New Orleans, LA

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Facts About New Orleans, LA

Regional Population: 484,674

Time Zone: America/Indiana/Petersburg

Local Currency: USD

Latitude: 29.9546482

Longitude: -90.075072

Nearby Airports: MSY

Top Trips: road trips to New Orleans

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Articles About New Orleans, LA

New Orleans: City of Dreams

Let the good times roll in the Crescent City, where joy is found in luscious cuisine, brass bands and year-round celebration.

College Visit Guide: New Orleans

It’s been said that New Orleans is a drinking town with a college problem, but there’s a lot more educational learning to be had in the city than its reputation implies.

Cuisine Culture: New Orleans’ Best Restaurants

From Creole to Cajun and beyond, experience the ritual of food in this Gulf-coast city at any of these top restaurants in town.

Flavors of New Orleans

Get a taste of some of the famous dishes of the Crescent City on a walking culinary tour.

New Orleans Feast of Festivals

Let the good times roll year-round in the Big Easy, home to Mardi Gras and an endless list of fun festivals.

Exceptional New Orleans Stays

Even though most of your time will be spent out exploring the city, these are the best hotels and B&Bs to return to when you finally do need to sleep.

Best Places for Live Music in New Orleans

Surrender to the magic and celebration of New Orleans music and dance until you drop.

New Orleans Guide Book Reviews

Get the inside scoop on the enjoyable ‘Hungry? Thirsty?’ guide to New Orleans’ and the newly updated Frommer’s book, ideal for first-time visitors.

Top Monster Mashes and Halloween Bashes

Check out some of these spooky but fun fright fests taking place this Halloween season.

Summer Travel Deals: Hawaii, Steamboat Cruises, Tanglewood and NYC

Summertime living is easy for families, with deals from the Big Island, to steamboat river tours, to New York City’s Flatotel.

Deals: Québec, San Diego, New Orleans and Naples

This week’s deals include Québec hotel and museum discounts, grandparents package in New Orleans, reduced admission to San Diego attractions, and special summer rates for a Florida beach and golf resort.


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