Explore New Orleans

Things to Do

Whether this is your first time to New Orleans or you’re a seasoned visitor, NOLA has so much to see and do: history, art, architecture, music, culture, and a nightlife that will make you want to stay up late even after a full day of educational sessions. 

Things to do


Restaurants and Eateries

A bowl of gumbo, po-boy sandwich stuffed with fried oysters, blackened catfish, crawfish etouffee . Creole, Cajun, vegan, or Vietnamese… the New Orleans dining scene is a brilliant reflection of the city’s diverse history, culture and neighborhoods. With over 1,400 restaurants in New Orleans, there's something for everyone.

Restaurants and eateries


Cocktails and Bars

New Orleans is the birthplace of the cocktail, the go-cup, the drive-thru daiquiri shop, the hurricane, the grasshopper, and the Sazerac. From local dives to trendy microbreweries, to sleek hotel cocktail lounges, New Orleans bars offer visitors a chance to meet and relax.  

Cocktail lounges, bars, and taverns


Trip Planning Tools

With so much to see, do, hear, and taste, it’s hard to narrow the options, but these guides will help! 

Neighborhood guide

Streets to visit

Maps and transportation

Sample itineraries