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Couple Walking in French Quarter
Couple Walking in French Quarter

Walking Downtown New Orleans

New Orleans’ compact geographic footprint makes it easy to navigate between hotels and meeting facilities.

New Orleans’ Downtown & Convention Districts, as well as the iconic French Quarter, are within walking distance of hotels, venues, attractions and many of our 1,500 restaurants that make-up the complete destination experience. Single hotel meetings, large citywide conventions and major sporting and special events all happen in the convenience of our downtown area. Great for attendee networking! 


There are more than 26,000 sleeping rooms within a two mile radius, represented by national and independent hotel brands. All of our neighborhoods are easily accessible to convention facilities. This two-mile stretch is also packed with 500+ eateries and nearly 100 attractions. Your guests can grab coffee and beignets from Café du Monde, attend meetings, shop hundreds of national retailers and independent boutiques, walk along the mighty Mississippi and happen upon a parade — all in one afternoon.

Want to see for yourself? Explore what's nearby the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with our interactive map below.

Don't just take our word for it: the Downtown neighborhoods of the French Quarter, the Central Business District and the Warehouse/Arts/Convention District are each considered a "Walker's Paradise" by

When visiting New Orleans, your guests save on transportation costs and commute time. Immerse yourself in the eclectic culture of the Arts District, experience the historic architecture of the French Quarter or enjoy the modern luxury and convenience of the Central Business District. The accessibility, unmatched Southern hospitality, 24/7 music scene and world-renowned cuisine are sure to make your conference or convention one your guests wont soon forget.

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