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5 Reasons to Plan a Late Summer Getaway to New Orleans

Visiting New Orleans during the late summer offers great value with Festivals, Restaurant Deals, Art Events and more 

(NEW ORLEANS) - June 29, 2016 -There's never a dull moment in New Orleans, and summertime is no exception. With hundred-year-old oak trees to provide shade, along with world class hotels and restaurants to escape the summer heat, New Orleans offers plenty of "cool" deals and family-friendly fun that are sure to please any budget. So, pack the swimsuits, sunscreen and walking shoes, and start planning! Here are five reasons to visit New Orleans this summer:

1.    Hot restaurants, COOL deals! August and September play host to two great culinary promotions that offer unique opportunities to dine in some of the hottest restaurants in the city for a fraction of the price: COOLinary New Orleans (August 1-31) and Restaurant Week New Orleans (September 12-18). Both promotions offer amazing values with specially priced lunch and dinner menus in some of the top restaurants in the city, ranging from $20 to $39.

2.    Festival fun! From food and drink to music and parades, New Orleans sizzles with festivals this summer. Satchmo Summerfest (August 5-7) celebrates its 16th year honoring the life and legend of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong at its new location in Jackson Square. For an entry fee of just $5, guests can enjoy live musical entertainment and educational seminars, with a side of local food and beverage options. New Orleans Seafood Festival (September 2-4) at New Orleans City Park will showcase freshly caught seafood delicacies that are sure to tempt and delight all of the senses.

3.    A spirited affair! New Orleans is known for its cocktail innovation, so it's only natural that New Orleans would designate the month of September as Daiquiri Season - to celebrate the frosty (or shaken, however you best prefer it) cocktail all month long. Produced by Tales of the Cocktail, Daiquiri Season will take place the entire month of September and include special events and tastings across the city. For beer enthusiasts, don't miss the 7th annual NOLA on Tap Beer Fest. The one-day event, taking place in New Orleans City Park on September 24, is the largest event of its kind in the region and allows beer aficionados to sample more than 400 local, regional and nationally homebrewed and microbrewery beers.

4.    For the love of arts! This summer, enjoy admission discounts to some of the best museums and attractions in the city. In August, don't miss New Orleans Museum Month, a collaboration between museums across the New Orleans area. Members of any one participating museum will receive admission for two to all other participating institutions, free of charge, throughout the entire month of August.

The Warehouse District, also known as New Orleans Arts District and a thriving epicenter for museums and galleries, hosts the annual Whitney White Linen Night on the first Saturday of August (August 6). Witness a New Orleans-style block party on Julia Street in the Warehouse District, packed with white linen-clad event-goers trying to beat the summer heat. The event - a favorite among locals - allows access to more than 20 galleries and museums, food from 20+ local restaurants and three stages featuring live musical acts. For art-enthusiasts who missed White Linen Night, the second Saturday of August (August 13) brings Dirty Linen Night to promote the galleries in the French Quarter.  

5.    Tuesdays are happier here! Midweek travel to NOLA means special hotel rates, discounts and more. Visit to find great discounts on hotels, restaurants and attractions for mid-week visitors.

To make plans for a summer getaway and to see a list of events and packages, visit and

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