Music, architecture, art and gastronomy are the pride of NOLA, and lodging and attractions coming this year capture and expand on that spirit. Housed in the city’s former World Trade Center, the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences brings new life to the once shuttered riverfront landmark and will feature a fine-dining restaurant from beloved local chef Donald Link. The city’s beating heart is on display with live music at The Bar at Commons Club, located in the Virgin Hotel in the Warehouse District, and the One11, the first hotel to open in the French Quarter in 50 years. Also in the Warehouse District, the new Museum of Southern Jewish Experience explores the rich history of Jewish people in the South. —Sucheta Rawal

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