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Holiday Inn New Orleans Downtown Superdome
330 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA, 70112

La Quinta Inn Downtown New Orleans
301 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Blake Hotel
500 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Whitney A Wyndham Historic Hotel
610 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Hilton New Orleans
333 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

Queen And Crescent Hotel
344 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Omni Royal Crescent Hotel
535 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Loft 523 New Orleans
523 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70130

International House
221 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Lafayette Hotel
600 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

Country Inn & Suites New Orleans French Quarter
315 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Homewood Suites New Orleans
901 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Courtyard By Marriott New Orleans Downtown
124 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

Jw Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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About New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, languishes along the banks of the Mississippi River surrounded by Lake Pontchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico. The city winds along the bend of the river hence its nickname, The Crescent City. Its other moniker, The Big Easy, is not quite as easy to explain. Some believe the name derives from the city's easy, laid back, let-the-good-times-roll attitude. Others insist the title originated in the 1920s. During Prohibition, when the sale and distribution of liquor was illegal, drinking establishments, or "speakeasies," popped up all over the city.

Also known as the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans draws its musical influences from its multicultural and multilingual heritage. New Orleans was founded in 1718, by the French and named after French Regent, Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans. The United States acquired the territory in 1803 through the Louisiana Purchase.

During the Revolutionary War, the Port of New Orleans provided an entry point for smuggling arms to revolutionists. During the Antebellum Era, it was an important point of entry for slave and commodity traders. Goods that entered the Port were transferred to smaller vessels and launched up the Mississippi River. Large volumes of commodities were exported out of the port as well. The busy port attracted people of French, Creole, Spanish, Irish, German and Caribbean descent. Cultures, cuisine and traditions blended to form an ambiance – a joie de vivre – that continues to attract people from all over the world.

Despite the flourishing slave trade, New Orleans was home to a large group of well-educated, French-speaking people of color (gens de couleur libres) who had never known the bonds of slavery. They were instrumental in fighting against Jim Crow laws. Homer Plessy, whose arrest for boarding a whites-only commuter train led to the Supreme Court decision of Plessy v. Ferguson, was a resident of New Orleans. His final resting place in the famous St. Louis Cemetery is an obligatory stop for history buffs.

In the early 20th century, the French Quarter became a mecca for artists and bohemians. Today, the French Quarter is an eclectic mixture of historic ornate colonial and Victorian architecture, mysterious Voodoo charm, quaint Southern hospitality and modern-day quirkiness. The French Quarter may be the most visited and oldest section of New Orleans, but it is not the only district worth exploring. Faubourg Marigny, the Warehouse and Arts District, the Garden District and Magazine Street abound with delightful discoveries for anyone venturing about its streets and alleyways.