Heading to New Orleans? Here’s a quick guide to the city


DeMarcus Cousins and the men’s basketball team get the crowd excited in the over time of UK’s win 75-74 over Mississippi State Bridgestone Arena in the SEC Finals on Sunday, March 14, 2010. Photo by Britney McIntosh

New Orleans

Distance from Lexington: 748 miles, 12 hour drive.

Stadium: New Orleans Arena, Home of NBA’s New Orleans Hornets

Capacity: 17,000

Where to go:

  • Bourbon Street: Need to say more?
  • Magazine Street: For all your shopping needs.
  • French Quarter: The trifecta of NOLA. Food, shops and music.
  • Harrah’s Casino

Where to stay:

  • Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter: 821 Gravier Street
  • Courtyard By Marriott – St. Charles Ave: 124 St. Charles Avenue
  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel: 500 Canal Street
  • Quality Inn & Suites Downtown: 210 O’keefe Avenue