The Best Things to Do in New OrleansThere's truly no place like the Crescent City in all the world, let alone America. If you love delicious food, great music, incredible art, historic sightseeing, and professional sports, there's no end to the fun things to do in New Orleans. From our convenient hotel in the French Quarter, the whole city is at your doorstep, whether you walk a block to Bourbon Street, stroll the art studios on Royal Street, shop the French Market, or take a trip to the Superdome for a Saints game.
When people think of New Orleans, the French Quarter is the place they picture. Wrought iron balconies, horse-drawn carriages, award-winning restaurants, and music line the streets, rich with nearly 300 years of history.
919 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
The most well known throughway in New Orleans, Bourbon Street is the historic heart of Mardis Gras and the French Quarter bar scene. Be sure to visit Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop - reputedly the oldest bar in America, pre-dating 1772!
French quarter area, New Orleans, Louisiana
Royal Street Art Galleries
Right outside the door of our Royal Street hotel sits a world of galleries and artists at work in their studios. Notable standouts include glass blowing at Studio Inferno, the city's quintessential blue dogs at Rodrigue Studio, and the unique Gallery of Light.
Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
St. Louis Cathedral
Dating back to 1789, this New Orleans icon is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the U.S. Standing tall over Jackson Square, its visage is synonymous with the Crescent City. There are two gift shops to commemorate your visit as well!
Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
America's oldest public market dates back to 1791. Today, it's the site of annual events like the French Quarter Festival and Creole Tomato Festival, as well as weekend concerts, with a Flea Market, Farmers' Market, Bazaar, cafés, bars, and seafood stands.
615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Café Du Monde
This relaxing French Market café is also its oldest tenant! No stay in New Orleans is complete without sipping a cup of world famous Café Du Monde coffee and nibbling on fresh hot beignets, or French-style doughnuts, as the Mississippi River lazes past.
1235 N Peters St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
New Orleans Convention Center
With 1.1 million square feet of newly renovated event space, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the 6th largest of its kind in the country, just steps away from the French Quarter and St. Charles streetcars to the Garden District.
800 Decatur St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Opened in 1975, the Superdome is home to the NFL's Saints, as well as major marquee events like the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, WWE wrestling, music festivals, and concerts from today's biggest stars, including Beyonce, Jay-Z, and One Direction.
900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
New Orleans Arena
The NBA Pelicans share the stage at what is now the Smoothie King Center with the likes of bull riding competitions, boxing matches, circuses, WWE wrestling, and hot concerts from Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Paul McCartney.
1500 Sugar Bowl Dr, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112