When you arrive in New Orleans, you will feel as though you've been transported to another country entirely. Easily America's most unique destination, New Orleans has a history, cuisine, music and style all its own. Savour the flavours of Crawfish Étoufée or Jambayala, just two of the many delectable dishes you'll find in this city. Embrace the Big Easy's vibrant nightlife by seeing a brass or jazz band performance. New Orleans hosts over 50 festivals each year, many of which are free, so take this opportunity to get to know the city's warm and hospitable locals. Spend a day at the prized World War II Museum, the only Smithsonian museum outside of Washington, D.C., then see how Mardi Gras parades are created as you observe artists hand making each float at Mardi Gras World. Enjoy beignets (fried dough doused in powdered sugar) and café au lait at Café Du Monde, an institution in New Orleans, located right in the heart of the city across the street from Jackson Square. Take a voodoo or cemetery tour before heading Uptown to marvel at the incredible mansions of the Garden District, before spending shopping and dining on Magazine Street. New Orleans is an enchanting destination offering excitement and entertainment to any visitor.
If you want to see more of this region, take a day trip down to the Louisiana Bayou town of Houma or check out the splendid beaches of Orange Beach, Alabama. If you're heading west, the city of Houston is just a five-hour drive away.
Our car hire suppliers in New Orleans include Avis, Budget, and Hertz.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located at the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport, as well as several locations the city centre. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which New Orleans depot is convenient for you to pick up your car hire.
As with many cities, the city centre can be a bit congested during peak hours. Note that Bourbon Street is pedestrian only in the evening and Royal Street is pedestrian only during the day. Parking structures are available and street parking is often free, though some areas are metered. Meters charge around US$1 per hour though prices at car parks can vary widely.
If you're travelling outside of the city, you are likely to encounter toll roads. Tolls in the U.S. can vary greatly, from less than $1 to upwards of $10. If possible, research your route beforehand and carry cash. Change is usually available through tellers at toll booths. Occasionally, you will need coins in various denominations for unmanned booths.
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