Cool summer 2018: your guide to summer in New Orleans_lowres

 

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.

What to eat and drink in New Orleans this summer

New, cool and classic treats to beat the heat

Check it out: how to score free stuff at New Orleans libraries

Museum passes, streaming films, seeds and more

Summer screenings: where to catch a flick in New Orleans

Poolside dive-ins, sing-alongs and more

10 pools to check out in New Orleans this summer

From swanky hotels with cocktails to wave pools

A night at the museum: summer events at New Orleans museums

Summer concerts and music festivals in New Orleans

Summer concerts and music festivals in New Orleans

Tours and fest highlights