Ace New Orleans lives in the Warehouse District — close to art galleries, museums, shopping cocktails and just a short jaunt to the French Quarter.
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Six of Saturns
Six of Saturns is our annual festival celebration of music, visions and the collaborative spirit of New Orleans. For two weeks each spring, we gather to revel in the beats of the bayou, its musical legacy and commune with stage legends, big band street performers, activists and artists of every feather. Book using the code SOUL for 10% off of our classic rate plus a $50 stay credit and we’ll save your spot.
French Quarter Fest
An annual jamboree showcasing an all-out medley of local Louisiana music, French Quarter Festival transforms its namesake neighborhood into a free, blocks-big venue for one weekend. Booths by the city’s culinary stalwarts line the streets to keep revelers sated.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Bourbon Street & French Quarter
The most famous street in New Orleans is the soul of the city’s nightlife and live music scene. Stroll through the historic French Quarter, for eclectic shopping and dining and enjoy the bars and jazz clubs of Bourbon Street.
Since beginning as a medical college in 1834, we’ve grown into one of the most well-respected research universities in the country. We’re one of just 62 members of the Association of American Universities, an elite group of top-ranked research institutions. Tulane University is less than four miles or a 20 minute screet car ride from Ace Hotel New Orleans.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Smoothie King Center
The Smoothie King Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is home to the NBA New Orleans Pelicans basketball team. Ace Hotel New Orleans is located less than half a mile away.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
The Caesars Superdome, home to the NFL champion New Orleans Saints, is located in the city’s central business district. Ace Hotel New Orleans is conveniently located less than half a mile from this stadium, making it the perfect choice for visitors who wish to attend an event or game at this magnetic, awe-inspiring structure.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
The National WWII Museum
Learn about the experiences of American men and women who went through World War II through artifacts and interactive exhibits and the Tom Hanks–produced film Beyond All Boundaries. 10Min walk from Ace Hotel New Orleans through the CBDVisit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
The Aquarium of the Americas + Audubon Butterfly and Insectarium
A slippery, creepy-crawly tour of insect and aquatic life from across the Americas — including the Amazon, Caribbean, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. Thursday–Monday, 10 am–5pmVisit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Located in historic Uptown, Audubon Zoo features animals and habitats from across the globe, plus educational programs and hands-on encounters. Wednesday–Friday, 10am–4pm Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pmVisit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Stella Jones Gallery
With 20 years in the CBD, this African-American owned gallery makes African and Caribbean fine art accessible, with a focus on telling the stories of New Orleans. Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm Sunday, by appointment.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
Jonathan Ferrara gallery features monthly exhibitions from emerging to established local, national and international artists. Globally renowned, this space curates provocative art with a message. Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm Sunday and Monday, by appointment.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Arthur Roger Gallery
Arthur Roger Gallery is a contemporary arts space that presents mid-career and established artists. Housed in two spaces next door to each other (plus a convenient framing shop not too far away). Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm Mondays, by appointment.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Just down the way from CAC, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art — dedicated to both visual art and Southern traditions of music, literature and cuisine. Open seven days a week, 10am–5pm Advanced tickets required.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Barrel Proof is a whiskey and beer spot with a selection of over 300 choices at your disposal. They feature craft cocktails and curated spirits aside from whiskey — as well as small bites.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Located inside Maison De La Luz, this picturesque bar is where high design meets French Salon. Its cocktail program is designed by Paris-based Quixotic Projects.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
City Park is an archetypal urban greenspace — a full 50% larger than Central Park in New York. Self-funded through memberships and attractions, it’s ideal for visitors young and old — featuring the Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, Storyland, the Carousel, swan boat and bike rentals, a Cafe Du Monde location, the Botanical Gardens, horseback riding, disc golf and plenty of walking.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)
The south’s leading multidisciplinary arts center and one of our favorite neighbors. Hours: Wednesday–Monday, 11am–5pm Closed Tuesdays, reservations required.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Vices in abundance and unabashed indulgences abound over debaucherous parties and parades set in Carnival season before Lent settles in.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
An annual celebration of music, spontaneity and the collaborative spirit, Jazz Fest showcases the city’s legendary musical legacy across 13 stages and soul-shaking sound stylings from gospel to folk to zydeco.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Essence Festival of Culture
One-of-a-kind magic sweeps the city during this three-day celebration, named for its founding magazine. Stars, speakers and conversations about gender, race, culture and art light up the Fourth of July weekend fest.Book Now Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Tales of the Cocktail
The bar industry descends upon the city for TOTC’s full week of cocktails, cuisine and culture, with tastings and seminars on mixology and more open to pros and casual cocktail enthusiasts alike.Book Now Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
Red Dress Run
A race by any other name. Red Dress Run is, well, what you’d think: Runners don red dresses and dash a two-mile track through the French Quarter and Marigny while raising funds for local causes.
White Linen Night
An Arts District mainstay, White Linen Night breezes into downtown on the first Saturday of August. Attendees dress in the titular attire and head out to Julia Street for a night of gallery hopping with stops to dine and drink along the way.
The multi-day extravaganza of Southern Decadence is a fiercely anticipated annual fete lasting Labor Day Weekend. The radical gay revel goes day through night with drag shows, dance parties and parades.
The Bayou Classic — a commemoration of historically Black colleges and universities, tradition, sportsmanship, marching bands and a little friendly competition — sees the Southern University Jaguars and the Grambling State University Tigers go head-to-head on Thanksgiving weekend.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
All in good fun. Two league champions, one from the SEC division and one from the Big 12, are destined to meet each December at this old-fashioned American college football game.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
New Orleans Bowl
A rivalry rich since 2001, the New Orleans Bowl traditionally features schools from the Sun Belt and Conference-USA in a postseason Superdome matchup.Visit Website – This link opens in a new browser tab
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