About New Orleans

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Language: English and Louisiana Creole French

Currency: United States Dollar ($)

Time Zone: Central Time Zone

Electrical Voltage: 110V to 115V, 60Hz AC

Telephone Codes: US country code +1

Weather: In May, the average temperature reaches a high of about 82°F (that's about 28°C) during the day, and only dips to a mild 68°F (about 20°C) in the evenings.

GETTING AROUND NEW ORLEANS

The Convention Center’s location is perfect for enjoying a short stroll around the area, or getting a quick ride to another part of New Orleans. The surrounding area is perfect for shopping and dining. Click here for a local map

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is an indoor outlet mall located directly next to the Convention Center. The mall features over 75 retailers plus eateries and restaurants.

Walking and Biking
New Orleans is quite a compact city so most attractions, hotels, and neighborhoods are close enough to walk or bike. Jackson Square- the heart of the French Quarter is less than 2 miles away. The Canal Street Ferry Terminal is only a mile trip up the Mississippi river.

By Bus
New Orleans has an extensive bus network and numerous lines are even available just a block or two away from the Convention Center. For more information on routes visit: http://www.norta.com/Maps-Schedules/System-Map

By Rail
The Riverfront Streetcar services John Churchill Chase Station located right next to the Convention Center, however most cars terminate the stop before, at Julia Street. The Julia Street stop is only 0.7 miles away from the Convention Center and the Riverfront Streetcar can then take you all the way up to the top of the French Quarter district or to other lines for transfer. For more information on routes visit: http://www.norta.com/Maps-Schedules/System-Map

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Stroll through the beautiful historic cobblestone streets, relax along the Mississippi River, and indulge the food lover in you -- New Orleans has much to offer every traveler. Whether you’re a sports fan, history buff, outdoor adventurer, food lover, or music lover, there’s an attraction in New Orleans for you.

Visit the French Quarter

The cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter with it’s high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, jazz clubs, nightlife, art galleries and fine restaurants.

Enjoy the Sounds

Like music clubs?  It’s worth a trip to New Orleans for the music alone.  You can find world-class and more any night of the week.

Tours, Tours, Tours

There are ample opportunities for walking tours or streetcar tours.  You can visit the Garden District, take a New Orleans history tour, sample the fine restaurants of the city, enjoy the architecture, visit the Audubon Zoo or the famous above-ground cemeteries.

Gastronomic Delights
The Crescent City is known for its fine dining as well as meals for the everyman.  Grab a Po’boy, Muffuletta, Etouffee, Jambalaya, Pralines, and don’t forget to stop for Beignets!

Click here for a list of things to do during your visit to New Orleans.