AAO 2017 will take place Nov. 11 - 14, 2017 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.
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New Orleans is one of the world’s most culturally rich destinations. Renowned for its restaurants and music, French Quarter and Garden District, Condé Nast Traveler has named New Orleans the No. 5 Best Big City in the U.S. as a part of the travel publication's Reader's Choice Awards 2016. In addition, Travel+Leisure named New Orleans one of “America’s Most Charming Cities”, January 2017.
Tour the famous cemeteries, peek behind-the-scenes at Mardi Gras floats, take a steamboat down the river or walk through its beautiful neighborhoods. Find a list of the fifteen best things to do in New Orleans from U.S. News & World Report.
See more of what's new from the Convention & Visitors Bureau including:
- Dining and nightlife,
- Tours and popular attractions,
- Museums and historical sites to visit,
- Music and other events happening around town.
Tour the City
Want a guided tour through New Orleans? Visit Viatour to find hand-picked, verified tours and activities.
Want to explore on your own? Download the TripScout mobile app - it can take you to all the interesting local spots in the city.
Riverwalk New Orleans
The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is located next door to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. It features approximately 75 retailers and restaurants on the bank of the Mississippi River.
You will find major national brands such as Coach and Kenneth Cole, as well as a Café Du Monde coffee shop where you can enjoy world famous beignets.
International Visitors: Tax Free Shopping
The state of Louisiana welcomes international visitors by offering vouchers to refund the tax paid on purchases made at participating stores.
- Remember to bring your passport or another picture identification with you when you shop.
- Make sure the business is a member of Louisiana Tax Free Shopping (LTFS). Look for the LTFS logo or ask the store.
- When you make your purchase show the store your passport and ask for a Tax Free Voucher.
- Bring your vouchers, sales receipts, passport and proof of roundtrip international travel to a LTFS Refund Center for a cash refund of the Louisiana state sales tax, and in some cases, local sales tax.
The Eugene "Gene" Schreiber Refund Center is located at the Louis Armstrong International Airport, Terminal C; the Francis "Hank" Lauricella Refund Center is located at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk - next to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Find more information about tax free shopping for international visitors.
New Orleans' restaurants have been consistently named some of the best in the nation. Shaya and Brennan's were included in Condé Nast Traveler magazine's Where in the World to Eat Awards 2016. GW Fins, Restaurant August and Shaya were included in Forbes' 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America 2016.
Find more not-to-miss restaurants in the Convention & Visitors Bureau's picks for 15 Must-Eats in Five Neighborhoods.
Ready to make a reservation? Open Table can help.
November in New Orleans is mild with an average high temperature of 72°F (22°C) and an average low of 52°F (11°C).
New Orleans is in the Central Time Zone. In November, the Central Time Zone is -6h UTC/GMT.