Some people go to the beach in summer. Others to the mountains. And still others like to do a little time traveling. New Orleans’ Tricentennial celebration is the perfect place to go if you’re a history buff and know what it means to love New Orleans.
This June, follow the music to Preservation Hall. Louis Armstrong once said “that's where you'll find all of the greats." He was right then and he’d be right now.
Brush up on your War of 1812 history with a trip to the Chalmette Battlefield where Andrew Jackson and Jean Lafitte took on the British in 1815, after the war had ended. Go see “New Orleans: The Founding Era” at the Historic New Orleans Collection for more great stories you can share when you get back home.
Three hundred years of fascinating tales, inventive cuisine, soul-stirring music and breathtaking architecture await your exploration this summer. To prepare for your trip, binge watch the WYES series “Tricentennial Moments,” and read The Times-Picayune’s 300 for 300, a compilation of 300 stories celebrating the city.
This June, the properties that make up the French Quarter Hotels Collection are making it easier for you to go back in time.
And at Hotel Provincial, you can get 10% off your room rate, a buy one get one free drink coupon, and $10 off parking when you call 504-581-4995. Just mention this offer when you book.
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, each of the guest rooms and suites in the Hotel Provincial is uniquely furnished with antiques bestowing a warm and relaxing ambiance.
The French Market Inn, New Orleans, La., is tucked away on the banks of the Mississippi River in the center of the French Quarter.