About New Orleans
There’s no city on earth quite like New Orleans. The cosmopolitan community is a perfect destination for anyone who enjoys exceptional food, shopping, music, and entertainment. This year’s conference hotel — the New Orleans Marriott — is just blocks from many popular attractions:
- Walk through the French Quarter, an area steeped in history and the only intact French colonial and Spanish settlement remaining in the United States.
- Dine at hundreds of famous restaurants, including Broussard's, NOLA, Galatoire’s, Antoine’s, Brennan’s, Tujague's, Café de Monde, Arnaud’s, Pat O’Brien’s, and the Acme Oyster House
- Visit a variety of museums and landmarks, including The Voodoo Spiritual Temple, The Historic New Orleans Collection, the Musee Conti Wax Museum , The Presbytere, The St. Louis Cathedral, and Preservation Hall.
- Browse local shops and cafes at The Shops at Jax Brewery, The Shops at Canal Place, and the French Market — the country's oldest continuously operated public market.
- Visit the Audubon Zoo to explore some of the Earth's most intriguing habitats and the creatures that dwell within them.
- Take advantage of a number of exciting tours of the French Quarter, Garden District, Oak Alley Plantation, and area cemeteries.
- Stroll through the Riverwalk Marketplace, an unforgettable shopping experience with more than 120 shops and cafes and an amazing view of the Mississippi River.
For more information on these and many other exciting tourist attractions, visit the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau website.
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