Whether strolling through the French Quarter, catching a live jazz show, or indulging in the world-famous food, New Orleans offers a range of diverse activities to suit every interest. Family: Bring the family and explore the array of kidfriendly attractions in New Orleans, most of which are within walking distance of the hotel. You can explore the Aquarium of the Americas, Audobon Zoo, Entergy IMAX Theatre, and the Louisiana Children’s Museum. Music: As the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans has an array of venues offering live music every night of the week. Within walking distance from the hotel, Bourbon Street offers everything from jazz to classic rock to Top 40s, and Frenchmen Street has some of the world’s most authentic jazz clubs as well as reggae, blues, and funk. Cuisine: New Orleans cuisine is built on a tradition that stretches from Paris to Port au Prince and from Cadiz to the Congo. Every day, the city’s more than 1,000 eateries ready themselves to welcome their guests with a gusto. They spoon the gumbo, blacken the redfish, smoke the pork, and plate the dishes with a respect for the old flavors and a warm welcome to new trends. Tours: Explore the antebellum mansions of the Garden District, find a ghost, take a tour on the bayou, or learn the history of the mighty Mississippi River as you discover all this magical city has to offer. Museums: Entrench yourself in the Big Easy’s cultural and artistic displays, including the National World War II Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, and Southern Food & Beverage Museum. Recreation: New Orleans is the perfect locale to enjoy the outdoors, with incredible options for golfing, fishing, hunting, and more. Shopping: From antiques to luxury fashion labels, New Orleans has it all. Be sure to check out Canal Place for sophisticated shopping, Royal Street in the French Quarter, Magazine Street in the Garden District, and the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Discover New Orleans – Welcome to the Big Easy Additional Details Transportation All major airlines have service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, with many direct flights arriving daily. The Roosevelt New Orleans is just a 20-minute drive from the airport, with car, cab, and shuttle service readily available. You can contact The Roosevelt’s concierge team for transportation pricing and arrangements. Weather October is a great time to visit New Orleans, as the weather remains fairly warm but without the extreme heat and humidity typical of the summer months. Average temperatures in early October are 81 degrees during the day and 62 degrees at night. What to Wear We have received a few questions about the dress code for the APCA Convention, and while there are no actual rules, here are a few suggestions: APCA meetings are largely business casual. For men that includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or polo, and loafers or dress shoes. For women, that includes dress, skirt or slacks, and a blouse or nice top. At the evening events — Wednesday’s Welcome Dinner and Saturday’s Final Banquet — people get a little dressier. Many men wear sport coats. Pre- and Post-Convention Rates The Roosevelt will honor the discounted APCA room rate for three days before and three days after the convention, based on availability. Registration Please complete the registration form (back page) and email it to email@example.com.