Best New Orleans holiday apartments
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Popular accommodations in New Orleans
Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention CenterSituated in the Arts- Warehouse District district of New Orleans, Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention Center provides a tennis court, a fitness centre and barbecue facilities. Around 500 metres from Morial Convention Center, the property is also close to Bourbon Street. The property offers an outdoor pool and a 24-hour front desk.Book now
Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, an IHG HotelKimpton Hotel Fontenot, an IHG Hotel has a restaurant, free bikes, a fitness centre and bar in New Orleans. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation offers a shared lounge, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests.Book now
Hampton Inn and Suites New Orleans Convention CenterSituated across the street from the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, this fully non-smoking hotel offers guestrooms, suites and studios along with convenient amenities just 8 blocks from the French Quarter.Book now
Loews New Orleans HotelWithin walking distance to the French Quarter and adjacent to Harrah's Casino, Loews New Orleans Hotel offers accommodation in New Orleans' Warehouse District. An on-site restaurant and bar featuring live jazz music is offered. Morial Convention Center is within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.Book now
HOTELS, APARTMENTS, VACATION RENTALS AND BED AND BREAKFAST IN NEW ORLEANS
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, New Orleans has a population of about 400,000 inhabitants, 1,300,000 considering the entire metropolitan area. This makes it the most populous city in Louisiana and 46th in the USA.
Surely New Orleans represents one of the most fascinating and special destinations of the U.S. and this is not only for the presence of the famous “French Quarter” and the unique mixture of food and music. French and Spanish influences have dominated the 250 years of history of the city giving it 100 faces and facets that characterize it today.
Finding your own New Orleans
Also called “the city forgotten by worries,” New Orleans over the decades has earned a reputation as a city of excesses and strains. The beating heart of New Orleans, its oldest core, is certainly the French Quarter, with its famous Bourbon Street: a very characteristic street, dotted with bars and strip clubs. The whole French Quarter is a succession of shops, live music, restaurants, hotels and galleries. But the city deserves to be turned far and wide, to merge with its soul, to live it, to breathe it.
New Orleans, the home of Jazz and Cajun cuisine. Two essential aspects of the city. On 9flats you can find beautiful accommodations in private houses or in beautiful hotels in New Orleans.
What to visit in New Orleans
There are many areas, zones, neighbourhoods and districts to visit during your stay in New Orleans. In 9flats you can find the best cheap accommodations, hotels and vacation rentals in the entire New Orleans area. We recommend you:
The area most visited by tourists. Despite its name, the architecture here is in Spanish style: large windows overlooked by arches and lunettes. The main street of this district is Royal Street, characterized by houses with wrought iron balconies and buildings that recall Greek architecture. But the most famous street is undoubtedly Bourbon Street, with its bars, strip clubs, street artists, jazz clubs and Cajun restaurants. Book a vacation rental in this beautiful area
Magnolia trees and superb oaks frame the streets of this district, overlooked by a multitude of houses and buildings of different styles. The lush gardens of St. Charles Avenue are the perennial spectators of the Mardi Gras parade that passes through here. Also worth a visit is the Lafayette Cemetery, very beautiful and surrounded by greenery, with tree-lined streets. Walk along Magazine Street for shopping and to visit the many antique shops and, of course, to taste the typical Cajun cuisine in one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars. The whole neighborhood is considered to be a heritage of national history and preserved by architectural protection laws. Booking an apartment, bed and breakfast or holiday home here means living fully in the spirit of New Orleans.
Immense park of 1300 hectares, right in the heart of the city. Miniature trains and a vintage carousel. It also includes the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Bestoff Sculpture Garden, the Botanical Garden and one of the largest series of oak trees in the world. In short, a real paradise.
Other attractions in New Orleans
Surely you must mention Mardi Gras. It’s not a neighborhood but the biggest free party in America: it’s the Mardi Gras party, which here in New Orleans lasts almost a month. Parades, parades, parades, masks and transgression, all at once.
Celebrations generally begin after the Epiphany and last until Mardi Gras Day, Mardi Gras Day. More than four million people flock to the city where, in those days, confusion reigns. The best time of Mardi Gras is the last week of the festivities, when the festivities come alive and joy, parades and transgression reign supreme.
New Orleans Jazz Fest and The Heritage Festival
Another great event in New Orleans, celebrates the musical and cultural roots of the city. It takes place on the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May. A unique event with incredible lines up and a unique mood and rhythm. It´s second only to the Mardi Gras festival.
There are also two large areas dedicated to gastronomy so much so that you can say that Jazz Fest is also a food festival: much or almost everything revolves around typical Cajun cuisine.
What to eat in New Orleans
The city’s gastronomy certainly reflects the history of the people of New Orleans. A melting pot of French, Native American, Spanish and African settlers. A mix that has generated a unique and unrepeatable style. Generally the ingredients are poor and the spices abundant. To try:
Fried Chicken: Fried chicken is king in Southern cuisine and New Orleans is no exception. Here it is served with sweet potatoes and fried okra.
Po’ Boy: sandwich born in New Orleans in the 20s. The original version includes fried shrimp, lettuce, tomatoes, gherkins and mayonnaise.
Chargrilled Oysters: barbecued oysters. Usually cooked with herb butter and breadcrumbs..
Gumbo: typical stew of the Creole tradition. A rice base with added pork, chicken, seafood, okra and spices at will. Like paella but much more spicy.
Red Beans and Rice: legumes and rice stew, enriched with pork.
Collard Green Melt: rye bread sandwich with cheese, cole slaw and collard greens (typical southern vegetables) inside.
Muffuletta: round sesame seed sandwich stuffed with different types of cold cuts together, cheese and olive salad (mixed olives, vegetables in oil and vinegar)
Baked Alaska: cake stuffed with ice cream, covered with burnt meringue.
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