“Laissez les bon temps rouler” (Let the good times roll) is the motto of New Orleans. So, it's no wonder why flights to New Orleans are full of primed party-goers; people want to let loose and enjoy themselves. And, it’s not just during the Mardi Gras festival that revelers flock to the Big Easy. Bourbon Street is the embodiment of the “laissez-faire” attitude of the city, no matter the season. But, the New Orleans pulse pounds strong and can be found in nearly every pocket of town—from the majestic St. Louis Cathedral to the refined Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The city flirts with the senses and fascinates the mind, so start looking for hotels and rental cars in New Orleans today. Fun like this can't wait. And, when you book one of Travelocity’s amazing New Orleans car rental deals, you’ll save enough money to take a bite out of every flavor the city has to offer.
With the money you save thanks to Travelocity’s cheap car rentals in New Orleans, you can afford to stay at a nicer hotel. Here are some of our favorite hotels in downtown New Orleans to serve as your home base in the Big Easy:
Your flight into town lands at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, which is a short 11-mile drive into downtown. You can take a shuttle, public bus, or taxi to New Orleans hotels, or you can get a New Orleans rental car. Before you know it, you’ll be at your accommodation where you can freshen up before strolling down Bourbon Street. If you do rent a car in New Orleans, you can explore areas outside the city, such as the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area—a great fishing and canoeing spot. Baton Rouge and Louisiana's Old State Capitol are nearby as well, making for excellent day trip options.
It's easy to feel the rhythm of the New Orleans drum. Start with an impromptu street jazz concert in Jackson Square; window shop for crafts, cigars, and other local remembrances in the French Quarter; kick your inhibitions to the curb on Bourbon Street; and repeat as needed. In between stops on your city tour, grab a bowl of jambalaya or a po' boy sandwich—that Cajun and Creole cuisine has the proper spice palette to keep you going. If you want an other-worldly spiritual experience, check out the Historic Voodoo Museum or take a guided ghost tour. Give your mind and body a peaceful respite with a stroll through New Orleans City Park or the elegant Garden District.
With such an extensive itinerary, it's best to plan early. By bundling a hotel and flight together on Travelocity, you’ll save up to $537. That’ll buy a bunch of muffuletta sandwiches, beignets, or hurricane cocktails. You get the point. You can also find New Orleans rental car deals on Travelocity, as well. And, with the Travelocity app, you’ll have access to mobile-exclusive offers, too.
Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on New Orleans car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in New Orleans, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.
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