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New Orleans City Awards

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The city of New Orleans and New Orleans & Company (formerly the New Orleans CVB) have been recognized nationally for excellence. View a complete list of city accolades and New Orleans & Company awards below.

2017 - 2018 Destination Awards and Honors 

  • Southern Living readers recognized New Orleans the "South's Best Food City" in their "South's Best" list, March 2018. 
  • TripExpert named New Orleans the "Best North American Destination" in their "Experts' Choice 2018", March 2018. 
  • Resonance and National Geographic have included New Orleans in their list of "America's Best Small Cities", January 2018.
  • The New York Times has featured New Orleans as their Number One Destination on their list of "52 Places to Go in 2018", January 2018.
  • The Irish Times included New Orleans in their list of "52 Places to Visit in 2018", January 2018.
  • AARP has named New Orleans Number 1 in their list of "Top U.S. Destinations for 2018", January 2018.
  • The Globe and Mail's "Top 12 Travel Destinations to Keep Your Sights on for 2018" features New Orleans, January 2018.
  • Expedia's Viewfinder Travel Blog has named New Orleans in the "18 Cities that Must be Seen in 2018", January 2018.
  • Thrillist has named New Orleans in their "18 Best Places to Go for a Big Trip in 2018", January 2018.
  • Robb Report's "Best Places to Travel in February" features New Orleans, January 2018.
  • Harper's Bazaar UK named New Orleans in their list of "Places Everyone Will be Going on Holiday in 2018", January 2018.
  • Travel + Leisure featured New Orleans in their roundup of "Best Places to Travel in the U.S. in February", January 2018.
  • Bloomberg included New Orleans in their list of "Where to Go in 2018", January 2018.
  • CNN Travel's "Best Vacation Spots for 2018" features New Orleans, January 2018.
  • The Los Angeles Times included New Orleans in their roundup of "Where are you Going in 2018", January 2018.
  • TripAdvisor Blog's "30 Top USA Cities to Visit in 2018" featured New Orleans, January 2018.