About New Orleans

Want to figure out what to see and do in New Orleans when you're not attending Annual Meeting sessions? Need to know how to get around the city?

Check out the New Orlean's tourism website. They have an extensive attractions list to help you discover everything from nearby entertainment to where to find the best meal. You can even plan out your trip using their transportation tab.

Check Out the New Orleans Tourism Authority's List of 25 Fun and Free Things To Do

  1. Take in the sights and sounds of Jackson Square, a good spot to take a rest, too. 
  2. Gallery hop in the Arts District along Julia Street on the first Saturday night of each month.
  3. Join the parades during Carnival Season and Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
  4. Stroll Royal and Chartres streets and window shop the arts, antiques and boutiques.
  5. Enjoy French Quarter Festival every April, the South’s largest free music festival.

Read the rest.


Restaurant Suggestions from SBM’s Local Arrangements Committee

Healthy, Walkable Lunch Stops

  • Café Carmo Innovative, vegan-friendly fare with tropical influences in a cozy spot with an open kitchen
  • Felipes Mexican Taqueria Made-to-order Mexican food in a casual counter-serve eatery
  • Saigon Slim’s Vietnamese food truck specializing in banh mi
  • The Store Weekday lunch option serving gumbo, sandwiches, salads, a taco bar and a breakfast menu
  • Two Chicks Café Quaint, colorful cafe serving varied breakfast & sandwich options, plus juices & smoothies

Suggested Dinner Options

  • August New French fare at Chef John Besh's flagship restaurant in a chandelier-studded 19th-century space
  • Felix’s Local seafood platters, fresh-shucked oysters & Creole staples in a casual barroom setting
  • Meril A casual Emeril Lagasse spot serving area-sourced New American plates, cocktails & local beer
  • Mr. B's Bistro Serving modern, seasonal Louisiana fare in a refined, wood-paneled space
  • Seed Vegan spins on comfort-food classics (e.g. po' boys) in a contemporary space
  • Tsunami Sushi Creative sushi & grilled entrees pair with cocktails & spirits in a stylish, industrial setting

Photo courtesy New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, and photographer Jen Amato.