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New Orleans, LA Travel and Vacation Getaways

Nestled on the banks of the gentle Mississippi River, New Orleans is a top vacation destination in the Southern Gulf region. New Orleans is the birthplace of traditional jazz, the home of the famous Mardi Gras celebration and a fascinating blend of cultures, languages and history.

Historic parks, gardens and charming 19th century architecture abound as does a way of life that couples both American and European traditions. Visitors can explore the variety of shops, restaurants, museums, historic sites and casinos in distinct neighborhoods that make the Big Easy shine.

New Orleans, Louisiana Vacation Destination

Get ready to explore a fascinating region teeming with winding rivers, picturesque gardens and charming neighborhoods. Start your day with a visit to the French Market to pick up unique cultural handicrafts and gifts, followed by a relaxing stroll down charming Magazine Street in the Garden District. Grab a bite to eat at the Red Fish Grill then head to historic Jackson Square.

You'll be "wowed" by mind-blowing street performers or the sounds of a talented saxophonist or Jazz-inspired musician. You'll definitely want to start conjuring up your Mardi Gras plans early. For those who want to enjoy New Orleans' slower side, a journey on the famous Natchez steamboat is just the ticket. From outdoor adventures to late night entertainment, you'll discover an endless list of attractions and activities that make New Orleans a top vacation destination.

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Weather - Climate (average high temperature)

  • January: 62° F
  • Feb: 65° F
  • March: 72° F
  • April: 78° F
  • May: 85° F
  • June: 89° F
  • July: 91° F
  • August: 91° F
  • September: 87° F
  • October: 80° F
  • November: 71° F
  • December: 65° F

Nearby Cities/Towns

  • Metairie, LA
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Jackson, MS
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Beaumont, TX

Nearest Airports

  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Medical Facilities

  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
  • Children Hospital (Henry Clay Avenue)
  • Community Care Hospital (General Taylor Road)
  • Lakeland Medical Center (Bullard Avenue)
  • Memorial Medical Center (Napoleon Avenue)
  • St. Charles General Hospital (St. Charles Avenue)