We are less than ONE week away from the 87th AHIMA Convention and Exhibit in New Orleans, Louisiana and we thought we should explore the best sites and eats while you are visiting. The Big Easy is known for the easy-going, slow-paced lifestyle during the day and the music and energy that fills the streets at night. If you are not sure what to do when you aren’t visiting us at Booth #1447, we have prepared a list of places you must see before you leave the historic city. Make sure to stop by our booth and mention this blog for a SPECIAL PRIZE!
If you've never been to New Orleans, you must walk through the French Quarter. Stop at Pat O'Brien's and have a Hurricane while enjoying the musical talent along the cobblestone streets. Each night here on Bourbon Street is a big New Orleans celebration.
A local favorite! Get a taste of the rich culture in The Big Easy without all of the tourists. Only 1.5 miles from the convention center, you will find wonderful food, drinks and music without crazy, party crowds of the French Quarter.
Just a $1.25 street car ride will get you to this historic neighborhood. This is an awesome place to get away from the noise in the French Quarter and enjoy the beautiful homes and gardens.
Also known as the Place d'Armes and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960, Jackson Square is a nice, peaceful place to take a relaxing walk and enjoy one of most recognizable landmarks in all of New Orleans - The St. Louis Cathedral.
Cafe Du Monde
Start your day off right with some beignets (which the cafe is known for) and your favorite coffee drink (try the Cafe Au Lait). Cafe Du Monde has been serving up these fabulous beignets pictured on the right since 1862.
You can find these nearly everywhere you eat in New Orleans and for good reason - they are delicious! This traditional sandwich is served on a french baguette with some type of fried seafood.
Right in the heart of Bourbon Street, Pat O'Briens is know for their New Orleans style dishes and signature drinks. Less than a mile from the convention center, it is an easy walk after a day at AHIMA.
Known for their killer sandwiches and tasty seafood gumbo. Grab one for me and come say Hello! to your MediCopy team at Booth #1447.
Bayou Burger & Sports Company
Need a place to watch your favorite sports team play on Sunday before AHIMA exhibiting hours? Cheer them on from Bourbon Street with speciality burgers and beer at BB&SC!
- Dillon van der Wal, Business Development Executive