New Orleans Holiday Guide

New Orleans Travel Information

New Orleans is positioned on the southern American coastline, New Orleans is a massive city with many distinct districts which have a host of great restaurants, lively bars and other interesting entertainment venues. The city has a long history with jazz music and it can be heard throughout the streets during certain events. Despite being hit with a devastating cyclone in 2005, New Orleans has rebuilt and retained its strong tourist industry.

There are many activities to enjoy whilst in New Orleans, from riverboat cruises to interesting museums and walking through historic neighbourhoods. Just outside of town are nearly 70,000 acres of swamplands, which have an array of marine and wildlife. New Orleans is also home to some fantastic annual festivals, such as the New Orleans Jazz festival held in the last week of April and the first week of May.

New Orleans Tourist Attractions

New Orleans is a dream city for tourists who enjoy their food, it has great restaurants serving all styles of cuisine. Situated along the coastline, seafood is very fresh and there is a host of specialised restaurants. In the French Quarter of town numerous fine dining establishments can be found, some of which are of the finest in the state.

With so many bars and live music clubs, some open 24-hours a day, there a lot of drinking going on in the city. Drinking laws allow alcohol to be consumed anywhere in the city at all times of the day, providing a plastic cup is used when outside.

Transport Around New Orleans

Louis Armstrong International Airport is situated in the suburb of Kenner only a short drive from the downtown area. The airport has over 200 flights a day to more than 30 destinations around the United States and abroad. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses both have stations located in the business district of town with services to all parts of the country. Driving in is an easy option with Interstate 10 travelling both east and west.

Although the city is considered to be relatively safe, after cyclone Katrina and the effects it had on the community a rise in crime has occurred. The crime is generally outside the tourist areas but it is advised that you be alert at all times. For peace of mind we strongly advise that you purchase adequate travel insurance for you and your family before your holiday.