Lodging, Food and Activities

Lodging Options

Providence House at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Phone: 504-944-7276

Holiday Inn- Downtown Superdome
Phone: 504-581-1600


Parkway Bakery – Mid-City
Has parking lot and plenty of room for big groups. Very busy at lunch but smaller crowd at night.

New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co. – Uptown and Metairie
Hamburgers and Seafood
Uptown location is right on the St. Charles Ave. streetcar line. Metairie location has more parking. Both locations are great for large groups.

Deanie’s – Metairie and French Quarter

Mother’s – Central Business District
Soul Food (Great Roast Beef/Debris Po-Boy)

Juan’s Flying Burritos – Mid-City
Great food, but you would most likely have to get it to go, as there is not much seating.

Lebanon’s Cafe – Uptown
Middle Eastern
Great Middle Eastern food in the Carrollton neighborhood. Good spot for smaller groups.

Ruby Slipper – Marigny/Mid-City/Central Business District

Cafe Du Monde – French Quarter (cash only) and Metairie
Beignets and Coffee

Morning Call – City Park (cash only, but ATM on-site)
Beignets and Coffee

Angelo Brocato – Mid-City
Italian Ice Cream

The Original New Orleans Sno-balls – Elysian Fields in Gentilly
Snowballs/Ice Cream

Spitfire Coffee – French Quarter

*These, of course, are just to name a few of the great restaurants in the city of New Orleans.

Places to Go

French Quarter/French Market
City Park
Saints/Pelicans/Zephyrs Game 


Parking around the French Quarter is convenient for visiting places like the Quarter and the Aquarium, and it costs about $15-$20.
If you want to ride the streetcar, park in Mid-City or Uptown, and you can ride it to the Quarter with a $3.00 day pass. Streetcar is cash only.