Top 10 reasons to visit New Orleans

Combine your conference experience with a visit to an unforgettable city

  1. 01

    Experience America's original melting pot

    The New York Times ranked New Orleans #1 on its list of 52 places to visit in 2018. With its one-of-a-kind mélange of food, music, culture, and language, the Big Easy should be at the top of any traveler's bucket list.

  2. 02

    Look into the eyes of a Gulf Coast Gator

    Spend an extra day in Louisiana to venture down to Cajun country for an authentic swamp tour—just be sure to keep your arms and legs inside the boat.

  3. 03

    Raise your vibrations at one of many haunts

    Mysticism and New Orleans have been dancing together for hundreds of years. Legend has it the Seance Room at Muriel's Jackson Square is full of friendly ghosts.

  4. 04

    Celebrate with a spicy 300-year-old

    This year, the Clio Cloud Conference coincides with New Orleans’s 300th birthday. You'll find the city just as spry and full of life as ever.

  5. 05

    Experience Frenchman Street

    Take a stroll down Frenchman Street, and witness the epicentre of fun and celebration in New Orleans (don’t forget to join in yourself!).

  1. 06

    Laissez les bons temps rouler!

    Clio's After Dark events are as authentically New Orleans as it gets, with cocktails, Creole cuisine, and fortune tellers at the French Quarter's BB Kings Blues Club.

  2. 07

    Wine down like a local at Bacchanal

    Don't let the name fool you—this locals-favorite is a perfectly tame wine-store-turned-restaurant with a backyard feel, live music, and first-rate fusion bites.

  3. 08

    Chow down on po' boys, muffulettas, gumbo, and jambalaya

    With the tantalizing influences of West Africa, Spain, France, and indigenous cultures, Creole and Cajun cuisines provide a warm and rich burst of flavor like no other. Get down here for some of the best food the world has to offer.

  4. 09

    Enjoy a singularly New Orleans treat

    While the beignets at Café Du Monde (in the French Quarter and two additional city locations) are close cousins to doughnuts and French pastries, they are as unique as every other dish born in this multicultural society. Grab this sweet treat 24 hours a day, and be sure to also sample the famous chicory root coffee. (Note: Café Du Monde accepts only cash!)

  5. 10

    Stroll through Europe and America in the Garden District

    As Americans poured into New Orleans following the Louisiana Purchase, the American Garden District was created as a quiet alternative to the rowdy, European French Quarter. Centuries-old live oak trees and historic street cars still beckon visitors to this lush utopia.