Destination guide

Travel to lively New Orleans

Take a vacation to New Orleans and enjoy the area's live music, museums and art galleries. This walkable city allures visitors with its bars and local tours. Mercedes-Benz Superdome and National World War II Museum are just a couple of the must-sees. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around New Orleans

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes New Orleans a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • John P Lyons Memorial Center (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Audubon Golf Course (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Audubon Zoo (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Audubon Nature Institute (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • TPC Louisiana (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in New Orleans

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, New Orleans is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Audubon Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • City Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Lafayette Square (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Woldenberg Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Louis Armstrong Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Coliseum Square (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around New Orleans

Fly into New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.5 mi (18.5 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal.

Where to stay near New Orleans?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,951 house rentals near New Orleans. From 1,157 Houses to 1,393 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near New Orleans is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to New Orleans?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in New Orleans:

  • French Quarter: 1,177 vacation rentals
  • Downtown CBD: 1,285 vacation rentals
  • Marigny: 548 vacation rentals
  • Tulane - Gravier: 582 vacation rentals
  • Carrollton: 116 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to New Orleans?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in New Orleans. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Frenchmen Street Jazz Clubs: 2,863 home rentals
  • New Orleans Botanical Garden: 2,727 home rentals
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 2,678 home rentals
  • The Shops at JAX Brewery: 2,852 home rentals
  • Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre: 2,863 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New Orleans listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in New Orleans?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,157 Houses in New Orleans. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Orleans include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,393 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 69 lodging choices
  • Villas: 29 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in New Orleans?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 583 vacation homes with pool available in New Orleans.

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