New Orleans Vacations
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 opt for New Orleans vacation packages during Mardi Gras, visit Mardi Gars World to see the famed floats up close and learn about the city's favorite holiday.
Festivals and Events
Mardi Gras is the city's most famous festival. The weeks-long event includes parades featuring elaborately decorated floats, marching bands, dancing groups, and coveted beads, and is brought to a grand finale on Fat Tuesday with parades all day long. After the festivities of Mardi Gras are two of the city's best known music festivals. Beginning in April is the French Quarter Festival, which is 4 days of live music spread throughout the French Quarter. The last weekend of April and first weekend of May are devoted to the Jazz and Heritage Festival. This fest features local and international acts, while also celebrating local art and food. New Orleans is known as a partying city, and the festivals truly span from January to December.
Prepare to embrace the spicy city when you book New Orleans packages, and save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.