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What are the best places to visit in New Orleans?

There are loads of fantastic things you can do when you're in a new place. So why not get your trip to New Orleans off to a sensational start by perusing some of our top tips? After all – out there starts here!

You're going to find yourself surrounded by notable things to see and do, like the New Orleans Museum of Art and French Market. If you really want to make the most of your time here, also consider visiting Jackson Square and Audubon Park.

Over the years, countless great minds and visionaries have studied within the lecture rooms of Tulane University. Learn about its history and achievements, and stroll its stately campus on a guided tour. Adventurers in this destination have an abundance of choice. Do you have an inquisitive mind? Love knowing how things are put together? Take a tour through Mardi Gras World and see for yourself what goes into making their products from start to finish. Still got time on your hands? History has many lessons to teach us. Soak up the knowledge and learn from the past at National World War II Museum.

What are the most popular activities for a New Orleans holiday?

Vacations are pretty cool to start with. But taking advantage of the fabulous activities on offer always makes them better!

Your trip to New Orleans is just about to get really exciting. There are loads of things to do, such as:

To take a look at a comprehensive list of activities, head to our New Orleans things to do page.

What types of accommodation options are available in New Orleans?

New Orleans boasts 193 centrally located properties, so why hesitate? Select your ideal accommodations for your luxury getaway or cheap vacation with the help of Expedia.

If you're the sort of person that can't get to sleep unless they're lying on 1000 thread count sheets, why not snuggle down in luxury at the Windsor Court Hotel (300 Gravier St) or The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans (921 Canal St)? Alternatively, the Jean Lafitte House (613 Esplanade Ave) and the French Quarter Suites Hotel (1119 North Rampart Street) are two accommodations worth considering if you're traveling on a budget.

Is there an airport in New Orleans?

Nobody loves waiting around at the airport. But it's a small price to pay when you think about the vacation waiting on the other side! Found 11 miles west of New Orleans, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the closest terminal.




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Omni Royal Orleans Hotel ¥12,298
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020
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Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

621 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA
     
    4.4 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Staff was so accomadating; well sanitized; great pool.

    Royal Sonesta New Orleans ¥13,664
    Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020
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    Royal Sonesta New Orleans

    Royal Sonesta New Orleans

    300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Very clean, friendly and poil was wonderful. Great location also.

      The Westin New Orleans ¥11,545
      Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020
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      The Westin New Orleans

      The Westin New Orleans

      100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA
         
        4.1 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This is our favorite hotel when we visit New Orleans. Great location and amazing staff! They have a convenient parking garage attached to the hotel. $38 for 24 hours. which isn’t bad considering the other places to park. The hotel is attached to an upscale mall on the bottom floor that has stores ...

        Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter ¥10,486
        Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020
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        Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

        Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

        124 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Staff was very friendly and cautious considering the Covid-19 situation. We did not get our luggage and the front desk personnel personally called the airline to track our bags.

          Hyatt Centric French Quarter ¥12,626
          Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020
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          Hyatt Centric French Quarter

          Hyatt Centric French Quarter

          800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA
             
            4.5 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            It was beautiful and exceptionally clean. One of the nicest places we’ve ever stayed at.

            Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel ¥8,262
            Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020
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            Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel

            Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel

            114 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
               
              4.3 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              I definitely recommend this hotel. Despite the changes due to COVID 19, we were able to enjoy our stay for my birthday weekend. The staff was very friendly and helpful and thorough with explaining changes in the hotel. The lobby was very clean and our room was clean and fresh. Not to mention it was ...

              Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans ¥9,813
              Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020
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              Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans

              Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans

              315 Julia St, New Orleans, LA
                 
                4.2 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                We had a pleasant stay at the Embassy Suites. It's a comfortable walking distance from the French Quarter, an easy streetcar ride from the Garden District, and close to restaurants, galleries, the World War II Museum, etc. These are challenging times for hotels, but despite it all, the staff was ...

                Holiday Inn New Orleans - Downtown Superdome ¥9,002
                Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020
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                Holiday Inn New Orleans - Downtown Superdome

                Holiday Inn New Orleans - Downtown Superdome

                330 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great stay, friendly staff. The only negative experience would house keeping did not check in once on my 4 day stay. I had to enoty my own trash and stock up on supplies when the cart was in the hallway.

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