Despite all the attractions old and new in New Orleans, one place the city has historically come up short is on the golf course. But even that is no longer true. This past spring, the TPC of Louisiana opened just outside the city. Owned by the PGA Tour, the facility is the latest in the Tournament Player's Club Network (also known as stadium courses), and is purely public, which instantly made it the premier venue for visitors. It will host the city's PGA Tour event, previously held at a private club, and will even feature local Cajun and Creole cuisine in the clubhouse.

For golfers, gourmands, art and history buffs, shoppers, conventioneers, or just plain tourists, it's never been easier to have a big time in The Big Easy.

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café adelaide, (504) 595-3305,

canal streetcar line, (504) 339-5087,

city park, (504) 482-4888,

contemporary arts center,
(504) 528-3805,

loews new orleans hotel, (504) 595-3300,

louisiana artworks,
(504) 523-1465,

louisiana children's museum, (504) 523-1357,

national d-day museum, (504) 527-6012,

ogden museum of southern art, (504) 539-9600,