If you’re coming to New Orleans for work, there’s no reason you can’t have a little fun while you’re in town even if it is just for a few days. Here’s some advice on how to make the most of your work trip whether it’s two days or a week.
Do your research
With a dining scene as vast as ours it can be intimidating to choose where to eat while you’re in town, especially if you’re only here for a few days. Whether you’re looking for casual lunch spots or Creole classics, we have you covered. Check out our New Orleans Cuisine page for all your New Orleans foodie inspiration.
Around the clock there’s always something fun happening in New Orleans, from live music to sports games and comedy shows there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check out our calendar before you leave home to know what’s happening while you’re in town.
Our 300-year-old city has a lot to offer which is why we’ve created the ultimate trip planning tools page. Whether you’re looking to discover our unique neighborhoods, learn more about our beautiful architecture or anything in between, we have you set. We even created itineraries for you, so you don’t have to!
The weather in New Orleans can be rather dramatic. Plan and pack accordingly by checking the weather forecast before you leave home. A rain jacket is always a good idea during the spring and summertime for those mid-afternoon showers.
Depending on what time of year you’re coming to New Orleans it can be busy, so we recommend making reservations in advance. Make a few reservations at some of those places you’ve been wanting to try and book that swamp tour, you won’t regret coming prepared.
Make the most of every minute!
If you’re doing business around the Convention Center all day and don’t have time to get out of Downtown to explore the city, no need to worry. There’s still so much to see and eat all within a one-mile radius of the Center. You can still have a memorable New Orleans trip: