Plan a Trip to New Orleans
From Sharon Keating, former About.com Guide
When to Come
When you come to New Orleans can make a big difference in your experience. Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are big draws, so if you are coming for those big events planning early is essential. Coming in the off-season (summer) brings less crowds and better deals.
How to Get Here
Before you can walk down Bourbon Street, eat a po-boy or hear some live jazz, you have to get here. Whether you're flying or driving you need directions. New Orleans is a fairly compact city and it's easy to get around by publc transportation.
- Getting to New Orleans by Air
- Getting to New Orleans by Car
- Cruise Ship Directions
- Public Transportation
There are many great hotels and B&B's in New Orleans. When making a reservation, consider why you're here and what you want to be near.
Planning any trip to New Orleans involves food. With many of the famous restaurants, it's a good idea to get reservations before you come.