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Highlights in New Orleans
- Southern style
- The cradle of jazz
- Succulent southern taste
- Great shopping
- Festivals and traditions
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Planning a visit to New Orleans? New Orleans, also known as NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) offers you several locations to stay and experience the southern vibes. Sitting across the Mississippi River, Algiers is a historic and scenic neighbourhood with plenty of parks and spaces for cycling and walking, great views of New Orleans and a quiet atmosphere to get away from the hustle of the city. The French Quarter is the heart of the city and also its main attraction with brightly coloured Victorian homes and businesses, with great food, music and a fabulous riverside setting. Garden District is the most exclusive neighbourhood that will take you to the splendour of its southern past. Marigny is the best place to stay for jazz lovers. The best jazz in town is on Frenchmen Street. There you can visit the authentic jazz venues where the locals go to enjoy good live music. And if you like art, be sure to visit the Warehouse District, an area with interesting art galleries in the style of cities such as Berlin, London or Milan. Have you picked your place to stay?Southern style properties
Holidu can help you find the perfect holiday rental for you and your partner, your family or friends. Browse the fabulous properties with room for 2, 3, 4 and up to 8 people. Traditional southern architecture, brightly coloured porticoed houses and wrought iron balconies decorated with flowers decorate the impressive facades. Relax and live like a local in these traditional-style holiday rentals with spacious rooms, cosy lounges, big kitchens and fabulous views of the different parts of town you will love! Book yours now and come to live the American southern dream in Louisiana.xg
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The area and getting around
With four different streetcar lines, the trams are a great way to move around town and explore the surroundings. With the famous St. Charles line you can see the historic architecture from the French Quarter to South Carrollton Avenue. The Canal Street line goes through the Business District and can end up in City Park. And the Rampart line takes passengers downtown. The Riverfront streetcar is now serviced by the Canal-City parks or the Canal-Cemeteries.A great town for fun, history and sightseeing
New Orleans is full of historic homes, world-class museums and a town full or rich history neighbourhoods and a vibrant culture awaiting for travellers to learn about. Golf lovers can have a good day on the golf course. If you are interested in learning about the plantations, you can go deeper into the region’s agrarian past. Families with children can have a great time in town. New Orleans is an easy place to find family fun, with lots of outdoor activities, parks of all sizes, kid-friendly tours and the fun of street music around town. A visit to the French Market and a refreshing sno-ball from the Lucky Dog vendors will put the icing on the cake!
Travellers and activities
Some say jazz was born in New Orleans but also grew up there, forever evolving into something new! Jazz is a symbol of this southern town, and the Jazz Fest in April lots of stages invade the streets and music fills the air. The rest of the year, every night of the week, the streets and clubs of the Big Easy come to life. You can listen to traditional jazz music or acid jazz in every corner of this lovely town: from the French Quarter to the Marigny, the Tremeuptown on Oak Street and on St. Claude Avenue. Everywhere, every day and for every ear. Jazz is alive! Come feel it.New Orleans for history lovers
America’s history is full of interesting facts. Every county has got its own story. New Orleans is a town of great culture and fascinating traditions. The town contains thrilling, colourful, tragic and also inspiring stories about the past where sugar cane and the cotton were the main resources. The abundant natural resources and navigable rivers attracted the French and in the 1700s it was a Spanish colony but years later in 1800, Napoleon sold it to the USA. Although it wasn’t a French colony anymore, New Orleans kept many of the French traditions, the language, the cuisine and their religion. You can now enjoy these traces of the past reflected in the day to day life. COme to New Orleans and enjoy the southern lifestyle.
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Mardi Gras is one of the major festivals celebrated in New Orleans. The first parade took place on Shrove Tuesday in 1938. Mardi Gras is the last day of Carnival, a date when the city is flooded with madness and fun. Every year, 70 parades march and dance along the streets of New Orleans during the Carnival season, from January 6 to Fat Tuesday. The krewes carefully pick their colours and costumes to fill the streets with colours and fun. People watch from the balconies or they dress up and their colourful beaded necklaces cannot be missed. Later, these pendants are placed around the city to be seen all year round.2. Cruise along the Mississippi River
If we name the famous Mississippi River, some images might come to your mind. The old steamboats navigating up and down the river, the stories Mark Twain told us about Tom Sawyer, a young boy growing up along the river or Boy George in the video of Karma Chameleon, set in Mississippi in 1870. Any memories the name might bring can also become a reality. Now you can get on board the American Queen and explore the fabulous sights along the river. The lower region will expose you to vegetation, antebellum plantations and Civil War memorials and the upper region of the Mississippi reveals vibrant cities, local wildlife and the places where Mark Twain got his inspiration for his stories.3. Get a ride on the oldest tram
It is one of the most typical things to do in New Orleans. The St, Charles Streetcar is a historic line and the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world. It has been in operation around the city since 1835, connecting Canal Street with the west of the city thanks to its peculiar green wagons. Enjoy a ride on this symbol of charm and romance.4. Eat your way through!
Discover the fabulous food of New Orleans is an essential part of your southern experience. The French influence is highly present in their cuisine that you can taste at many of the legendary restaurants in the city such as Antoine’s. The best way to experience the food is by taking a culinary tour where a local guide will take you around, introducing you to the southern taste and with the opportunity of sampling some cocktails and tasting some wine. Real foodies can find great pleasure when delighting their taste buds with crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, a po-boy sandwich stuffed with oysters or a bowl of gumbo. Do you have a sweet tooth? Try some snowballs in the summer, seasonal treats like the New Orleans King cakes or the pralines, a unique candy loved by visitors and locals alike.5. Great shopping all year round
The eclectic nature of the city is reflected in everything that is available to purchase. From funky art finds to one-of-a-kind antiques, every shop or art market is like a well planned museum with special collections curated to please every buyer. Music lovers will find unique records and great books of local music and the renowned Magazine Street in the French Quarter. Any other items of clothing, jewellery, costumes, souvenirs and more await for you to come over and have a look before you shop til you drop!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in New Orleans
How much do you pay on average for holiday lettings in New Orleans?
Our data shows that New Orleans has an average price of £278.72 per night, which is a relatively high one under the cities in the USA.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
If you want to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit New Orleans are September (£239.05 per night for accommodation, on average), August (£239.83), and October (£251.1).
When does the price of holiday rentals in New Orleans go up the most?
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in New Orleans was February, with an average price of £336.12 per night. This was followed by April, with an average of £328.49, and March, with £307.59.
Are there usually many holiday rentals available in New Orleans?
It is recommended that you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting New Orleans, as only 40% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?
The best months to find free accommodation in New Orleans are May (the average amount of properties that are free reached 59.2% of the total in 2020), June (55%), and April (52.25%).
When are there fewer rental options available in New Orleans?
Holiday rentals in New Orleans reach their peak in demand in February, with an availability rate of 12.4%. The second most requested month is March, with 18.75%, and the third is January with 30.5%.
Are there many holiday rentals in New Orleans?
Holidu offers around 1600 holiday rentals in New Orleans from 6 different partners, so you will find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We have everything you need!