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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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Prince Conti Hotel French Quarter

3 stars
3.9 / 5 209 reviews
Romantic French Quarter boutique with award-winning restaurantThe AAA 3-diamond Prince Hotel Conti offers affordable luxury in the heart of the French Quarter. Owned by the Valentino family of New Orleans, the boutique hotel occupies a 19th-century building complete with dramatic windows and a carriageway. Guests are just a half-block from the famous Bourbon Street. Elegant, French-style guest rooms offer intimate grandeur with reproduction antique furnishings plus all the comforts of the 21st century. Cafe Conti and Bombay Club -- with more than 100 martini variations -- add the final touch of spice to a stay. Highlights Guest rooms furnished in elegant reproduction French antiques -- yet still feature modern touchesFrench-infused breakfast dishes at Cafe Conti or a classic New Orleans-style celebration at Bombay ClubLocation in the heart of the French Quarter, just off Bourbon Street LocationThe elegant Prince Conti hotel is located between Bourbon and Dauphine streets in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans. RoomsThe boutique Prince Conti houses 76 elegant, smoke-free guest rooms and suites, including a petite room and junior suite. Each is equipped with the latest amenities and business services, as well as reproduction antique furnishings such as four-poster beds and French-inspired decor. Features include Internet access (optional and with added charge), individual climate control, a complimentary newspaper, an alarm clock, a phone with voice mail, a cable TV and daily housekeeping service.  FeaturesBreakfast is both sweet and savory at Cafe Conti. In the evening, ease into the atmospheric Bombay Club Restaurant and Martini Bistro, with live entertainment, award-winning Nouveau Creole cuisine and more than 100 different martini versions. Prince Conti also provides 24-hour concierge and valet service. TransportationUnion Passenger Terminal (1.3 mi/2 km)Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (13.3 mi/21.4 km) AttractionsAudubon Aquarium of the Americas (0.7 mi/1.1 km)Louisiana Superdome (1.4 mi/2.2 km)New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (1.4 mi/2.2 km)New Orleans Museum of Art (3.1 mi/5 km)Tulane University (5.8 mi/9.3 km)University of New Orleans (5.8 mi/9.3 km)Audubon Zoo (7.6 mi/12.2 km) BusinessFacilities are available at the neighboring Valentino-Conti House for up to 200 people (fees apply)Internet access is optional and with an added charge Policies and feesThe Prince Conti is proud to be a smoke-free hotel. Smoking is allowed in public areas only, not in guest rooms. Valet parking available for $28 USD per night. 
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St. Helene- French Quarter

3 stars
3.8 / 5 70 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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Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

3 stars
3.2 / 5 86 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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Hotel Monteleone

4 stars
4.4 / 5 276 reviews
A time-honored New Orleans landmark, this French Quarter hotel has been owned and operated by five generations of the Monteleone family since 1886. It has appeared in movies, television and literary works. Keurig coffee makers, plush robes, marble and granite bathrooms, a heated rooftop pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center are just some of the luxurious amenities in the Hotel Monteleone. Literary-themed suites pay homage to famous authors like Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, who visited and even wrote about the place. These well-appointed suites have plush furniture, parlors that can accommodate 15 to 70 people, and balconies with views of the Mississippi River and French Quarter. Key facts600 guestrooms55 suitesRestaurant2 barsRooftop heated poolSpaFitness centerGift shopWi-Fi (fees apply)Conference facilitiesPets allowed NeighborhoodThe Hotel Monteleone is on Royal Street within walking distance of many French Quarter restaurants and attractions. Bourbon Street is about a block away, and the famous Cafe du Monde is just steps from the hotel's lobby. Hints and tipsRooms facing the front of the hotel allow guests to watch the Mardi Gras festivities right from their rooms. Take a spin on the historic and one-of-a-kind Carousel Bar and Lounge. The bar has 24 seats that complete revolve every 15 minutes. Policies and feesComplimentary Internet access (.5M/second) is available in all guestrooms. For faster Internet access, guests can avail of Premium Internet access (2M/second) for $9.95 USD or Ultimate Internet access (20M/second) for $14.95 USD, both per 24-hour period.
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Le Pavillon Hotel

5 stars
4.4 / 5 575 reviews
Called the "Belle of New Orleans," Le Pavillon Hotel stands out from the crowd of cookie-cutter chain hotels. A member of Historic Hotels of America, Le Pavillon was built in 1907 and still retains its majesty more than 100 years later with its high ceilings, opulent chandeliers, and antique furnishings in the lobby, as well as 219 refined guestrooms outfitted with marble bathrooms. The award-winning Crystal Room is the hotel's on-site dining option, with an inspired menu of Cajun-inspired cuisine. Key facts226 guestrooms10 floorsPoolGymRestaurantConference and event spacesSpa serviceRooftop terraceFree Wi-Fi 24-hour room service and business center NeighborhoodWith an address on Poydras Street, Le Pavillon Hotel is centrally located between the French Quarter and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home field for the New Orleans Saints football team and many annual events, such as the Essence Festival and the State Farm Bayou Classic. The hotel sits just two blocks from the famous St. Charles Streetcar, a reasonably-priced sightseeing option that connects visitors to Lee Square, Audubon Park and the mansions of Uptown. Hints and tipsRooms at Le Pavillon Hotel come with unique traditions. Every evening at 10pm, overnight guests are invited to enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the lobby served with tall glasses of cold milk and rich hot chocolate.Many of Le Pavillon's employees are New Orleans natives, and they are happy to recommend tour options and make reservations for you.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Tue, Sep 9 - Mon, Sep 15 $203
Los Angeles New Orleans Tue, Oct 7 - Tue, Oct 14 $350
Washington DC New Orleans Sun, Sep 28 - Wed, Oct 1 $259
Philadelphia New Orleans Sat, Sep 20 - Sat, Sep 27 $300
Seattle New Orleans Fri, Sep 12 - Fri, Sep 19 $358
Newark New Orleans Tue, Oct 14 - Tue, Oct 21 $225
San Francisco New Orleans Wed, Oct 1 - Wed, Oct 8 $345
Baltimore New Orleans Wed, Sep 17 - Sat, Sep 20 $264
Boston New Orleans Tue, Sep 30 - Tue, Oct 7 $223
Chicago New Orleans Tue, Sep 16 - Wed, Sep 17 $222
Atlanta New Orleans Tue, Sep 9 - Sat, Sep 13 $207
San Diego New Orleans Thu, Oct 9 - Tue, Oct 14 $411
Denver New Orleans Sat, Sep 6 - Tue, Sep 9 $222
Detroit New Orleans Wed, Sep 24 - Mon, Sep 29 $247
Charlotte New Orleans Thu, Sep 11 - Wed, Sep 17 $240
Kansas City New Orleans Sat, Oct 4 - Sat, Oct 11 $236
Phoenix New Orleans Sun, Aug 31 - Thu, Sep 4 $335
Portland New Orleans Thu, Sep 4 - Fri, Sep 12 $335
Miami New Orleans Wed, Oct 15 - Fri, Oct 17 $305
Pittsburgh New Orleans Wed, Oct 1 - Mon, Oct 6 $333
Raleigh New Orleans Thu, Aug 28 - Thu, Sep 4 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 10 $306
Sacramento New Orleans Sun, Aug 24 - Wed, Sep 3 $761
Milwaukee New Orleans Sat, Sep 13 - Sat, Sep 20 $296
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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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