One trip to New Orleans, and you'll realize this city is unlike any you've ever visited. Whether you're enjoying the nightlife or architecture in the historic French Quarter, visiting the National World War II museum, or taking a ride on the city's famous streetcar trolley on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans has something new for you to experience every day. One trip and you'll realize why locals hold this city so dear to their hearts.

Famed for its history, music and cuisine, New Orleans is one of the world's most extraordinary cities. Star-studded events like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest draw thousands of visitors to the city each year. Unique neighborhoods reflect the city's French, Spanish and Caribbean roots. World-class museums display renowned artworks and artifacts. Shopping options range from vintage shops and antique stores to high-end boutiques and galleries. Sports fans can find something to cheer for year-round with New Orleans' many professional teams. The educational experience at Tulane University is interwoven with this rich cultural tapestry.

New Orleans is touted as the cultural mecca of the South, boasting over 40 museums, 160 art galleries, a musician-owned symphony, and the oldest Opera House in America. Add to that the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Smithsonian-affiliated Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and New Orleans continues to offer new world-class attractions and old-world charm.

The city is recognized annually by the top culinary and travel media as one of the top food destinations in the world. There are more than 1,700 restaurants in the city, and many have long, storied pasts. Of particular note, Galatoire’s, the classic traditional Creole landmark in the French Quarter, recently turned 100, along with the Sicilian, Angelo Brocato’s Ice Cream Parlor. They join other historic establishments such as Antoine’s (est. 1840), Tujague’s (est. 1856), Café du Monde (est. 1862), and others to create a culinary legacy on which a contemporary Creole movement has been built. If you like writing about (and eating!) the best food in the world, New Orleans offers stories and tastes found nowhere else.

As recently wrote, "New Orleans is no stranger to tourism-related "best of" lists. The city is mentioned so frequently, in fact, that we could start to take it for granted. But we ought to celebrate the fact that people from elsewhere recognize what New Orleanians know so well: This is a magical place.

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Student Compiled New Orleans Map



New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

Communities & Groups

Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)
Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans
Chabad Jewish Student Center
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
Episcopal & ELCA Campus Ministry
Hindu Temple Society of Greater New Orleans
India Association of New Orleans
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Islamic Center of New Orleans


Communities & Groups (con't)

Muslim Student Association
New Orleans Baptist Association
Presbyterian Campus Fellowship
Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church
Wesley Foundation
The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
Touro Synagogue
Tulane Catholic Center


Culture and Museums

Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of Americas
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
LA Children's Museum
National WWII Museum
New Orleans Ballet
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans Opera
Ogden Museum
Warehouse District Art Galleries


Festivals and Events

Dirty Linen Night
Essence Music Festival
French Quarter Fest
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Voodoo Fest
White Linen Night






Music and Concerts

Wednesdays at the Square
House of Blues
LA Philharmonic Orchestra
Preservation Hall



Central Business District (CBD) 
Faubourg Marigny and Bywater
French Quarter
Garden District, Uptown, and Carrollton
Gentilly, New Orleans East, and the Ninth Ward
Mid-City and Esplanade Ridge  
Warehouse District


Outdoor Fun

Audubon Park & Zoo
Bayou Sauvage Wildlife Refuge
City Park
French Quarter
Honey Island Swamp Tour
Jackson Square
Jean Lafitte Barataria Preserve
New Orleans Botanical Gardens
New Orleans Streetcar Rides
Steamboat Natchez-Tour Mississippi River




Gambit Weekly
New Orleans Advocate
New Orleans City Business
New Orleans Magazine
OffBeat Magazine
The Times-Picayune
Where Y'at? Magazine


Radio & Television

WHIV FM 102.3 (Community Radio)
WWL FM 105.3 / AM 870(news, talk, and sports radio)
WWNO FM 89.9 (National Public Radio)
WWOZ FM 90.7 (jazz)


ABC WGNO Channel 26
FOX WVUE Channel 8
NBC WDSU Channel 6
WWL Channel 4
WYES Channel 12


Restaurants and Markets

Antoine's Restaurant
Camellia Grill
Café du Monde
Commander's Palace
Creole Creamery
Dat Dog
Felipe's Taqueria


Restaurants and Markets con't

French Market
Maple Street Patisserie
Mother's Restaurant
New Orleans Menu
Palace Cafe
Plum Street Snowballs
Port of Call
We Have the World's Finest



Louisiana Charter Schools
New Orleans Public Schools
New Orleans ISAS Schools
Parochial Schools of Louisiana
Lusher Charter School



Arts Market of New Orleans
Crescent City Farmers Market
Freret Street Market
French Market
Lakeside Mall
Magazine Street
Riverwalk Market Place
Royal Street
The Shops at Canal Place


Sports and Games

Audubon Golf Trail
Big Easy Rollergirls Roller Derby
Champions Square
Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation
Jesters Soccer
New Orleans Saints Football
New Orleans Pelicans Basketball
Zurich Golf Classic
Tulane Athletics