The NBA "PELICANS" play in the New Orleans Arena. (Name changed from "Hornets")
JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL: APRIL 25 - MAY 4, 2014
ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL JULY 4TH WEEKEND
SATCHMO SUMMER FEST: JULY 31 - AUGUST 3, 2014
|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 Saenger Theater
program includes New York
|RECENT MOVIES FILMED IN NEW ORLEANS:
"TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE"
GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER 2014
"SELFLESS" stars Ryan Reynolds and Natalie Martinez.
About 200 productions are shot in Louisiana,
a.k.a. "HOLLYWOOD SOUTH," every year.
|Celebrating the GRAND OPENING of
The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk,
the nation's first downtown outlet center.
Located 1/2 mile upriver from the French Quarter.
|NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL
OCT 16TH 2014
|DWIGHT HENRY has opened Wink's Buttermilk
Drop Bakery and Bistro on Decatur Street. Named
after Henry's character in "Beasts of the Southern
Wild," he bakes cookies, brownies, cupcakes, fruit
tarts and, of course, buttermilk drops -- the goodies
that most locals grew up eating.
In the morning, Wink's also serves hot items, such
as grits, eggs and hash brown. At lunch, there are
po-boys and daily specials.
|The iconic BRENNEN'S restaurant on Royal St. has
not yet re-opened.