FROM MARDI GRAS TO MUSEUMS
New Orleans celebrates everything and knows how to put on a show unlike anywhere else. There is no shortage of entertainment options for visitors at any time of the year. Every spring, French Quarter Fest, the largest free festival showcasing Louisiana musicians, takes place with over 20 stages where you will enjoy music such as jazz, brass bands, gospel and Zydeco. Rooms sell out quickly as ONE11 Hotel is located at the center of French Quarter Fest.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Located on the Mississippi River just steps from One11 Hotel, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is consistently ranked as a top aquarium in the country, being voted as one of the top five in the country and one of the top things to do in New Orleans.
With more than 3,600 animals from more than 250 species, the Aquarium transports visitors to an underwater world from the Caribbean, to the Amazon Rainforest, to the waters that give New Orleans its lifeblood: the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.
New Orleans has 130 festivals every year, from the world-famous Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest in the spring to the Voodoo Fest in the fall, you are guaranteed to find something nearly every weekend. Come for the food and stay for the music.
It is called the greatest show on earth for a reason. Mardi Gras comprises of parades with extravagant floats and throws, balls, costumes and king cake.
New Orleans is a sports city. During the season, you can join the locals in cheering on the New Orleans Saints NFL team or New Orleans Pelicans NBA team. Additionally, New Orleans hosts big college football games, such as the Sugar Bowl.
Museums and Tours
New Orleans has museums and tours for all interests that are great activities for your daytime itinerary. The National WWII Museum is a world-renowned destination for many visitors. You can find tours about the city’s haunted history, architecture or even cocktails. Mardi Gras World gives you behind-the-scenes access to Mardi Gras. Art enthusiasts will enjoy the New Orleans Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Center or Ogden Museum of Southern Art.