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

Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
4.5 out of 5
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
Fully refundable
The price is £97 per night from 17 Aug to 18 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,115 reviews)
"It was good for the location."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2022

Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA, 70116
The price is £154 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
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 their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,342 reviews)
"Amazing guest service"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2022

Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
621 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
The price is £131 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy 2 bars/lounges, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,355 reviews)
Great with two quirks.
"Loved the hotel and the employees. Two negatives. First, our room must have been near a service person closet or something. Every morning around 7:15-7:30 I was awoken by very large and loud thumping/slamming. The second issue was they were filming a TV show during our stay, so the restaurant and ..."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2022

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
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Sonder at 1500 Canal
Sonder at 1500 Canal
3.5 out of 5
Canal Street, LaSalle, New Orleans, LA, 70112
The price is £156 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
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 their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (420 reviews)
"Our apartment was very clean and bigger than we expected. Our girls loved the rooftop pool at this location. it was in a decent neighborhood. Our only issue was not having baking pans/dishes. There weren't a lot of cooking utensils either which we were unprepared for."

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

Sonder at 1500 Canal
Modern Condos in California Building by Hosteeva
Modern Condos in California Building by Hosteeva
3.5 out of 5
1111 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70112
The price is £202 per night from 11 Aug to 12 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (385 reviews)
"Nice layout and secure building."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2022

Modern Condos in California Building by Hosteeva
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 centre. Popular attractions Frenchmen Street and Bourbon Street ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (103 reviews)
"We are an older couple and we felt safe here and could have our car close by. The people here were exceptional and very helpful. The villas are small but efficient. The weather was good but we liked that we could walk to a nice pool, have a drink from the adjoining bar and eat on the shaded outdoor ..."

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2022

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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