New Orleans prices
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New Orleans hotel prices

Hotel type
Price(USD)
Hostel bed
16.00 - 25.00
star
30.00 - 65.00
starstar
50.00 - 110.00
starstarstar
65.00 - 170.00
starstarstarstar
100.00 - 240.00
starstarstarstarstar
230.00 - 400.00


hotel seasons

New Orleans hotels are most popular in spring and fall, with high season months usually including March, April, May, October, and November. The summer is low season and good bargains are available at the fancier places for those who can put up with the steamy weather.


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New Orleans is certainly one of America’s classic cities, with a rare combination of being very touristy and very cool at the same time. The French influences have contributed to this being one of the world’s great food cities as well.

Generally speaking, New Orleans is one of the cheaper of the major tourist cities in the United States, except for Mardi Gras week when hotels understandably double or triple prices. The rest of the year this is a city that provides great value for visitors, with great meals available even in lower price ranges.

There’s plenty of attractions and things to do that are free or very cheap, so it’s not necessary to spend a fortune during the day. What’s more, heavy competition along Bourbon Street and other nightlife districts have meant that happy hour deals and other drink specials are abundant, so this is a good city for drinkers on a budget.

New Orleans attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
New Orleans Museum of Art The city's oldest fine-arts institution is popular with art fans. adults 10.00
seniors 8.00
ages 7-17 6.00
Mardi Gras World Experience the New Orleans' most famous event almost any day of the year. Price is for a one-hour tour. adults 19.95
seniors 15.95
ages 2-11 12.95
2-hour jazz riverboat cruise Tour the harbor on a traditional riverboat with a jazz theme among others. A set lunch is about $10 extra. adults 28.50
ages 6-12 12.25

New Orleans Transportation prices

  Price range
(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center 33.00
Shuttle van from airport to city center 20.00
Local bus from airport to city center 2.00
3km taxi ride in New Orleans 7.50 - 10.00
Bus or tram ride in New Orleans 1.25 - 1.50

New Orleans food and drink prices

Food type   Price
(USD)
Budget breakfast Some great and cheap options are available if you look around. 4.00 - 8.00
Budget lunch There are plenty of casual neighborhood lunch places with great food at decent prices. 5.00 - 10.00
Budget dinner Proper restaurants here can be pricey, but good budget options do exist. 8.00 - 15.00
Beer (pint) Happy hour deals on and around Bourbon Street make getting drunk cheap here. 2.00 - 5.00
Cocktails (glass) Mixed drinks range greatly in price, and some specials can be very cheap. 4.00 - 10.00
Cafe du Monde beignet This square and famous donut is not to be missed. Prices are for 3 small ones at the famous cafe. 2.20

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New Orleans facts

Population 340,000
Metro area 1,200,000
Time zone UTC-6
Currency US dollar
Airports Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Avg temps & precip

english
metric
Hi F Lo F Precip Inch
Jan 62 43 5.9
Feb 65 46 5.5
Mar 72 53 5.2
Apr 78 58 5.0
May 85 66 4.6
Jun 89 72 6.8
Jul 91 74 6.2
Aug 91 74 6.2
Sep 87 71 5.6
Oct 80 60 3.1
Nov 71 52 5.1
Dec 65 46 5.1

Weather Advice

New Orleans has generally pleasant temperatures from October through May, though it can get a bit chilly in December and January. But summers tend to be hot and very muggy so it can be tough to enjoy all the outdoor activities. It rains steadily throughout the year, but rarely for days in a row.

Sunrise and sunset

  Sunrise Sunset
21 Mar 7:03am 7:12pm
21 Jun 6:00am 8:04pm
21 Sep 6:48am 6:58pm
21 Dec 6:52am 5:05pm