New Orleans Holidays

Smouldering jazz bars & Creole cuisine

A holiday to New Orleans takes you to an American city of culture with strong European influences. Stroll down Bourbon street, soak in the sights, and indulge in the creole cuisines that are unique to this Louisiana city. As the birthplace of the blues, this will be a USA holiday that music lovers and foodies alike will never forget.

Top Southern USA Holidays

Luxury Holidays to New Orleans

One of the oldest cities in the USA is an overlooked gem for holiday makers and sun-seekers on a USA getaway. This is a place that oozes culture from the famous French district to the infamous Mardi Gras. A holiday to New Orleans with Kenwood Travel means experiencing the best places to stay in Louisiana, from luxury getaways to themed-hotels in the heart of the action.

For luxury, the best places to stay in New Orleans depends on what you’re after. Our choice of hotels will mean a vibrant world of excitement, parties, pubs, bars and nightlife at your doorstep. And if you’re a foodie, you’ll delight in New Orleans’s variety of dishes. Sample unique creole cuisine or Oysters Rockefeller, and be sure not to miss out on Southern oxtail soup, eggs sardou or Louisiana-style crawfish boil.

Things to do on your New Orleans Holiday

This is a city rife with opportunities, activities, culture and more. This is a sightseer’s haven, where budding tourists can admire world-famous architecture, embark on a Louisiana swamp tour, visit the old jazz legends’ hunting grounds or pay tribute at ancient battle sites. Throw in the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Essence Festival, the Voodoo Experience and Mardi Gras, and there’s a neverending choice of things to experience on your New Orleans holiday.

New Orleans Facts

  • New Orleans has the highest number of historic districts in the USA.
  • The first opera in the United States was performed in New Orleans in the 1790s.
  • New Orleans is known as the most haunted city in America, and is the preferred destination for ghost-hunting tourists.
  • Home to the famous residents of Louis Armstrong, Truman Capote, Reese Witherspoon and Marie Laveau.

Great Reasons for a New Orleans Holiday

  • Experience the Mardi Gras parade like a local
  • National World War II Museum
  • Ride on the ST Charles Avenue streetcar for a scenic trip
  • Catch a live performance by a music legend at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
  • Live music events held every day.
  • New Orleans museum of art
  • Try midnight shopping at the Frenchmen Art Market.

New Orleans Weather

A holiday to New Orleans sees pleasant weather all year round. That means around 20C in winter and 30C during the summer months. Don’t forget to bring a raincoat though - the city experiences its fair share of refreshing weather, a monthly average of five inches precipitation.

New Orleans Holidays 2024 / 2025

Avoid disappointment and call one of our USA specialists to experience some of the best places to stay in New Orleans on your USA holiday. Book early to secure a trip filled with jazz, museums, bars, pubs, clubs, cultural districts and more. The USA’s oldest city is crammed with attractions. With almost 45 years of experience, Kenwood Travel are skilled at satisfying any individual needs that need to be fulfilled. Book today to enjoy a 2024 / 2025 New Orleans holiday of a lifetime.

Top Picks

Hotel Monteleone

4* out of 5 stars

Opulent hotel with a stunning lobby, upscale restaurant and a heated rooftop pool only a nine-minute walk from the French Quarter.

The Westin New Orleans Canal Place

4* out of 5 stars

Experience NOLA's famous hospitality and panoramic river views at this modern waterfront gem on the edge of the French Quarter, ideally located for city exploration.

Virgin Hotels New Orleans

4.5* out of 5 stars

THE place to stay in the heart of the eclectic and artsy Warehouse District. The combination of chic chambers, bold dining, and lively events create an unforgettable experience.


Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-5)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • Language English
  • Location USA
  • Flying time 9 hours & 50 minutes

Things to do

Wander the streets of the French Quarter

Wander the streets of the French Quarter

Also known as the Vieux Carre, the French Quarter is one of New Orleans' most historic and renowned neighbourhoods. A seamless blend of old and new, you'll find antique shops and storied restaurants standing beside modern store-fronts and boutiques, with iconic jewels like St. Louis' Cathedral and Madame LaLaurie's Mansion dotted across the quarter. Explore Jackson Square, visit the French Market or one of the local museums, and sample the local fine dining for yourself.

Take a Steamboat Ride on the Mississippi River

Take a Steamboat Ride on the Mississippi River

The vast stretch of the Mississippi River, so critical for historic trade and commerce in the area, now boasts fantastic opportunities for visitors to the area. Where steamboats once played a key role in passenger and freight transport, they are now available for your sight-seeing pleasure, providing a cross-country experience that will take you through a number of ports of call along the river, revealing countless wonders in the rich towns and neighbourhoods along its twining length.

Visit the city's picturesque Garden District

Visit the city's picturesque Garden District

Embodying its name beautifully, the stunning Garden District of New Orleans is one of the most lovely places to visit on your trip. Stroll by enormous mansions with gorgeously elegant landscaping, visit a famous gothic cemetery like Lafayette Cemetery and marvel at the tombs and mausoleums, then browse through the shops and eateries throughout the neighbourhood. No matter where you walk, the towering trees and greenery will show you without a doubt how this district got its name.

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