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The French Quarter has a large concentration of hotels in New Orleans, and features many of the city's most well-known landmarks. In the center of the Quarter is Jackson Square, a central gathering space surrounded by local artwork, horse drawn carriages, and the St. Louis Cathedral. The city's spacious City Park is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden, and bike paths. If you don’t book your New Orleans package deals for Mardi Gras, visit Mardi Gars World any time during the year to see the famed floats up close and learn about the city's favorite holiday.
You could spend your entire vacation in New Orleans without ever leaving the French Quarter, it’s true, but you’ve got to follow the Mighty Mississippi south to the Garden District and Audubon. True to its name, the Garden District is a quiet and lush corner of the city center where Victorian homes and historic cemeteries are overgrown with palm trees and nostalgia. Farther to the southwest, Audubon Park is otherworldly. Nibble on a picnic among antique fountains as winged creatures perch on the edge of whimsical bird baths. These moments must be why they call it The Big Easy.
As we’ve noted, Mardi Gras is the city's most famous festival. The weeks-long event includes parades of elaborately decorated floats, marching bands, dancing groups, and coveted beads. After Mardi Gras come two of the city's best known music festivals. Beginning in April dance to the melodies of the French Quarter Festival, which is four days of live music. Come the last weekend of April and first weekend of May, when the Jazz and Heritage Festival sweeps through the city. Festivals truly span from January to December in this city of celebration, and many of them are free to join, which enriches any cheap vacation in New Orleans with culture and comradery.
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What currency is used in New Orleans?
The U.S. dollar (USD) is used primarily in New Orleans.
What is there to do in New Orleans?
You’ll never be bored in New Orleans. Here are some of our favorite activities:
What is the best place to stay in New Orleans?
The French Quarter is about a mile from downtown New Orleans. You’ll find an excellent range of hotels and other accommodations catering to all tastes here. And being so close to the bustling center, you won’t need to worry about expensive taxis.
If you’d like something a little quieter, consider the Garden District, approximately 2 miles from the downtown area. There’s plenty to keep gardening and architectural buffs entertained, and you’ll find many conveniences close at hand.
What is New Orleans famous for?
There are many draw cards for almost 18 million people who visit “The Big Easy” each year, including:
The New Orleans Museum of Art and the French Market are sights you shouldn’t miss. Jackson Square and Audubon Park also belong right at the top of your itinerary. If you’re intrigued by New Orleans’ famous Mardi Gras parades, stop by Mardi Gras World, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the hard work that goes into this colorful annual event.
This hotel features 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar, and a restaurant. Families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities and in-room childcare. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, express check-out, and airport shuttle.
This hotel features a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like full breakfast and free self parking.
This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. There's a 24-hour fitness center on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a garden are also provided.
This hotel features an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. A bar/lounge, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-out are also provided.
A fitness center, valet parking, and concierge services are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center.
This hotel features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 5 conference rooms, as well as the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and perks like free self parking.
This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. There's a health club on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a rooftop terrace are also provided.
This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. A computer station, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also on offer.
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