Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located in Dulles, Virginia 26 miles west of the nation's capital. From D.C., the airport can be reached by taking I-66 or Dolley Madison Boulevard to the Dulles Access Road.
Flights to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) depart throughout the day and may require a layover, but nonstop flights usually last for nearly three hours. You can reach New Orleans by going north on Airport Road and then east on I-10. Public transit is also available, including the Airport-Downtown Express Bus that can be found outside the airport at Entrance 7.
Attractions and Tips
New Orleans, Louisiana is a popular tourist destination known for Mardi Gras, numerous street festivals, music and art. You'll want to wander around the French Quarter for the dining and nightlife. Visit the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Harrah's New Orleans, the Aquarium of the Americas, City Park, Jackson Square and the Audobon Nature Institute.
Other favorite sites include the New Orleans Museum of Art, Saint Louis Cemetery, the Backstreet Cultural Museum, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and the National World War II Museum.
This unique city has a humid subtropical climate, so expect sweltering summers. The summer months are also the wettest, so bring an umbrella. Winters are generally mild. Travelers like to stay in one of the many historic hotels in New Orleans' most iconic neighborhoods, such as the French Quarter.