Best of the best
- 1Hotel Royal Sonesta New Orleans
- 2Hotel Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome
- 3Hotel Bienville House
- 4Hotel Quality Inn & Suites New Orleans
- 5Hotel St James
- 6Super 8 Motel New Orleans
- 7Hotel Le Richelieu
- 8Hotel La Quinta Inn Downtown New Orleans
- 9Hotel Hampton Inn Downtown
- 10Hotel W French Quarter
- 11Hotel The Provincial
- 12Hotel Hyatt French Quarter
Facts and information about New Orleans
The primary language spoken in New Orleans is English however many people now also speak Spanish.
The currency in New Orleans is the USD.
Best travel time
As New Orleans is located near the Gulf of Mexico the weather is mild with a subtropical climate. The weather during the summer season from June to August is usually hot and fairly humid with temperature ranging from 20°C to 30°C. During the winter season from December through to February the weather is usually at its coolest with temperature ranging from 5°C to 15°C. Spring and autumn are fairly warm with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C.
For non-US citizens it is required to have a Visa to enter the US. This can be acquired at your local embassy and has to be ordered prior to travelling. It is also necessary to bring a valid passport.
Other than the standard vaccinations, no other vaccinations are necessary.
Country and People
Traditions and Culture
Customs / Culture / Traditions New Orleans is known for its major Port and being the largest city in Louisiana. It has also become very known and popular due to its multicultural heritage, architecture, cuisine, music and its festivals and celebrations. The cities culture offers many historic building, museums, parks, streetcars, riverboats and jazz cafes. One of the most known traditions is Mardi Gras.
The predominant religion in New Orleans is Catholicism.
There is a variety of public transportation facilities available in New Orleans which includes: streetcars, buses, trains and ferries. It is also possible to rotate around the city via bicycle. The Railway is served by the “Amtrak” system which rotates in and out of New Orleans. There are many buses which also rotate in the city and around it in suburban areas. Therefore, due to the variety of public transportation means one can travel with the most appealing transport service.
When travelling to New Orleans the nearest airport is the “Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport” which is located in Kenner. There are also many regional airports in New Orleans such as “Lakefront Airport”, “Southern Seaplane” and “Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans”. All of these airports have international and domestic flights coming in and out on a daily basis. Therefore it is very simple to get to New Orleans. It is also possible to rent a car at each of these airports.
Taxis are available at taxi stands or simply by calling the central taxi service or even asking the hotel resort to order them.
Discover and Enjoy
Experience and enjoy
Events / Lifestyle New Orleans has a variety of different celebrations which also speaks for the lifestyle the locals’ live. One of the most popular events is “Mardi Gras” which is carnival. The city also has many music festivals amongst which the most famous is the “New Orleans Jazz&Heritage festival”. New Orleans “Voodoo Experience”, “Essence Music Festival”, “Southern Decadence”, “Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival” are also very known festivals.
There is a variety of things to do and see in New Orleans, some of the most fascinating sights include: - National World War 2 Museum - New Orleans Museum of Art - Ogden Museum of Southern Art - Aquarium of the Americans - The Presbytere
The food in New Orleans is world famous, varying from the native cuisine, to food which has been influenced by the French, Spanish, Italian, African, Cajun and many others. Due to this the food is known to have an extremely unique flavor. Local specialties include “beignets” which are fried pastries, “Muffuletta sandwiches”, Gulf oysters, fried oysters, boiled crawfish and a lot of other seafood. Creole dishes and Pralines are also very typical specialties in New Orleans.
- Baton rouge
- Bossier City
- Breaux Bridge
- Denham Springs
- La Place
- Lake Charles
- Morgan City
- New Iberia
- Pearl River
- Port Allen
- River Edge