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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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Hotel St. Marie

Most rooms at this French Quarter value hotel have scenic balconiesThe Hotel St. Marie appeals to visitors who are coming to New Orleans for fun but are also watching their wallets. This French Quarter value hotel has spacious and comfortable rooms. The music, bars and nightlife of Bourbon Street are a block away. HighlightsCourtyard poolOne block to Bourbon StreetAll rooms are smoke-free RoomsAll 99 rooms and suites at the Hotel St. Marie are large and tastefully decorated. Most have balconies overlooking the French Quarter or the serene courtyard. All Hotel St. Marie rooms offer a coffee maker, hairdryer, cable TV, alarm clock, iron and ironing board, and a daily newspaper. FeaturesHillery's on Toulouse at Hotel St. Marie offers courtyard dining for dinner and cocktails nightly.  Bistro Moise is open for lunch.  Room service is available along with 24-hour concierge service. Children under 12 stay free at Hotel St. Marie. Valet parking is available (fees apply). Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (12 miles) Attractions French QuarterBourbon StreetRoyal Street antiques and art galleries BusinessMeeting space for groups up to 200
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Hotel Monteleone

Grand Dame of the French Quarter central to area attractions In 1886, Italian shoemaker Antonio Monteleone bought the 14-room Commercial Hotel, starting a tradition of hospitality that continues at the Monteleone to this day. The vibe throughout is retro-European, from the guest rooms' rich fabrics and marble bathrooms to the liveried doormen and distinctive Baroque fa├žade. With its central location in the French Quarter, a few blocks from Canal Street, Jackson Square and the River Walk, the luxury Hotel Monteleone is an ideal home base for exploring the Crescent City in style. Highlights The lobby has crystal chandeliers, acres of marble and a grand European vibe A serene heated rooftop pool with breathtaking views of the downtown New Orleans skyline 24/7 rooftop fitness center offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River and the French QuarterBoutique Spa Aria uses Pevonia Botanica organic skin care products Rooms A renovation updated all 600 rooms and 55 suites down to marble floors, granite countertop, HD flat screens, in room fridges and high-speed Internet  (fees apply). Pets are welcome (call for details) with a mat with water and food bowls, a bag of treats, and brochure of dog-friendly places in the city. FeaturesIn a city of great watering holes, Hotel Monteleone's Carousel Bar still manages to stand out from the crowd. The intricately carved bar, with its circus motif and cast of local characters, is iconic New Orleans. It was immortalized in the writings of Ernest Hemingway among others and hosts live piano music Wednesday through Saturday. Guests can also enjoy seasonal and traditional cuisines with contemporary taste all day at the on-site restaurant Criollo.  Transportation Closest Streetcar stops Canal Street (1 block)Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (11 miles) Attractions Royal Street galleries and antique shopsBourbon StreetMississippi River, Aquarium, Omnimax TheaterCanal Place ShoppingErnest N. Morial Convention Center Business A variety of on-site conference facilities24/7 business center equipped with a Mac, PCs and a printer (fees apply) The La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom can handle up to 550 for a reception,  450 for a sit-down dinner Policies and feesNOTE: Starting February 7, the new parking rates for guests will be:             Cars - $35 plus tax = $39.20            Oversized - $38 plus tax = $42.56 Rollaway beds are only permitted in rooms with one-king bed. Requests are based upon availability at arrival.This hotel requires that you are at least 18 to check in. Base rate is for two guests.
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Place D'Armes French Quarter

Historic French Quarter boutique with free breakfast and free Wi-FiRich in Southern hospitality and New Orleans-style charm, the historic Place D'Armes French Quarter sets the tone with beautifully restored 18th- and 19th-century buildings and a lush tropical courtyard. The AAA 3-diamond hotel features guest rooms with elegant reproduction antique furnishings, paired with modern amenities. Selected rooms even feature a romantic balcony. The hotel treats guests to free breakfast served daily, plus 24-hour concierge, valet and bell service. An outdoor swimming pool is a refreshing surprise at Place D'Armes. Highlights Complimentary breakfast service is a sweet start to the day, followed by a refreshing swim in the hotel poolGuest rooms furnished in elegant reproduction French antiques and set around a lush, shady courtyardIn the heart of the French Quarter near historic Jackson Square LocationThe Place D'Armes is located in the French Quarter, just steps from historic Jackson Square. Bourbon Street and the French Market are a short walk away. RoomsThe boutique Place D'Armes features 84 smoke-free guest rooms in eight restored historic French Quarter townhouses surrounding a lushly landscaped courtyard. Each is equipped with modern amenities as well as reproduction antique furnishings and French-inspired decor. Features include high-speed Internet/Wi-Fi access (fees apply), individual climate control, a complimentary newspaper, a coffee-maker, a safe, an alarm clock, a phone with voice mail, a cable TV and daily housekeeping service. Selected rooms include a romantic balcony. FeaturesPlace D'Armes makes a stay even more special with complimentary breakfast served daily. The hotel also provides 24-hour concierge and valet service, plus an outdoor swimming pool. Valet parking is available (fees apply). Be sure to spend time basking in the sultry New Orleans climate at the romantic courtyard setting, shaded by magnolia and crepe myrtle trees. TransportationUnion Passenger Terminal (1.9 mi/3.1 km)Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (13.7 mi/22.1 km) AttractionsAudubon Aquarium of the Americas (0.9 mi/1.5 km)New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (1.6 mi/2.6 km)Louisiana Superdome (1.8 mi/2.9 km)New Orleans Museum of Art (3 mi/4.9 km)University of New Orleans (5.3 mi/8.6 km)Tulane University (6.2 mi/10 km)Audubon Zoo (8 mi/12.8 km) Business Facilities are available at the neighboring Valentino-Conti House for up to 200 people (fees apply)High-speed Internet/Wi-Fi access in-room and Wi-Fi in public spaces (fees apply) Policies and fees The Place d'Armes is proud to be a smoke-free hotel. Smoking is allowed in public areas only, not in guest rooms. Valet parking is available for $28 USD per nightStarting November 1, 2012, the hotel will begin offerring guests an optional communications package at a rate of $4.95/nt that will allow guests to receive wireless internet, along with free local and domestic long distance phone calls
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Queen and Crescent Hotel

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3.7 / 5 12 reviews
Old style Southern grace and charm meets up-to-date modern comforts The historic Queen & Crescent Hotel is a beautiful 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 Queen & Crescent Hotel 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. 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 Queen & Crescent Hotel RoomsAll of the guest rooms at the Queen & Crescent Hotel 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. After a comfortable night of sleep, guests can claim their complimentary continental breakfast. Welcoming and helpful staff are always on hand at the Queen & Crescent Hotel 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 feesThe Queen and Crescent Hotel has an Amenity Package Fee of $8.95 USD per night. This package includes unlimited local and long distance phone calls, Wi-Fi Internet access, 24-hour fitness center usage, and up to $20,000 USD insurance on your in-room safe. This is a mandatory fee by the hotel. Valet parking is $32 USD per night, plus tax (unless the cost is included in a special package).
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The Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel

Located just one block from the historic French Quarter, the Cotton Exchange Hotel's decor pays tribute to the colorful palettes created by Degas and his fellow Impressionists. In addition to high ceilings and large windows which allow for vast amounts of natural light, all 223 rooms are decorated in vibrant colors, and the walls are hung with reproductions of Impressionist paintings.Valet parking is $30 + tax per night per vehicle. A valid credit card is required for payment for valet. Cash is not accepted.Cotton Exchange Hotel does not accept pets.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Wed, May 7 - Tue, May 13 $218
Los Angeles New Orleans Tue, May 6 - Wed, May 7 $334
Washington DC New Orleans Wed, Jun 4 - Sun, Jun 15 $250
Philadelphia New Orleans Mon, Apr 28 - Sat, May 3 $305
Seattle New Orleans Sun, May 4 - Wed, May 7 $340
Newark New Orleans Tue, May 13 - Thu, May 29 $218
San Francisco New Orleans Sun, Apr 20 - Tue, Apr 22 $332
Baltimore New Orleans Sun, May 25 - Wed, May 28 $284
Boston New Orleans Mon, Jun 16 - Tue, Jun 24 $273
Chicago New Orleans Tue, May 13 - Wed, May 14 $240
Atlanta New Orleans Wed, May 7 - Sat, May 10 $198
San Diego New Orleans Tue, May 27 - Tue, Jun 3 $373
Denver New Orleans Mon, May 5 - Thu, May 8 $184
Detroit New Orleans Wed, May 7 - Sat, May 10 $266
Charlotte New Orleans Sun, Apr 27 - Thu, May 1 $327
Kansas City New Orleans Sat, Jun 7 - Mon, Jun 16 $268
Phoenix New Orleans Tue, May 6 - Sat, May 10 $331
Portland New Orleans Sun, May 11 - Tue, May 13 $327
Miami New Orleans Tue, May 20 - Sun, May 25 $318
Pittsburgh New Orleans Sat, May 31 - Tue, Jun 3 $309
Raleigh New Orleans Fri, Apr 25 - Fri, May 2 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Mon, May 19 - Tue, May 20 $358
Sacramento New Orleans Sat, May 24 - Fri, May 30 $672
Milwaukee New Orleans Tue, Jun 17 - Thu, Jun 26 $320
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Best time to take a vacation to New Orleans

  • 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.

Insider tips for New Orleans travel

  • 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

  • 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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