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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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The Pelham Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 58 reviews
Small hotel with old-world charm near French Quarter, business district The Pelham Hotel offers a grand scale of personal service and attention to detail in an intimate boutique setting reminiscent of old world European grace.The petite hotel that is brimming with old-world charm and hospitality is located between the New Orleans downtown business district and the French Quarter, and is situated within a stone's throw to Harrahs Casino, Riverwalk and The Warehouse District. A stately lobby greets guests with marble floor, Persian rug and leather couch. The 60 guest rooms are decorated in classic European style with four-poster beds and thick drapes. The location's history dates back to 1719 when Jean Baptist Lemoyne de Bienville, the founder of New Orleans, was granted a plantation on this spot. Highlights Pet friendly (up to 30 pounds, fees apply)Convenient locationBudget friendly   RoomsEach of the 60 uniquely appointed king and queen rooms are outfitted with iron and ironing board, hair dryer, full-length mirror, AM/FM clock radio, 25-inch television, phones with voicemail, Internet Access (fees apply) coffee maker and in-room safe (fees apply).  Some rooms feature carved four-poster beds and details such as 18-foot ceilings, crown molding, exposed brick walls and dramatic 10-foot windows. The overall vibe is old world and comfortable.  FeaturesThis hotel does not offer food and beverage service, so the in-room coffee maker is an important plus.  There is a dedicated tour desk to help guests plan excursions in New Orleans. Adjacent to The Pelham Hotel is the Ruby Slipper restaurant, featuring local flavors such as Barbecue Shrimp and Grits and Bananas Foster Pain Perdu along with traditional favorites for breakfast and lunch. The hotel is a non-smoking property. Valet parking is available (fees apply). Transportation Louis Armstrong International Airport (13 miles) Attractions French QuarterHarrah's New Orleans CasinoMorial Convention CenterRiverwalkOgden Museum of Southern ArtAudubon Aquarium of the Americas Business Free internet access in public areas Policies and feesParking fee is $33 with tax.Pets allowed with a one-time non-refundable deep-cleaning fee of $ 50. If the pet causes damage greater than $50, the guest is liable for replacement or repair.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 $4.95 per day fee for unlimited local and long distance calls within the U.S. and high-speed Internet.
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St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
3.2 / 5 399 reviews
Downtown boutique hotel celebrates West Indian spirit in Creole CityThe St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, honors the legend of West Indian immigrant and merchant, Che, who died in 1851 near the hotel. The portal opened by voodoo priestesses to guide his spirit to the Caribbean is said to have helped Civil War soldiers enter death peacefully. The St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, harkens to its Caribbean roots with elegant West Indian decor, brick and stone work, ornate iron work and lush plantings. Every room at this boutique hotel is slightly different. Highlights Boutique hotel with West Indian flairDipping pool and courtyardPet friendly up to 30 pounds (fees apply) Rooms All 86 rooms and suites are comfortably outfitted with down feather beds and the usual array of in-room perks such as safes, coffee makers and hair dryers. What is not usual is the decor and room layout.  Rooms vary in shape and design with Caribbean details such as painted designs of monkeys, parrots and palm trees.  Marble baths and a cozy feel remind visitors why they chose a small, privately owned hotel over a chain. A pool and fourth floor sun terrace add appeal. Features New Orleans Magazine says Cuvee is among the best restaurants in town. The on-site restaurant boasts an impressive wine list and serves nouveau Creole and continental cuisine. A cavernous dining room is warmed by handiwork in wood, leather and iron. Lunch is served Monday to Friday, dinner Monday to Saturday. The hotel will help to arrange local tours. Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (12 miles) Attractions Bourbon  & Royal streets ·French QuarterHarrah's CasinoRiverwalk Business Two phones in each roomWi-Fi (fees apply)Same day valet laundry service   Policies and Fees Pets allowed with a one-time, non-refundable deep cleaning fee of $ 50. If the pet causes damage greater than $50, the guest is liable for replacement or repair.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 $4.95 per day fee for unlimited local and long distance calls within the U.S. and wireless Internet.
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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

4 stars
4.1 / 5 163 reviews
Following a $281 million redesign, our contemporary guestrooms offer gorgeous city views, Hyatts signature Grand™ bed, an iHome stereo with iPod® docking station, and our innovative in-room technology. With the click of your remote, get instant access to your favorite shows and movies, room service, hotel information, and more all on your 42 flat-screen TV. Dining options are endless at Hyatt Regency New Orleans. From our delicious buffet of New Orleans inspired, farm-to-table dishes at 8 Block Kitchen & Bar to our prized barbeque at Whole Hog Café and fresh sushi creations at Vitascope Hall, were sure to have what you are craving morning noon and night. The hotel also offers gourmet Neopolitan style pizzas delivered directly to your room at no charge, a complimentary live jazz performance every Friday & Saturday night featuring native New Orleans songstress Anais St. John, Borgne – the latest restaurant by James Beard award winning chef, John Besh, a 24-hour fresh market, and more.
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Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

3 stars
3.2 / 5 85 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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Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans

3 stars
3.2 / 5 117 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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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Tue, Sep 9 - Sat, Sep 13 $249
Los Angeles New Orleans Thu, Sep 4 - Thu, Sep 11 $349
Washington DC New Orleans Wed, Sep 17 - Sat, Sep 20 $259
Philadelphia New Orleans Sat, Sep 27 - Sat, Oct 4 $291
Seattle New Orleans Tue, Sep 16 - Wed, Sep 24 $360
Newark New Orleans Mon, Sep 22 - Tue, Sep 30 $203
San Francisco New Orleans Wed, Aug 20 - Wed, Aug 27 $338
Baltimore New Orleans Sun, Aug 31 - Thu, Sep 4 $264
Boston New Orleans Tue, Sep 9 - Wed, Sep 10 $248
Chicago New Orleans Wed, Sep 17 - Wed, Sep 24 $222
Atlanta New Orleans Mon, Sep 22 - Wed, Sep 24 $205
San Diego New Orleans Mon, Aug 25 - Tue, Sep 9 $272
Denver New Orleans Wed, Aug 13 - Mon, Aug 18 $215
Detroit New Orleans Mon, Sep 22 - Wed, Sep 24 $243
Charlotte New Orleans Mon, Sep 1 - Fri, Sep 5 $313
Kansas City New Orleans Wed, Aug 27 - Tue, Sep 2 $236
Phoenix New Orleans Fri, Sep 5 - Fri, Sep 12 $250
Portland New Orleans Sat, Sep 13 - Mon, Sep 22 $438
Miami New Orleans Fri, Sep 12 - Tue, Sep 16 $299
Pittsburgh New Orleans Mon, Sep 15 - Sat, Sep 20 $333
Raleigh New Orleans Thu, Aug 7 - Thu, Aug 14 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Thu, Sep 11 - Tue, Sep 16 $344
Sacramento New Orleans Wed, Sep 17 - Sat, Sep 20 $378
Milwaukee New Orleans Thu, Aug 28 - Tue, Sep 2 $272
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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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