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

Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA, 70116
The price is CA $211 per night from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8
CA $211
per night
Feb. 7 - Feb. 8
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,622 reviews)
"It's very quiet if your room is all the way at the end and not facing anything but the neighbor's yard."

Reviewed on Feb. 3, 2023

Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Maison Dupuy Hotel
Maison Dupuy Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1001 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA, 70116
The price is CA $224 per night from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9
CA $224
per night
Feb. 8 - Feb. 9
Stay at this 3.5-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 ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,168 reviews)
Nice place needs some updating
"A quaint place in a convenient location. One of two elevators was out of order for a part of our stay but that was not too much of an inconvenience. However we had to move rooms immediately as the room next to our original assignment had plumbing issues. Work on those led to a backup of raw sewage ..."

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2023

Maison Dupuy Hotel
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
The price is CA $282 per night from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23
CA $282
per night
Feb. 22 - Feb. 23
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants, and 4 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,523 reviews)
"Lovely hotel great location"

Reviewed on Jan. 28, 2023

The 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.
Sonder at Duncan Plaza
Sonder at Duncan Plaza
4 out of 5
925 Common Street, New Orleans, LA, 70112
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (257 reviews)
"The room was quite nové, bit the věd was terrible. Nevertheless,it was a pleasant stay."

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2023

Sonder at Duncan Plaza
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! (583 reviews)
"Place was clean, great location, quiet and the beds were comfortable. Definitely will stay at this location again."

Reviewed on Jan. 31, 2023

Sonder at 1500 Canal
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 Very Good! (152 reviews)
"Clean and friendly staff"

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 2023

Seabrook Villa
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.

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