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New Orleans is a city that oozes panache from every nook and cranny. Art and music lovers, schedule your trip around the annual French Quarter Festival, held every April, to experience the biggest music festival in the South. If you're after something a little more intimate on your New Orleans vacation, Lafayette Square hosts free Wednesday afternoon concerts during spring and fall, and the New Orleans Museum of Art has free admission on Wednesdays.

The Big Easy has so much to offer, and CheapTickets has the lowdown on the best spots that are big on flair and low on price for your New Orleans vacation.

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Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans

3 stars
3.2 / 5 106 reviews
Modern accommodations for independent travelers in central New Orleans The Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans Hotel is conveniently located in downtown New Orleans, with all the must-see attractions within easy walking distance. Louisiana Superdome, Harrah's Casino and Morial Convention Center are all close by. Modern guest accommodations provide well-appointed, comfortable suites. Business travelers at Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans Hotel will appreciate the 24-hour business center, where fax and copying services are standard. Facilities for on-site meetings are also available. 3 Reasons To Stay:Pet-friendly hotelComplimentary continental breakfast Close to Bourbon Street and the Louisiana Superdome Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans RoomsThese sleek towers of the Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans Hotel rise above the vibrant streets of New Orleans, offering 157 well-appointed accommodations, many with excellent views over the city. Comfortable and modern guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators, coffee-makers, work desks, microwaves, irons, ironing boards and hair-dryers. Stay connected free, using the high-speed wireless Internet that is available in all rooms. Free local calls and voice mail are also standard in rooms. Guests can secure valuables in the in-room safes. Whirlpool bathtubs, kitchenettes and flat-screen televisions are in some rooms. If required, connecting rooms are available. All rooms benefit from air-conditioning. The Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans Hotel is also a pet-friendly establishment (fees apply). Things To Do:French Quarter (0.2 mi/0.3 km) Bourbon Street (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Children's Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)Aquarium of the Americas (0.9 mi/1.4 km)Confederate Museum (0.9 mi/1.4 km)Harrah's Casino (0.9 mi/1.4 km)Garden District (1 mi/1.6 km)City Park (1.7 mi/2.7 km) Policies and fees Pet accommodation: $75 USD pet/per night. Must be in kennel.Pet limit: Two pets per room under 25 pounds.Car parking: $14 USD per day with in/out priviledges. Valet parking available weekends and special events. $22 USD per day 24 hour access.
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Dauphine Orleans Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 261 reviews
A hospitable, historic French Quarter inn that’s heavy on amenities Past and present convene at this historic hotel, which dates to the 1700s.  The hotel was once host to John James Audubon as he painted his famous bird series. It was later a bordello. Today, the Dauphine revels in its storied history and offers a comfortable contemporary hotel with lots of Southern hospitality. Guests can stay in the cottages across Dauphine from the main hotel, which are the original structures. Highlights Saltwater courtyard poolFree continental breakfast and afternoon teaJacuzzi tubs Rooms The Dauphine's 111 rooms are as varied as the hotel's history. The 14 rooms and suites in the Hermann House Courtyard -- once the home of a wealthy merchant -- sport Jacuzzi tubs. The Carriage House was once a French Quarter townhouse and now offers nine unique courtyard rooms, each outfitted with 19th century antiques. Bathrooms in some suites can be quite lavish with opulently draped whirlpool tubs. Every room offers free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, cable TV, coffee makers, hair dryers, safe, iron and ironing board.  Complimentary continental breakfast, morning newspaper and afternoon tea are nice extras. Some suites include stone fireplaces. Features May Bailey's Place, was once a bordello in the red-light district of Storyville. It is now the hotel's intimate bar, complete with a red light outside and "bordello" guest suite upstairs. Visitors are welcome to take books from the inn's library back home.  A recently updated fitness center helps visitors work off the excesses of a visit to New Orleans. Free morning breakfast includes fresh fruit, cereal and a make your own waffles station. There is valet parking (fees apply). Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (13 miles) Attractions French QuarterArts DistrictBourbon StreetRoyal Street antiques and art galleries Business Meeting space for groups up to 60 The 14 Hermann House Courtyard rooms cater to small meetings and executive retreats Policies and fees The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a non-smoking property. All sleeping rooms and balconies are designated non-smoking. Smoking in a non-smoking room will incur a cleanup fee of $200 each time smoking is detected in the room. Smoking will only be allowed outside in our patio and courtyard areas and in May Baily's Bar. All guests are required to be at least 21 years of age to register for a room. As we check IDs, any one younger than 21 years of age will not be allowed to check in. Parking rate is $34 plus taxes per night for standard vehicles and $38 plus taxes per night for oversized vehicles. Parking rates come with 12% tax.
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Q & C Hotel/Bar

4 stars
4.1 / 5 9 reviews
Old style Southern grace and charm meets up-to-date modern comforts The historic Q & C Hotel/Bar is a beautiful newly renovated hotel. It was built in 1913 and sports a Renaissance revivalist style. The hotel has 12 floors that overlook the exciting streets of New Orleans. Situated right in the heart of New Orleans, the Q & C Hotel/Bar is an ideal place to stay for a break in the city. Opulent marble columned public areas hint at the grand past of the building. All the main New Orleans attractions are within easy distance, making the hotel a comfortable base from which to explore. After a full day, tourists can unwind with cocktails and sample tasty meals at Q & C Bar on site.  3 Reasons To Stay:Close to the French Quarter and Morial Convention CenterDistinctive European furnishings and original artworkFull-service banquet and meeting facilities for social and corporate events Q & C Hotel/Bar RoomsAll of the guest rooms at the Q & C Hotel/Bar have a distinctive European style, with interesting use of furnishings and original artwork. Guests benefit from the staff's ethic that comfort is paramount at the property. All of the 196 guest rooms are equipped with coffee-making facilities, in-room safes, hair-dryers, irons, ironing boards, and in-room fax and high-speed Internet capabilities. Welcoming and helpful staff are always on hand at the Q & C Hotel/Bar to ensure a pleasurable stay for guests. Things To Do:Harrah's Casino (0.2 mi/0.4 km)Aquarium of the Americas (0.3 mi/0.5 km)Natchez Steamboat Cruise (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Louisiana Children's Museum (0.4 mi/0.6 km)National World War II Museum (0.4 mi/0.8 km)Bourbon Street (0.4 mi/0.8 km)Jackson Square (0.6 mi/1 km)Louisiana Superdome (0.7 mi/1.2 km)Preservation Hall (0.9 mi/1.6 km)French Market (1.3 mi/2.2 km) Policies and feesValid credit card is required at check-in.Valet parking is $32 USD per night, plus tax (unless the cost is included in a special package).
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French Market Inn

3 stars
4.1 / 5 53 reviews
Historic hotel offers central French Quarter location, courtyardBrush up on your New Orleans history at this historic inn. French Market Inn was built in the 1800s for Baron and Baroness Joseph Xavier de Pontalba, and it was the government house when Louisiana was still a French colony. Today's budget-minded tourists can appreciate the proximity to the party without paying Bourbon Street prices. The hotel's staff is eager to make reservations and help with vacation planning.  Highlights Quaint courtyardConvenient French Quarter locationEmphasis on personal service Rooms The 127 guest rooms surround a courtyard. Rooms are individually decorated, some with antiques, brass beds and exposed brick walls.  Each room features basic conveniences, such as a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, cable TV and a coffee maker. FeaturesFrench Market Inn has no food service, but it is steps from the bustling French Market. Nearby Marie Laveau's Voodoo Bar is a fun, moodily lit spot for a drink. The hotel's courtyard makes for a quiet picnic location. Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (13 miles)Short walk to Riverfront Streetcar line Attractions Bourbon Street Jackson SquareFrench MarketCigar Factory New Orleans and MuseumJax BreweryWoldenberg Park Policies and fees Must be 21 years of age to purchase a room. Children under 12 stay free with adult.The hotel requires a valid I.D. and credit card at time of check in. A hold may be placed on the credit card to cover the security deposit and incidental charges.There is a fee of $4.95 per night for unlimited local and long distance calls within the U.S.
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Le Pavillon Hotel

5 stars
4.4 / 5 635 reviews
Called the "Belle of New Orleans," Le Pavillon Hotel stands out from the crowd of cookie-cutter chain hotels. A member of Historic Hotels of America, Le Pavillon was built in 1907 and still retains its majesty more than 100 years later with its high ceilings, opulent chandeliers, and antique furnishings in the lobby, as well as 219 refined guestrooms outfitted with marble bathrooms. The award-winning Crystal Room is the hotel's on-site dining option, with an inspired menu of Cajun-inspired cuisine. Key facts226 guestrooms10 floorsPoolGymRestaurantConference and event spacesSpa serviceRooftop terraceFree Wi-Fi 24-hour room service and business center NeighborhoodWith an address on Poydras Street, Le Pavillon Hotel is centrally located between the French Quarter and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home field for the New Orleans Saints football team and many annual events, such as the Essence Festival and the State Farm Bayou Classic. The hotel sits just two blocks from the famous St. Charles Streetcar, a reasonably-priced sightseeing option that connects visitors to Lee Square, Audubon Park and the mansions of Uptown. Hints and tipsRooms at Le Pavillon Hotel come with unique traditions. Every evening at 10pm, overnight guests are invited to enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the lobby served with tall glasses of cold milk and rich hot chocolate.Many of Le Pavillon's employees are New Orleans natives, and they are happy to recommend tour options and make reservations for you.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Sat, Apr 18 - Wed, Apr 22 $215
Los Angeles New Orleans Tue, May 5 - Sat, May 9 $309
Washington DC New Orleans Mon, Mar 23 - Fri, Mar 27 $267
Philadelphia New Orleans Thu, Mar 26 - Tue, Mar 31 $304
Seattle New Orleans Tue, Mar 31 - Wed, Apr 15 $248
Newark New Orleans Wed, Apr 29 - Wed, May 6 $193
San Francisco New Orleans Mon, Apr 13 - Tue, Apr 14 $320
Baltimore New Orleans Tue, Mar 31 - Tue, Apr 7 $233
Boston New Orleans Tue, Apr 7 - Tue, Apr 14 $265
Chicago New Orleans Mon, May 4 - Thu, May 7 $79
Atlanta New Orleans Mon, Apr 20 - Sat, Apr 25 $206
San Diego New Orleans Wed, Apr 15 - Sat, Apr 18 $306
Denver New Orleans Tue, Apr 28 - Tue, May 5 $224
Detroit New Orleans Tue, Apr 28 - Wed, May 6 $97
Charlotte New Orleans Wed, Apr 1 - Sat, Apr 4 $269
Kansas City New Orleans Sat, Mar 21 - Wed, Mar 25 $228
Phoenix New Orleans Sat, May 2 - Tue, May 5 $204
Portland New Orleans Tue, Mar 31 - Mon, Apr 6 $374
Miami New Orleans Sun, May 3 - Tue, May 5 $181
Pittsburgh New Orleans Mon, Apr 20 - Wed, Apr 22 $353
Raleigh New Orleans Fri, Mar 13 - Fri, Mar 20 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Tue, Mar 17 - Sun, Mar 22 $407
Sacramento New Orleans Sun, Mar 29 - Wed, Apr 1 $382
Milwaukee New Orleans Sat, Apr 18 - Wed, Apr 29 $253
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  • Best Time to Go

    Mardi Gras is the most festive time of the year for New Orleans vacations. The event dominates the area known as the French Quarter every February or March. The Saints, winners of the 2010 Super Bowl home games in the fall at the Louisiana Superdome, where you can also see many great concerts. New Orleans is known as the birthplace of jazz, which attracts big crowd for its Jazz and Heritage Festival in April and May. The city's warmest months are usually June through September, reaching the low 90s. In the winter, lows get down to the lower 40s. Weather is usually comfortable from February through May.

  • Films Shot

    Several films have been shot in New Orleans such as The Big Easy, Runaway Jury, The Birth of the Blues and a scene from JFK.

  • NOMA

    NOMA, which stands for New Orleans Museum of Art, offers summer art camps for children, exhibits and a Sculpture Garden with an audio tour.

  • Embers

    Embers, built in the late nineteenth century, is a top-rated Cajun specialty restaurant on famous Bourbon Street.

  • Satchmo Summer Festival

    New Orleans has many festivals throughout the summer, including its tribute in August to hometown legend Louis Armstrong called "Satchmo Summer Festival" in the French Quarter.

  • French Quarter Festival

    Every April the French Quarter Festival showcases over 100 musical acts on nearly 20 stages in four days.

  • New Orleans highlights
  • French Quarter

    New Orleans vacations are synonymous with this vibrant historic precinct. Bourbon Street, the most famous street in the Quarter, is packed to the brim with bars featuring live music and joie de vivre that can only come from the combination of French, Cajun and Southern influences.

  • Musical Legends Park

    This spot has amazing sculptures of musical legends such as Fats Domino and Pete Fountain, plus a lovely sitting area to munch on some grub and soak up the Louisiana scenery. Nighttime visitors, you can catch some live jazz for free -- just make sure to head in early to grab a good spot.

  • Arts District

    Whether you want to scope some art or join the hipsters on your New Orleans travels, the Arts District will satisfy -- especially around Julia Street. Bursting with galleries offering free entry, this trendy nook is also home to the Contemporary Arts Center, a funky place that hosts theatre, concerts and more.

  • Canal Street Ferry

    For spectacular views of the New Orleans skyline and a 10-minute ride across the Mississippi, take the Canal Street Ferry to Algiers Point. It's free if you're on foot or bike, but even if you want to take your car across it will set you back a buck. The service starts at 6 a.m. and ends around midnight, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the view on your New Orleans travels.

  • Crescent City Farmers Market

    Held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, this foodie market brings the best produce to the streets of New Orleans. Grab some gourmet snacks, pick up some fresh flowers and watch free, live cooking demos by top-notch local chefs. Invest in a couple of homemade jams and freshly-baked pastries.

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