Welcome to the Best of New Orleans
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New Orleans proudly welcomes the American Academy of Pediatrics this fall.
Discover all the best the crescent city has to offer from restaurants to music, shopping, tours, family fun, getting around town or to and from the airport information, and more!
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Sway and swing to the heritage and many facets of Jazz from Ragtime, Dixie Land, Cajun, Zydeco, Gypsy Jazz, live Brass Band music out on the streets and at the daily pre-plenary entertainment in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Families can chug along the banks of the Mississippi in a paddleboat, stroll the Riverwalk Marketplace, browse the French Market, Canal Place, and quaint book stores like Faulkner House Books. The Audubon Aquarium of Americas offers a veritable ocean of aquatic life and young ones will enjoy the Louisiana Children’s Museum, Musée Conti Wax Museum, and Amusement Park and Children’s Storyland.
Surrounding Jackson Square is a pedestrian mall, and an iron fence that has been used for decades by artists. Commemorate your New Orleans experience by having a local artist paint your portrait, or walk around Jackson Square and explore the dozens of open air galleries of famed New Orleans artists. Jackson Square faces the Mississippi River, and is bounded by the St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo and the Presbytere on Chartres Street (the northwest side), and is flanked by the Upper and Lower Pontalba Apartments along St. Peter and St. Ann Streets. Inside is its namesake, a statue of Andrew Jackson, and hero of the Battle of New Orleans.
Thrill-seekers can glimpse a gator in Louisiana’s bayous and swamps by air boat, pet an Australian Prickly Stick bug or giant beetle at the Audubon Insectarium, visit Voodoo temples or one of the many above-ground cemeteries. And there’s one attraction you’ll not want to miss! The National World War II Museum tells the story of D-Day in Normandy, France and 18 other U.S. amphibious operations worldwide in 1944. The museum’s newest 4D attraction Beyond All Boundaries is a multisensory event.
Whether you arrive early, stay late, or break up your educational activities with a quick jaunt with friends or family, there's much fun to be had in and around the city. Isn't that music to your ears?