The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) invites you to Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown. New Orleanians have the luxury of living in a city filled with legendary music, delectable cuisine and unparalleled architecture. Yet sometimes we find ourselves in a predictable cycle when it comes to the bars, attractions and restaurants we choose to visit.

The New Orleans CVB has gathered the best in summer specials to inspire you to reconnect with and enjoy all of the hospitality offerings that make our city one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. Take a streetcar ride, dine at one of the 1,205 critically acclaimed restaurants in the city or plan the ultimate weekend staycation. This year's promotion is filled with give aways including a staycation valued at $1,000! See below for more information on how to Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown.



Like New Orleans CVB on Facebook

Like us on Facebook and you’re automatically entered to win COOLinary gift certificates, tickets to attractions and a $1,000 ultimate Be a Tourist...more


Win a $1,000 Staycation!

Log in, click “Like” and’s that easy! Check out the prizes you are entered to win just by being a tourist in NOLA. Click more for a list of...more


COOLinary New Orleans

More than 40 world-class restaurants are participating in the CVB’s seventh annual, COOLinary restaurant promotion offering two and three course lunch...more


Sizzling Summer Specials

Check out Sizzling Summer Specials, from hotels, restaurants and attractions. Out and about enjoying your hometown? Text NOLA DEALS to 63638 for...more

COOLinary and Be a Tourist Commercials

COOLinary and Be a Tourist Commercials

This year the CVB created two commercials to promote COOLinary New Orleans and Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown.


The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,000-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. We create $5 billion in new capital each year— more than any other business sector— by attracting millions of visitors, special events and conventions.