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.
The Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk
Featuring over 75 retailers and restaurants on the majestic Mississippi River in New Orleans.
1001 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70112
By far our visitor’s favorite spot near the office. Delicious American lunch and dinner menus and extensive drink selections. Great for an upscale lunch or a nice debriefing dinner.
District All Day Delicious
611 O’Keefe Ave. C7, New Orleans, LA 70112
Located, right around the corner from our facility, this restaurant offers creative breakfast all day as well as homemade donuts.
1200 Poydras St, New Orleans 70113
You know it, of course, and it’s the closest food to the facility. Right around the corner for all the chicken sandwiches and lemonade you could want.
611 O’Keefe, New Orleans, LA 70113
Retro-chic cafe offering southern menu, amazed baked goods, coffee, tea, and cocktails.
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.
1009 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70112
Casual local sports bar chain right by the Superdome.
221 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Seasonal handcrafted cocktails in a warm & sophisticated spaced at the International House Hotel.
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
This classic haunt at the Hotel Monteleone has a circular bar that slowly revolves like a carousel.