Long Weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Curator’s statement

New Orleans, Louisiana, also known as NOLA,  is unique and rich in its culture and history, food, music and traditions. Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest are legendary American celebrations during which NOLA turns into one giant festival. But no matter the time of the year, NOLA is perfect for everyone. Girls' weekend, family, romantic getaway – you name it! Once you feel the vibe, you’ll want to go back again and again!

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Where to stay in New Orleans, Louisiana

Ace Hotel New Orleans

A Warehouse District gem close to the French Quarter, with handsome rooms, two hotspot restaurants and a rooftop pool deck with knockout views.

The Chloe New Orleans

The Chloe is a lively 14-room hotel housed in a 19th century Uptown mansion, with 21st Century Southern hospitality.

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Things to do in New Orleans, Louisiana

Long Weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana - Things to do

Mardi Gras

Join the endless parades and plenty of parties during Mardi Gras in NOLA. 

The National World War Two Museum

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

Audubon Zoo

Located in historic Uptown New Orleans, Audubon Zoo cares for animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs and hands-on animal encounters.

City Park 

Come here for beignets and fairy tale land for the kids.

Insectarium and the Botanical Gardens 

Escape the hustle and bustle of urban life to explore over 12 acres of over 2,000 plants from around the world.


There is live Jazz and fantastic food everywhere! Also, don’t forget to go shopping along quirky Magazine street and eat snowballs at NOLA’s delicious shaved ice!

Food & drink in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Cochon: Lauded restaurant nestled within charming, historic digs specializing in pork dishes and imaginative Cajun eats.

Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar: Known for its authentic Louisiana seafood and Creole-inspired dishes. 

Commander’s Palace: Notable spot for refined Creole fare and an elegant jazz brunch in a chandelier-hung space since 1880.

The Creole Creamery: Stop here for amazing and unique ice cream!

Bacchanal Wines: Wine and cheese store featuring globally accented small plates and live music on a lush back patio.

Patois: Airy, upscale spot serving locally sourced French and New American fare by lauded chef Aaron Burgau.

Lilette: Sophisticated French fare and wine in a sunny, tiled space and patio that attract a stylish crowd. 

Apoline: Cozy-chic place for modern Louisiana dishes made with local ingredients plus a happy hour.

Turkey and the Wolf: A playful cafe for inventive sandwiches and cocktails served in a quirky, colorful space.

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