Vacations to New Orleans

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Where to stay in New Orleans

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Top Hotels in New Orleans

French Market Inn
French Market Inn
3 out of 5
509 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA, 70130
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $140 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
4.5/5 Wonderful! (931 reviews)
"The front desk/ bell hops were lovely, always friendly and asking if we needed any help. The one thing I was disappointed about is, our room never received turn down service while we were there. That is my only one complaint!"

Reviewed on Jun. 26, 2022

French Market Inn
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA, 70116
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $192 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,244 reviews)
"Very nice place to stay."

Reviewed on Jun. 26, 2022

Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $207 per night from Jul 20 to Jul 21
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,421 reviews)
"The moment you walk into the hotel, you feel the blast of air conditioning and the sweet smell of the New Orleans candles. Then you see the fountain and piano. This hotel is beautiful and the staff are so friendly and professional"

Reviewed on Jun. 29, 2022

Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

New Orleans Vacation Packages

New Orleans charmswith its energy and community spirit: Dixieland jazz, laid-back locals,cherished architecture and a distinctive French flair.

Lashedby Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans continues to rebuild. Meanwhile, intrue Southern style, the city embraces the mantra “let the good times roll.”You’ll find the locals relaxed, and unhurried, always ready for a chat, andembodying the spirit of the city’s nickname, “The Big Easy.”

New Orleans sits ontheMississippi River in southern Louisiana. It was founded in1718 by Phillippe d’Orleans, then the Regent of France. The city was underSpanish control for decades before it passed back into French hands, and thenwas sold to the United States in 1803.

A magnet forimmigrants, the city attracted sugar and cotton workers from France, Ireland,Germany and Africa. Today you’ll find it a multicultural blend of Creoles,African Americans and French-speaking locals.

Goto theFrenchQuarter to see the rattling streetcars made famous in TennesseeWilliams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire. This lively area is known for its ornate,Spanish Colonial architecture. Each year, leading up to Lent, theFrenchQuarterhosts the colorful Mardi Gras festivities, said to havestarted as early as 1743.

While in the quarter,stop by the famous Café du Monde, beloved for chicory-laced cafe au lait andFrench-style beignets. From here, cross the road toJackson Square.This beautiful park has been a popular hangout for artists since the early1920s. Today, it’s home to painters, tarot readers, musicians, streetperformers and classic Creole cuisine. Sample traditional food, includingpo’boy sandwiches, fresh Louisiana crawfish, spicy gumbo, jambalaya stews andsugary pralines.Don'tmiss a night out on iconicBourbon Street, known for itsnightspots, cafes, strip joints and jazz clubs. Venues here have hosted manyfamous musicians, including Louis Armstrong, a New Orleans native.

New Orleans also hasstrong ties to a strain of Voodoo religion that is still practiced by a handfulof locals. You can take a voodoo-themed tours of the infamous St. LouisCemetery, whileLafayette Cemeteryis a popular location for movieshoots.

Getting around iseasy, though, as the city is flat and ideal for walking. Alternatively, jump ona streetcar for an inexpensive bit of fun. Several lines originate in Downtownand cover most of the areas you will want to visit. At night, find a cab at acab-stands and hotels, or telephone one and it will generally arrive fairlyquickly. Driving in New Orleans is not recommended. Parking spaces are scarceand expensive, and finding your way is sometimes difficult with many one-waystreets and a rather complicated layout.

For more details oninteresting local attractions and activities, check out ourthings to do in New Orleanspage.

Best time to visit New Orleans

The best time to visit is late winter, or early spring—you'll enjoy moderate weather (nights can be cool), blooming azaleas, and a busy, fun atmosphere filled with festivals and other special events. During the most popular festivals like Mardi Gras (February) and the Jazz and Heritage Festival (April–May), the city is bustling with excitement and activities, but hotel rooms are in short (and expensive!) supply. If you plan to visit the city during these events, it’s wise to book your room well in advance.

Peak season: February through May is the busiest time for travel to New Orleans. Temperatures are warm, but not hot, the azaleas are in full bloom, and the city is hopping with festivals and special events.

Value season: In December (before and during Christmas), tourists are scarce, so you can take advantage of dramatically lower hotel rates. The weather is mild and the city is decorated in seasonal glitter, making this a great time to visit the Big Easy. From June through August, the weather is hot and humid. During the summer months, the sun can shine for as long as 11 hours each day, providing little break from the heat.

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