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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 Monteleone

5 stars
4.4 / 5 27 reviews
The Hotel Monteleone New Orleans is an historical landmark in the heart of the French Quarter. Many distinguished authors and other literary professionals have stayed in this hotel. In 1999, the Friends of the Library Association officially recognized the hotel as a literary landmark. Hotel Monteleone has a distinctive haunted history where unexplained incidences have occurred. Since the 1990s, this renowned hotel has been featured in a variety of movies, like "Double Jeopardy," "12 Rounds" and "Glory Road." The hotel's guest rooms and suites feature classic bedroom décor, high ceilings with custom crown moldings and marble, and granite bathrooms. The hotel also provides a heated roof-top pool. HighlightsHotel Monteleone offers a business center, day spa and a fitness center. There is also on-site valet parking and VIP concierge. This hotel is home to the renowned Carousel Bar & Lounge. Here, you can get a taste of delicious cuisine from different cultures and listen to jazz music. The bar area is designed like a revolving merry-go-round. The Criollo Restaurant is another notable feature of the hotel and serves up rich Louisiana fare. Because of the hotel’s central location on Royal Street, you’ll have convenient access to a broad ranges of attractions in the French Quarter, such as the French Market and the Riverwalk. Policies Please note that visitors staying at this hotel from 15 to 20 Jul 2015 will have overlaps with Tales of the Cocktail, an annual event in New Orleans and Hotel Monteleone. This event will attract thousands of visitors and will keep all areas of the hotel crowded. Tales of the Cocktail will have scheduled private parties at the pool from 15 to 19 Jul at various times. The hotel will have arrangements to a nearby hotel to allow guests to use their pool during event times and if guests feel that the pool area is too crowded. Search ResultStay at Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans
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French Market Inn

3 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews
Preserving the charm of the past while offering the beauty of the present, the Historic French Market Inn's comfortable guest rooms feature a variety of decors and exquisite furnishings. It's richly detailed decor and antique furnishings are accented with modern details in every room. 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.Valet parking available for $28 per night, oversize vehicles $30 per night.
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Royal Sonesta New Orleans

4 stars
4.3 / 5 30 reviews
Celebrate Mardi Gras or enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer from your room in the Royal Sonesta New Orleans on Bourbon Street, located in the heart of the French Quarter. With its wrought-iron balconies and gabled windows, the hotel epitomizes the Creole architectural style that the Big Easy is known for.   Displayed throughout the hotel are works of art from the Sonesta Art Collection, including paintings, sculptures and tapestries by modern artists such as Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Each of the hotel’s 483 rooms is smoke-free and features a flat-screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi and a luxurious pillow-top mattress. Rooms  HighlightsRoyal Sonesta New Orleans is just 16 miles away from the Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY), and shuttle service is available 24 hours a day. Sample jambalaya, red beans and rice, gumbo and other Cajun classics at the Desire Oyster Bar, or treat your taste buds to Louisiana-style fusion at Restaurant R’evolution.   Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpet player Irvin Mayfield hosts some of New Orleans’ greatest musical talents nightly at the nearby Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse. The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is also close to many local attractions, such as the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas and the New Orleans Museum of Art.  Search ResultStay at Royal Sonesta New Orleans 
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Q & C Hotel/Bar

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews
Reopened after complete renovation in November 2014. Located in the heart of storied and soulful New Orleans is Q&C. Tucked between the French Quarter and the Warehouse/Arts District, we're the perfect launching pad for your escapades - no matter what you're seeking. This historic building was completely re-imagined in 2014. The design of Q&C embraces the historic bones of the building, giving guests a peek at the past with a glimpse of original brick walls and wood floors, while thoroughly catering to modern sensibilities.While we're committed to the timeless spirit of Southern hospitality, we sure aren't your daddy's hotel. Like our guests, we're gastro-nerds, music fans, and culture junkies devoted to spreading the gospel of New Orleans' greatest undiscovered experiences. Don't just visit New Orleans. Savor it.
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Bourbon Orleans

4 stars
4.0 / 5 16 reviews
Located in the Heart of the French Quarter, the Bourbon Orleans features classic Southern Charm with styling reminiscent of the French Opulence of the early 1800's. With its central location - directly behind the famed St. Louis Cathedral, the hotel offers direct access to the upscale shopping on Royal Street, the fortune tellers and street performers of Jackson Square, cafe au lait and beignets at Cafe du Monde, and of course the decadence of Bourbon Street. As a Historic Hotel, each unique guestroom has its own charm and grace. However, all of the rooms feature modern amenities including in room safes and complementary local calls and bottled water. Parking charge is $36 plus taxes per night with a $3 plus tax surcharge on large vehicles. Oversized vehicles are assessed an additional $3 per day plus 12% sales tax on top of the prevailing valet parking daily rate. Parking rates are subject to change without notice and special valet parking rates apply during special events. We advise calling the front desk thirty minutes in advance to allow ample time for our valet to retrieve the guest's vehicle.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Wed, Mar 9 - Tue, Mar 15 $207
Los Angeles New Orleans Thu, Feb 18 - Thu, Feb 25 $224
Washington DC New Orleans Fri, Mar 4 - Wed, Mar 9 $294
Philadelphia New Orleans Sun, Feb 28 - Tue, Mar 1 $379
Seattle New Orleans Tue, Apr 5 - Fri, Apr 8 $261
Newark New Orleans Wed, Mar 9 - Tue, Mar 15 $207
San Francisco New Orleans Sat, Mar 5 - Sat, Mar 12 $244
Baltimore New Orleans Tue, Feb 23 - Sat, Feb 27 $224
Boston New Orleans Wed, Mar 2 - Tue, Mar 8 $245
Chicago New Orleans Tue, Mar 8 - Wed, Mar 9 $81
Atlanta New Orleans Tue, Feb 16 - Tue, Feb 23 $164
San Diego New Orleans Wed, Feb 17 - Wed, Feb 24 $244
Denver New Orleans Mon, Feb 29 - Fri, Mar 4 $150
Detroit New Orleans Tue, Mar 1 - Tue, Mar 15 $97
Charlotte New Orleans Tue, Mar 8 - Tue, Mar 15 $326
Kansas City New Orleans Tue, Mar 1 - Thu, Mar 3 $224
Phoenix New Orleans Wed, Mar 2 - Sat, Mar 5 $204
Portland New Orleans Sun, Mar 13 - Tue, Mar 22 $314
Miami New Orleans Fri, Apr 1 - Sat, Apr 16 $225
Pittsburgh New Orleans Sun, Apr 3 - Wed, Apr 6 $378
Raleigh New Orleans Fri, Feb 12 - Fri, Feb 19 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Mon, Feb 8 - Tue, Feb 9 $264
Sacramento New Orleans Thu, Mar 3 - Sat, Mar 5 $322
Milwaukee New Orleans Tue, Mar 1 - Sat, Mar 5 $326
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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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