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Welcome to the Best Western Plus Westbank hotel blog. Feel free to catch up on our hotel news, learn a little about Harvey, Louisiana and discover festive annual local events. We want you to always be in the know when you stay with us!


The Top Attractions in New Orleans Right Now

  • August 24, 2021

Image via Tim Toomey


New Orleans is bursting with fun events. Even as summer draws to a close, there are still several attractions and celebrations taking place throughout the city. From the largest gay pride festival in New Orleans to the return of football season, check out the top events in New Orleans right now. 


New Orleans Saints

It’s that time of year once again! Pre-season football has kicked off in New Orleans, and you can still catch a Saints game this August. The Arizona Cardinals play the Saints at home on Saturday, August 28th, with their home opener scheduled for September 12th against the Green Bay Packers. Prepare to see Jameis Winston in action in the first regular-season game since Drew Brees’ retirement. 


Southern Decadence 

One of the largest gay celebrations in the city is back for 2021. Though the usual lineup has been altered due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Southern Decadence is still returning for 2021. The 5-day event is kicking off September 2nd and ending September 6th, and as always, the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets will be the epicentre of the celebration. The exact schedule for Southern Decadence 2021 is still TBA, so be sure to check their website for further details. 


COOLinary New Orleans

Everyone that’s been to New Orleans will tell you that the city has some incredible cuisine. COOLinary New Orleans is a chance for visitors and locals alike to celebrate NoLa’s vibrant food scene. During the entire month of August, restaurants all over the city are serving delicious specialty dishes at discount prices. There are over 80 participating restaurants at the 2021 COOLinary New Orleans event, each serving tasty two and three-course meals. Two to three-course lunch menus are $20 or less while three-course dinner menus are $39 or less. There are lots of participating restaurants located in the popular French Quarter or downtown New Orleans. 


If you’re visiting New Orleans this summer or fall, then be sure to book a room at the Best Western Plus Westbank. We combine excellent service and family-friendly amenities with a top-notch location in the heart of the city.


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