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Explore New Orleans

New Orleans overview

Visitors to New Orleans speak favorably about this walkable city's live music, entertainment, and jazz. Enjoy the selection of cafés and bars or perhaps you'll want to book a local tour during your stay. Nature lovers can explore top areas in New Orleans such as Audubon Park and City Park. Mercedes-Benz Superdome and National World War II Museum are other popular sights to visit.

Where to stay in New Orleans

Whether traveling on business or vacation, New Orleans can accommodate you. There are 612 hotels in New Orleans and you can shop as many as 1201 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 40%. We have room prices starting at 23 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in New Orleans as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 8 5-star hotels from 179 USD per night
  • • 149 4-star hotels from 104 USD per night
  • • 164 3-star hotels from 75 USD per night
  • • 53 2-star hotels from 48 USD per night

How to get to New Orleans

Fly into New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.), 11.5 mi (18.5 km) from the heart of New Orleans. New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal is the closest train station, located 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from the city center.

What to see around New Orleans

The area's cultural scene stands out, and these are some places to visit:
  • • National World War II Museum
  • • Callan Contemporary
  • • Louisiana Children's Museum
  • • Audubon Insectarium
  • • Contemporary Arts Center
Top sights include:
  • • Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • • Jackson Square
  • • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • • French Market
  • • Audubon Park

When to visit New Orleans

If you're beginning to plan your holiday, you may be curious about the best time to visit. Here's a list of seasonal norms to help you arrange your travel schedule:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 76°F day, 45°F night
  • • April-June: 92°F day, 57°F night
  • • July-September: 93°F day, 68°F night
  • • October-December: 85°F day, 46°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 15.43 inches
  • • April-June: 18.94 inches
  • • July-September: 19.53 inches
  • • October-December: 12.87 inches

New Orleans travel guides

New Orleans Travel Guides