The birthplace of jazz, New Orleans is home to a wealth of music clubs and a vibrant nightlife. Yet there is much more to that in this city located on the banks of the Mississippi River. It's packed with attractions for the whole family, but accommodation doesn't have to cost a fortune. Consider renting a riverfront house or an apartment in the city centre. It's the ideal way to save money, and you will have more to spend on attractions and entertainment throughout your stay.
Spend a day in the French Quarter, which is brimming with museums, restaurants and bars, as well as a French Market. When the city becomes too hectic, visit the Botanical Gardens in City Park where two thousand varieties of flowering plants bloom amongst colossal oak trees. Art lovers must not miss the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, also in City Park. If you dare, take a haunted history tour through one of the New Orleans cemeteries after dark. At the end of the day, New Orleans comes to life, and you will be spoilt for choice if you are looking for live jazz or Cajun dancing. You might not have thought it, but New Orleans is also home to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Orleans Opera Association.
The whole family will enjoy the novelty of a mule-drawn carriage tour round the French Quarter to learn about its history. When the younger members are in the mood for fun, they can try out the rides at Carousel City Amusement Park in City Park. Animal lovers will have the chance to see white tigers and a Komodo dragon at the Audubon Zoo. At the world-famous Audubon Aquarium, you can admire the Seahorses Gallery and look out for a white alligator as well as neon-coloured frogs. On a rainy day, Louisiana Children's Museum has interactive art, music and science exhibits that will keep boredom at bay for hours.
New Orleans is perhaps more versatile than you had thought, and a holiday there sounds like a unique experience. Rather than booking a hotel, choose the low-cost alternative of rental accommodation. Whether you prefer a property in the centre of the city or one by the banks of the river, you will never be far from the main attractions. Take a look at the houses and apartments in our range, and don't forget to read our genuine customer reviews. Our properties are excellent value, and we know you will be able to relax and enjoy your stay in New Orleans to the full.