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Your guide to New Orleans
New Orleans offers a round-the-clock festive spirit 12 months a year. Live music, particularly jazz, rings through streets lined with buildings dating back to the early 1800s. That’s when the city’s trademark Creole architecture, a mix of influences from the French, Spanish, and Caribbean was developed, adding a distinctly New Orleans touch. While the lively French Quarter gets all the attention, also explore the Marigny and Bywater, which have a more artsy vibe, and Audubon — surrounding Audubon Park — which is known as the University District thanks to Tulane and Loyola Universities. If you’re looking to visit more of the New Orleans metro area, Metairie is just to the northwest, Chalmette about 10 miles east, and Slidell about 34 miles northeast.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in New Orleans
February through May is prime time to stay in one of NoLA’s vacation rentals, when highs are in the mid-60s to mid-80s Fahrenheit and lows hover between the 50s to 70s — it’s also perfectly timed to celebrations such as Mardi Gras and the French Quarter Festival. December and January are also pleasant months — with the bonus of fewer crowds — when highs are in the 60s and lows typically don't fall below the mid-40s. Summer and fall can be more challenging, as stifling heat, mixed with humidity, reaches the 90s. June usually has the highest precipitation, and hurricane season lasts from June through November.
Top things to do in New Orleans
The legendary Bourbon Street is the most popular street in this historic neighborhood, and indulgence is a way of life here. But the district is also known for its majestic Jackson Square (where local artisans often display their work in an open-air market), jazz clubs, steamboat cruises, and fresh beignets with chicory coffee.
A streetcar ride away from the French Quarter is a visual juxtaposition to the French Quarter — a chill suburban neighborhood dominated by grand mansions. Also stop at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, which houses the tombs of early settlers from Ireland and Germany, or opt for one of the city’s cemetery tours to learn more about the history of this great city.
Mardi Gras World
Experience New Orleans’ most famous festival any time of year at this facility, where 80 percent of the Mardi Gras floats are built.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the weather in New Orleans?
New Orleans has a humid subtropical climate with mild winters and hot, humid summers. Temperatures range from an average low of 43°F (6°C) in January to an average high of 91°F (33°C) in July. Rain is frequent throughout the year, with June being the wettest month.
What are some of the best things to do in New Orleans?
Visitors to New Orleans frequently explore the historic French Quarter, enjoy traditional jazz music, discover Creole and Cajun cuisine, and ride the St. Charles Streetcar. Exploring the city's distinct neighborhoods and visiting its numerous museums are also popular activities.
What is the best time of year to visit New Orleans?
Spring, particularly February through May, is often recommended as a time to visit New Orleans, coinciding with vibrant events such as Mardi Gras, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and French Quarter Festival.
What are the best places to stay in New Orleans?
The French Quarter is the most popular neighborhood for visitors, known for its historic buildings, vibrant nightlife, and proximity to attractions. Other popular areas include the Garden District, known for its well-preserved antebellum mansions, and Uptown, home to Audubon Park and a variety of restaurants.
What are the best places to visit in New Orleans?
Popular places to visit in New Orleans include the St. Louis Cathedral, the National WWII Museum, and the historic Garden District. The French Market, a traditional marketplace with food stalls and shops, is also frequently visited. City Park, with its picturesque lagoons and oak trees, is another popular spot.
What are some hiking trails in New Orleans?
While New Orleans is not traditionally known for hiking, there are some trails within driving distance. The Barataria Preserve Trails, just outside the city, offer boardwalk and dirt trails through marsh and forest. The Tammany Trace, a 31-mile (50 km) rail trail, is also popular.
What are some family activities to do in New Orleans?
Families visiting New Orleans often enjoy visiting the Audubon Zoo, exploring the interactive exhibits at the Louisiana Children's Museum, or taking a paddlewheel riverboat tour on the Mississippi River. The city also has many family-friendly parks, such as the City Park and Audubon Park.
What are some of the best day trip ideas in New Orleans?
Day trips from New Orleans often include visiting the historic plantations along the Great River Road, exploring the marshes and bayous of the Louisiana swamps on a boat tour, or visiting the artsy town of Covington across Lake Pontchartrain.
Are there vacation rentals near New Orleans's top attractions?
You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near New Orleans's top attractions. We offer over 10,700 vacation rentals near Jackson Square, and over 21,400 vacation rentals near French Quarter, and so much more! Experience the best of New Orleans right on your doorstep.
What types of vacation rentals are available in New Orleans?
Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in New Orleans. From over 3,480 house rentals, over 1,860 apartment rentals to over 820 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.