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Gateway to 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. 

City of New Orleans - Official website of the New Orleans city government.

New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Information for visitors including hotels, tours, special events, restaurants and more.

Visiting Tulane

Calendar of Events - Tulane presents art exhibits, theatrical performances, guest lecturers and more throughout the year.

Campus Maps - Find your way around the uptown, downtown and University Square campuses.

Parking - Information about temporary parking permits for visitors.

Campus Tours - Schedule a guided tour.

Hotels and Flights

Hotels - Find hotels near Tulane and get special Tulane rates when you make your travel arrangements through this site.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport - Check flight status, security wait times and find information about rental cars.

Getting Around the City

New Orleans Transportation - From limousines to pedicabs, there are a number of ways to get around the city.

Airport Transportation - Check rate information and reserve your transportation.

Rental Cars - Discounted rates from Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

RTA (Buses and Streetcars) - View maps and schedules and find information about fares and short-term passes.

Cabs and Taxis - General fare information and a list of cab companies with contact information.

Regional Ferries and Bridges - The free Algiers/Canal Street Ferry is a quick alternative to a Mississippi River cruise and affords a spectacular view of the New Orleans skyline, as well as access to the historic Algiers Point neighborhood. This site shows hours of operation and the schedule.

Things to Do

Arts & Culture at Tulane - A listing of campus galleries, performing arts organizations and more.

Athletics Events at Tulane - Schedule for all Green Wave teams.

Citysearch New Orleans City Guide - Listings for local restaurants, shops and more with customer recommendations and tips.

Arts New Orleans - A directory of arts venues, groups and artists and a comprehensive, daily updated events calendar covering architecture, cuisine, dance, film, literature, music, theater and the visual arts.

NOLA.com Event Calendar - Schedule of upcoming live music performances with a map to the venues.

Festivals - The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival may be the city's best-known festival, but there are many other fairs, festivals and special events in New Orleans all year long.

Mardi Gras - Mardi Gras news coverage with parade schedules and maps during Carnival season.

Music - Local radio station WWOZ maintains this listing of upcoming musical performances.

New Orleans Cuisine

New Orleans Restaurant Guide - Search for restaurants by name, type of cuisine and neighborhood.

Tom Fitzmorris Restaurant Reviews - Local food critic Tom Fitzmorris started this list after Hurricane Katrina, noting for residents which restaurants had reopened. It has evolved into a comprehensive dining guide with reviews, recipes and restaurant news.

News & Weather

The Advocate: New Orleans Edition - New Orleans's daily newspaper.

- Weekly newspaper focused on local news, politics and culture.

New Orleans City Business - Local business news.

New Orleans Magazine - Monthly magazine covering life in New Orleans.

NOLA.com - Local news and event information.

Offbeat - Monthly magazine focusing on the music, cuisine and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.

ABC 26 - Local news, sports and weather.

FOX 8 - Local news, sports and weather.

WDSU 6 - Local news, sports and weather.

WWL-TV 4 - Local news, sports and weather.

Weather - Current conditions, radar and forecast information.

Uptown Campus Neighborhood

Freret Street - The Freret Street Arts & Entertainment District is packed with shopping, restaurant and entertainment venues. Find directions, parking information and a list of businesses.

Magazine Street
- Magazine Street features many unique boutiques and restaurants as well as Whole Foods Market. This website features a business directory as well as parking and transportation information.

Oak Street - Another charming shopping and dining area, Oak Street also is home to the annual Po-Boy Festival. Learn about the merchants, the festival and other special events.

Tulane University Neighborhood Relations - Information about neighborhood safety, noise regulations, cleanup activities and construction updates.