New Orleans Travel Guide
View Gallery
  • Plan Your New Orleans Vacation

    Photo: Peter Guttman/

Plan Your New Orleans Vacation

New Orleans is a vibrant, bursting-at-the-seams melting pot of a city that famously inspires indulgence. This is the place to eat, drink, listen to jazz or R&B, take part in a parade, and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. Whether you come for Mardi Gras or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival or any other reason, a visit to this unique destination is never the same trip twice, but always memorable. Sugar-dusted beignets are a must, cocktail hour is anytime you want it, and the street musicians will have you dancing on the sidewalk.


View All (144)


View All (80)


View All (153)


View All (172)


View All (119)

Performing Arts

View All (46)

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Food Seafood, cutting-edge cuisine, and Creole and Cajun specialties.
  2. Music You'll hear brass bands and funk rhythms in the street and in the clubs.
  3. History Frenchmen, Spaniards, Africans, and others forged the city’s culture.
  4. French Quarter Elegant streets have everything from antiques to Bourbon Street raunch.
  5. Garden District A stroll here takes in centuries-old oaks and historic mansions.
  6. The Vibe More northern Caribbean than Southern U.S., NOLA lives like no other city.

When To Go

When to Go

May through September is hot and humid— "double 100" days (100°F and nearly 100% humidity) aren't uncommon. Just mustering the energy to raise...

Read More

Check historic weather for your trip dates:


Book an Experience
Trip Finder

Fodor's New Orleans 2016

View Details
Mobile Apps

New Orleans - Fodor's Travel

Download Now