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Flying into Beautiful New Orleans

New Orleans is a huge city and the crown jewel of the state of Louisiana. Visitors will find that it is completely different to any other city in the United States, with a unique charm all of its own. Founded in 1718, New Orleans is one of the oldest cities in the country, and the vibrant mix of people who live there are fiercely proud of the city's heritage. Fortunately for people traveling on a budget, New Orleans has plenty of affordable accommodation options in the heart of the city, including the AAE Bourbon House Mansion, the Red Carpet Inn, and the Midtown Motel.
Hotels in New Orleans
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
$82 avg/night
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
$95 avg/night
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
$101 avg/night
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Airports in New Orleans

The primary airport in New Orleans is the Louis Armstrong International Airport, named after the famous jazz musician who was born and lived in the city. This airport hosts 10 million passengers each year and is the 6th busiest airport in the United States. Travelers can catch many flights to and from both domestic and international destinations from this airport. The airport is located approximately 19 kilometres outside of the city center and travelers have plenty of ground transportation options from the airport at any time of the day. There is one other airport in New Orleans, the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, which is used for a few domestic routes from Southern Airways Express.

Common Routes to and from New Orleans

The Louis Armstrong International Airport flies to 37 destinations in the US, making the capital of Louisiana an extremely accessible vacation spot. Some of the most common routes include flights from Dallas (1 hour, 20 minutes), Houston (1 hour, 10 minutes), Fort Lauderdale (2 hours), Kansas City (1 hour, 50 minutes), Atlanta (1 hour, 35 minutes), and Chicago (2 hours, 15 minutes).

The Best Time to Visit New Orleans

New Orleans is a city that is bustling with activity, but unless you want to pay the steepest prices for both flights and hotel rooms, it would be advisable to avoid the main festivals such as Mardi Gras. During Holy Week, the city swells with people out looking for a good time. The atmosphere is unparalleled, but unfortunately so is the cost of traveling to New Orleans at this time. If you can bear the summer heat, it is well worth considering a trip to New Orleans during the summer months. For many people, the sweltering temperatures at this time are just too much, but if you are a sun worshipper then you might enjoy the city at this time when the prices are lower. For a summer vacation when the kids are out of school and when other destinations are raising their prices, New Orleans is an affordable choice.

From the Airport to New Orleans

When you arrive in New Orleans, you should have no problem getting to your hotel, whether you choose to go by taxi or by public transport. From the Louis Armstrong International Airport, a taxi into the heart of the city should cost around $33, which is an affordable option for a group. In fact, taking a taxi can work out to be cheaper than the airport shuttle, which is $20 per person. Travelers who want to save even more money can take the bus. The Airport Downtown Express is located on the Upper Level at Entrance #7, and a ride into the city only costs $2. There are also nine car rental companies located inside the airport for those who want to rent a car during their stay.

All the Fun of New Orleans

New Orleans is a fun seeker's paradise, and travelers will have no problem finding events and attractions whenever they visit the city. For Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz Festival, which both take place in the spring, events take place all over the city, and are easily accessible via taxi or bus from the airport. Music lovers should not miss the opportunity to attend the Essence Music Festival, which takes place every July. This festival is located at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, situated on the banks of the Mississippi River and also in the heart of the city.