SPORTS AND FUTURE EVENTS
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has committed to New Orleans through the 2014 bowl season
The NBA "PELICANS" play in the New Orleans Arena. (Name changed from "Hornets")
MARDI GRAS DAY Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 (last day of Carnival 2014)
KREWE OF BOO (Halloween Parade) Saturday, October 26, 2013
|New Orleans News
There are plenty of flights into New Orleans! Currently, Louis Armstrong New Orleans
International Airport offers 117 flights serving 33 cities.
SAFETY AND CRIME
Crime exists in all major cities. In New Orleans, 99 percent of violent crime is targeted
criminal-on-criminal drug and retaliation acts which occur in inner-city neighborhoods, not in
popular tourist areas.
As with any destination, we recommend that vacationers and convention attendees practice
common sense and do not wander into deserted, non-tourist areas of the city.
CURRENT POST-KATRINA POPULATION
According to GCR & Associates, roughly 72-75 percent of the population or 327,000
residents have returned to New Orleans proper with GCR estimating 454,000 residents prior
to Hurricane Katrina. According to the August 24, 2008, issue of The Times-Picayune, Post-
Katrina, the metropolitan New Orleans area has 1,165,440 residents. Pre-Katrina, this
number was approximately 1.3 million.
New Orleans’ hospitality industry is the city’s largest employer with a workforce that is over
The average temperature during the coldest month of the year, January, is 64 degrees F.
AIRPORT TAXI RATE
$33 for one or two persons to downtown and French Quarter. ($12 additional person)
We locals go to Cafe Du Monde at night. (You won't see locals
waiting in line in the morning - plus we don't get up that early.)
This must do attraction never closes - open 24 hours a day.
Beignets (Creole donuts) are served with Cafe Au Lait
(Located on Decatur St by Jackson Square)
Sit and listen to New Orleans
jazz in Music Legends Park
courtyard every evening.
300 block of Bourbon Street.
no cover charge
TWO NEW HOSPITALS
are currently under construction in New Orleans.
NEW AIRPORT EXPANSION planned for Louis Armstrong
International Airport. The planned terminal will greatly
expand the airport. It is scheduled for completion for the
300th birthday of New Orleans: 2018.
The Saenger Theater
reopened in October of 2013.
The 1927 atmospheric
theater was severely
damaged by hurricane
The 1927 Robert Mortan
theater organ was saved.
The Saenger Theater
program includes New York
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
MAJOR PARADES ARE:
TUESDAY, MARCH 4
NOW FILMING IN NEW ORLEANS:
"SELFLESS" stars Ryan Reynolds and Natalie
About 200 tv and movie productions are shot
in Louisiana/New Orleans every year.