Do, See & Eat

From the delicious eats to savory treats and local hot-spots, we’ve compiled some of the top attractions and restaurants you can’t afford to miss so you can make the most of your DEAMcon experience.

DEAMcon24 in New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) — home of the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, live jazz, beignets, and history at every turn! In fact, it has more historic districts than any other U.S. city — 21 to be exact! With sparkling waterfront views, a blend of modern and historic cityscapes, and southern hospitality like you’ve never experienced before, we invite you to explore in your free time, or extend your DEAMcon24 stay into the weekend, to get a full taste of all the Big Easy has to offer.


Museums & Exhibits

Arts & Leisure

Famed Eats


French Quarter courtesy of Brand USA

French Quarter

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

Fun Fact

Despite popular belief, Bourbon Street isn’t named after the liquor. It was named after the French royal family ruling at the time of its founding, the House of Bourbon.

Jackson Square Sunset by Rebecca Todd/

Jackson Square

Family at City Park by Zack Smith Photography/

New Orleans City Park

St. Louis Cathedral

St. Louis Cathedral

Museums & Exhibits

World War II Museum Exterior by Justen Williams/343 Media/

National World War II Museum

New Orleans African American Museum

New Orleans African American Museum

New Orleans Museum of Art

New Orleans Museum of Art

Fun Fact

New Orleans ranked #2 on the Top 10 U.S. Cities list for Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2022.

Louisiana State Museum: Cabildo

Louisiana State Museum

Audubon Zoo orangutan, Bulan

Audubon Zoo & Aquarium

Arts & Leisure

Frenchmen Street musicians

Frenchmen Street

Fun Fact

While the actual date is disputed, NOLA is considered the birthplace of jazz music.

Superdome by Paul Broussard/


New Orleans theaters Shrek finale


New Orleans Opera


Fun Fact

NOLA was the first city in the U.S. to host Opera in 1796, making it known as the Opera Capital of North America.

Famed Eats

Don’t come to NOLA expecting to stay on your diet… From gumbo to Po-Boys and oyster bars, New Orleans is a foodie’s paradise, with cultural infusions and flair like none other! Take a look at these famous eateries to try during your stay.

*Denotes restaurants less than 15 minutes walking distance from the hotel

Fun Fact

NOLA was named Best Food Destination in the U.S. in TripAdvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Acme Oyster House*



Beignet Café*

Bourbon House*




Café du Monde


Commander’s Palace

Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar*

Deanie’s Seafood*

Domilise’s Po-Boys & Bar

Dooky Chase’s


Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar*


Gallier’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar*

Gumbo Shop*

Heard Dat Kitchen

Josephine Estelle*


Mr. B’s Bistro*

Napoleon House*


tM breads & pastries*


Willie Mae’s Scotch House

Fun Fact

Po-Boys got their name in 1929 during a local streetcar strike when a worker at a restaurant serving the picketers free sandwiches yelled, “Here comes another poor boy!”

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