Plan to attend the 2021 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 4 – 8!
Enjoy the ambiance of New Orleans and get the education, research, practical takeaways and networking you’re looking for at the ACAAI Annual Meeting! Registration opens this summer.
Here are some things to see and do in the Big Easy!
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans African American Museum, Algiers Folk Art Zone and Blues Museum, and more.
Bourbon Street Block-by-Block Guide
Learn about the history of Bourbon Street (e.g., not named for Bourbon), and seek out the various establishments nestled along its famous path.
Bourbon Street EarthCam
View the famed Bourbon Street in New Orleans live via EarthCam.
Family and Children’s Museums
The Train Garden (City Park), The Audubon Nature Center, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and more.
Ghost and Graveyard Tours
Everything from vampire tours to haunted pub crawls to ghost and mystery tours to Garden District tours to the French Quarter Ghosts and Legends tour to many others.
The National WWII Museum, Fort Pike, The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Tulane Museum of Natural History, Louisiana National Guard Museum at Jackson Barracks, New Orleans Jazz Museum, and more.
Longue Vue House and Gardens
The home and gardens were born of the dreams of Edgar and Edith Stern. He was a businessman from New Orleans, the son of German immigrants. She was from Chicago, the daughter of renowned business guru and civic philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. The couple began developing the Longue Vue property on eight acres at the edge of New Orleans. They entertained celebrities and politicians from across the United States and the world; and pursued a range of civic and artistic causes.
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is dedicated to maintaining live orchestral music and a full-scale symphonic orchestra as an integral part of the cultural and educational life of the New Orleans area, the entire state of Louisiana, and the Gulf South region. Formed in 1991, the LPO is the oldest full-time musician-governed and collaboratively-operated orchestra in the United States.
Mardi Gras Museums
Mardi Gras World, The Backstreet Cultural Museum, the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, and more.
Branch out and learn about a new culture! The Musée de fpc (Free People of Color), the Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans, the New Orleans African American Museum, the Backstreet Cultural Museum, and more.
Music Box Village
The Music Box Village is a place where play, imagination, experimentation, collaboration, community and hard work come together as a whimsical village of artist-made interactive “musical houses.” Each installation is inspired by the unique musical and architectural culture of our home city of New Orleans, and represents a collaborative process between artists based here and abroad. Our one-of-a-kind art site hosts intensive artist residencies, performances, panels, and welcomes visitors for exploration and play.
The Audubon Zoo, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, New Canal Lighthouse, and more.
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
This small museum takes “all the mysteries, the secrets, the history, and the folklores of rituals, zombies, of gris-gris, of Voodoo Queens and all that jazz, and put it all in one place at the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter.”
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
The NOJO's mission is to continue and strengthen the legacy of Jazz throughout local and global communities by providing access to unparalleled performances, creative gathering places, and authentic community engagement. We move forward in our mission with the Grammy Award-winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra big band and the New Orleans Jazz Market; the only stand-alone facility built specifically for Jazz in New Orleans.
New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
The home base of the Pelicans’ basketball team is the Smoothie King Center in Metairie, La. They are 11th in the Western Conference standings.
New Orleans Saints (NFL)
In 2020, the Saints were in 1st place in the NFC South, and their home base is the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sugar Bowl Drive in New Orleans. They made it to the divisional round where they lost to Tampa Bay. Check out the New Orleans Saints’ website for their schedule and more about the team.
The Pitot House
One of the few West Indies-style houses remaining in Louisiana, The Pitot House was home to the first U.S. Mayor of New Orleans James Pitot and his family, 1810-1819. The only colonial Creole country house in New Orleans that is open to the public, the building was purchased in 1964 by Louisiana Landmarks Society, an architectural preservation non-profit, which uses the house as its headquarters.
St. Roch Market
The St. Roch Market is a chef-centric food hall featuring a mix of local food and beverage talent. It is a destination for the culinarily curious to explore a variety of new cuisines—11 exciting dining options all centered around the craft cocktail bar, The Mayhaw.
Studio Be is home to local artist, Brandan 'Bmike' Odums' first solo project. The visual art housed in this 35,000 sq. ft. warehouse depicts the stories of revolutionaries, heroes and everyday New Orleanians. Guided or independent tours are available.
Antoine’s (French Quarter)
Established in 1840, Antoine's is known for its French-Creole cuisine, in particular Oysters Rockefeller, Eggs Sardou (poached eggs over artichoke bottoms with anchovies, topped with Hollandaise sauce), and Pommes de Terre Souffles (puffed potatoes).
Arnaud’s (French Quarter)
Arnaud’s features classic Creole cuisine and offers live Dixieland music. A Jazz Brunch is available from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Brennan’s (French Quarter)
Brennan’s offers authentic Creole cuisine. Original dishes include Bananas Foster and Eggs Hussarde. Open “Weekends + Thursday”. Reservations for parties larger than six.
Café du Monde (French Quarter)
Famous for its beignets (a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar), Café du Monde is a French market that was established in 1862. They do not accept reservations!
Clancy’s (Garden District/Uptown)
A neighborhood bistro, Clancy’s offers traditional yet contemporary Creole dishes. Open for lunch Thursday and Friday; Dinner Monday through Saturday. Reservations recommended.
Commander’s Palace (Garden District)
Known for its haute Creole cuisine, chef Meg Bickford makes use of farm-raised and bayou foods. They strive to have their ingredients come from within 100 miles of the restaurant. Offers limited reservations. Business attire (jacket included) dress code.
Galatoire’s (French Quarter)
Known for its etouffée, Galatoire’s offers French and Creole cuisines. Dress code is business casual for lunch; business attire (jacket included) for evening and all-day Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Napoleon House (French Quarter)
Famous for its Pimm’s Cup drink and classic Creole favorites, including the Muffuletta sandwich, Napoleon House is also where you can hear the music of classical masters. Closed Monday and Tuesday. “Reservations Not Available. Walk-ins Welcome!”
Pat O’Brien’s Bar (French Quarter)
The original dueling pianos began at Pat O’Brien’s, often a line to get in. There are three bars – the main bar, the patio bar and the piano lounge.
Shaya (Garden District/Uptown)
Shaya restaurant combines Israeli staples with Southern flavors and modern techniques, striking a balance between innovation and tradition. Shaya approaches Israeli cuisine as a grand mosaic, drawing influence and inspiration from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece. The contemporary menu reflects the ongoing evolution of Israeli food and celebrates the abundance of Louisiana. Shaya highlights seasonal, responsibly and locally-sourced ingredients. The wood-fire oven is central to both the menu and the dining experience, from the incredible homemade, wood-fired pita to vegetable-centric small plates and heartier entrees.
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