4 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer in New Orleans

Beat the Heat in New Orleans: Your Summer Guide


4 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer in New Orleans


New Orleans: Just for Fun, or Something More? Every summer, New Orleans greets us with its signature humidity. Luckily, this vibrant city offers plenty of ways to stay cool while enjoying all it has to offer. Here are some top tips to stay cool this summer in New Orleans, whether you’re a leisure traveler seeking refreshing treats and hidden gems, or a planner looking for a unique venue for your next corporate event.


Savor a Snoball


New Orleans snoballs - ACCENT New Orleans DMC


Nothing says summer in New Orleans like a refreshing snoball. These sweet, icy treats are a local favorite, perfect for cooling down on a hot day. The original snoball was created in 1936 with the “Sno Wizard” machine right here in New Orleans. You can experience this classic at the original SnoWizard Snoball Shop at 4001 Magazine St. For a deeper dive into the snoball culture, check out this video to Get a Taste of Snoballs in New Orleans.


Another iconic spot is Hansen’s Snobliz, a beloved establishment for over 82 years. Located at 4801 Tchoupitoulas St., Hansen’s often has lines down the street, filled with people eager to taste their house-made syrups in flavors like strawberry, nectar, and wedding cake. This family-owned and operated stand is a must-visit for a true New Orleans snoball experience.


Enjoy a New Orleans Style Daiquiris


New Orleans daiquiri - ACCENT New Orleans DMC


Think of the daiquiri as the snoball’s older, more spirited sibling. The classic cocktail was created in Daiquiri, Cuba, by American engineer Jennings Stockton Cox who used the ingredients he had available to him: rum, lime, and sugar. In New Orleans, daiquiris come in many flavors and are readily available around town, offering a fun and refreshing way to beat the heat.


Bourrée, located in Mid-City, offers seasonal fresh fruit daiquiris that change throughout the year. Their gin and tonic daiquiri is a menu staple, thanks to the locally sourced cucumbers available year-round. Don’t forget to pair your drink with their famous wings for a perfect summer snack.


For a comprehensive list of daiquiri shops from Uptown to Downtown, check out the recommendations from New Orleans and Company. Remember, enjoy your daiquiris responsibly!


Dive into Cool Pools


nopsi rooftop


When the heat becomes too much, a dip in the pool can be a lifesaver. Many New Orleans hotels offer day passes to their pools, even if you’re not a guest. Reserve a spot at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter, The Windsor Court Hotel, or The W Hotel French Quarter via Resortpass.com. Enjoy poolside food and drinks, and catch various events at Virgin Hotels New Orleans.


For a more intimate setting, visit The Chloe Uptown. This charming hotel offers access to its backyard tropical oasis with daily reservations available on its website. Guests receive a complimentary cocktail and a lounge chair to relax in from 11 AM – 3 PM or 5 PM – 9 PM.


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Explore Indoor Activities with Air Conditioning




Prefer staying indoors? New Orleans boasts plenty of cool, air-conditioned attractions.


JAMNOLA is an interactive art exhibit celebrating the city’s vibrant culture through twelve rooms and over twenty local artists. It’s a perfect spot for capturing Instagram-worthy photos, so ensure your phone is fully charged. This exhibit offers a fun and colorful way to experience New Orleans while staying cool.


The National World War II Museum provides a deep dive into the history of the war that changed the world. Spread across a six-acre campus in downtown New Orleans, the museum’s five pavilions cover different aspects of World War II, from the Pacific to Europe. It’s a fascinating, educational way to stay cool and enrich your understanding of history.


National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana


It might get hot in the Crescent City, but there are plenty of ways to stay cool this summer in New Orleans and have fun. Whether you’re savoring a snoball, sipping a daiquiri, lounging by a pool, or exploring air-conditioned indoor attractions, the city offers something for everyone.


But what if your New Orleans adventure isn’t just for fun? Unleash the power of New Orleans for your next corporate event by partnering with ACCENT New Orleans DMC, your expert event planning team. We craft unforgettable experiences that capture the essence of the Crescent City, no matter the season. Request an RFP and let’s start planning your extraordinary event!