One excellent official resource for visitor information in New Orleans is the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, a small non-profit  whose mission is to promote leisure travel to the city. NOTMC offers a free visitor guide book containing lots of great info about the city and tons of coupons for hotels, dining and attractions. You can order the guide and download coupons from their website, http://neworleansonline.com/. You can also view the guide online - it's the first link from their home page.

They also have a monthly e-mail newsletter that contains info on upcoming events, exhibits, and current attractions, which you can sign up for here: http://neworleansonline.com/tools/sig... .