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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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Cheap New Orleans Vacation Packages

Clarion Inn & Suites New Orleans

3 stars
3.2 / 5 96 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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Royal St. Charles

3 stars
3.0 / 5 205 reviews
Budget hotel on St. Charles Avenue with a fitness centerRoyal St. Charles is a contemporary New Orleans hotel located at the end of the central business district, offering 143 rooms and suites accented with handmade furniture and original artworks. Points of interests such as the historic French Quarter and Canal Street just a block away. Guests at this cozy hotel can also check out the bars along Bourbon Street close by. Other local attractions include National World War II Museum, Jackson Square, Harrah's New Orleans Casino, and The Presbytere               Highlights Fitness centerA few blocks from French QuarterStreetcar at the door RoomsRoyal St. Charles offers king, queen and double rooms and suites. Each unit comes with 42-inch flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi access (fees apply), coffee- and tea-making facilities, safe deposit box, hairdryer, and iron/ironing board. Non-smoking and handicapped accessible rooms are available. FeaturesRoyal St. Charles offers airport shuttle service and valet parking with a fee. Additional services include 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, tour assistance, and business center. Patrons at this smoke-free property can work out at the fitness center and hold meetings at the banquet facilities on site. Transportation St. Charles StreetcarLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (12 miles) Attractions French QuarterGarden DistrictBourbon StreetRoyal Street antiques and art galleries Business Meeting space for groups and banquets to 300 people Special events coordinator on site   Policies and feesThe Royal St. Charles 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.Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.Resort fee: $9.95 USD per accommodation, per night Valet parking fee: $32 USD per night (in/out privileges)Valet parking fee for large vehicle: $40.00 USD per night (in/out privileges)Late check-out fee: $30.00 USDRollaway bed fee: $20.00 USD per stay
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French Market Inn

3 stars
4.0 / 5 23 reviews
Historic hotel offers central French Quarter location, courtyard Brush up on your New Orleans history at this historic inn. The hotel 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. FeaturesThis hotel 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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St. Helene- French Quarter

3 stars
3.8 / 5 71 reviews
This beautifully restored hotel, just recently renovated and reopened in January 2012, is located in the heart of the French Quarter, only 2 blocks away from Bourbon Street, steps away from Jackson Square and the mighty Mississippi River. Our contemporary guest rooms and suites are complete with LCD flat screen TVs, ebony stained hardwood floors, wireless internet, 300 thread-count linens, IPOD docking stations, and all-marble bathrooms. Our French Quarter and Courtyard suites feature balconies which overlook the pool in the courtyard area. All guest rooms are nicely equipped to give a feeling of being home away from home in one of the most historic cities in the world! Hotel St. Helene is located on Chartres Street, right next door to the Napoleon House, a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The hotel's location offers access to an abundance of popular attractions and world famous entertainment that the French Quarter has to offer, such as Cafe du Monde, the French Market, House of Blues, and Pat O' Brien's, which are all located within only one-half mile of this French Quarter gem! Balcony suites overlooking the world famous French Quarter and a secluded courtyard pool, along with many modern luxuries are just a few of the amenities offered at Hotel St. Helene. All contemporary guest rooms and suites feature one queen bed, complete with local artwork, feather beds and duvets, 350 thread-count linens, flat-screen LCD televisions, FACE toiletries, wireless internet, in-room safes, IPOD docking stations, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and stand-up marble showers. Continental breakfast served daily. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: ***The elevator at Hotel St. Helene is currently out of service. The stairwells are the only means to accessing rooms on the second, third, and fourth floors. We apologize for the inconvenience*** A security deposit of $150 will be taken upon check-in, per room, in case of damages and/or incidentals.
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Crowne Plaza NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER

4 stars
4.0 / 5 310 reviews
Previously the Astor Hotel, the multi-story Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter grew organically from a collection of existing retail buildings and apartments, giving it a blended Crescent City charm. Inside, ironwork stair-rails, exposed brick walls, and mismatched lobby seating continues this feel. Conversely, the modern offerings of an outdoor pool, Internet access (fees apply), and a vast 30,000-feet of event space bring the building up to date. Pay a visit to Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House Restaurant for the best in local seafood and a cozy Southern welcome. Key facts693 rooms14 floorsRestaurant/bar: Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House Restaurant & Oyster BarConcierge service24-hour fitness center with room-key accessFull-service business center13 meeting roomsComplimentary Wi-Fi (for IHG Rewards Club members, small charge otherwise)Executive work desks NeighborhoodWhere the bustling business of Canal Street meets the revelry of Bourbon Street, the Crown Plaza French Quarter exists square in the center of the party. Walk a few blocks toward the river and you can follow Decatur Street, parallel to the main artery of New Orleans, the Mississippi River. Walk along Decatur to pass Jackson Square and head toward Esplanade to experience the French Quarter. Business visitors may be coming for larger events at the nearby Morial Convention Center, and sports fans will find the Mercedes-Benz Superdome - home of the Saints football team - not far away. Hints and tipsThe Crown Plaza French Quarter Hotel is in a central area, but fares within the city are low enough to make short cab rides an affordable luxury.When staying during annual events such as Mardi Gras, the Essence Festival or the Sugar Bowl, expect minimum stay requirements for this in-demand location. Policies and feesInternet access fee is $16.95 USD per 24-hour period.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Mon, Nov 3 - Thu, Nov 6 $203
Los Angeles New Orleans Wed, Nov 5 - Wed, Nov 12 $342
Washington DC New Orleans Mon, Nov 3 - Tue, Nov 4 $297
Philadelphia New Orleans Wed, Nov 19 - Thu, Nov 27 $298
Seattle New Orleans Wed, Oct 1 - Tue, Oct 7 $341
Newark New Orleans Fri, Nov 28 - Tue, Dec 2 $256
San Francisco New Orleans Mon, Oct 27 - Tue, Nov 4 $361
Baltimore New Orleans Mon, Nov 10 - Fri, Nov 14 $282
Boston New Orleans Wed, Oct 8 - Sat, Oct 11 $252
Chicago New Orleans Tue, Nov 4 - Wed, Nov 12 $155
Atlanta New Orleans Tue, Oct 21 - Wed, Oct 22 $207
San Diego New Orleans Mon, Oct 27 - Sat, Nov 1 $410
Denver New Orleans Wed, Oct 22 - Tue, Nov 18 $222
Detroit New Orleans Tue, Nov 4 - Sat, Nov 8 $155
Charlotte New Orleans Tue, Nov 18 - Sat, Nov 22 $350
Kansas City New Orleans Sat, Oct 11 - Tue, Oct 14 $364
Phoenix New Orleans Tue, Oct 21 - Sat, Oct 25 $331
Portland New Orleans Mon, Nov 3 - Fri, Nov 7 $304
Miami New Orleans Fri, Oct 17 - Mon, Oct 20 $292
Pittsburgh New Orleans Sat, Nov 15 - Fri, Nov 21 $386
Raleigh New Orleans Tue, Oct 7 - Tue, Oct 14 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Fri, Oct 17 - Tue, Oct 21 $339
Sacramento New Orleans Thu, Oct 30 - Tue, Nov 4 $497
Milwaukee New Orleans Mon, Oct 27 - Wed, Oct 29 $328
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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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