Destination guide

Travel to lively New Orleans

Take a holiday to New Orleans and enjoy the area's live music, museums and art galleries. This walkable city attracts visitors thanks to its bars and local tours. Mercedes-Benz Superdome and National World War II Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around New Orleans

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes New Orleans a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • John P Lyons Memorial Center (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Audubon Golf Course (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Audubon Zoo (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Audubon Nature Institute (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • TPC Louisiana (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in New Orleans

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, New Orleans is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Audubon Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • City Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Lafayette Square (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Woldenberg Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Louis Armstrong Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Coliseum Square (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around New Orleans

Fly into New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.5 mi (18.5 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal.

How many holiday rentals are available around New Orleans?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,254 holiday lettings around New Orleans. From 1,032 flats & apartments to 901 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in New Orleans?

One word (or perhaps three) — location, location, location! There's nothing more exciting than spending your escape where all the action is. HomeAway has 320 centrally located holiday rentals available. On the hunt for something a little different? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our range here includes:

  • 62 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 57 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 47 shore-front holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in New Orleans?

If you're searching for a home away from home this trip, renting a house is a great idea. You and your crew will have loads of space for all sorts of holiday activities. There are 791 options listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £23 a night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Apartment: 749 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.
  • Condo: 369 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • Hotel: 204 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £34 per night.

Can I stay in New Orleans in a large group?

It can be tough finding the time to meet up with close friends and family. A holiday is a perfect opportunity to be reunited. If you were hoping to kick back together, HomeAway has options. The most popular option for larger groups here are house holiday rentals, and you'll find 212 currently listed. If you're travelling in a large group, the holiday rentals that are suitable for you include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 453 holiday rentals perfect for that size. Spend a night from just £38.
  • Looking for a holiday rental for 8 guests? We have 205 that will serve you well. Prices begin at just £38 per night.
  • Organising a trip away with 10 guests? We offer 149 properties for rent that fit the bill. Prices start from £77 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can take your dad, your grandma and all your mates to New Orleans.

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