NOLA in the News

New Orleans is the place to be! Check out the most recent coverage of the Crescent City, from the famous cuisine to the vibrant culture and fascinating history. 

6/17/2015 12 Must-Do Experiences in New Orleans
Here are 12 must-do experiences for anyone's list while in New Orleans. We recommend including a stop at New Orleans' hottest music scene just beyond the French Quarter, & the always entertaining Bourbon Street experience... More

12 Things Not To Do in New Orleans
Among U.S. cities, New Orleans stands out as a wonderfully unique destination. The sights, the sounds, and most notably, the food, all reflect and encapsulate the city's multicultural influences, including Cajun and Creole, as well as it's singular history... More

Best Convention Center: New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
Smart Meetings
New Orleans is an authentic destination-a unique blend of Caribbean, French, African and Spanish influences that gave life to its music, food and culture. With world-class meeting facilities and a dedicated community of tourism and meetings professionals, this city is ready to welcome your big business with small town charm and warm hospitality... More


Where To Eat In New Orleans Now
To anyone who loves New Orleans, as I do, the news passed along in this year's New Orleans Wine & Food Experience was heartening: ten years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the number of restaurants now is double what it was before the flood... More


New Orleans: 10 years after Katrina, good times rolling stronger than ever
Houston Chronicle
Houston and New Orleans have always enjoyed a close relationship - we share an appreciation for music, Southern food and good times, among other things. But the two cities were never so tightly bonded as in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when thousands of evacuees found refuge in H-Town. As this year marks the 10th anniversary of the disaster, it's a good time to remember our strong bond; and as good a time as any to visit the Big Easy... More


New Orleans Tourism Moves Fast to Avoid an Indiana Bigotry Moment
New Orleans doesn't want to have Indianapolis' problems, and its tourism officials are moving quickly to distance themselves from actions by the state's governor... More


What's Doing in New Orleans
Frequent Business Traveler
Jazz, Mardi Gras, Creole and Cajun cuisine, the French Quarter. These were the images I conjured up before visiting the city of New Orleans, but it turned out that I was only scratching the surface... More


New Orleans Cruising Gets Bigger
Travel Agent Central
Big Easy cruising is evolving with new vessels and new diversions for guests. For the first time in its history, in 2014 the port's cruise passenger totals soared to 1,014,325, an increase of more than 2.6 percent over 2013. Here are the latest ocean and river developments from the Port of New Orleans... More


Summer Travel 2015: The Nine Best Places to Go
Bloomberg Business
A decade after Hurricane Katrina, the city has emerged with a cleaned-up French Quarter and a more creative take on the beaded debauchery that once made it popular... More


America's Most Charming Cities
Travel + Leisure
Between the graceful architecture, inviting shops along Magazine Street, and cultural quirks like the Voodoo Museum, the Crescent City downright intoxicated readers with charm-and that was even before they hit the bars, which ranked at No. 1 in the survey... More


New Orleans' rebound goes way beyond the French Quarter
USA Today
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina demolished a large swath of this southern city, New Orleans has not only re-emerged but grown up. A thriving tech scene, entrepreneurial drive and affordable housing are attracting young people to neighborhoods that few would venture to a decade ago... More

These are the Friendliest Cities in America
Travel + Leisure
In the city that triumphed at No. 1 for quirky locals, wall-to-wall festivals, and wild weekends, readers clearly felt they could be themselves here... More

Exploring the Best of New Orleans
Huffington Post
Everyone knows New Orleans for its lavish Mardi Gras parades and year-round attitude of "anything goes." And yes, while I can attest to the fact that you can have a great time on Bourbon Street or elsewhere around town, there's so much more to love than just New Orleans' nightlife... More

4/10/2015   Escape to Sizzling New Orleans
Huffington Post
The French Quarter... Following in the footsteps of such luminaries as Mark Twain and Tennessee Williams (who liked to imbibe here), and exploring new attractions in the Crescent City is a divine pastime... More


A Changing Hotel Scene
Travel Pulse
As New Orleans' star continues to rise as a premier destination for business and leisure travelers alike, and new hotels are opening while existing properties are undergoing considerable renovations to meet changing tastes and the ever-increasing demand... More


5 Reasons to Go to New Orleans Now
Fodor's Travel
As the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches this August, it's a marvel to see how this formerly devastated city has emerged from the wreckage and embraced momentous changes. Over the decade, there's been a rebirth of venerable institutions and an introduction of exciting and ambitious trends in cultural, musical, culinary, and cocktail spheres... More


New Orleans' Tremé neighborhood helped shape U.S. culture
San Francisco Chronicle
The call sounds ancient. Somewhere between traffic bleats from Rampart Street, giggling children from the filtered shade of trees in Congo Square, and construction sounds floating on the breeze - the song cuts through, catches my ears and propels my feet to follow... More


From the Honkytonk Capital to Jazz's Birthplace: America's Best Music Scenes
Travel + Leisure
Jazz legends, symphonic masterpieces-and some really cool punk karaoke. Travel + Leisure readers kept the beat as they ranked the best music towns in the land... More


New Orleans: City buildings have amazing stories to tell
Toronto Sun
NEW ORLEANS -- There is ... a house ... in New Orleans, just like the song says. Quite a few actually, in every size and architectural style under the rising sun. Shotgun cottages in the Garden District, Creole townhouses fronted by iron-lattice balconies, the Sugar Palace at Houmas Plantation, and Preservation Hall with its cracked plaster, loosened by the verve of nightly jazz... More

Top 10: US city breaks for summer 2015
The Telegraph
August 29 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans, and what an amazing recovery it's been. This seductive, jasmine-scented city will always have the French Quarter, of course, with its filigreed balconies and crazy, neon-lit bars. But now new faubourgs are burgeoning - the Bywater District with its bohemian clubs and hipster Freret Street among them... More


America's Best Cities for Foodies
Travel + Leisure
Cities that make T+L readers' mouths water, be it French fusion, peanut-butter-and-kimchi sandwiches or the perfect piece of fried chicken... More


So You're a Little Weird: the 20 Quirkiest Cities in America
Travel + Leisure
From voodoo spa treatments to armadillo races and subversive donut shops, Travel + Leisure readers ranked the cities with the most kooks per capita... More


14 Top Travel Spots for 2015
Ebony magazine
While Jamaica, Paris and New York City are perennial fan favorites, has outlined a few destinations that allow travelers to step outside their comfort level while exploring life and culture off the beaten path... More  

02/20/2015             American Cruise Lines to Base New Boat in New Orleans
ABC News
American Cruise Lines later this month plans to introduce its second riverboat to be home-ported in New Orleans... More


Beads, Berries And Besh: Why This February Is The Time To Hit New Orleans
Food Republic
Right now is the best time to visit the Big Easy... More


The hipster guide to New Orleans
Business Insider
New Orleans continues to be a hub for artists, designers, and musicians. Perhaps best known for its annual Mardi Gras celebration, the city has plenty to offer in terms of culture and entertainment any time of year... More

Affordable Ways to Explore New Orleans
Huffington Post
The annual Mardi Gras festival is a perfect time to party big in the Big Easy. But America's brassiest city offers a plethora of attractions all year long... More


New Orleans a Cultural Destination for Every Holiday
Houston Style Magazine
Being in New Orleans during the holidays was a joyous occasion where everyone was in the holiday spirit to let "the good times roll"... More


Schensul: Getting a bead on Mardi Gras
Jill Schensul explores Mardi Gras behind the scenes, from floats to king cakes and glittered shoes... More


6 Romantic Destinations That You Can (and Should) Visit Solo
Sherman's Travel
Traveling by yourself? Here are some sweet destinations where it doesn't matter if you have a plus-one... More


Exploring the Crescent City: Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans
Ebony magazine
Headed down to the Big Easy? Some things in 'America's Most Interesting City' have to be seen to be believed; don't miss out on these 10... More


14 Reasons New Orleans is the Center of the Universe
Travel Pulse
New Orleans, oh how I love thee! Let me count the ways... More


An Insiders Guide to Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Over the next week, hundreds of thousands of revelers will head to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the biggest and best carnival celebration in the country... More


52 Places to Go in 2015
The New York Times
Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit... More