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New Orleans Holidays

The party city with a cultural flair

The Big Easy is a vibrant, diverse city perfect for food and music lovers alike.  With brilliant nightlife, innovative cuisine, and African, European and American influences, New Orleans is one of the USA’s most lively cities. Read more...

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Explore the Beauty of New Orleans

A city known as much for its eclecticism as for its musical and culinary heritage, New Orleans holidays enjoy some of the very best attractions and atmosphere in America’s Deep South.

Steeped in history and a world-famous melting pot of cultures from Caribbean to African and European, holidays in New Orleans recognise a little piece of everything that is upbeat, colourful and integral to the health of the soul.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nicknamed the Big Easy and famed for its creole restaurants, live music and Mardi Gras, New Orleans holidays help the locals celebrate their love of life. The French Quarter or Vieux Carré, is New Orleans’ oldest district and is a cultural hub of the city, sitting on a crescent of the Mississippi River. Famous Bourbon St.

When to go to New Orleans

New Orleans enjoys a humid and subtropical climate with generally short winters and longer summers. Temperatures in summer can reach average highs of 32.8°C in July and August with winter lows 6.3°C in January.

  • The Mardi Gras carnival
  • New Orleans hosts a huge number of music events throughout the year.
  • Jazz Fest 2012

New Orleans Hotels

The four-star Monteleone Hotel enjoys a fantastic location in the French Quarter, only steps from an eclectic mix of New Orleans shopping.

Touring in New Orleans

American Sky’s Self-Drive American Music & Movie Trails  is a 13-night tour that begins and ends in Chicago, taking in some of the top Southern cities, including two nights in New Orleans. Southern Explorer is a 12-night tour that begins in New York and ends in Miami including two nights in New Orleans.

Planning a holiday to New Orleans in 2016/2017?

Planning a holiday to New Orleans in 2016 or 2017? American Sky has the experience to help you plan your perfect holiday. Call our Louisiana specialists today and make the most of your next holiday.

Holiday highlights

  • Bourbon St.
  • Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
  • St Louis Cathedral
  • The Garden District
  • Audubon Park
  • Louis Armstrong Park
  • Fauborg Tremé district
  • French Quarter
  • Preservation Hall
  • Storyville

New Orleans Information

There are a wide variety of things to see and do whilst staying in New Orleans. Check out our travel guides for some of the highlights, top tips and travel inspiration from our American Sky Experts, along with some essential information you may need for your holiday.


A beginner's guide to New Orleans A beginner's guide to New Orleans
Take one part French, one part Spanish, throw in generous helpings of African, Caribbean, and a twist of American Southern charm. Shake all that up, pour over ice and you've got New Orleans.
Big train to the Big Easy Big train to the Big Easy
Experience the beautiful scenery and famous skyline of Chicago whilst listening to the blues and excite your taste-buds in New Orleans with the fantastic and unique dishes like Gumbo and Jambalaya.

New Orleans Photo Gallery

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New Orleans Weather

Here is a guide to the temperatures throughout the year and current outlook for the next 5 days.

TODAY 32ºC
SUN 30ºC
MON 30ºC
TUE 31ºC
WED 30ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)
19ºC
20ºC
23ºC
26ºC
30ºC
32ºC
33ºC
33ºC
31ºC
27ºC
23ºC
19ºC
6
4
5
4
6
8
6
5
5
3
5
4

Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
19ºC
6
Feb
20ºC
4
Mar
23ºC
5
Apr
26ºC
4
May
30ºC
6
Jun
32ºC
8
Jul
33ºC
6
Aug
33ºC
5
Sep
31ºC
5
Oct
27ºC
3
Nov
23ºC
5
Dec
19ºC
4

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