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Travel to lively New Orleans

Take a vacation to New Orleans and enjoy the area's live music, museums and art galleries. This walkable city allures visitors with its bars and local tours. Mercedes-Benz Superdome and National World War II Museum are just a couple of the must-sees. A vacation 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes New Orleans a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 highlights

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 center:

  • 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)

Traveling 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 center.

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

Where to stay around New Orleans?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,275 holiday lettings near New Orleans. From 868 Houses to 1,144 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover New Orleans area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to New Orleans?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in New Orleans:

  • Mid-City District: 211 holiday homes
  • French Quarter: 826 holiday homes
  • Central Business District: 1,019 holiday homes
  • Uptown and Carrolton District: 598 holiday homes
  • Central City: 1,040 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to New Orleans?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in New Orleans. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum: 2,234 holiday lettings
  • New Orleans Botanical Garden: 2,148 holiday lettings
  • Xavier University of New Orleans: 1,974 holiday lettings
  • Lafayette Square: 1,925 holiday lettings
  • Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum: 1,952 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around New Orleans listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in New Orleans?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 868 Houses in New Orleans. Our other popular types of New Orleans holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,144 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 43 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 18 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in New Orleans?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 458 holiday homes with pool available in New Orleans. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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