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About The Area – New Orleans

New Orleans is located along the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties. New Orleans offers an abundance of activities year round. The list of things to do are endless. From music, cuisine, gambling, partying, history, Sporting Events, etc. there is never a dull moment in the “Big Easy”.

The vibrant city presents plenty of opportunity for exploration between the French Quarter’s rich history, the artists’ hub of Jackson Square, the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, and the always-lively Bourbon Street. New Orleans also offers a wide array of boutiques, famous restaurants and the family-friendly Audubon Zoo. TPC Louisiana is partnered with several resorts downtown to provide convenient accommodations and luxury amenities: The Astor Crowne Plaza in Downtown New Orleans, located on Canal and Bourbon Street, and the InterContinental New Orleans, just two blocks from the French Quarter, and the Hilton Garden Inn, also situated in close proximity to the French Quarter.