Out on the Town

Explore New Orleans during #IISEAnnual2023

To satisfy your appetite to meet and mingle at your own pace during an otherwise jam-packed organized networking schedule throughout Annual, your Saturday evening on May 20 is open. Enjoy your “night off” sightseeing, tasting the city's famous cuisines from gumbo to beignets, and listening to the sounds of live jazz.

Local recommendations

Here are several options recommended by the Official New Orleans Tourism Website:


New Orleans offers diverse culinary options, from Creole to Cajun and beyond:

  1. Creole: Commander's Palace, Arnaud's, and Galatoire's serve classic Creole dishes like gumbo, étouffée, and turtle soup.
  2. Cajun: Cochon, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, and Jacques-Imo's offer spicy, hearty Cajun fare like jambalaya, boudin, and crawfish.
  3. Po' Boys: Johnny's Po-Boys, Parkway Bakery & Tavern, and Domilise's serve these iconic sandwiches with various fillings.
  4. Beignets: Café du Monde and Morning Call are famous for their sugary beignets and chicory coffee.
  5. Seafood: Peche, GW Fins, and Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar specialize in fresh, local seafood dishes.
  6. Fine Dining: August, Herbsaint, and La Petite Grocery offer upscale, innovative cuisine with Southern and French influences.
  7. Casual Eats: Dat Dog, The Company Burger, and Willie Mae's Scotch House provide relaxed settings for enjoying local favorites.

Click the button below to make reservations at various restaurants and establishments. Because it’s Saturday night in New Orleans, the Visitors Bureau recommends that you make advance reservations, if possible.

Dinner reservations


The city boasts a vibrant music scene, the birthplace of jazz, with live performances in bars, clubs, and on the streets. Experience the energetic nightlife at Bourbon Street, Frenchmen Street, and local festivals, featuring genres like jazz, blues, and zydeco.

Where to listen

Local Attractions

Explore the French Quarter's vibrant architecture, Jackson Square, Garden District's mansions, National WWII Museum, Preservation Hall for jazz, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, Audubon Aquarium, New Orleans City Park, and Mardi Gras World for a glimpse of parade floats, among other tourist spots.