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Bursting with music, character and a smorgasbord of cultures, if there’s one thing New Orleans promises, it’s a good time. NOLA is home to the legendary Mardi Gras carnival – a parade of colourful revellers donning masks and draped in beads. The city is also regarded as the birthplace of jazz, from street performers belting out top-notch tunes at every corner to the recurring celebration of Jazz Fest attracting thousands every year. Check out a live band at one of the many upscale cocktail lounges on the electric Bourbon Street, or pop into a dive bar for a more casual experience. Whether you’re a jazz lover or not, it’s hard to spend time in New Orleans without grooving to the beat of the city, with music from bars and clubs spilling out into the streets every evening.

Nicknamed ‘The Big Easy’, New Orleans has a laid-back charm about it that offers a welcome contrast to the hectic pace of other popular destinations in the United States. Soak up the city’s atmosphere with a stroll around its French Quarter with a beignet (a French pastry) and a signature cocktail (such as the Sazerac) in hand. Along with the 18th-century architecture, popular sights you’ll see here include the triple-steepled St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square – a hub for local artists and musicians. For a uniquely New Orleans experience, dare to take a voodoo tour covering some of the city’s historic cemeteries, like St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.

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Average weekend price $184 per night
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Average stay 2 nights

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8.0

Bourbon Street is probably the dirtiest, smelliest place...

June 30, 2022

Bourbon Street is probably the dirtiest, smelliest place I’ve ever visited. Lots of sketchy people. I’ve been to several third-world countries and felt safer there. But…. New Orleans has a lot of historical places to visit. If I ever visited again, I would just avoid the Bourbon Street area.

Robert
Robert United States of America
8.0

The War World II museum is the best museum I ever seen.

June 28, 2022

The War World II museum is the best museum I ever seen. Don't miss it if you come to New Orleans. The Jazz music in Frenchmen street is better than Burben street. Don't go to Burben street!!! It is dusgusting. The Grand Isle restaurant and Cajun seafood are very good!

Meng-hua
Meng-hua United States of America
8.0

It is an older City.

June 28, 2022

It is an older City. I expected them to do a better job with the cleanliness of Bourbon Stree. Don't expect too much! Do your research before going to restaurants, don't just go because someone told you to. Look up the ratings and locations. However, there are some great food in New Orleans. Don't get a car rental if you don't have to.

Nelie
Nelie United States of America
10

The city has suffered due to the pandamic lot of shops have...

June 25, 2022

The city has suffered due to the pandamic lot of shops have not re opened and lot of places are understaffed but they were worth the wait for awesome food and awesome people making your stay very enjoyable it’s very easy to get around with the tram service and make sure you don’t miss the music in bourbon street and the awesome beignet, palace cafe and bourbon street cafe worth going to and some bars in bourbon street loved the food tour and the plantation’s tour

mazzorati
mazzorati Australia
10

New Orleans was a very fun city to visit.

June 22, 2022

New Orleans was a very fun city to visit. Lots of stuff to do for all ages. Almost everything is within walking distance of eachother. The food is amazing. But the streets are terrible to drive on and when your walking your constantly dodging the homeless no matter where you go.

cory
cory United States of America
10

This is my 4th time to New Orleans and I enjoy it every time.

June 16, 2022

This is my 4th time to New Orleans and I enjoy it every time. They have a very diverse range of restaurants, including some new vegan ones that were great. The people are friendly and always willing to help. There is something for everyone in New Orleans. Its hot, its humid, wear comfortable shoes, be safe, make good choices, and it will be a blast.

Lewis
Lewis United States of America

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