Attractions, Dining, and so much more:

What can I do in New Orleans?


Cafe Du Monde: The original French Market Coffee Stand, serving coffee and beignets since 1862. TED Presidential Line recommendation: Beignets, of course!

The Ruby Slipper Cafe: Award-winning cafe for breakfast and lunch. TED Presidential Line recommendation: The Creole Rueben.

Palace Cafe: Less than two blocks from the Astor Crowne Plaza. TED Presidential Line recommendation: Gumbo.

Visit the French Quarter!

Many options for dining, nightlife, and shopping.

TED Presidential Line recommendation: The French Market ( with jewelry by Oscar of New Orleans (

Visit Jackson Square!

For well over 50 years, artists exhibit their work in an open-air market.

Take a tour of New Orleans!

UniqueNOLA is providing a 20% discount to TED 2019 attendees. No limitations, any tours, any number of people.

Here is the code you use: TED2019 

UniqueNOLA has five tours at various times of day to suit various schedules. The most popular are the Sinister Criminal Intentions, Lewd Spirits (for adults), and then the Family Friendly Ghost Tour for all ages.

Here’s the schedule, daily (all times US Central):

  • St Louis #1 Cemetery Tour: 10am
  • Garden District Tour with Cemetery: 10am
  • Kid-friendly Ghost Tour: 5pm
  • Lewd Spirits Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour: 8pm
  • Sinister Criminal Intentions: The Original True Crime Tour: 5 pm + 7pm

Book your tour at:

What to do outside the French Quarter?

Check out the podcast Beyond Bourbon Street:

TED Presidential Line recommendation: The Mardi Gras Museum


Photo Credits: New Orleans Visitors’ Bureau

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