Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in New Orleans, LA 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 WiFi. Prices start at $111 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

The birthplace of jazz—NoLa knows how to party

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 Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport (MSY), the closest airport, located 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at St Charles at First Street Tram Stop to easily navigate the city.

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.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near New Orleans?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around New Orleans that's a perfect match. These are some of our top picks:

  • "Spacious And Breathtaking Home | Experience The French Quarter And Frenchman Street" is a popular choice. Around 1 mile from New Orleans, it has 3 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities, including a toaster and a stovetop.
  • "Located In The Heart Of New Orleans" is another top-notch choice, offering 1 bedroom, golf, an oven and more. It's around 2 miles from New Orleans.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect New Orleans vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near New Orleans?

There's nothing better than a brief break to perk you up. Pack your carry-on bag and take five at one of these superb weekend getaways in and near New Orleans:

  • Located 1 mile to the northeast of the center of New Orleans, "Live Like A Local© Just Outside The French Qtr. In New Orleans" is popular with nature fans and adventure lovers. Stay busy by exploring nearby outdoor attractions, such as St. Charles Parish West Bank Bridge Park and Delta Park. If you still have time, try some golf or cycling.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Charming New Orleans Cottage Steps From Audubon Park And Magazine St". Approximately 4 miles southwest of New Orleans, activities around here include cycling and tennis. Prefer sightseeing? Don't miss Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and French Quarter Visitor Center.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around New Orleans?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they pack a big punch when it comes to convenience and location. Unpack your bags at one of these quality studio apartments in or near New Orleans:

  • Escape on your own or take a buddy along to "Located In The Heart Of New Orleans". You'll have plenty of amenities at your fingertips, including heating and a living room.
  • Alternatively, use "Suite Caroline: Nola Is Calling Lg 1b" as a base to explore the best sights around you. This home away from home comes with a washing machine, a microwave oven and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near New Orleans?

Whether you're looking for a compact apartment or a house with room enough for the whole family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Sneak in a mini break at one of these favorite picks in or near New Orleans:

  • If you can only spare a night or two, "The Red Bayou House, Walk To City Park And Jazzfest" is a great choice. It's close to central New Orleans, so you'll be near all the top attractions.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Historical Building Condo | 2 Bedroom 2 Bath With Private Balcony". This conveniently located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near New Orleans?

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around New Orleans that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Around 1 mile from New Orleans, "Spacious And Breathtaking Home | Experience The French Quarter And Frenchman Street" is the perfect place for lovestruck couples. Winery tours and beauty services are some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Otherwise, spend a few blissful days sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Located In The Heart Of New Orleans", around 2 miles from New Orleans. Skiing facilities and a nearby bay will help ramp up the romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near New Orleans?

We've got some lavish mansions for rent in and near New Orleans. If you're on the lookout for somewhere with plenty of space as well as a large dose of wow factor, these stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Charm, character and style — "New - Private Historic Mansion For 10 Where French Quarter Meets Frenchmen St" has it all. Approximately 1 mile northeast of New Orleans and offering beauty services and golf, this place is hard to top.
  • Alternatively, step your vacation up a notch and settle into "New 3 - Bedroom Top Floor Of Mansion W". It's about 1 mile to the northeast of New Orleans and comes with beauty services, golf and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near New Orleans?

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near New Orleans where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • A range of amenities including a swimming pool and a garden make "Great Home W Private Pool, Central To All The Top Attractions" a top pick for groups. This sprawling retreat has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 people. From New Orleans's center, it's around 2 miles away to the west.
  • "Amazing Deal , Luxury Historic Home Near French Quarter Area" is another impressive option. It's around 4 miles to the east of New Orleans, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A kitchen and a nearby river are among the things designed to make your group vacation even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near New Orleans?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is without a doubt the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near New Orleans and spend your time splashing about. Just remember to bring your unicorn floatie:

  • Get your vacation on at "The Red Bayou House, Walk To City Park And Jazzfest", where your biggest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as outdoor furniture and a toaster help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "Fabulous Whole House. Central To Everything. Great Porch Off" is the type of place you go to leave it all behind and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its pool. A microwave oven and coffee and tea making facilities are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfy.

Don't know what to pack for your New Orleans escape? This impressive destination has a humid subtropical climate. During summer, expect average temperatures of between 80 ºF and 90 ºF. Check out our selection of New Orleans vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near New Orleans?

Whether you're getting away with the kiddos or you're bringing your long-lost relatives along, family vacations spell fun. These large rentals in and around New Orleans have space for everyone — along with everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • Around 2 miles to the southwest of New Orleans, "4 Bedroom - Prime Magazine St. Location" has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests. Some amenities here include a fenced yard and a toaster.
  • "Maison De La Royal, Penthouse, 7 Blocks To The French Quarter" is another rental the entire gang will love. You'll be able to invite as many as 8 people to this retreat which offers 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, childrens activities and more. It's located 2 miles to the northeast of central New Orleans.

As tempting as it is, don't spend your entire time relaxing indoors. Head out and explore the area's family-friendly attractions, beginning with Kids Quest.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near New Orleans?

Get away from it all and treat the people you love to a vacation of a different kind. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near New Orleans and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts you're used to!

  • "1 Bedroom 1ba Cabin At Salt Bayou Kampground" - This popular escape offers a microwave oven and a toaster and is located around 25 miles to the northeast of central New Orleans.
  • "Cabins And Boat Dock "delacroix Island" - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights or longer at this appealing property, which is around 20 miles to the southeast of New Orleans. You'll have access to a barbecue grill, a fridge and a whole lot more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the New Orleans vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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