Rediscover New Orleans

Each summer, New Orleanians and our neighbors throughout the state are invited to “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” with special discounts and packages. This year, see what millions of people travel to New Orleans to enjoy and take the opportunity to stay in one of our hotels, dine in our award-winning restaurants, explore the city by taking a tour or renting a bike, experience your favorite attractions and a few new ones, and much more.

Deals for Locals
  • Make a night of it! Stay overnight in one of many New Orleans' fine hotels to get the complete experience of a mini-vacation.
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  • Your backyard is home to a top culinary destination known for exquisite food and lively libations, you are sure to value these New Orleans food and drink deals that will that will have you...
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  • There's plenty to do in New Orleans, from Zoos and Aquariums to the award winning National WWII Museum. Get out explore and see what you may have been missing!
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  • Learn what makes New Orleans special when you take a tour.
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Instagram Contest


Be social and share your view of New Orleans on Instagram using the hashtag #BeATouristNOLA for a chance to win a staycation prize packages in New Orleans!

Bywater tour
Looking for a few ideas? Here are a few sample itineraries you can follow to take full advantage of being a tourist!


Other Summer Opportunities