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Things to see and do in New Orleans


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After the NSC Safety Congress & Expo winds down each day, take some time to explore New Orleans. Here are some suggestions to get you started! Go to the venue website for more information on what to see and do in New Orleans.

To learn more about the 2023 NSC Safety Congress & Expo, visit the event website or Safety+Health's online guide.


The Contemporary Arts Center puts the spotlight on many different types of art, including paintings, music, performance art, photography, videos and sculptures. Located in the Warehouse Arts District.

900 Camp St.
(504) 528-3805

The French Quarter has been dubbed New Orleans’ “historic heart.” A popular nightlife attraction, Bourbon Street is home to jazz clubs, Cajun eateries and more. A few of the quieter streets lead to the French Market, with gourmet food and local crafts, and Jackson Square, where you can often find street performers in front of the St. Louis Cathedral.

Fulton Street is home to several popular attractions, including the Italian Village. A one-block section of the street, between Poydras and Lafayette, features a pedestrian-only area with restaurants, stores and pubs.

Inside New Orleans’ Garden District, you’ll find plantation-style mansions with wrap-around porches, verandas and manicured gardens where something is always in bloom. The streets in this area are separated by stretches of green parks, and the historic cable car line runs along St. Charles Avenue.

Step inside New Orleans’ Carnival season! Mardi Gras World houses more than 80% of the floats that line the streets during this annual celebration.

1380 Port of New Orleans Place
(504) 361-7821

Immersive galleries and exhibits, interactive experiences, oral histories, and more bring the American history of World War II to you at the National WWII Museum.

945 Magazine St.
(504) 528-1944


Annunciation is a Creole-food restaurant with a self-proclaimed Southern welcome. The menu features fresh, locally caught seafood and all manner of deliciousness cooked to order.

1016 Annunciation St.
(504) 568-0245

Step inside this butcher shop, sandwich counter and wine bar inspired by old-world meat markets. Butcher offers small plates, daily lunch specials and dinner entrees.

930 Tchoupitoulas St.
(504) 588-7675

A New Orleans mainstay, Café Du Monde is a traditional coffee shop serving beignets, juices and café au lait (coffee served with hot milk mixed in).

Café Du Monde
800 Decatur St.
(504) 587-0833

Located inside the Higgins Hotel, the chefs at Café Normandie prepare French-influenced cuisine.

480 Andrew Higgins Blvd.
(504) 528-1941

La Boca is an Argentine-style steakhouse. The menu features an abundance of grilled meats reflecting the strong Italian influence in Argentine culture.

870 Tchoupitoulas St.
(504) 525-8205

Craving sushi? Rock-n-Sake says it offers the highest quality ingredients for the most flavorful sushi on the market.

823 Fulton St.
(504) 581-7253

Italian cooking and Creole-French cuisine come together on the menu at Tommy’s Cuisine. Attached to the restaurant is a wine bar that features live music.

746 Tchoupitoulas St.
(504) 581-1103

Are you into clean eating? True Food Kitchen is the place for you! It offers a variety of dishes, which include seasonal ingredients, that can be made to fit any need: vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo and more.

801 St. Charles Ave.
(504) 558-3900

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