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New Orleans is a city of music, color, and exuberance and represents a unique blend of cultures. Visit historic landmarks, try a new food, or attend the French Quarter Festival! What ever you do, build in time during your Convention schedule to explore everything this unique city has to offer.

 

Weather

The temperatures at the beginning of April are expected to be in the high 60s and low 70s Fahrenheit in New Orleans. Thunderstorms are possible.

 

Directions

The Astor Crown Plaza is located just under 16 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and there are several methods of transportation available: 

 

Taxicabs: A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.
 
Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the CBD for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call in advance of your travel date for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. For group reservations of 50 or more people please dial 1-866-596-2699. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area. www.airportshuttleneworleans.com.
 
Airport Limousines: Airport Limousine is the official limousine service for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.  Convenient kiosks are located in the baggage claim area and no hassle curb side pickups are available.  Rates begin at $58 for 1 or 2 passengers.  Visit their web site for more information/reservations.  
 
Public Transit: The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) Bus picks up outside airport Entrance #7 on the upper level. jeffersontransit.org  The fare for Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) is $2.00. The fare boxes will accept $1, $5, $10, $20 dollar bills and all U.S. coins.  The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, down Airline Drive into New Orleans, which takes approximately 50 minutes. The Airport bus stop is on the second level of the Airport in the outer lanes at Door 7.  For more information on public transit in the area, visit the Jefferson Transit website, www.jeffersontransit.org, or the RTA website www.norta.com.

 

Automobile Rental: There are 9 rental agencies with offices on the lower level of the airport. Check with each company for rates. Click here to view rental car company contact information.

 
French Quarter Festival

 

During the IASB Convention, one of the largest music festivals held in New Orleans will be going on right outside of our hotel in the French Quarter. Highlights include more than 1,500 musicians and 60 food vendors and best of all, its free! Be sure to build in time to your schedule to enjoy this one of a kind musical event.

 

For more information, Click Here.

 

 
Points of Interest

Cultural & Historic

Outdoors

Art & Music 

 

 

Restaurants

Near the Astor Crown Plaza

Near the House of Blues

 

 

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