New Orleans is known as one of America’s most historically unique cities. Home to an attractive balance of American and French culture, the city is known as the birthplace of jazz and is a multicultural hotspot for food and art. Its most famous annual celebration, Mardi Gras, dates back to French colonial times, but the ethos of the celebration can today be experienced year-round in the city’s French Quarter. New Orleans vacation rentals allow visitors to have the city's highlights at their doorstep.
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Our search page's filters will help you find your dream property in New Orleans. Many accommodations in New Orleans provide "Internet" or "TV," which makes it a fantastic vacation spot if you need internet access during your vacation or you never miss an episode of your favorite show. Plan your vacation in advance if you want to sweat it out in a sauna or you plan to go fishing. There are just 99 listed properties including "Sauna" and 113 rentals providing "Fishing."
Price and Availability Index in New Orleans
Vacation Rental Price Information in New Orleans
This graph displays average prices of the vacation rentals and holiday apartments located in New Orleans. Prices rise in April and reach an average of $1,019 a night (4/22 - 4/29), making it the most expensive time to book a rental in the next 12 months. On average, the most interesting prices are in a week of July (7/9 - 7/16) as the average price is only $310 per night.
Rental Availability Information in New Orleans
This graph shows the vacation rental availability rate for the next twelve months. In May (5/28 - 6/4), only 78 are available. It will be easy to find a rental that suits you in a week of January (1/28 - 2/4), as 100% of the rentals are still available.
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The 9 Best Restaurants in New Orleans
Justine:1. Enjoy cocktails, great steak, and classic French cuisine at the romantic Justine.
2. Bordeaux: This popular haunt also specializes in French flavors, and is known for both its brunch and dinner.
3. Dian Xin: For something a bit different, head to Dian Xin for dim sum.
4. Costera: If Spanish flavors are your thing, then Costera is popular for its wide-ranging dishes in a hip setting.
5. Poke-Chan: Looking for something lighter? Delicious flavors and delicate portions can be had at Poke-Chan, a poke restaurant in a comfortable, cozy setting.
6. Hippie Kitchen: This friendly eatery is known for locally-sourced favorites, like yard eggs on avocado toast.
7.Echo’s Pizza: Need a delicious slice of Italian goodness? Head to Echo’s Pizza.
8. Paloma Café: This charming establishment offers unique, Caribbean-tinged flavors such as sweet potato tacos.
9. Jack Dempsey’s: If you're into fish and looking for old school specials, from fried seafood and stuffed shrimp to soft-shell crabs, head to Jack Dempsey's!
4 Top Sights in Wonderful New Orleans
1. The French Quarter
Many of New Orleans's top sights are located in the famous French Quarter. Also known as the Vieux Carré, the area is the oldest part of the city and a designated national historic landmark.
2. Bourbon Street
From your New Orleans vacation rental, head to the French Quarter's Bourbon Street, at the heart of the district. Home to many of New Orleans's most famous music venues and restaurants, the architecture of the street is unique within the United States and not to be missed during your visit to the city.
3. Jackson Square
Situated in the French Quarter, Jackson Square is a large public park in the center of the area, which holds both historical and cultural significance. Artists and music buskers line the ornate streets around the square. Explore the area on your own, or go in-depth with a guided walking tour. this iconic square is of great significance to the history of New Orleans. It has been designated one of America's most important public spaces.
4. St. Louis Cathedral
Located on one side of Jackson Square is the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral, dating from 1718, making it the oldest in North America. Its famous cemetery holds the remains of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau and attracts many pilgrims to the site each year. Note that the Cathedral's kind volunteers are on hand for impromptu tours. Group tours can be arranged in advance.
New Orleans: The Home of Jazz
New Orleans has a deep and significant musical history. During slavery, the city was the only location in the southern United States where slaves were permitted to own drums. The so-called Voodoo music and rituals were celebrated, and blended with music heard in local bars and churches to create a new sound that eventually became known as jazz. Today, travelers enjoy jazz performed by buskers and professional musicians alike all across New Orleans.
The 6 Best Activities For Families in New Orleans
1. National WWII Museum
For a more educational excursion, New Orleans is home to the prestigious National WWII Museum, which boasts plenty of kid-friendly features like an interactive submarine exhibit and a 4-D theater. Formerly known as the D-Day Museum, this outstanding attraction charts the role of the US in the Second World War, through thought-provoking exhibits.
2. City Park
City Park is one of the country's oldest urban parks. This 1300-acre park is as enchanting as it is gargantuan. The sinuous, centuries-old trees hanging over the quaint bridges and manicured lawns give it a distinctive feel. It has a storybook-themed playground, paddleboat rentals, bike paths, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the world's oldest grove of live oak trees.
3. The Garden District
Enjoy a ride on an iconic New Orleans streetcar up to the historic Garden District, a famous neighborhood of oak-lined streets and 19th-century mansions that will impress both young and old.
4. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas provides hours of entertainment, with exhibits on Gulf marine life and a 400,000-gallon tank with living coral reefs, sharks, rays, and a walk-through underwater tunnel.
5. Audubon Zoo
Audubon Zoo is home to a collection of exotic and local native animals, as well as a beautiful lagoon, picnic shelters, and playgrounds. If you're feeling more adventurous, take a family-friendly swamp tour to spot some alligators.
6. Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
This unique museum and working factory gives visitors a fascinating insight into the preparation and craftsmanship involved in producing the Mardi Gras floats.
Book Your New Orleans Vacation Rental for These 3 Big Annual Events
1. Mardi Gras
Having originated in medieval Europe, Mardi Gras marks Fat Tuesday and the nearing of Lent. In New Orleans, the revelry involves parties, parades, concerts, and festivals. The celebrations start on Kings Day and culminate a day before Ash Wednesday. Be sure to book your vacation rental in advance for this one!
2. Jazz Fest
Celebrate the music and culture of New Orleans, and Louisiana in general, at Jazz Fest. Besides the live music entertainment and craft showcases, there are also plenty of food options including desserts and drinks, at this late April festival.
3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is held in February, with blazing music by local bands performing along the course giving the runners much-needed accompaniment as they pound their feet. The race starts in downtown and ends at City Park, and is a festive spectacle even for non-participants.
Delicious Cuisine to Bring Back to Your New Orleans Vacation Rental
Perhaps the main highlight of New Orleans, however, is not its architecture or history, but its cuisine!
Visitors to the city must try a hot bowl of local gumbo. The dish is a perfect representation of the city’s multicultural dimensions in culinary form. It is served over rice and typically includes some form of protein, such as prawns or andouille sausage.
After you’ve enjoyed your gumbo, top off the dining experience with a freshly fried beignet.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in New Orleans?
The average nightly price for vacation rentals in New Orleans is $98.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in New Orleans?
January has the highest amount of available Apartment rentals and Bed & Breakfast rentals in New Orleans, so you can expect plenty of offers, even for last-minute bookings.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in New Orleans?
The most popular amenities for home rentals in New Orleans include accommodations that have: Internet, TV, and Pool.
How many vacation rentals are in New Orleans?
Discover 5,853 vacation rentals available to book in New Orleans.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in New Orleans?
If traveling with a dog in New Orleans, 11% of vacation rentals allow pets.
What's the best time of year to travel to New Orleans?
June and July are typically the warmest months in New Orleans with temperatures around 86 °F. December and January in New Orleans are the coldest, with 55 °F on average.
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