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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

O'Keefe Plaza Hotel

2 stars
2.7 / 5 199 reviews
A New Orleans hotel near many attractions for the budget traveler The O'Keefe Plaza Hotel appeals to the budget traveler. The six-floor hotel in the central business district was built in 1999. The O'Keefe Plaza Hotel has on-site parking (fees apply). Guests have access to free breakfast and wireless Internet access. The hotel is three blocks from Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. Highlights Affordable hotel within walking distance to Bourbon Street and the French QuarterOutdoor swimming pool and patioComplimentary breakfastComplimentary Wi-Fi   Rooms All 129 guestrooms feature free wireless Internet access. There are 129 contemporary rooms with queen, king or double size beds. Guests can request adjoining rooms. The first to fourth floors are smoke-free. An exercise room is available with TVs. There is no on-site restaurant, but vending machines are located on each floor. Features Guests enjoy the convenience of tour and airport shuttles daily from the front entrance. Many highly rated restaurants are located close by such as P & G Restaurant & Bar for shrimp po'boy sandwiches and Mila for haute Southern cuisine. Transportation New Orleans Union Passenger Train Terminal (3 minutes)Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (5 minutes)Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (17 minutes) Attractions Bourbon Street (0.4 mi/ 0.6 km)French Quarter (0.4 mi/ 0.6 km)Lafayette Square (0.4 mi/ 0.6 km)Saenger Theater (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)Louisiana Superdome (0.7 mi/ 1.1 km)Woldenberg Riverfront Park (0.8 mi/ 1.3 km)Harrah's Casino (0.8 mi/ 1.3 km) Business Two rooms are available for group meetings of up to 250Complimentary wireless Internet in rooms and public spaces
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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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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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Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

3 stars
3.2 / 5 81 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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Dauphine Orleans Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 398 reviews
A hospitable, historic French Quarter inn that’s heavy on amenities Past and present convene at this historic hotel, which dates to the 1700s.  The hotel was once host to John James Audubon as he painted his famous bird series. It was later a bordello. Today, the Dauphine revels in its storied history and offers a comfortable contemporary hotel with lots of Southern hospitality. Guests can stay in the cottages across Dauphine from the main hotel, which are the original structures. Highlights Saltwater courtyard poolFree continental breakfast and afternoon teaJacuzzi tubs Rooms The Dauphine's 111 rooms are as varied as the hotel's history. The 14 rooms and suites in the Hermann House Courtyard -- once the home of a wealthy merchant -- sport Jacuzzi tubs. The Carriage House was once a French Quarter townhouse and now offers nine unique courtyard rooms, each outfitted with 19th century antiques. Bathrooms in some suites can be quite lavish with opulently draped whirlpool tubs. Every room offers free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, cable TV, coffee makers, hair dryers, safe, iron and ironing board.  Complimentary continental breakfast, morning newspaper and afternoon tea are nice extras. Some suites include stone fireplaces. Features May Bailey's Place, was once a bordello in the red-light district of Storyville. It is now the hotel's intimate bar, complete with a red light outside and "bordello" guest suite upstairs. Visitors are welcome to take books from the inn's library back home.  A recently updated fitness center helps visitors work off the excesses of a visit to New Orleans. Free morning breakfast includes fresh fruit, cereal and a make your own waffles station. There is valet parking (fees apply). Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (13 miles) Attractions French QuarterArts DistrictBourbon StreetRoyal Street antiques and art galleries Business Meeting space for groups up to 60 The 14 Hermann House Courtyard rooms cater to small meetings and executive retreats Policies and fees The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a non-smoking property. All sleeping rooms and balconies are designated non-smoking. Smoking in a non-smoking room will incur a cleanup fee of $200 each time smoking is detected in the room. Smoking will only be allowed outside in our patio and courtyard areas and in May Baily's Bar. All guests are required to be at least 21 years of age to register for a room. As we check IDs, any one younger than 21 years of age will not be allowed to check in. Parking rate is $34 plus taxes per night for standard vehicles and $38 plus taxes per night for oversized vehicles. Parking rates come with 12% tax.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Wed, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 17 $196
Los Angeles New Orleans Tue, Sep 9 - Mon, Sep 15 $327
Washington DC New Orleans Mon, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 22 $213
Philadelphia New Orleans Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 10 $258
Seattle New Orleans Sun, Sep 7 - Sat, Sep 13 $330
Newark New Orleans Mon, Aug 25 - Tue, Aug 26 $245
San Francisco New Orleans Wed, Aug 13 - Mon, Aug 18 $376
Baltimore New Orleans Sat, Aug 16 - Tue, Aug 19 $262
Boston New Orleans Wed, Aug 20 - Wed, Aug 27 $273
Chicago New Orleans Wed, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 17 $240
Atlanta New Orleans Mon, Sep 1 - Thu, Sep 4 $178
San Diego New Orleans Wed, Jul 30 - Wed, Aug 6 $392
Denver New Orleans Wed, Aug 13 - Mon, Aug 18 $178
Detroit New Orleans Sat, Sep 6 - Sat, Sep 13 $216
Charlotte New Orleans Thu, Aug 21 - Fri, Aug 22 $271
Kansas City New Orleans Wed, Sep 10 - Fri, Sep 19 $250
Phoenix New Orleans Wed, Aug 6 - Tue, Aug 12 $296
Portland New Orleans Tue, Sep 9 - Fri, Sep 19 $392
Miami New Orleans Mon, Aug 11 - Mon, Aug 18 $328
Pittsburgh New Orleans Tue, Sep 2 - Thu, Sep 4 $309
Raleigh New Orleans Sat, Jul 19 - Sat, Jul 26 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Wed, Jul 16 - Thu, Jul 17 $514
Sacramento New Orleans Sat, Aug 30 - Tue, Sep 2 $551
Milwaukee New Orleans Wed, Aug 13 - Mon, Aug 18 $294
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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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