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From Jazz Fest to Jackson Square, you can count on us for insider intel on the best the Big Easy has to offer. Check back monthly for details on our favorite festivals, fairs, and all-round attractions.

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    Sparking Joy On Your Wedding Day: Small But Incredibly Effective Touches

    January 29

    Weddings are magical occasions, where two hearts unite and celebrate their love surrounded by friends and family. Amidst the flurry of planning and preparations, it’s often the small, thoughtful touches that leave the most lasting impressions. These minor elements can transform your special day into an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

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    Exploring New Orleans' Iconic Architecture and Landmarks

    June 20

    Exploring the mesmerizing city of New Orleans is akin to embarking on a captivating journey through time. With its lively culture, abundant history, and architectural grandeur, the city entices tourists to investigate its iconic landmarks and absorb themselves in the tales they possess. Among these treasures stands the National WWII Museum—a remarkable testament to New Orleans' commitment to honoring its past and embracing its enduring spirit in the modern world.

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    Modern Ways to Incorporate Tradition into Your Wedding

    April 11

    Every bride dreams of a lavish wedding, a wedding of something old, something borrowed, and something blue. While sticking to tradition may be beautiful and timelessly spectacular, a little unconventionality will spark a sense of the wedding of the century. For every bride looking towards an element of extraordinaire and an element of tradition in her wedding, keep reading this article to find wonderful ideas for the big day.

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    Wedding Gift Etiquette Explained: Everything You Need to Know

    September 30

    So you have a date, a dress-code-approved outfit, and a fierce craving for bubbly. The last thing left on your wedding guest to-do list is probably figuring out a wedding gift. If you find yourself struggling, we have some answers!

    Explore our wedding gift etiquette guide below where we’ve answered all of your questions. From how much to spend to what to buy, we’ve got your etiquette puzzles solved.

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    Attending Your First Wedding? 7 Things You Need To Know To Avoid Faux Pas

    September 20

    Attending a wedding can be a bit stressful for some, especially if you have not been to one of these events before and do not know what to expect. Weddings in New Orleans are particularly enjoyable, as the city offers so much to see and do. 

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    Why The Higgins Hotel is Ideal for Art Lovers

    July 09

    Step outside the doors of the Higgins Hotel and you’re in the midst of a thriving arts district. Access to the world famous National WWII Museum is a given, but you’re also perfectly positioned to explore an area boasting free public art, along with intimate galleries where the artists themselves are ready to tell their stories.

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    A Globetrotter's Guide To Spring In New Orleans

    March 12

    Spring is one of the best times to visit The Big Easy. In a city that reveals itself slowly, it’s important to stop and smell the roses. Become fully immersed in the magic of New Orleans with these fun springtime activities.

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    The History of the Sazerac

    February 12

    New Orleans is a city full of mystery and intrigue, it’s only fitting that the most famous drink to come out of The Crescent City—the Sazerac—is equally as mystifying. In a town brimming with cocktails and celebrations, the Sazerac is synonymous with New Orleans and was even designated the “Official Cocktail of New Orleans” by the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2008.

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    A Cozy Evening In

    August 10

    Who doesn’t love spending a cozy evening relaxing indoors after a long day of work or play? Here at Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, we make it easy to unwind.

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    Old Time New Orleans

    May 04

    While World War II history abounds at the nearby museum, the city of New Orleans has a long and varied history that spans centuries. It's worth digging into before future trips.

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    The Big Easy Celebrates the Luck of the Irish

    March 02

    Mardi Gras may be over, but here in New Orleans, the party never truly stops. If you’re in the mood for another outstanding parade or two, you must check out the St. Patrick's Day festivities all across the Big Easy.

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    Mardi Gras: The Holiday Synonymous with New Orleans

    February 03

    Carnival season is in full swing here in New Orleans, and as we approach Mardi Gras, which falls on February 25th this year, the festivities grow ever more elaborate. Here are three of the largest and most popular parades you can catch in the run, up to the 25th:

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    The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

    January 06

    One of our favorite New Orleans art museums, located mere steps from our hotel, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art testifies to the eclectic cultural traditions that have come together since the early 18th-century to make the American South such a potent incubator of creativity.

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    Christmas Magic in New Orleans

    December 02

    Throughout the month of December, the holiday spirit abounds here in New Orleans. Though the full scope of festivities is impossible to capture in one list, here are three family-friendly favorites sure to inspire Yuletide cheer:

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    Remembering our Namesake... over Brunch

    November 01

    The month of November brings Veterans Day, when the WWII offers free admission to all. In addition to a number of fascinating film screenings, you may also have the opportunity to get to know our namesake: Andrew Higgins.

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    Keeping the Story Alive: Higgins Spotlights A Bygone Era

    October 01

    As the Warehouse District’s newest upscale hotel, you would think that the Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton would highlight the sparse, futuristic atmosphere contemporary hotels favor nowadays. 

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    The SoHo of the South

    September 02

    No visit to New Orleans is complete without a deep dive into the historic and picturesque neighborhood surrounding the Higgins Hotel. 

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