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