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A Guide to 96 Hours in New Orleans

A Guide to 96 Hours in New Orleans

There are 30 days and counting until Sage Summit 2015!  The energy is building, keynotes have been announced, the Thursday night concert revealed, and now the travel preparation begins.  Look no further, the DSD Business Systems office has put together a list of our favorite eateries, attractions and some general travel trips!

We have an office full of proclaimed foodies, our top 5 picks of food you “must try” while in New Orleans:

  1. Café Du Monde – by far the most popular stop in New Orleans. Stop in to Café Du Monde for coffee and world famous beignets.  There are 2 locations close to Sage Summit, French Quarter and Riverwalk next to the Convention Center.
  2. Gumbo – this is another must try while in New Orleans. The Southern Living Website has some great recommendations for the best gumbo in New Orleans.
  3. Po-Boy’s Johnny’s Po-Boy Restaurant is said to be where the locals eat this famous treat.
  4. Oysters – not for the faint of heart, go out on a limb and try some at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar.
  5. Fresh Seafood The Crazy Lobster has been voted one of the best places to get a variety of local dishes with a riverfront dining experience.

Here are the top 5 “Things to Do” while in New Orleans:

  1. Voodoo Tour
  2. Swamp Tour
  3. World War II Museum
  4. River Boat Tour
  5. Mardi Gras Tour

Visit New Orleans Visitors Bureau & Mardi Gras World for more info.

Travel Tips

Being that it is now the middle of summer in NOLA, that means it’ll be hot and humid! Here’s some tips to remember while traveling:

  • Wear light clothing
  • Drink lots of water
  • Pack comfortable shoes

Getting around New Orleans

Getting to and from places in a new city can be a challenge.   Here are a few transportation tips:

  1. Uber – a ride share service offered in many metropolitan cities, including New Orleans is a great option. Often cheaper than a taxi or other shuttle service, Uber allows you to get from point A to point B at the click of a button.  Download the app, put in your pick-up and drop-off locations and an Uber driver will be at your service within minutes.  You can even see what the fare will be before you choose the service.
  1. Street Cars – this is another option for quick trips around the convention center and French Quarter. You can’t beat a $1.25 one-way trip fare.   norta.com
  1. Shuttles – Sage will have shuttles running from the 3 major hotels to the convention center. Look for more information closer to Sage Summit.

Visit DSD Business Systems at Sage Summit – Booth #620

DSD Business Systems is going to have a big announcement for Sage Summit — be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.  Of course if you are at Sage Summit, stop by booth #620, and I will be handing out some special prizes for tweeting along with us!   Our booth will be “cool as cash”, you won’t want to miss it!

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Written by
Melissa Secody, Accounting Manager at DSD Business Systems

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