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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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Ambassador Hotel New Orleans

3 stars
3.1 / 5 277 reviews
Historic hotel with contemporary flair near Riverwalk, downtown sites Three historic coffee warehouses were combined and repurposed to create this unique Arts District hotel. Modern appointments join original hardwood floors, beamed ceilings and recycled wrought iron for a completely contemporary feel. The National Park Service has certified the restoration, and the result is a one-of-a-kind hotel in a great location.  The hotel has easy access the convention center, French Quarter or cruise terminal.  Riverwalk and its paddleboat rides are at the doorstep. Highlights In-room spa services24-hour fitness centerNew Orleans Saints-themed sports bar Rooms The Ambassador has been recognized for its re-use of materials. The old-made-new element is apparent in its 175 guest rooms with kings, doubles or queens. In the rooms, wrought iron four-poster beds welcome each guest.  Gleaming hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and high timber ceilings lend an open feeling. All rooms feature ceiling fans, oversized executive desks, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers, safes and high-speed Internet access (covered in resort fee). Features The Arts District location is convenient for tourists and business travelers alike.  Downtown New Orleans, The French Quarter, Central Business District, Riverwalk, museums and convention center are an easy walk away.  The developers took great pains to retain the original look of the former coffee warehouses. Visitors can soak up the historic feel while enjoying modern conveniences. Saints fans can walk to the Superdome. Valet parking is available (fees apply). Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (19 minutes) Attractions Harrah's Casino (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)The National World War II Museum (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)Louisiana Children's Museum (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)Audubon Nature Institute (5.4 mi/ 8.7 km) Ogden Museum of Southern Art (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km) Business Embassy Room can accommodate meeting receptions for 150Near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Central Business District   Policies & feesThe property is currently under renovation. Please pardon the dust.The Ambassador Hotel has an Amenity Package Fee of $9.95 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 insurance on your in-room safe. This is a mandatory fee by the hotel.Valet parking is $32 USD per night plus tax.Pets are allowed (maximum of 30 lbs) at $25 USD per night.
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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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Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

3 stars
3.3 / 5 108 reviews
The Wyndham New Orleans, French Quarter boasts the unique honor of being the hotel in the Quarter to offer a heated indoor pool. Famed regional Louisiana cuisine can be sampled in Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap, the on-site restaurant, where guests can enjoy oyster stew or Mississippi rabbit pot pie before watching sports on the flat-screen televisions with a local craft beer. Accommodations reflect the history-rich ambience of the surrounding neighborhood, and businesspeople can book Deluxe Double or Deluxe King rooms to benefit from high-speed Wi-Fi internet and work desks. Key facts 374 guestroomsHeated pool24-hour front deskComplimentary Wi-FiOn-site parkingLaundry and dry cleaning servicesFitness centerRestaurant: Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap NeighborhoodThe hotel's prime location on Royal Street means that an array of shops, museums, restaurants and entertainment are just a few steps away. Take to the streets of the historic French Quarter on foot, or rent a cruiser bicycle to get around in retro style. Check out the beauty of the rose garden and flowing fountains in nearby Louis Armstrong Park, or purchase tickets to a performance at the Marigny Opera House just a few doors down. Hints and tipsComplimentary newspapers are available in the lobby, and front desk staff is happy to assist guests with booking tours in and around New Orleans, or directing them to the best bars and clubs in town.
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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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French Market Inn

3 stars
4.1 / 5 48 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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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Tue, Apr 21 - Sat, Apr 25 $214
Los Angeles New Orleans Wed, Mar 18 - Fri, Mar 20 $167
Washington DC New Orleans Tue, Mar 24 - Tue, Mar 31 $219
Philadelphia New Orleans Tue, Mar 17 - Sat, Mar 21 $350
Seattle New Orleans Tue, Mar 24 - Wed, Apr 22 $304
Newark New Orleans Tue, Mar 24 - Sat, Apr 4 $209
San Francisco New Orleans Sat, Apr 25 - Tue, Apr 28 $306
Baltimore New Orleans Tue, Mar 24 - Tue, Mar 31 $255
Boston New Orleans Mon, Apr 27 - Wed, Apr 29 $265
Chicago New Orleans Wed, Mar 11 - Tue, Mar 17 $79
Atlanta New Orleans Wed, Apr 8 - Tue, Apr 14 $203
San Diego New Orleans Wed, Mar 18 - Tue, Mar 24 $317
Denver New Orleans Mon, Apr 27 - Mon, May 11 $185
Detroit New Orleans Tue, Mar 24 - Wed, Apr 1 $97
Charlotte New Orleans Tue, Mar 31 - Fri, Apr 3 $262
Kansas City New Orleans Sat, Apr 4 - Tue, Apr 14 $234
Phoenix New Orleans Tue, Mar 31 - Tue, Apr 7 $215
Portland New Orleans Mon, Mar 30 - Fri, Apr 3 $309
Miami New Orleans Thu, Mar 5 - Thu, Mar 19 $184
Pittsburgh New Orleans Wed, Apr 22 - Mon, Apr 27 $294
Raleigh New Orleans Fri, Mar 6 - Fri, Mar 13 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Sat, Mar 7 - Thu, Mar 12 $651
Sacramento New Orleans Wed, Mar 18 - Tue, Mar 24 $1,060
Milwaukee New Orleans Mon, Apr 13 - Sun, Apr 19 $458
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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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