It's summertime in New Orleans once again, and though we've been here before, the speed and intensity with which this year's season arrived feels particularly brutal. Rather than try to escape the city during the dog days we suggest cooling off in dark, air-conditioned places with icy drinks and simple, cooling food that hasn't come anywhere near a stove. Say goodbye to long pants for the next couple of months, bring something to blot your brow and get ready to beat the heat.
New, cool and classic treats to beat the heat
Museum passes, streaming films, seeds and more
Poolside dive-ins, sing-alongs and more
From swanky hotels with cocktails to wave pools
Summer concerts and music festivals in New Orleans
Tours and fest highlights