Mix and match convenient flights and luxury hotels like a ghostly cocktail. As you plan your exquisite getaway, consider these guest favorites:
The French Quarter has a large concentration of hotels in New Orleans, and features many of the city's most well-known landmarks. In the center of the Quarter is Jackson Square, a central gathering space surrounded by local artwork, horse drawn carriages, and the St. Louis Cathedral. The city's spacious City Park is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden, and bike paths. If you don’t book your New Orleans package deals for Mardi Gras, visit Mardi Gars World any time during the year to see the famed floats up close and learn about the city's favorite holiday.
You could spend your entire vacation in New Orleans without ever leaving the French Quarter, it’s true, but you’ve got to follow the Mighty Mississippi south to the Garden District and Audubon. True to its name, the Garden District is a quiet and lush corner of the city center where Victorian homes and historic cemeteries are overgrown with palm trees and nostalgia. Farther to the southwest, Audubon Park is otherworldly. Nibble on a picnic among antique fountains as winged creatures perch on the edge of whimsical bird baths. These moments must be why they call it The Big Easy.
As we’ve noted, Mardi Gras is the city's most famous festival. The weeks-long event includes parades of elaborately decorated floats, marching bands, dancing groups, and coveted beads. After Mardi Gras come two of the city's best known music festivals. Beginning in April dance to the melodies of the French Quarter Festival, which is four days of live music. Come the last weekend of April and first weekend of May, when the Jazz and Heritage Festival sweeps through the city. Festivals truly span from January to December in this city of celebration, and many of them are free to join, which enriches any cheap vacation in New Orleans with culture and comradery.
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What currency is used in New Orleans?
The U.S. dollar (USD) is used primarily in New Orleans.
What is there to do in New Orleans?
You’ll never be bored in New Orleans. Here are some of our favorite activities:
What is the best place to stay in New Orleans?
The French Quarter is about a mile from downtown New Orleans. You’ll find an excellent range of hotels and other accommodations catering to all tastes here. And being so close to the bustling center, you won’t need to worry about expensive taxis.
If you’d like something a little quieter, consider the Garden District, approximately 2 miles from the downtown area. There’s plenty to keep gardening and architectural buffs entertained, and you’ll find many conveniences close at hand.
What is New Orleans famous for?
There are many draw cards for almost 18 million people who visit “The Big Easy” each year, including:
The New Orleans Museum of Art and the French Market are sights you shouldn’t miss. Jackson Square and Audubon Park also belong right at the top of your itinerary. If you’re intrigued by New Orleans’ famous Mardi Gras parades, stop by Mardi Gras World, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the hard work that goes into this colorful annual event.
This French Quarter hotel is located on a quiet residential street just 2 blocks from Bourbon Street and within walking distance to Jackson Square, the French Market, and many famous New Orleans attractions.
Built in 1931, this four-story New Orleans business-district hotel is 2 blocks from the French Quarter and just 0.5 mile from the coffee and beignets of the historic Café Du Monde.
This French Quarter hotel is directly on lively Bourbon Street, just 6 blocks from Jackson Square and 2 blocks from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line.
This elegant 14-story, New Orleans hotel is on the corner of lively Bourbon St and shopping-oriented Canal St adjacent to the French Quarter; Jackson Square is 4 blocks from this hotel.
This historic hotel opened in 1886 and is 1 block from Bourbon Street, 4 blocks from Jackson Square and Harrah's Casino, and within walking distance of the famous restaurants and jazz clubs in the French Quarter.
Situated on a river, this hotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Audubon Zoo and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lakeside Shopping Center and New Orleans Museum of Art. Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel is in the center of the vibrant French Quarter, a 5-minute walk from the banks of the Mississippi. The bars of Bourbon Street, jazz at Preservation Hall, and St. Louis Cathedral are but minutes away, and some of New Orleans’ finest Creole restaurants are within a few blocks.
Located in Central Business District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Canal Street and Saenger Theatre. Bourbon Street and Mercedes-Benz Superdome are also within 15 minutes. New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal is 21 minutes by foot.
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