Where to stay around Louisiana, US?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 4,920 vacation rentals near Louisiana. From 1,561 Houses to 1,470 Hotels, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Louisiana for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Louisiana?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Louisiana. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New Orleans: 3,672 vacation rentals
  • French Quarter: 1,705 vacation rentals
  • Faubourg Marigny: 575 vacation rentals
  • Esplanade Ridge: 293 vacation rentals
  • Grand Isle: 80 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Louisiana! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Louisiana?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Louisiana:

  • New Orleans: 3,672 rentals
  • Grand Isle: 80 rentals
  • Slidell: 75 rentals
  • Many: 102 rentals
  • Venice: 36 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Louisiana?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Louisiana are:

  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY): 3,558 vacation rentals
  • Lake Charles, LA (CWF-Chennault Intl.): 34 vacation rentals
  • Houma, LA (HUM-Houma-Terrebonne): 30 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Louisiana?

VRBO offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Louisiana. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bourbon Street: 3,305 rentals
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 3,013 rentals
  • North Toledo Bend State Park: 93 rentals
  • Tulane University: 3,029 rentals
  • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center: 3,269 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Louisiana listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Louisiana is a melting pot of history

Louisiana's layers of history – a melting pot of African, French and American traditions – has resulted in some fascinating Creole and Cajun cultures. The grassy prairies of the north slowly blur into swampland and bayou before reaching the Gulf of Mexico. When you stay in a Louisiana vacation rental, you'll hear jazz emanating from the casual bars, get involved in raucously colorful festivals and gorge on unique Creole cuisine, like jambalaya and seafood gumbo. Its most famous city, New Orleans, has been through some difficult times but even that's failed to quash the spirits of its residents.

There's more to Louisiana than New Orleans

If you can drag yourself away from the historical cities and Creole cuisine, the state isn't short of outdoor activities. If you're staying in a Louisiana vacation rental towards the south, there's no better way to explore the marshes and wetlands than onboard one of the many swamp tours. If you're more of a solo traveler, you could paddle down the meandering waterways on rented kayaks, or lace up your boots to hike along their banks. Alternatively, kick back on one of the sandy beaches along the shoreline, or grab your clubs and head off to one of the courses for a sunny round.

Get swept away by a Louisiana Mardi Gras

Nothing is quite as iconic in the state as New Orleans's French Quarter, or Vieux Carre, the oldest part of the city. Built in the 18th-century, a wander past the ornate balconies and colorful homes of Bourbon Street will transport you to a vision of old Europe. An afternoon stroll through the district is never wasted time. If you stay in a Louisiana vacation rental during February, you can't help but be swept away by the colorful Mardi Gras festival. For more historical architecture, be sure to swing by Natchitoches, the oldest town in the state.

Spring marks festival season in Louisiana

If you're a first-timer to New Orleans, try to visit between February and May when the climate is at its most comfortable and the festivities are underway. Be sure to nab your Louisiana vacation rental early, it's peak season in the city. Outside these dates, the most comfortable time to travel to The Pelican State is between December and January, though you'll want to avoid the price hike over Christmas and New Year. If you don't mind sky-high temperatures, humidity and the odd thunderstorm, you can score rock-bottom deals on vacation rentals in summer.

A treasure trove of wildlife in Louisiana

The waterways and marshlands provide habitats for countless species of birds and reptiles. If you hop on a wildlife safari, you won't be disappointed with the sight of pelicans, great blue herons and gopher tortoises. Recently removed from the endangered species list, Louisiana black bears have started to thrive again and it's not uncommon to spot one. Blue crabs often scamper around the river beds and are a main staple on the table when cooked. When you stay in a Louisiana vacation rental, listen out for the hoot of a great horned owl.