroll, no place in New Orleans is quite like Magazine Street. This six-mile-long stretch from the Garden District to Uptown features some of the best antique stores, art galleries, craft shops and boutiques to be found anywhere in the city.
Featuring over 75 retailers and restaurants on the majestic Mississippi River in New Orleans.
1441 Canal St. #1 New Orleans, LA 70112
Located, right inside our very own bio-innovation center, this casual Vietnamese lunch spot specializes in bánh mì, boba teas, boba smoothies, coffee, and wraps/salads. A perfect option for a quick lunch.
Pho Tau Bay
1565 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
Traditional Vietnamese cuisine served in a contemporary space lined with exposed-brick walls. A more full-featured menu than Mr. Bubbles and a short walk from the building. Counter service for a quick lunch.
1005 Canal Street, New Orleans 70112
A cheery cafe serving signature omelets, Southern brunch fare and cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. A local favorite, so watch out for long lines at lunch time.
Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Lively New Orleans-based chain offering its famous oysters, po’ boys, gumbo, fried seafood, boiled seafood & other Cajun-Creole classics.
808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Upscale seafood restaurant with a creative, ever-shifting seafood menu featuring fresh catches in a stylish updated warehouse space. Perfect spot for an after-group meeting.
Nearby Upscale Bars
130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112
Grand Roosevelt Hotel cocktail bar with classic drinks, plush banquettes & elegant old-world vibe.
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
This classic haunt at the Hotel Monteleone has a circular bar that slowly revolves like a carousel.