Destination guide

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

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)
Transport

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 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,799 holiday lettings near New Orleans. From 1,116 Houses to 1,309 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:

  • French Quarter: 1,135 holiday homes
  • Uptown: 844 holiday homes
  • Audubon: 1,384 holiday homes
  • Mid-City: 1,676 holiday homes
  • Carrollton: 105 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:

  • Xavier University of New Orleans: 2,726 holiday lettings
  • Lafayette Square: 2,732 holiday lettings
  • New Orleans Botanical Garden: 2,596 holiday lettings
  • Fair Grounds Race Course: 2,725 holiday lettings
  • Village Aurora Shopping Center: 2,744 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 1,116 Houses in New Orleans. Our other popular types of New Orleans holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,309 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 67 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 23 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 512 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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