Things to Do at the New Orleans NFLC

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Bienvenue à la Nouvelle-Orléans (Welcome to New Orleans)!

FBLA-PBL will be finishing its National Fall Leadership Conference season in New Orleans, the
home of carnival, good times, and the melting pot of culture, music, and food. This will be an
amazing experience for all members and advisers in attendance. The
conference atmosphere is half of the experience of NFLCs, while the other half is
experiencing the conference city. You couldn’t have picked a better city to relax and make memories.

While you are in New Orleans, there are some crucial places and activities to participate in to
complete a true NOLA visit!Hopefully, some of you can hit all of the major spots on my list.

Here are the Top 10 experiences you can’t miss while in New Orleans for the 2014 NFLC!

  1. Visit the Crown of the French Quarter: Jackson Square
    1. The French Quarter’s heart and soul is a must-see, boasting a statue of Andrew Jackson at its center and a ragtag collection of artists and fortune-tellers fringing its perimeter. At the Square’s crown are three 18th-century architectural glories: the Cabildo, a former city hall where the Louisiana Purchase was signed; St. Louis Cathedral; and the Presbytère.
  2. Take a stroll down Magazine Street
    1. Magazine Street—from the Lower Garden District to Audubon Park in Uptown—offers stores to explore include Derby Pottery for its handmade tiles and Crescent City water-meter clocks; Hemline for its local fashion sense and sensibility; Dirty Coast for localized, graphic T-shirts; Mignon Faget for unique, Louisiana-inspired jewelry; and Perlis, a preppy clothing store known for its crawfish-logo polo shirts.
  3. Experience New Orleans Music Culture
    1. Check out Frenchmen Street in the Marigny, a historic neighborhood within walking distance of the FrenchQuarter. Clubs like DBA, Snug Harbor, and The Blue Nile draw renowned jazz bands and solo performers, while restaurants such as The Three Muses and the Marigny Brasserie cater to the late-night crowds. The vibe is freewheeling and enthusiastic, with a lot of shoulder rubbing between locals and travelers.