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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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Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

3 stars
3.2 / 5 87 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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Wyndham Garden Baronne Plaza Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 446 reviews
An indispensable part of the rich Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brand, the Wyndham Garden Baronne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans houses a streamlined central atrium space, a nice contrast to the Art Deco-inspired granite façade. Get your morning off to a snappy start in the hotel café, with sweet croissants, fruit and a Starbucks coffee to fuel your day. During the evenings, the City Diner offers a packed menu, and fitness fanatics can burn off the calories with a weightlifting session inside the modern workout center. Built in 1931, the hotel offers history with a modern feel, and all suites come with a whirlpool bathtub. Key facts170 guestrooms20 suites5 floors4 meeting roomsRestaurants and cafes: City Diner and Sunrise CaféGymFree Wi-Fi 24-hour front desk NeighborhoodThe Wyndham Garden Baronne Plaza Hotel is located just two blocks from the French Quarter in the bustling Central Business District of New Orleans. Guests in the Big Easy can stroll to nearby attractions, including the Mercedes-Benz Superdome sports and entertainment complex, Canal Street, and the Mississippi River. For a literal taste of local flavor, stop at a quaint outdoor café for beignets and café au lait. Hints and tipsA St. Charles Streetcar stop is located just one block from the hotel; guests can ride it all the way to lovely Audubon Park and Zoo, or get off in the picturesque Garden District and stroll among the extravagant mansions and vibrant flora. When you're ready to check out, print your boarding pass in the business center and hop on the available airport shuttle for an easy ride to Louis Armstrong International (MSY).
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The Lafayette Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 95 reviews
Top amenities and services easy for historic New Orleans’ arts districtThe Lafayette Hotel provides guests with immediate and convenient access to Lafayette Square in New Orleans.  The Lafayette Hotel is perfectly positioned as a base for exploration of many of the top sights in New Orleans. It is also a quiet romantic retreat, complete with all the comforts of top class amenities and hotel services.  There is hardly a better place from which to discover the real New Orleans. 3 Reasons To Stay Excellent location for historic New Orleans' attractions, convenient for the world renowned streetcar lineTop class amenities and the best in world class serviceSplendid landmark hotel with restored historic features and a signature restaurant The Lafayette Hotel RoomsIn each of the 44 rooms and suites, guests at the Lafayette Hotel in New Orleans can delight in the best of hotel amenities and luxuries, in surroundings that have been carefully restored from original historic furnishings. Wireless Internet access is available for a fee, and the hotel rooms are equipped with everything that guests have come to expect from such world class accommodation, including access to Mike's on the Avenue; which serves a contemporary cuisine with a breadth of influences from New Orleans' culinary traditions.  Things To Do Lafayette Square (0.04 mi/0.1 km)Wyndham Riverfront  (0.4 mi/0.6 km)French Quarter New Orleans  (0.5 mi/0.8 km)New Orleans Superdome  (0.7 mi/1.1 km)Convention Center New Orleans  (0.9 mi/1.4 km)  
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Inn on St. Peter

3 stars
3.1 / 5 208 reviews
The Inn on St. Peter is the leisure traveler's perfect retreat to the Crescent City. Carefully restored with traditional finishes, this New Orleans Inn marries the desires for modern convenience and comfort with an historic French Quarter setting. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Inn on St. Peter was originally constructed in 1805 with its design influenced by the Spanish style of architecture during that period. Gorgeous private courtyards are nestled throughout the property and provide an ambiance and charm that brings every guest back to the peaceful days of the 19th century French Quarter. Throughout the guestrooms and courtyards guests will find the character of the natural wear of time preserved perfectly for their awe and enjoyment. Each of the 29 guest rooms and suites are unique and tell a different story about the spirit of the French Quarter. Balconies preserved over time offer visitors a distinct experience and a glimpse into simpler times. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the French Quarter at the Inn on St. Peter.
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Hotel St. Marie

3 stars
4.0 / 5 291 reviews
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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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Wed, Dec 10 - Sat, Dec 13 $203
Los Angeles New Orleans Wed, Nov 19 - Thu, Dec 4 $251
Washington DC New Orleans Tue, Dec 23 - Sat, Dec 27 $311
Philadelphia New Orleans Thu, Dec 4 - Thu, Dec 11 $327
Seattle New Orleans Fri, Dec 5 - Sat, Dec 13 $268
Newark New Orleans Wed, Dec 3 - Mon, Dec 8 $193
San Francisco New Orleans Wed, Dec 3 - Tue, Dec 9 $330
Baltimore New Orleans Wed, Nov 12 - Wed, Nov 19 $264
Boston New Orleans Mon, Nov 24 - Thu, Nov 27 $228
Chicago New Orleans Tue, Nov 11 - Wed, Nov 12 $107
Atlanta New Orleans Mon, Dec 15 - Thu, Dec 18 $224
San Diego New Orleans Sat, Dec 13 - Wed, Dec 17 $330
Denver New Orleans Wed, Dec 3 - Fri, Dec 5 $175
Detroit New Orleans Tue, Dec 2 - Wed, Dec 3 $117
Charlotte New Orleans Tue, Dec 23 - Thu, Jan 1 $303
Kansas City New Orleans Wed, Dec 17 - Wed, Dec 31 $255
Phoenix New Orleans Mon, Dec 8 - Tue, Dec 16 $283
Portland New Orleans Mon, Nov 24 - Wed, Dec 3 $306
Miami New Orleans Sun, Dec 28 - Tue, Dec 30 $379
Pittsburgh New Orleans Wed, Dec 3 - Mon, Dec 8 $344
Raleigh New Orleans Thu, Nov 6 - Thu, Nov 13 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Wed, Nov 19 - Mon, Dec 1 $359
Sacramento New Orleans Tue, Nov 18 - Thu, Nov 27 $368
Milwaukee New Orleans Wed, Dec 17 - Tue, Jan 6 $284
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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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