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Savoring the Crescent City: Things to See and Do in New Orleans During the Inside Self-Storage World Expo

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What you’ve read here is just a sampling of the wonderful things to see and do in New Orleans. A quick Google search will uncover other treasures such as the New Orleans City Park (including Carousel Gardens, the Botanical Garden and Storyland), Audubon Nature Institute (including a zoo, aquarium, IMAX theater and more), and the New Orleans Museum of Art. You can take one of many boat tours of the Honey Island Swamp, or visit local plantations such as Oak Alley, Nottoway and Beauregard House. You can gamble at Harrah’s or visit Mardi Gras World.

Whatever your fancy, the Crescent City has something for you. Join us at the ISS Expo to get your questions answered, learn solutions for your self-storage business challenges, and enjoy one of the nation’s most enthralling cities. For more information about the complete expo program, visit


Quick N’awlins Pronunciation Guide

If you’ve never been to the city, you’ll quickly discover the locals have their own way of speaking. Don’t be pegged as a tourist with linguistic faux pas. This quick guide to common words and locations will help you be less obvious.

  • Vieux Carre (The French Quarter) ― voo cah-RAY
  • Tchoupitoulis ― chop-ih-TOO-lus
  • Burgundy ― ber-GUN-dee (Not like the wine!)
  • Marigny ― MA-ruh-knee
  • Chartres ― CHAW-tuhs or CHAHR-ters
  • Dauphine ― daw-FEEN
  • Metairie ― MET-uh-ree
  • Carondelet ― cah-rahn-doh-LET
  • Toulouse ― TOO-loose
  • Tulane ― TOO-lane
  • Calliope ― CAL-ee-ope (Not like the instrument!)
  • Conti ― con-TYE
  • Iberville ― IH-ber-ville (Not "eye-ber-ville"!)
  • Pontchartrain ― PONCH-ah-train
  • Laissez les bon temps roullez! (Let the good times roll!) ― LAY-zay lay bawn tom roo-LAY)



About-Town Happenings While You're There

What: Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert
When: Thursday, Sept. 30, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Pavilion of Two Sisters, City Park Botanical Garden

Stroll through the New Orleans Botanical Garden at twilight, settle in with a mint julep, and enjoy the finest musicians New Orleans has to offer. This popular music series offers jazz, classical, and Latin American music.

What: New Orleans Saints v. Carolina Panthers
When: Sunday, Oct. 3, Noon
Where: Louisiana Superdome

The New Orleans Saints football team kicks off against the Carolina Panthers. Go Saints!

What:Vieux Carré Matinées
When: Tuesday-Saturday, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: LePetit Theater, 616 St. Peter St.

The Historic New Orleans Collection and Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré present Vieux Carré Matinées, a series of free films and tours celebrating Louisiana’s history and culture. The program opens with a brief tour of the nation’s oldest continuously operated little-community theatre. Afterward, participants can view one of 10 films, each addressing a different aspect of the region, including the Battle of New Orleans, Creole cooking and visual artists of the city. Free and open to the public.

What: Music Concert Garden Party
When: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 5-9 p.m.
Where:City Park Botanical Garden

Free and open to the public and sponsored by the Backbeat Foundation, this concert features Paul Sanchez and The Rolling Road Show as well as Seth Walker. A featured local chef or restaurant will serve up signature cuisine, and a full range of beverages will be available.

What: Art Exhibit, “Ancestors and Descendants: Ancient Southwestern America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century”
When: July 24-Oct. 24
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art

The exhibition consists of 73 antique photographs of Native American subjects and 84 Native American artifacts, including Navaho and Pueblo textiles, pottery and jewelry. All materials were collected by George Hubbard Pepper, the first anthropologist/archeologist to excavate Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico, between 1895 and 1905.

What: Piano Lounge Night
When: Nightly
Where: Pat O’Brien’s, 718 St. Peter

Clap your hands and stomp your feet with Pat O's piano players! No cover. Be sure to try one of the bar’s world-famous hurricanes while you’re there.

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