Anyone who’s visited New Orleans knows that this city has a completely unique heart and soul. From its world-renowned Mardi Gras festivities to the quiet corners of Audubon Park to the under-the-radar corner bakery that’s yet to be discovered by food writers, New Orleans showcases beauty and delight at every turn. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, your best bet is to settle into your New Orleans vacation rental and absorb all the city has to offer.
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To figure out New Orleans, you need an understanding of the city’s various neighborhoods. Perhaps most famous is the French Quarter, the part of town where visitors and locals alike come to see live jazz, feast on Cajun food, and admire historic architecture. The world-renowned Bourbon Street can be found here---a bucket-list destination for partying and people-watching.
Just beyond the French Quarter, you’ll find Bywater and Treme, both historic, residential neighborhoods featuring some of New Orleans’ cutest, most colorful houses and condo rentals. Be sure to bring your camera when you’re strolling these walkable neighborhoods. Treme’s importance to African-American history makes it a culturally significant area, and certainly one worth visiting. Farther south, the Uptown District and Garden District are home to some of the city’s best dining, scenic tree-lined streets, and homey vacation rentals.
Mid-City and the Central Business District are bustling with modern restaurants, bars, and shops. Peruse the Museum of Art and sculpture gardens in Mid-City, or grab a cocktail on a rooftop bar in Downtown.
You simply can’t visit New Orleans without trying a taste of the food. Try a culinary tour to get a full sample of gumbo, crawfish, and all things fried---and prepare to indulge in the absolute best in comfort food and bold flavors. The streetcars are also a favorite of New Orleans vacation rental guests: with one of the world’s best streetcar systems, you can step back in time and navigate the city with style.
And who could forget the music of New Orleans? The birthplace of Louis Armstrong, the city has long been known for its prolific artistry. Jazz continues to flourish in New Orleans, as well as blues, punk, and classical music (visit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra or the New Orleans Opera for a classical treat). Odds are your New Orleans vacation rental is just around the corner from a jazz bar waiting to be enjoyed.
Are you ready to explore the Big Easy? There’s no better way to enjoy your trip than a beautiful New Orleans vacation rental or condo. Book a home and skip the hotel for the true New Orleans experience.