Best hotel deals in New Orleans — plus discounts on airfare and car rental
New Orleans, Louisiana, lures vacationers with its flavorful regional cuisines, jazz, French Creole architecture, and the promise to let the good times roll with celebrations from Mardi Gras to the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Finding the best deals for your stay in one of America’s favorite destinations is simple when you book with the AARP® Travel Center powered by Expedia®.
When you’re looking for deals in this vibrant, sensuous city, you’ll receive either the better of Expedia’s hotel discounts or your AARP hotel discount – whichever saves you more. Plus, when you book your New Orleans flights, hotels, and car rental together, you’ll save extra.
Find great hotel discounts in the French Quarter and New Orleans
The neighborhoods of New Orleans offer a wide variety of style and culture and the hotels are just as varied. Most first-time visitors to New Orleans steer toward the French Quarter, where they find themselves in the center of the city’s rich culture. For a quieter setting, try Uptown or the Garden District. You might also feel attracted to the contemporary feel of the restored, exposed brick warehouses, now serving as chic hotels. Regardless of hotel preference, senior citizens find the best rates and the cheapest hotel deals for their New Orleans vacations at the AARP Travel Center.
Come to New Orleans and celebrate with Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest
New Orleanians know how to throw jubilant celebrations, not the least of which is the city’s world-famous Carnival, more commonly known as Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday.” Find yourself amidst a sea of feathered masks, king cakes, and a string of Carnival parades from January through February. New Orleans is known for other celebrations as well, like the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, one of the largest musical festivals in the country. To best enjoy Mardi Gras, look for New Orleans hotels near St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street, where most of the parades run, or near Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, where many of the other Mardi Gras activities tale place.
Explore Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and the Garden District
A visit to the French Quarter will lead to discoveries of talented jazz musicians and gourmet restaurants where the Gulf Coast’s famous seafood is served in tantalizing Cajun and Creole dishes. Besides the area’s famous Bourbon Street, you’ll find historic Jackson Square, which houses a peaceful park in the center of the thriving area. Explore the flora and architecture of the Garden District or shop the interesting stores along its Magazine Street. Whether seniors are looking for affordable hotels near the French Quarter or around the Garden District, they can pick up the best specials at the AARP Travel Center.
Witness the rich multicultural architecture throughout New Orleans
A city steeped in a rich multicultural history, New Orleans features an impressive array of unique architecture. In fact, New Orleans possesses a remarkable 20 National Register Historic Districts. Find architecture in the style of French Creole, Greek Revival, American Colonial, and Victorian, to name just a few. Marvel at the distinctive townhouses with large courtyards and elaborate iron balconies throughout the French Quarter or antebellum-style homes along St. Charles Avenue. Antebellum homes, many now restored, may be toured along the Mississippi River as well.
New Orleans food is a cornucopia of cultural seasonings
Cuisine in this city is as steeped in New Orleans’ multicultural heritage as its people, music, and architecture. Traditional, mouthwatering Louisiana dishes abound, such as jambalaya, red beans and rice, crawfish etouffee, and gumbo. Po-boys and beignets are must-tries during New Orleans vacations. You’ll also readily find any number of cultural influences to satisfy your taste buds, including French, Spanish, Italian, German, African, and Caribbean.
New Orleans vacation packages — bundle your travel plans and save
Bundle your New Orleans car rentals, airfare, and hotels with the AARP Travel Center and you can save big. When you book it all together, you’ll get the best travel deals on your New Orleans vacation. With the AARP® Travel Center powered by Expedia®, vacationers even have access to specials on cruises from New Orleans, tours, activities, and more.