New Orleans

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New Orleans
Listen to jazz at its best, eat spicy Creole food and dress in costume for parades and festivities during Mardi Gras in this fascinating southern U.S. city.

Visit New Orleans during spring Carnival season for one of the world’s most exuberant Mardi Gras celebrations. Explore this exciting city in any season to enjoy its music and signature foods.

The “Big Easy” has more than 80 music clubs. Walk along the streets of the French Quarter to listen to jazz and other genres in the birthplace of music greats Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Harry Connick, Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. Preservation Hall offers intimate acoustic concerts more than 350 nights a year. Find a zydeco dance club and shimmy to the sounds of accordions and washboards.

In the restaurants around Jackson Square sample the city’s distinctive dishes, including spicy jambalaya, catfish po’boys, blackened Cajun specialties, sugar-covered beignets and sweet tea. Look up at the three spires of the St. Louis Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Church standing where worshippers have gathered since 1727. Next door, the Cabildo museum provides a look at important pieces of the history of New Orleans and Louisiana. Tour the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and its Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Gardenin New Orlean’s City Park.

For a glimpse of the country’s past, visit the National World War II Museum. Listen to oral histories, see life-size photographs and inspect recovered artifacts. View tombs of local families at the gothic Lafayette Cemetery, established in 1833.

Have outdoor fun with boating or fishing on Lake Pontchartrain and indoor fun watching the New Orleans Saints playing football in the Superdome. See the exotic animals at the Audubon Zoo and watch colorful butterflies in its Butterfly Park.

Watch floats being made at Mardi Gras World overlooking the wide Mississippi River. Leading up to Easter every year, individual krewes of New Orleans stage more than 50 parades and concerts over several weeks in celebration of Mardi Gras. Put on a colorful costume and catch some beads thrown from floats to join the Carnival fun in the exciting city of New Orleans.

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Where to stay in New Orleans

Old 77 Hotel
Old 77 Hotel
4 out of 5
535 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
The price is CA $164 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,389 reviews)
"Lovely property but starting to get a bit shabby. Would be nice if coffee was available before 7:30"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2022

Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA, 70116
The price is CA $218 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,424 reviews)
"location location location"

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2022

Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
4 out of 5
124 Royal St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
The price is CA $193 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,479 reviews)
"Good location to Bourbon street, Hotel rooms need mini refrigerator"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2022

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Canal Express Studios
Canal Express Studios
3 out of 5
4333 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70119
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, a fireplace in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the WiFi ...
3.8/5 Good! (203 reviews)
"It was a beautiful place to stay, quiet and with the added security of an extra locked door."

Reviewed on Sep. 10, 2022

Sonder at 1500 Canal
Sonder at 1500 Canal
3.5 out of 5
Canal Street, LaSalle, New Orleans, LA, 70112
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and concierge services. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (464 reviews)
New orleans
"The property was in a great location; convenient to downtown area. The apartment was very clean and spacious for four people. It had a full kitchen with cooking utensils, coffee making including coffee, toaster, microwave. The only recommendation i would make is for a tv in the bedroom with local ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2022

Seabrook Villa
Seabrook Villa
3.5 out of 5
6001 France Rd, New Orleans, LA, 70126
Stay at this 3.5-star golf aparthotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Bourbon Street and Canal Street ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (109 reviews)
"It was a beautiful place to stay,the view was amazing and it was close to everything"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2022

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