Engage 2019, Acquia’s annual conference is just around the corner and we’re ready to bring the top leaders in digital and customer experience together in the vibrant city of New Orleans. It’s all happening this November 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency. While we’ve already covered the many enriching speaker sessions and workshops, Engage offers so many more experiences you won’t find listed on your agenda. Swap best practices with others in your industry, connect with attendees on and offline and celebrate NOLA style. We want you to take advantage of your time both inside and outside the Engage venue, so here are our tips for making the most of your trip.
Explore the Big Easy
On top of all the thrilling announcements and activities we have planned during Engage this year, we want attendees to spend time exploring the host city itself. As you unwind and reflect on each day’s agenda, here are some of our recommendations to check out and “Laissez les bon temps rouler.”
History and Hauntings
The National WWII Museum - A must-see for any American history buff, this museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia features and a jaw-dropping collection of artifacts and oral histories that take you deep into the story of WWII.
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum - Witness the evolution of modern health care and medicine at this 1823 creole apothecary that once housed America’s first licensed pharmacist, Louis Dufilho, Jr.
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum - This museum holds mysteries and secrets around every corner. Learn all about the city folklore of zombies, gris-gris and Voodoo Queens right in the heart of New Orleans French Quarter.
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 - If these tales of voodoo and mysticism put you in the spooky spirit, take part in one of New Orleans famous cemetery tours.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Variety is the spice of life, and when it comes to the New Orleans food scene there’s an endless amount of delicious Cajun and Creole dishes to taste. No matter if you’re craving heaping bowls of gumbo and jambalaya, savory po’boys or sugar-coated beignets, here are a few of the must-try places to eat.
K-Paul’s - One of the founding players in the Cajun food revolution, this spot introduced the world to the mouthwatering “blackened” style of cooking and offers some of the city’s best bowls of gumbo.
Jacques-Imos Cafe - Top of the list for authentic “Nawlins” comfort food, this uptown cafe boasts fried grits, fried green tomatoes and even alligator sausage cheesecake!
Hotel Monteleone Carousel Bar - Serving the young-at-heart in New Orleans since 1949, The Carousel is a favorite place for tourists on a night out thanks to its rotating carousel design and intricate cocktail menu.
New Orleans is bursting with cultural flavor, so make sure you take a big bite! For a more in-depth list of spots to visit during your stay in NOLA, check out our Discover New Orleans Guide.