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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 / 5 211 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 smoke-free 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. This non-smoking 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 feesPrince Conti Hotel is a 100% non-smoking property.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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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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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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Crowne Plaza NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER

4 stars
4.0 / 5 302 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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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Mon, Oct 27 - Thu, Oct 30 $248
Los Angeles New Orleans Tue, Oct 28 - Wed, Nov 5 $335
Washington DC New Orleans Mon, Sep 22 - Thu, Sep 25 $309
Philadelphia New Orleans Tue, Oct 7 - Tue, Oct 14 $300
Seattle New Orleans Thu, Sep 18 - Wed, Sep 24 $341
Newark New Orleans Sat, Oct 18 - Sat, Oct 25 $235
San Francisco New Orleans Tue, Sep 23 - Sun, Sep 28 $427
Baltimore New Orleans Wed, Sep 17 - Sat, Sep 20 $286
Boston New Orleans Tue, Oct 28 - Sat, Nov 1 $204
Chicago New Orleans Wed, Oct 29 - Fri, Oct 31 $198
Atlanta New Orleans Sun, Oct 5 - Tue, Oct 7 $227
San Diego New Orleans Wed, Oct 29 - Mon, Nov 3 $411
Denver New Orleans Wed, Sep 17 - Sat, Sep 20 $222
Detroit New Orleans Tue, Oct 28 - Sat, Nov 1 $261
Charlotte New Orleans Sat, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 12 $323
Kansas City New Orleans Fri, Sep 5 - Tue, Sep 9 $352
Phoenix New Orleans Wed, Sep 24 - Sat, Sep 27 $298
Portland New Orleans Tue, Sep 23 - Sat, Oct 4 $304
Miami New Orleans Mon, Oct 13 - Sat, Oct 18 $333
Pittsburgh New Orleans Wed, Oct 1 - Sun, Oct 5 $359
Raleigh New Orleans Mon, Sep 8 - Mon, Sep 15 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Wed, Oct 1 - Sun, Oct 5 $326
Sacramento New Orleans Sun, Sep 21 - Wed, Sep 24 $394
Milwaukee New Orleans Tue, Oct 28 - Fri, Oct 31 $281
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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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