Mardi Gras 2023 in New Orleans

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This city is home to every kind of scene. So we reached out to some of the most influential locals to curate a handful of their favorite things to do in New Orleans. Explore this area guide to find the one that fits you best, or mix it up. Today, New Orleans is your town.

French Quarter Hotel New Orleans

New Orleans Expo & Convention Centers

New Orleans is a premier spot for expos, conventions, trade fairs and more. The Big Easy isn’t just a dreamed-of destination — our events space is among the best-appointed of anywhere in the country. Virgin Hotels New Orleans offers conventioneers exceptional accommodations just steps from the main entrances of the city’s best exhibit halls and expo spaces. We’re only minutes away from the below venues.

New Orleans Event Centers

New Orleans Universities

Get to know Virgin Hotels New Orleans, where you’ll not only get to stay in a modern downtown New Orleans hideout, but you’ll be a quick drive away from Tulane University, Loyola University, Xavier University, and all of the iconic New Orleans attractions.

New Orleans Universities

Area Attractions

There’s a reason New Orleans is one of the most dreamed-of vacation destinations in the world. Ours is a city with an extremely rich history; one reflected in our incredible architecture, music, food, and culture. There’s truly no place on earth quite like it. A big part of what makes New Orleans so unique is all of the amazing things there are to experience here that you simply can’t find anywhere else. If you need a head start on what to check out, we’ve got some solid suggestions — all great places that are easy to get to when you’re our guest. 

Area Attractions