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Travel Information

We are thrilled to welcome you to the vibrant heartbeat of the South—New Orleans, where the spirited rhythm of jazz, the enchanting aroma of Creole cuisine, and the lively atmosphere of the French Quarter converge. As you embark on your conference journey, consider extending your stay to immerse yourself in the city's rich culture. Discover historic charm along cobbled streets, savor culinary delights that tantalize your taste buds, and let the lively music guide your steps. New Orleans is not just a destination; it's an unforgettable experience waiting to unfold. Embrace the soul of the Crescent City, and let its magic linger long after the Dreamin' In Color conference concludes. Should you extend your stay, be sure to take advantage of our discounted group rates at the InterContinental New Orleans, available from June 16 to 24.


Hotel address: 444 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States

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Tips for First-Timers

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If this is your first time in the Crescent City, here are some tips you might find useful.

  • New Orleans is a bonafide culinary haven with outstanding establishments that capture the city's diverse and flavorful food scene, such as the acclaimed Dooky Chase's, Café du Monde, Commander's Palace, Antoine's, Shaya, and Cochon. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

  • In June, New Orleans' weather is typically warm and humid. Pack appropriate clothing to stay cool outside. Conference attire is business casual.

  • Stay hydrated and support sustainability by bringing a reusable water bottle to reduce waste, aligning with the city's eco-friendly initiatives.

  • For outdoor activities in the warm New Orleans climate, bring insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes.

  • While June hurricanes are rare, it's wise to purchase travel insurance for added security.

Discover Black-Owned Gems in New Orleans


Dooky Chase Restaurant

  • Location: Tremé

  • Type: Creole/Soul Food Restaurant

  • Address: 2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

The Praline Connection

  • Location: French Quarter

  • Type: Southern/Cajun Restaurant

  • Address: 542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116


  • Location: French Quarter

  • Type: Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant

  • Address: 2438 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Willa Jean

  • Location: Central Business District

  • Type: Bakery/Café

  • Address: 611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

We Dat's Chicken & Shrimp

  • Location: Mid-City

  • Type: Fast Food Restaurant

  • Address: 1407 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Café Dauphine

  • Location: Lower 9th Ward

  • Type: Southern/Cajun Restaurant

  • Address: 5229 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117


Ashe Cultural Arts Center

  • Type: Cultural Center

  • Description: Offers cultural programming, art exhibitions, workshops, and performances that celebrate African-American heritage and promote community empowerment.

  • Location: Central City

  • Address: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

Backstreet Cultural Museum

  • Type: Museum

  • Description: Preserves and celebrates the rich cultural heritage of African American traditions, including Mardi Gras Indians, second line parades, and jazz funerals.

  • Location: Treme

  • Address: 1116 Henriette Delille St, New Orleans, LA 70116

African American Museum

  • Type: Museum

  • Description: Showcases the history, culture, and contributions of African Americans in New Orleans and beyond, featuring exhibits, artifacts, and educational programs.

  • Location: Treme

  • Address: 1418 Governor Nicholls St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Hidden History Tours

  • Type: Tour Company

  • Description: Offers guided walking tours that explore the lesser-known history of New Orleans, including stories of African American resilience, resistance, and achievement.

  • Location: French Quarter

  • Address: Tours depart from various locations in the French Quarter

Ghost City Tours - Voodoo Tour

  • Type: Tour Company

  • Description: Provides guided walking tours that delve into the history and culture of Voodoo in New Orleans, including its African roots and its influence on the city's traditions.

  • Location: French Quarter

  • Address: Tours depart from various locations in the French Quarter

Royal Carriages

  • Location: French Quarter

  • Type: Tour Agency (Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours)

  • Address: 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116


  • Material Life

    • Location: French Quarter
    • Type: African-Inspired Clothing & Accessories
    • Address: 603 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • NOLA Til Ya Die

    • Location: French Quarter
    • Type: Apparel & Souvenirs
    • Address: 841 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Golden Feather

    • Location: Central Business District
    • Type: Jewelry Store
    • Address: 704 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Melanated Essentials

    • Location: Bywater
    • Type: Health & Wellness Store (Natural Products)
    • Address: 6601 St Claude Ave, Arabi, LA 70032

Top 10 Attractions near the French Quarter

  1. Jackson Square: A historic park surrounded by iconic landmarks, featuring the stunning St. Louis Cathedral and lively street performers.

  2. Bourbon Street: The pulsating heart of the French Quarter, renowned for its vibrant nightlife, jazz clubs, and eclectic energy.

  3. French Market: Dive into a sensory feast at America's oldest public market, offering a mix of local crafts, spices, and delicious Creole cuisine.

  4. Café du Monde: Indulge in the quintessential New Orleans experience with beignets and chicory coffee at this legendary open-air café.

  5. Royal Street: Wander through this charming thoroughfare, lined with antique shops, art galleries, and hidden courtyards filled with local charm.

  6. Preservation Hall: Immerse yourself in the soulful tunes of traditional New Orleans jazz at this intimate and historic venue.

  7. The Cabildo: Delve into Louisiana's history at this museum located in Jackson Square, showcasing artifacts and exhibits spanning centuries.

  8. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1: Explore the labyrinthine tombs and crypts in one of the city's oldest cemeteries, rich in history and mystery.

  9. The French Quarter Architecture: Stroll through narrow streets adorned with ornate balconies, historic homes, and charming courtyards, showcasing the city's unique architecture.

  10. Steamboat Natchez Cruise: Embark on a nostalgic steamboat journey along the mighty Mississippi River, offering breathtaking views and live jazz music.


Helpful Links

Streetcar Itineraries - route maps and timetables for New Orleans streetcars, which offer access to many attractions along four routes. A one-day jazzy pass is $3.

French Market - shops offer a variety of unique local specialties and crafts that make for fantastic souvenirs

New Orleans Wi-Fi Map - find wifi hotspots near you on the map

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