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Rich Cultural Experiences and Learning Await Student Groups in New Orleans

Rich Cultural Experiences and Learning Await Student Groups in New Orleans

Explore a sampling of the attractions, experiences and restaurants that make New Orleans a top student travel destination.

Home to cultures and experiences that can't be found anywhere else, New Orleans is overflowing with opportunities for student groups to become immersed in everything the Crescent City has to offer. Whether it's stepping back in time by exploring the city's unique history, performing at some iconic landmarks, or connecting with the area's undeniable spirit, come along as we explore some of these can't-miss itinerary items perfect for visiting student groups.




New Orleans is a magical place and with unlimited options, history, culture and musical heritage, making it a perfect setting for traveling student and youth groups. Venture to Mardi Gras World—the largest float designing and building facility in the world—for a tour and some king cake; The National WWII Museum to see and feel artifacts and rarely seen treasures alongside historians in the vault; The Historic New Orleans Collection, a free museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South; and more. Don't' forget the many haunted and cemetery tours, along with the historic French Quarter properties belonging to the Louisiana State Museum.

Student groups who venture to New Orleans with their sights set on performing are in luck! The birth city of the legendary Louis Armstrong is home to a number of distinctive venues students will love, including the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, The Historic Carver Theater, New Orleans Musical Legends Park, St. Louis Cathedral and more.




Groups of all kinds will find a bounty of learning experiences in New Orleans. Finding what suits the interests of student groups is simple, from soulful music and delicious food to swamps and alligator farms and much more. New Orleans is the most fun your student group will ever have! Opportunities include watercolor painting alongside the great grandniece of Edgar Degas at the Degas House; becoming scientists through field and laboratory activities at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON); enjoying a private performance and Q&A session with the prestigious Preservation Hall Jazz Band; and more.

Of course, students will need to fuel up for all of their adventures. And not only does New Orleans have an incredible variety of establishments serving up delicious cuisine, they're also group-friendly! Choose from the casual dining of Ernst Cafe; modern Louisiana fare in the French Quarter at Crescent City Brewhouse; classic New Orleans home-style cooking at Mother's Restaurant; a live jazz brunch buffet and Creole a la carte dinner in the Court of Two Sisters' outdoor courtyard; or Tujague's, the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans.

Not sure where to start when it comes to planning student travel adventures to New Orleans? No worries. New Orleans & Company offers complimentary planning services and customized itineraries for groups. Reach out to Rachel Funel ([email protected] or 504.566.5018) to get started.


Photos Courtesy of Cheryl Gerber, Rebecca Todd and Justen Williams  


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