Only in New Orleans
A vibrant music scene, world-class restaurants, a rich confluence of cultures and traditions, and the opportunity to make a difference in the largest urban renewal project ever undertaken in our country: these are just a few of the unique characteristics that define our remarkable city. Visit this page for a fun list of things to do around New Orleans.
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Tulane's campus is located in an area known as Uptown, which is near the Garden District of New Orleans. The campus is also just a four mile street car ride away from downtown New Orleans, so students have easy access to all of the city's vast cultural offerings. New Orleans is defined by its distinct museums, live music venues around every corner, hundreds of art galleries and nearly 1,200 restaurants. In addition, the city hosts more festivals per capita than any other city in the U.S. Some of the most famous festivals include the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Festival, and, the most famous festival of all: Mardi Gras.
For professional sports fans, watching the Saints at the Superdome or checking out the Hornets at the Arena is a fantastic time. New Orleans frequently hosts nationally televised sporting events as well: New Orleans and Tulane will hosted the Men's College Basketball Final Four in 2012, and the upcoming 2013 Super Bowl will be played in the Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints!
Louisiana is a "Sportsman's Paradise", so there are many fun opportunities for students who like the outdoors. Audubon Park, one of the most beautiful city parks in the country, also happens to be right across the street from Tulane's campus. With a par 62 golf course, several athletic fields and ambling trails, the park is always alive with activity.
New Orleans is an endless provider for Tulane students, and it is only natural that students give back to the city on a regular basis. Helping rebuild New Orleans is part of the fabric of our institution. Students have been involved in nearly every aspect of New Orleans’ rebirth, and their efforts have made a tangible difference in the lives of others.
Did You Know?
Tulane is home to the Hogan Jazz Archive, the world's premier source of recordings, photographs and books about New Orleans jazz from its traditional roots to its modern form.