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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 16 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

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Oct 16, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 16, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 16 - Dec 29, 2017
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East of the…

Oct 16, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 16 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Monday Blues

Oct 16, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

The Historic New…

Oct 16 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

The Somerton Suitcase…

Oct 16, 2017
The Somerton Suitcase is live every Monday night at VASO on Frenchmen St. Catch… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

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East of the…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 18 - Nov 1, 2017
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Dickie Brennan’s…

Oct 18 - 18, 2017
Due to popular demand, Dickie Brennan's Tableau Restaurant and The Historic New… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 18 - Dec 27, 2017
Join us at the Fountain Lounge every Wednesday  to enjoy music from Tom… more

Heart of the House

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns this fall running from September 14th to November… more

Lilith in Loa…

Oct 19, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 19 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 16 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Southern Living Names New Orleans One of the “South’s Best Cities”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:

Kristian Sonnier, New Orleans CVB, 504-481-7933, ksonnier@neworleanscvb.com
Lea Sinclair, NOTMC, 504-491-5330, lea@notmc.com

Southern Living Names New Orleans One of the "South's Best Cities"
Additionally, seven New Orleans institutions included on "South's Best" lists

NEW ORLEANS - (April 5, 2017) New Orleans continues to garner attention as Southern Living releases its first annual "South's Best" awards, naming New Orleans one of the top cities in the South as well as recognizing several New Orleans restaurants, hotels, bars and museums.

Southern Living's "South's Best" list applauds Southern destinations and their unique establishments that help to define the South. The first annual "South's Best" list surveyed more than 22,000 readers to learn fan favorites in 13 categories, including bars, hotels, islands, museums, restaurants and more.
Southern Living readers selected New Orleans as one of the "South's Best Cities" based on the city's "global cultural capital, some of the country's best restaurants and an incomparable music scene," as well as New Orleans' ability to "beautifully blend new and old like no other place."
The recognition of several New Orleans establishments proves that the hospitality industry in New Orleans is like no other, seeking to create the best guest experience for both visitors and locals. The 2017 "South's Best" of New Orleans are listed below.

Best Restaurants in the South:
No. 1: Commander's Palace
No. 9: Brennan's

Best Hotels in the South:
No. 5: Hotel Monteleone
No. 10: The Roosevelt New Orleans

Best Bars in the South:
No. 3: The Carousel Bar & Lounge in Hotel Monteleone
No. 5: Pat O'Brien's

Best Museums in the South:
No.5: The National WWII Museum

"This recognition by our visitors is proof positive that our unique culture and excellent hospitality offerings distinguish us from other southern destinations. We are grateful for our members' leadership whose passion for hospitality ensures that our city and its beloved establishments continue to rise to the top of such rankings and compel potential visitors to come and experience New Orleans," said Stephen Perry, President and CEO, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.
"We are always honored to receive accolades for our unique and authentic city, and New Orleans is especially proud when we get noticed by Southern Living," said Mark Romig, President and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC). "The high quality and experience our hotels, restaurants, and musicians give to our city help us to achieve such high recognition."

This designation as one of the "South's Best Cities" joins a list of accolades for 2017, including Travel + Leisure including New Orleans one of "America's Most Charming Cities" in January 2017.

The full list of Southern Living's South's Best can be found here.

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Chicago, Louisville, KY, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Brazil and China. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrates its 57th anniversary in 2017. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com; www.facebook.com/neworleans: www.twitter.com/visitneworleans.

The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation is the City of New Orleans' official leisure travel promotion agency created to foster jobs and economic growth by developing the tourism industry in New Orleans. NOTMC is publicly funded and provides year-round online marketing, advertising, public relations and special event programming in order to support the growth of leisure travel to New Orleans. For more information, please visit www.neworleansonline.com.

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