Here are a few of our most popular New Orleans resorts:
This superior New Orleans retreat offers inviting accommodations within walking distance of the French Quarter.
Our guestrooms offer gorgeous city views, Hyatt's signature Grand™ bed, and our innovative in-room technology.
Located on historic Canal Street, just steps from Bourbon Street.
Things to do in New Orleans, LA
Ghosts & Spirits Nighttime Walking TourNew Orleans has been referred to as "The most haunted city in America." After this tour, we'll let you be the judge.With its colorful history and unique traditions, it is no wonder so many New Orleans homes and taverns have been investigated by paranormal investigators. Provided by Gray Line of New Orleans
New Orleans Oak Alley Plantation TourExperience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings - Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Marvel at the unbelievable view of a quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent oak trees, each over 250 years old. Provided by Gray Line of New Orleans
New Orleans Paddle & Wheel TourSteamboat Natchez Cruise (Paddle) plus the Super City Tour (Wheel)! After your exciting Super City Tour by motorcoach, board the historic Steamboat Natchez, one of six authentic steamboats left on the Mississippi River. Enjoy a steam calliope concert daily. Tap your feet to live jazz (seasonal) on every cruise. Provided by Gray Line of New Orleans
New Orleans Swamp & Bayou TourExperience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana in a custom built, all weather swamp boat. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and the Cajun "joie de vivre". Provided by Gray Line of New Orleans
Steamboat Jazz CruiseYour two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter takes you back when cotton was king and life was slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. Two-hour cruise on the Mississippi River on the Steamboat NATCHEZ.
The Nat'l World War II MuseumRenowned historian, author and educator, Dr. Stephen Ambrose founded The National World War II Museum Foundation in New Orleans in 1991. The Museum, which opened on June 6, 2000, is the only museum in the United States that addresses all of the amphibious invasions or "D-Days" of World War II, honoring the more than 16 million Americans who took part in this global conflict.
Here are a few things to do:
- Sample the jazzy sounds on street corners, in restaurants, and in music venues.
- Taste the Cajun and Creole flavors of the French Quarter.
- Spend a night out on the town on Frenchmen or Bourbon Street.
- Take a historical plantation tour at Oak Alley Plantation.
Book your New Orleans vacation package today to experience the nightlife, culture, and beauty of such a vibrant, eclectic city.
Additional information on New Orleans activities:
Explore a legendary city rich in culture and history with a New Orleans vacation package from Southwest Vacations®. NOLA, as the locals call it, is rich in character with plenty of things to see, places to go, and people to meet. Any visit to New Orleans is sure to be unique, lively, and full of life.
The bustling center of New Orleans is the historic French Quarter. This charming neighborhood showcases the character of the city with iron balconies, brightly colored buildings, and overall European village feel. Come here to experience New Orleans music in lively jazz clubs. See why the New Orleans food scene is so popular by trying classic Cajun and Creole dishes at one of the many restaurants ranging from casual (Café Du Monde is famous for their signature sweet beignets) to fine dining elegance (Arnaud’s has been serving classic dishes since 1918). The French Quarter also plays host to Mardi Gras, an annual celebration of epic proportions. With so many year-round parades, festivals, and events, every day of your New Orleans vacation is sure to be exciting since this is a city that loves to celebrate.
Bourbon Street, which runs through the center of the French Quarter, is a never-ending party featuring bars, music clubs, and sidewalk shows. Nearby, Frenchmen Street offers authentic New Orleans music all night long including traditional jazz, blues, reggae, and funk. Historic Jackson Square is another hub for activity within the French Quarter of New Orleans. Sitting between St. Louis Cathedral and the Mississippi River, the infamous statue of Andrew Jackson represents the heroes of the Battle of New Orleans. There are a multitude of museums, shops, and restaurants surrounding Jackson Square where you can find plenty of things to do in New Orleans.
Other popular activities in NOLA include riding the historic streetcars, venturing out on a riverboat cruise along the Mississippi River, and taking a thrilling airboat tour of the surrounding swamps. Popular New Orleans attractions include the Aquarium of the Americas, the Audubon Zoo, and the acclaimed National World War II Museum.