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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

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

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 17, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 17 - Dec 29, 2017
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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

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Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
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Houmas House Presents…

Oct 17 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… 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

The Historic New…

Oct 17 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… 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

Concerts in the…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series Concerts in… more

Golden State Warriors…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Come experience NBA basketball at its best as the Pelicans take on the NBA's… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

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New Orleans Named Second Best City in America by Travel + Leisure Readers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:

Kristian Sonnier, New Orleans CVB, 504-566-5045, ksonnier@neworleanscvb.com
Lea Sinclair, NOTMC, 504-491-5330, lea@notmc.com

NEW ORLEANS - (July 8, 2015) - New Orleans continues to charm visitors and garner international acclaim, most recently by being named today as the No. 2 city in the U.S. and Canada, according to Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2015 readers' survey. New Orleans ranked second to Charleston but above Savannah, San Francisco, Chicago and New York.

In its 20th year, Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards is an annual readers' survey that rates destinations, hotels, airports, cruise lines and more. For the second consecutive year, New Orleans was chosen as the number two destination in America. In an interview about the awards, Travel + Leisure Senior Travel Editor Jacqueline Gifford attributes New Orleans' placement on the list to recent developments in the city, including the up-and-coming Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods as well as new restaurants, hotels and shops.

"After a decade of unparalleled development, New Orleans is well into its renaissance. The historic and new restaurants, classic cocktails, jazz in the streets and French and Spanish architecture that we all love are still the soul of the city, but New Orleans is also blossoming with boutique hotels, world-class craft cocktail bars, new cuisine from new James Beard award-winning chefs and so much more," said Stephen Perry, President and CEO, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Being recognized for the second consecutive year by the readers of such a renowned and respected travel publication only reaffirms our passion for the travel experience and the hospitality that we relish sharing with everyone who chooses New Orleans."

"From diverse neighborhoods to easy walkability, New Orleans offers visitors a truly authentic experience and the opportunity to discover the city as locals do. Our Follow Your NOLA campaign encourages all visitors to explore New Orleans own their own terms and take advantage the city's unique cultural assets," said Mark Romig, President and CEO, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation.

The designation as a "World's Best City" is New Orleans' most recent accomplishment in a string of accolades including one of The New York Times' "52 Places to Go in 2015," the number one "U.S. City for Business Travelers" by Condé Nast Traveler, one of the "Friendliest Cities in America" by Travel + Leisure and more.

More information on Travel + Leisure's World's Best Cities and a complete list of winners can be found at www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best.

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau 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. and six foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2015. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com; www.facebook.com/neworleans; www.twitter.com/neworleanscvb.

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.

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