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New Orleans Guide

Neighbourhood Overview

Planning flights to New Orleans can be fun, but knowing what area to stay can be tricky. The French Quarter, or Vieux Carre, is the most popular district with travellers and it’s easy to see when you consider the area’s abundance of traditional Cajun foods, museums, culture, and nightlife. The French Quarter is home to Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, as well as the Cabildo and Pontalba Buildings. Just north of the French Quarter is Faubourg Marigny. This area is home to traditional Creole-style cottages, Washington Square Park, and an array of coffee houses. Find cheap flights to New Orleans on Webjet and stretch your dollar further with the budget-friendly hotels and B&Bs in Faubourg Marigny. Near the French Quarter is Lower Canal Street. This area is comprised of Audubon Nature Park, plus a good selection of hotels and souvenir shops aimed at travellers on return flights to New Orleans. If you’re looking at business flights to New Orleans, you may spend a lot of time in the Central Business District. Here you’ll see the Superdome where the New Orleans Saints NFL team plays. The Garden District is a great place to escape the noise and parties of the French Quarter and CBD. Arrange a tour of the Garden District after confirming your tickets to New Orleans to see the famed Greek Revival architecture, oak tree-lined streets, and lush gardens in this upscale district. The Garden District is home to Colonel Short's Villa, House of Broel's Victorian Mansion and Dollhouse Museum, and the Toby-Westfeldt House. Mid-city is a hidden gem of New Orleans. Aside from playing host to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April, the area is home to budget-friendly restaurants and hotels. If you’re looking for a bit of history after arriving at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), spend some time in the Warehouse District. This area houses incredible galleries such as the National WWII Museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Glassworks, and more. Antique lovers should head to Uptown. This neighbourhood is rich with Victorian architecture and offers respite from the crowded streets in the French Quarter.

The Best Time to Visit

To save the most money on cheap flights to New Orleans, look to travel in the summer months between June through August. Humidity is high during this season and daily temperatures can get up to 32°C. Autumn is another great season for finding deals on return flights to New Orleans. Crowds are still low from the heat of summer, but the cooler autumn days can make outdoor exploring a bit more manageable. Daily highs average 26°C, however September through November also sit in the heart of hurricane season. So be sure to bring an umbrella in your day pack. In early January, New Orleans welcomes a host of festivals, major sporting events, and New Year’s celebrations. This can cause a spike in hotel rates and the price of your airfare to New Orleans. Spring flights to New Orleans will be packed with travellers hoping to take part in the array of festivals throughout the city. It can even be hard to find lodging if you don’t book months in advance. Spring temperatures between February through May mimic those of autumn with daily highs reaching up to 26°C. It’s important to note, even if you plan to skip the Mardi Gras entertainment, many popular attractions throughout the city may be closed during Carnival.

Major Events and Festivals

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a celebration like none other. This iconic celebration usually begins two weeks before Shrove Tuesday, and is legendary for wild street parties, festive parades and bead throwing, and raucous revelry. If you’re planning on booking flights to New Orleans to coincide with Mardi Gras, book your flights well in advance and do some research ahead of time to know what to expect. If your bucket list includes witnessing one of these momentous parades in the French Quarter, look for cheap flights to New Orleans on Webjet to stretch your budget a little further. Keep in mind, however, hotels and the cheapest airfare to New Orleans can be booked up as far out as a year in advance. New Orleans is one of the only cities where you can celebrate St Patrick’s Day with week-long festivities. Book tickets to New Orleans for mid-March and head to the Irish Channel in the Garden District. You can celebrate like a local at one of several block parties where you can feast on Irish Stew and watch parades featuring green-clad Irishmen. Spring flights to New Orleans can be line up with the French Quarter Festival, which happens every April and features Cajun food, music, art, and history. To taste some of Louisiana’s most iconic cuisine, book cheap flights to New Orleans for June travel and touch down in time for the Oyster Festival. From charbroiled and raw, stuffed and fried, to oysters Rockefeller, this festival is the ultimate dedication to this underwater delicacy. During the festival, you can listen to live Cajun music, meet the farmers who harvest the oysters, and even participate in an oyster-eating contest! Halloween in New Orleans is second only to Mardi Gras in terms of size. The streets fill with voodoo charmers, vampires, goblins, zombies, and more. Arrange a ghost tour with your flights to New Orleans to make the most of the hallowed night.