NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans was named the fourth best large city in the country by esteemed travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. New Orleans ranked amongst other top U.S. cities including Chicago (1), Minneapolis (2), and Boston (3). The Readers’ Choice Awards celebrate the top travel experiences and destinations, as selected by nearly 430,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers this year.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized as a top city amongst some of the most popular destinations in the country. Our history, neighborhoods and, most of all, our unique culture embody the authentic spirit that is felt by every visitor who experiences New Orleans,” said Stephen Perry, president and CEO of New Orleans & Company. “This year has been a year of growth for the city, including a new airport terminal expected to open this fall, new restaurants, museums and more things to do and places to stay than ever before. We look forward to welcoming future visitors to New Orleans.”

“We are very excited to receive this recognition and we celebrate with the other cities listed by Condé Nast Traveler in its list of Best Large Cities,” commented Mark Romig, president and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. “This can only be achieved through the hard work, passion and focus of the more than 87,000 people who work in the hospitality, and we are deeply grateful for their efforts to ensure unforgettable experiences for our visitors from around the industry.”

A list of the Top 10 Hotels in New Orleans: Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 can be found here. The full list of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards can be found here, and a full list of New Orleans’ accolades here.