New Orleans charms visitors and locals alike with its music, diverse cuisine and a stubborn refusal to abandon its cultural traditions. But what is truly wonderful about the Big Easy lies at its heart, the residents of New Orleans are infused with a resilient and welcoming spirit that celebrates eccentricity, draws out the timid and steadfastly resists outside influences that seek to homogenize them.
At the same time, it’s a small city with big city amenities. It’s walkable and bikeable, but it’s one of the few American cities with both an NFL and NBA team. Who Dat! Geaux Pelicans.
In short, New Orleans is home to the kind of unique culture that people worldwide seek out. The city is a focal point for the influx of millennials, America’s largest workforce. New Orleans also is home to the kind of forward thinking, inclusive environment corporations recognize and seek more and more.
Despite a reputation for heat (in food and weather), New Orleans enjoys an incredible mild climate, perfect for business success.
Spring is a delightful season with its warm days and cool evenings. Not surprisingly, many of New Orleans’ acclaimed cultural events and festivals occur during this time of year.
Summer months in New Orleans are marked by temperatures averaging in the 90s with a typical summer evening rainfall acting as the respite from the heat.
The fall season is distinctly drier and cooler – ideal for outdoor activities, festivals and the beginning of football season.
Winters in New Orleans are cool, but mild with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing.
Music is the beating heart of New Orleans culture, not only during large festivals and events throughout the year. With unique musical styles and venues, live performances take over the city on a nightly basis. A walkable and bikeable city, getting premiere nightlife destinations is easy.
Nationally renowned music hot spots include the world-famous House of Blues, Preservation Hall, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Tipitina’s to name a few. For more information on the city’s unparalleled music scene, click here.
Vents Magazine ranked Jazz Fest and Essence Fest as two of the ten “Best Music Festivals Around the Globe,” making New Orleans the only city in the world with two festivals on the list.
New Orleans is a magnet for artists and performers, with limitless inspiration around each and every corner. From world-class theatre productions, museums and exhibitions to outdoor sculptures, murals and street performers, art is ingrained into every facet of daily life. The city is home to numerous institutions celebrating the city’s arts and culture, including the Contemporary Arts Center, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and more. For more information on New Orleans’ art culture, click here.
No one does festivals like New Orleans. With over 130 festivals in the city each year, including Mardi Gras, Jazz Festival, ESSENCE, French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Summer Festival, VooDoo Music Experience, Fried Chicken Festival and more, there’s truly a celebration for everything and everyone. For more information on upcoming festivals and festivities, click here.
Whereas other cities eat to live, here in New Orleans, we live to eat. The city’s cuisine is as diverse as it is internationally loved. It represents a melting pot of Cajun, Creole, Caribbean, Southern, French, African, and Spanish traditions. With over 1,400 plus restaurants, a plethora of food-centric festivals, and widely-celebrated local chefs such as Emeril Lagasse, Nina Compton, and Donald Link, New Orleans is a culinary paradise like no other. For more information on where to find the best restaurants and food the city has to offer, click here.