Awards and Honors for New Orleans

  • New Orleans was named #1 in the Travel + Leisure survey of "America's Best Cities," November 2012
  • Travel + Leisure ranked New Orleans as a Top City in the U.S. and Canada – World’s Best Awards, July 2012
  • Named the Best City for Retirees by Kiplinger, July 2012
  • New Orleans named “One of the Top 20 Places Every American Should See” by
    The Palm Beach Post
    , July 2012 
  • TripAdvisor ranked New Orleans among the most affordable cities in the U.S. for domestic travelers, June 2012
  • AAA Southern Traveler's Annual Best of the South named New Orleans as the Best Large City for a Weekend Getaway for the third consecutive year


Did you know?

Tulane's athletic teams are known as the Green Wave after a song written in 1920 by Earl Sparling, then editor of the Hullabaloo.

Only in New Orleans. Only at Tulane.

Visiting New Orleans

Famed for its history, music and cuisine, New Orleans is one of the world's most extraordinary cities. Star-studded events like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest draw thousands of visitors to the city each year. Unique neighborhoods reflect the city's French, Spanish and Caribbean roots. World-class museums display renowned artworks and artifacts. Shopping options range from vintage shops and antique stores to high-end boutiques and galleries. Sports fans can find something to cheer for year-round with New Orleans' many professional teams. The educational experience at Tulane University is interwoven with this rich cultural tapestry.

A traditional New Orleans home painted in Mardi Gras colors: purple, green and gold.

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