What to do in New Orleans:

Erik's Favorite Things


Feeling a little overwhelmed by the city's endless options? No worries, I've got you covered with my current favorite spots to eat, drink, and explore. Consider this your cheat sheet to experiencing the true essence of New Orleans!

Culinary Delights:

  • Craving Creole? My top picks right now are Jack Rose and Brigtsen's. Both places put a delicious spin on classic Creole dishes, showcasing the unique flavors of this city.

Watering Holes:

  • Craft Beer Fanatic? Look no further than Wrong Iron. Their ever-rotating selection of local brews is sure to quench your thirst.
  • Breathtaking Views & Brews? Head to the Hot Tin Rooftop Bar. Enjoy phenomenal cityscapes while sipping on a refreshing cocktail.
  • Classic Cocktail Connoisseur? The Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel is a must. Order their signature Sazerac, a New Orleans staple.

City Snapshots:

  • Fueling Up for a Day of Adventure? Cafe du Monde in City Park is the perfect spot for a classic beignet and cafe au lait.

Brass Band Blast:

  • Ready to Let Loose? Don't miss the Hot 8 Brass Band on May 19th at the Howlin' Wolf. Get your tickets for an energetic performance that will have you dancing in the streets!

Pro Tip: Bookmark this page and use it as your personal NOLA itinerary. If you have any questions or need further recommendations, feel free to reach out! Let's make this conference one to remember!



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The red Canal Streetcar Line route from the foot of Canal Street through the Central Business District and into the Mid-City area ending in City Park at the historic cemeteries. Meanwhile, take the St. Charles Streetcar in the Central Business District through the oldest and most majestic section of Uptown New Orleans through a tunnel of Live Oaks, the streetcar passes dozens of mansions, Loyola and Tulane universities, breathtaking Audubon Park, and fine hotels, restaurants, and bars.

Streetcars fare is $1.25 and must be paid with exact change when you board. One, three, and 31-day unlimited ride “Jazzy Passes” are also available for $3, $9, and $55 respectively.

See the Regional Transit Authority (RTA)'s website for a list of places to purchase these as well as information about wheelchair accessibility. You can also download the RTA's Le Pass app and pay your fare instantly from your phone.