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Holiday In New Orleans

New Orleans is home to so many great traditions: Mardi Gras. Voodoo. Gumbo. Girls Gone Wild. The list just goes on and on. A life spent travelling is worth squadoosh if one of the stops doesn’t include “Nawlins”. Where is New Orleans, anyway? It’s in Louisiana on the banks of the Mississippi Delta. Check out some of our fantastic New Orleans holiday deals and you’ll probs want to go there now.

Things to Do in New Orleans

We hope you’ve got plenty of annual leave to spend on your New Orleans holiday, because there’s so much to do here. Let’s start off easy with a visit to the House of Dance & Feathers, a backyard museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the Mardi Gras tradition. It’s run by an eccentric local fellow by the name of Ronald W. Lewis, and to say that he and the museum will blow your mind is a bit of an understatement.

After the House of Dance & Feathers, keep it weird with a trip to the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. OK, this may get a little creepy, but who doesn’t like to be spooked every now and then? This place will teach you the history, legends and traditions of voodoo in NOLA. They even offer haunted cemetery walking tours through downtown if you feel like getting close to some spirits. If you think you feel a pinprick on your body, don’t worry; it’s just someone casting a spell on you. Rest easy—curses don’t come with New Orleans holiday packages.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

We suggest checking out what’s going on down Magazine Street. It’s not those door-to-door sales people trying to get you on a 10-year subscription, but rather an array of shops selling everything from expensive clothing and knock-off jewellery to fabulous art pieces and collectable antiques. Maybe you’re looking for a more traditional mall setting? If that’s the case, grab one of our great New Orleans car hire deals and drive over to The Esplanade in Kenner, where department stores reign supreme.

We know you’ve been smelling delicious aromas wafting through the air. Follow your nose to the French Quarter and then bury it in a big bowl of jambalaya. Most places will claim to have the best in the city, but you’ll have to decide for yourself. If you’re a sandwich type of person, there’s nothing wrong with taking down a gigantic shrimp po’boy. Wait! We almost forgot to tell you about the gumbo. Oh, man, the gumbo! You know what? No matter what you eat on New Orleans holidays, it’ll be amazing.

The shopping and eating were all fine and dandy, but we know what you really came here for. Bourbon Street and its bead necklaces. Or maybe what you get to see after you throw said bead necklace. Your head may start to spin as it goes back forth between all the bars and clubs lining this famed party avenue. You’re going to definitely want to make a stop at Jean Lafitte’s Old Absinthe House, where the famed buccaneer used to kick off his boots and sit a spell. Nowadays it’s just a classic cocktail bar serving up a house specialty called “The Absinthe House Frappe”. We don’t know what’s in it, but who cares, it’s absolutely delicious.

What’s Next

Byenveni nan New Orleans! You’ll hear that time and time again during your stay in “The Big Easy”. Check out our best selections for New Orleans packages and bundle hotels and flights for great deals. People may question what you’re thinking when you book a last-minute holiday in Louisiana, but we know you’ll have the last laugh.

Hotels in New Orleans

That perfect New Orleans hotel awaits on lastminute.com.au. At present, there are 196 digs to choose from.

Whether you're looking for a simple room to lay your head or one with the full range of extras, New Orleans has you covered. For a great night's sleep that won't cost you an arm and a leg, book a room at the French Quarter Suites Hotel (1119 North Rampart Street) or the New Orleans Courtyard Hotel (1101 N Rampart Street). But then again — you are on holiday. If you'd rather live large while you're here, we certainly don't blame you! The experienced staff at the Windsor Court Hotel and the W New Orleans - French Quarter are specialists in luxury and leisure.


Top Hotels for your New Orleans Holiday

Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
4.0 out of 5.0 124 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
Free cancellation
AU$164
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

Handy to Bourbon Street and walking distance to Riverwalk. Lovely staff.

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2018
A stay at Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter places you in the heart of New Orleans, steps from Canal Street and Royal Street.
Hyatt Centric French Quarter
Hyatt Centric French Quarter
4.0 out of 5.0 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA
Free cancellation
AU$209
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

This was our first time in NOLA and we had a great stay at the Hyatt Centric. The room was spacious and clean. We had a 4th floor room and were able to sleep fine with not much outside noise. Being in the heart of the nightlife for the city plenty to see and do near by! Staff were excellent and ...

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2020
A stay at Hyatt Centric French Quarter places you in the heart of New Orleans, steps from Canal Street and Bourbon Street.
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 621 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA
Free cancellation
AU$192
4.0/5 (1 reviews)

Location made looking around French Quarter easy. Would have like milk in room for tea and coffee . Safe was in a high position and I couldn’t reach it

Reviewed on 7 Sep. 2019
With a stay at Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, you'll be centrally located in New Orleans, steps from Bourbon Street and within a 5-minute walk of Jackson Square.
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4.5 out of 5.0 300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
Free cancellation
AU$213
With a stay at Royal Sonesta New Orleans in New Orleans (French Quarter), you'll be steps from Bourbon Street and 8 minutes by foot from Jackson Square.
The Westin New Orleans
The Westin New Orleans
4.5 out of 5.0 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA
Free cancellation
AU$230
With a stay at The Westin New Orleans, you'll be centrally located in New Orleans, steps from Canal Street and 3 minutes by foot from Audubon Aquarium of the ...
Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel
Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel
2.5 out of 5.0 114 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Free cancellation
AU$125
Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel is centrally located in New Orleans, a 1-minute walk from Canal Street and 11 minutes by foot from Cafe Du Monde.