New Orleans & Company invites New Orleans residents to rediscover their city by taking advantage of the city’s cultural attractions and dining options through Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown and COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month, New Orleans & Company’s annual summer campaigns. The two campaigns encourage locals to experience their hometown through the eyes of visitors while supporting the businesses that have made New Orleans one of the most culturally authentic destinations in the world.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown (August 1-September 30) provides more than 80 deals and discounted rates at hotels, attractions, tours, dining options and more at Louisiana residents are encouraged to book a New Orleans stay-cation, make reservations at a new culinary hotspot or at a tried-and-true favorite, learn about the city’s history or landscape through a tour, and more. Followers of New Orleans tourism’s Instagram account @VisitNewOrleans are encouraged to tag #BeATouristNOLA on images showcasing their summer staycations and outings around the city for a chance to win one of four robust staycation packages. Visit for a complete listing of the official rules. Be a Tourist 2018 deals and discounts can be found here.

The 14th annual COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month (August 1-31) returns this summer, offering special two- and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and three-course dinner and brunch menus for $39 or less at more than 100 premiere restaurants across the city. The campaign showcases inventive menus created by award-winning chefs, highlighting the authentic cuisine of New Orleans. This year's COOLinary New Orleans restaurants include:

Andrea's Restaurant

Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak

Riccobono’s Peppermill

Antoine's Restaurant



Arnaud's Restaurant

Gordon Biersch

Roux & Brew Seafood and Steak House


GW Fins


Balise Tavern

Happy Italian Pizzeria

Salon by Sucre

Bar Frances




Johnny Sanchez



Josephine Estelle


Bombay Club

Katie’s Restaurant & Bar

Shaya Restaurant



Silk Road


K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen


Bourbon House

La Petite Grocery



Little Gem Saloon



Luke New Orleans

The American Sector Restaurant & Bar

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen
and Bar

Lula Restaurant Distillery

The Bon Ton Café

Cafe Adelaide

M Bistro at The Ritz Carlton

The Country Club

Cafe Degas

Madam's Modern Kitchen + Bar

The Court of Two Sisters

Carrollton Market

Manning's Sports Bar and Grill

The Fountain Lounge

Casa Borrega


The Grill Room at Windsor Court

Cavan Restaurant & Bar


The Munch Factory

Charlie's Steak House


The Pelican Club

Commander's Palace

Morton's The Steakhouse

The Steakhouse

Coterie Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Mr. B's Bistro

Tommy's Cuisine

Crescent City Brewhouse

Muriel's Jackson Square

Toups' Meatery

Criollo Restaurant

Oceana Grill

Toups' South


Olde Nola Cookery


Dante's Kitchen

Palace Café

Tsunami Sushi

Del Fuego

Pascal's Manale

Tujague's Restaurant

Desire Oyster Bar


Upperline Restaurant

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse

Public Service

Vacherie Restaurant


Red Fish Grill

Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Harvey


Reginelli's Poydras

Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Kenner

Evangeline Restaurant

Restaurant August

Zea Rotisserie and Café

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Restaurant R'evolution



Rib Room



Visit for menus.

“New Orleans & Company is committed to nourishing and sustaining the incomparable culture that attracts millions of visitors each year. The Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown and COOLinary campaigns give locals the opportunity to experience the top-tier hotels, restaurants, attractions, tours and museums that drew visitors from around the world to New Orleans last year. These touchstones of our unique culture make New Orleans one of the world’s most beloved destinations” said Stephen Perry, President & CEO of New Orleans & Company. “The summer months are the perfect time for Louisiana residents to reacquaint ourselves with New Orleans’ authentic spirit and culture and to fall in love with our hometowns again.”

Also on this summer’s calendar is New Orleans Museum Month, August 1-31, where being a member at one museum grants you complimentary access to all participating museums. Details of local participating museums can be found here.

Restaurant Week New Orleans, September 10-16, continues to keep all of the city’s restaurants top-of-mind within the local food-loving community for one special week by offering special two- and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and three-course dinner and brunch menus for $39 or less at more than 100 restaurants in the city. Click here for menus. 

In addition to giving locals an opportunity to sample some of the city’s most celebrated dining and cultural options at discounted rates, the summer campaigns also drive business to New Orleans area restaurants during a historically slow period.

New Orleans & Company is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. New Orleans & Company and its members and partners influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding, visitor services and local advocacy initiatives at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Chicago, Columbia, SC, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and China. Consistently recognized as one of the top five destination marketing organizations in the country, New Orleans & Company celebrates its 58th anniversary in 2018. For more information, please visit