Make sure your accommodation is sorted well in advance to avoid any last minute panic, as the city does get booked up for the festival. Choose from glamorous historic hotels in the French Quarter, boutique hotels, or more wallet-friendly ones.
If you prefer the freedom to come and go as you please, or want to book a bigger space for a group of travelers, then a vacation rental might be a better bet. Typical rentals in New Orleans include spacious, candy-colored shotgun houses with verandas, and smart, industrial-style apartments.
The home of soul food, po’ boys, and beignets, the Big Easy is not short on local (and delicious) specialties. In fact, you’re likely to have so many on your food bucket list that it’s a good idea to plan where you want to eat before you go, to avoid being caught out by a sudden hunger pang.