NEW ORLEANS - July 13, 2017 - The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) invites Louisiana residents to rediscover New Orleans 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, the NOCVB'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 135 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.

The 13th 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 85 premiere restaurants across the city. The campaign showcases inventive menus created by our award-winning chefs highlighting the authentic cuisine of New Orleans.

This year's COOLinary New Orleans restaurants include:

The American Sector Restaurant + Bar
Andrea's Restaurant & Catering
Antoine's Restaurant
Arnaud's Restaurant
Bayona Restaurant
Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy
The Bombay Club
Boulevard American Bistro
Bourbon House
Brigtsen's Restaurant
Cafe Adelaide & The Swizzle Stick Bar
Cafe Degas
Carrollton Market
Charlie's Steak House
Commander's Palace
The Country Club New Orleans
The Court of Two Sisters
Crescent City Brewhouse
Dante's Kitchen
Del Feugo Taqueria
Desire Oyster Bar
Dick & Jenny's
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Galatoire's 33 Bar and Steak
Galatoire's Restaurant
Gautreau's Restauant
Gordon Biersch
The Grill Room
GW Fins
Hard Rock Café
Johnny Sánchez
Josephine Estelle
Katie's Restaurant & Bar
Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails
K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
LNMO at Le Méridien New Orleans
Lula Restaurant Distillery
M bistro at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
The Melting Pot
Morton's The Steakhouse
Mr. B's Bistro
Muriel's Jackson Square
The New Feelings Marigny Cafe, Bar & Courtyard Lounge
Oceana Grill
Olde Nola Cookery
Palace Café
Pascal's Manale
Patois Restaurant
The Pelican Club
Petit Lion
Pier 424 Seafood Market
Press Street Station
Public Service
Restaurant R'evolution
Royal House Oyster Bar
Rue 127
Sala Restaurant + Bar
Salon Restaurant by Sucré
Semolina Restaurant
Silk Road Restaurant
Tommy's Cuisine
Toups South
Trinity Restaurant
Tsunami Restaurant
Tujague's Restaurant
Upperline Restaurant
Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Harvey
Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Kenner
Zea Rotisserie & Bar - Metairie
Zea Rotisserie & Bar

Visit for menus.

"Each year, our Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown and COOLinary campaigns give locals the opportunity to rediscover our vibrant neighborhoods, evolving food and art scene, admired traditions. These elements of our city make New Orleans one of the worlds most visited destinations for travelers across the world. The summer months are a great time to reacquaint yourself with New Orleans' authentic spirit and culture, especially as we gear up for the city's Tricentennial next year," said Stephen Perry, President and CEO of the New Orleans CVB. "With this cultural mecca in your backyard, we invite you to join your family and friends in experiencing all our city has to offer."

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 into all participating museums. Details and a map of local museums can be found here.

Restaurant Week New Orleans, September 11-17, 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 90 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.

For images of COOLinary New Orleans click here, and for images with Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown click here.

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Chicago, Columbia, SC, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Brazil and China. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrates its 57th anniversary in 2017. For more information, please visit;;