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Arriving in New Orleans

New Orleans is a fascinating city whose unique culture, history, and beauty have thrived despite natural disaster. If you take a cheap flight to New Orleans, you'll likely land in Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. This airport boasts all the standard amenities including baggage storage and express shipping. There are facilities for the disabled and a police station in the airport. Rental car services include Budget, Avis, Alamo, and Dollar, among others.

Getting Around in New Orleans

Renting a car is one way to explore the city after your New Orleans flight lands, though you may find that it's quite easy to use public transportation. New Orleans has several lines of open-air street cars that are quite fun to ride and give you great views of the city. Though New Orleans is somewhat spread out, it's also possible to do a lot of sightseeing by walking, particularly when you explore downtown and the French Quarter. You'll find that almost everything you want to see can be accessed by foot. Taxis are also plentiful, especially in the evening.

Main Attractions

Most people associate New Orleans with Mardi Gras, but there are things to see and do throughout the year. Walking tours are a great way to experience the beauty and history of the city and to hear a lot of folklore. The French Quarter is always popular with tourists, and you can try a beignet, the famous pastry of the city. If you go during the football season, you can go to the Superdome and watch the Saints play. There are quite a number of museums throughout the city, as well. The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the Audubon Insectarium, the Audubon Park, or the Audubon Zoo all provide education and enjoyment for nature lovers. New Orleans is also famous for its fascinating above-ground cemeteries like the Metairie.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife

Use the money you saved on your airfare to New Orleans to do some shopping! There are art galleries, specialty shops, antique stores, boutiques, and souvenir shops. Try the shops on Magazine Street or Royal Street. The French Quarter offers charming boutiques. The area is also dotted with book stores and some very interesting voodoo stores. Emeril Lagasse may be the most famous chef out of New Orleans, but his are not the only restaurants. The mix of Cajun and Creole cuisines create a unique dining experience, and you can also take classes to learn how to cook them yourself. Jazz clubs are a must for nightlife, but there are many different kinds of bars and nightclubs. Book your flight to New Orleans today!

Flight stats for New Orleans - did you know?
  • New Orleans is 11 mi from Louis Armstrong Intl Airport (New Orleans, LA).
  • Louis Armstrong Intl Airport (New Orleans, LA)
    • Right now, 49 airlines operate out of Louis Armstrong Intl Airport.
    • Louis Armstrong Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 38 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,217 domestic flights and 52 international flights depart from Louis Armstrong Intl Airport.

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