No matter if you’re only in New Orleans during #CHEST2019 for a day or for the entire meeting, we’ve got you covered on how to spend your time in the Big Easy outside of sessions and CHEST events!
Rise and shine! If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we’ve got the perfect way to start your morning before heading over to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to begin a day of learning. For a quick bite, try the ever popular Cafe du Monde Riverwalk next to the convention center for a light breakfast of beignets and café au lait, or Fulton Street Cafe.
Lunchtime: For something a little more hearty, head to Green Goddess in the French Quarter for southern comfort food. There’s something for everyone, as you’ll even find some vegan dishes on the menu. If you have time for a longer mid-day break, check out a Garden District Tour, Steam Boat on the River, or relax in Jackson Square.
Evening: You’ve had a long day of sessions, lectures, and exploring the exhibit hall, and now you want to wind down with a good meal (and maybe a drink!). For a slower vibe and space to linger and enjoy yourself, take an Uber/Lyft over to La Petite Grocery on Magazine Street for some tasty, traditional New Orleans dishes.
If you’re a night owl or looking for a late-night activity with a group of your friends and peers, there are plenty of places to find a cocktail on Bourbon Street, or listen to live jazz music along Frenchman Street.
There are many more things you can check out in New Orleans, and we hope you enjoy your stay during CHEST 2019.
*Note: If you’re staying in the hotel block near the convention center, many of the attractions, including the Convention Center, will be a short walking distance. Otherwise, we suggest taking an Uber or Lyft to reach your destination.