On the banks of the Mississippi River, the ‘Big Easy’ is a city of eclectic music, world-class festivals and a fusion of Cajun and Creole cuisine. From the vibrant French Quarter to the extraordinary Mardi Gras, it’s among the most exotic cities of America’s South.
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New Orleans was made to be walked and meandered through. The historic districts lend themselves to self-exploration - each turn of a corner bringing new and interesting discoveries. The trams are extremely good and run regularly as the main form of transportation in the historic districts.
A waterfront city steeped in American musical tradition and famous for its creole, Cajun and international cuisine, New Orleans is a city that’s proud to be different. Known world-over as the city of jazz, gumbo and Mardi Gras, if you can’t have a good time on holiday in New Orleans, you might need to take a long, hard look in the mirror!
A culturally diverse city, New Orleans blends colonial French, Caribbean, Haitian and east coast American influences, and has emerged with a unique and quirky identity of its own. Whether you’re listening to one of the city’s many brass band parades, strolling down lively Bourbon Street, exploring the waterways of rural Louisiana, or enjoying a fresh beignet in a quaint café, you’re bound to fall in love with the joyous New Orleans spirit.
Whether you fancy a boutique hotel in the French Quarter, or a room out in the Louisiana countryside, there’s plenty of accommodation to choose from with our New Orleans holiday packages. To get you started, here are two of our favourite places to stay...
The Royal Sonesta: if you’re searching for a hotel that’s close to the action, but also suitable for families, look no further. Situated on Bourbon Street, in the heart of the French Quarter, The Royal Sonesta combines traditional New Orleans elegance with superb facilities, and an unbeatable location.
Inn at Houmas House: Louisiana is known for its southern charm and grandeur, and this hotel is a fantastic example of an antebellum estate. Featured in a number of film and television productions, Houmas House is the perfect place to stay if you want to get a feel for the region’s history and culture, and don’t mind being a little way outside of the city.
New Orleans is known for its love of festivals and celebrating the rich histories of the city and its background. On your holiday to New Orleans, be sure to look out for:
New Orleans is known for having one of the most distinctive cuisines in the whole of the United States. Its incredible creole-inspired cooking is one of the city’s biggest attractions, and anyone who enjoys their food will be blown away by New Orleans’ dynamic and delicious culinary scene. The city is home to more great restaurants than you can shake a stick at, but here’s a few that you have to try during New Orleans holidays.
New Orleans experiences lovely hot summers, and milder winters. If you’re looking at holidays to New Orleans, spring and autumn are both popular times to visit, as there’s plenty of sunshine and temperatures are comfortable for those sightseeing adventures.
New Orleans is a city with plenty of soul – you can feel it in its music and food, and in the spring in its step. To find something that gets you moving to a different beat, take a look at our New Orleans hotels and holiday package deals.