New Orleans, Louisiana: home of jazz, Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street and soul-satisfying Creole cooking. No other American city offers as diverse a selection of culture, cuisine, music, and history as the Big Easy. So, let’s get started planning your trip to New Orleans.
If you travel to New Orleans via Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, your cheapest option for getting to downtown is to hop on the E-2 bus on the second floor. Once in town, you've got a variety of options like buses, streetcars, and pedicabs, a local favorite, to help make your New Orleans vacation a breeze.
No mention of New Orleans tourism is complete without going into its rich musical heritage and prestigious music festivals like the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Voodoo Fest, events which routinely draw top local and international acts as well as thousands of spectators. If your New Orleans holiday doesn't coincide with a festival, just take a stroll through downtown and enjoy the talented street performers playing everything from New Orleans brass to country and bluegrass.
If it’s your first vacation in New Orleans, destination number one should be the French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in the city. Take a stroll through historic Jackson Square, enjoy the bars on Bourbon Street, and try the local specialties in one of the historic restaurants like Antoine’s. History, music, food, culture…that’s what a holiday in New Orleans is all about!