The Annual Meeting is only weeks away, taking place in one of the nation’s most exciting and spirited cities, New Orleans! Join us May 19-21, 2016 for PECAA’s signature event of the year!
To help you make the most of your time in New Orleans, here is a list of the “must-see” streets to visit. Whether you want to hit a mecca of boutique shopping, focus your energy on avant-garde art galleries, revel in the rich history of original mansions and elegant homes, or just want to scope out the most diverse areas for entertainment – this list will put you in the know.
1. St. Charles Avenue
Take a ride on the streetcar to discover the historic mansions along this oak-lined avenue. Popular stops include the Columns Hotel and Audubon Park. During Mardi Gras season this is the place to be for parade-watching. Read more about St. Charles Avenue.
2. Canal Street
Originally designed to be the city’s main street, Canal Street lies between the French Quarter and the Central Business District. This is a great starting point for all your New Orleans adventures, especially since you can hop on the red Canal Street streetcars to head out to a number of spots in Mid-City, including the New Orleans Museum of Art and Mandina’s Restaurant. Read more about Canal Street.
3. Bourbon Street
Bourbon Street is world famous for its nightlife and is the perfect starting point for a bachelor party or girls’ night out. But if you know where to look, Bourbon Street is also home to historic bars, jazz and burlesque clubs. Check out Fritzel’s or Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, or treat yourself to a meal at Galatoire’s, which has been serving upscale Creole cuisine since 1905. Read more about Bourbon Street.
4. Magazine Street
Magazine Street has six whole miles of boutique shopping from Uptown to the Lower Garden District. You’ll also find both high-end and casual dining, spas and salons, coffee shops and art galleries along this commercial stretch. Read more about Magazine Street.
5. Royal Street
Though it runs parallel to Bourbon Street, Royal Street feels like a whole other world. Lined with art galleries, antique shops and fine dining, this street is full of culture and history, and it is known to have some of the most stunning architecture in the city. Read more about Royal Street.
6. Frenchmen Street
Frenchmen Street is the heart and soul of New Orleans’ live music scene. Most bars and clubs have no cover charge, making it easy to wander in and out and experience a variety of artists and styles. Check out local favorite spots like Spotted Cat or d.b.a. Read more about Frenchmen Street.
7. Esplanade Avenue
Stretching from the French Quarter all the way to City Park, Esplanade Avenue was historically the home of the Creole upper class. Today you can still see many of the original elegant homes and townhouses along the oak-lined avenue. Rent a bike and take in the sights! Read more about Esplanade Street.
8. Julia Street
Located in the New Orleans Arts District, locals have nicknamed Julia Street “Gallery Row.” The street is lined with prestigious galleries housing works by some of the South’s most accomplished artists. The galleries host monthly art walks and openings on the first Saturday of the month, but locals really flock to the District’s two biggest annual block parties, Art for Arts Sake and White Linen Night. Read more about Julia Street!
9. Oak Street
Once the main street of the historic Town of Carrolton, Oak Street has been revitalized and gives the present neighborhood a small town feel. Several restaurants, shops and bars line the street, including Maple Leaf Bar, one of the city’s most famous music clubs. It’s also the location of one of the year’s most delicious festivals, the Oak Street Po-Boy Fest. Read more about Oak Street.
10. Maple Street
Running parallel to St. Charles Avenue, near both Tulane and Loyola Universities, Maple Street is a haven for students and academics. The street is lined with boutique shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores and affordable bars. Read more about Maple Street.
11. Freret Street
Freret Street has experienced a true transformation in the years following Hurricane Katrina. The corridor is full of offbeat bars and restaurants, yoga studios, coffee shops and boutiques. Check out Cure, one of the leaders in NOLA’s craft cocktail scene, or grab a hot dog topped with crawfish étouffée from the original location of Dat Dog. Read more about Freret Street.
12. Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
Made famous for its residents’ efforts during the Civil Rights Movement, Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is known for its rich ethnic diversity and creative energy. Today the street hosts the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the New Orleans Jazz Market. Read more about Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard.
13. St. Claude Avenue
A haven for artists, performers and co-ops, St. Claude Avenue is home to some of the most avant-garde galleries and performance spaces in the city, as well as a number of affordably hip restaurants. See a comedy show at The New Movement or join a late-night dance party at Hi Ho Lounge. Read more about St. Claude Avenue.
Are you excited yet? We are! We’ll meet you in NOLA for the 2016 Annual Meeting and a true taste of Big Easy culture! Visit pcom.cloudroots.net/2016-annual-meeting for complete details.
Registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting is open! The event is open to both doctors and staff and there is a limited amount of space available so please register early to secure your spot at this can’t miss event! Please note that each individual person from your practice who plans to attend will need to submit their own separate registration form. Five total people, including at least one doctor, may register for the meeting.
You are responsible for booking your hotel room at the New Orleans Marriott. Please note that registering for the meeting does not mean your hotel room as been booked. Click the link below to book your room now through PECAA’s online reservation site: