Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in New Orleans that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $107 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in New Orleans. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore New Orleans from vacation home rentals

Like a party? Then you've come to the right place. The home of Mardi Gras and the birthplace of jazz, NoLa has some of the best nightlife in the US. Perched on the banks of the Mississippi River, New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana, and boy is it fun. Explore the historic French Quarter, visit the National World War II Museum, or take a swamp tour of the Louisiana bayous. Book a New Orleans vacation rental in the CBD or the French Quarter and have Bourbon Street, the heart of the city's party scene, right on your doorstep.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near New Orleans vacation rentals

New Orleans, or the Big Easy, is also a history buff's dream. It's hard not to be moved by the National WWII Museum in the Central Business District, which tells the story of America's experience in the war. Highlights include a vast display of WWII aircraft, and a 4D movie theater showing the Tom Hanks movie, Beyond All Boundaries. Swing by St. Louis Cathedral, the city's fairytale castle-style church overlooking Jackson Square. While families will love the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, where you can meet sharks, stingrays, and even African penguins.

Activities

Activities near New Orleans vacation homes

The highlight of the New Orleans calendar is, of course, Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday is held for 2 weeks in February when the city is alight in a blaze of color, music, and good cheer. But it's not the only draw to the city. Explore the historic French Quarter, take a paddle steamer cruise on the Mississippi, or head to Uptown and the funky shops, antique stores, and art galleries of Magazine Street. While night owls should book a New Orleans vacation rental within easy reach of Bourbon Street, the epicenter of the city's jazz clubs and nightlife.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in New Orleans vacation homes

New Orleans is one of the most visited cities in the US. The busiest time to visit is spring, from February to May, when it's dry and a pleasant 65-70 degrees. Of course, it's Mardi Gras season, when New Orleans vacation rentals get booked up far in advance. Summer is the low season, as the steamy tropical temperatures rocket to 90s and humidity is high. Come fall, the temperatures ease up a little to around 75 degrees, although this comes with threat of hurricanes. Winter is cooler still, with highs around 60 degrees, so pack a jacket.

Natural features

Son of a gun, have big fun on the bayou

Perched on the banks of the Mississippi River, New Orleans is a sprawling city near Louisiana's stretch of the Gulf of Mexico. A 30-minute drive northeast of the city is the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge. At 23,000 acres, it's the largest urban wildlife refuge in the US. A popular birdwatching spot, the refuge is home to the endangered brown pelican, bunting, and bald eagle. The bayous are an iconic sight of Louisiana, and its wetlands are filled with largemouth bass and catfish. Take a swamp boat tour and spot a wealth of wildlife, including alligators and marsh rabbits.

How to get there

Traveling to and around New Orleans

Fly into New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.5 mi (18.5 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal.

Food and drink

Regional cuisine in New Orleans

New Orleans cuisine is among the most distinctive in the country, encompassing Creole, Cajun, and traditional Southern soul food. Seafood is prominent in the dishes, as well as pork, beef, rice, and exotic spices. Jambalaya, dirty rice, boudin, and gumbo are the signature dishes, which are must-tries during your stay in New Orleans vacation rentals.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near New Orleans vacation homes

The mysticism and intrigue of New Orleans make it ideal for a unique couple’s getaway. Vacation rentals are available near places like the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, a vast museum with voodoo artifacts and lore, and the New Orleans Botanical Garden, a vast classical garden with vibrant plants and wildflowers. The New Orleans Museum of Art, an extensive art museum with global artwork from various historical periods, is another highlight for a couple's visit.

How many vacation rentals are available around New Orleans?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,257 vacation rentals around New Orleans. From 925 house rentals to 1,034 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to New Orleans?

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

  • Central Business District: 1,142 vacation rentals
  • French Quarter: 954 vacation rentals
  • Marigny: 413 vacation rentals
  • Lower Garden District: 1,112 vacation rentals
  • Bywater: 364 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to New Orleans?

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

  • Pontalba Buildings: 2,170 vacation rentals
  • Audubon Park: 2,182 vacation rentals
  • Marie Laveau House of Voodoo: 2,170 vacation rentals
  • Mardi Gras World: 2,180 vacation rentals
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 2,042 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New Orleans listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in New Orleans?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 925 Houses in New Orleans. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Orleans include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,034 rentals available
  • Cottages: 48 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 62 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in New Orleans?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 423 vacation rentals with pool available in New Orleans. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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