Long Weekend in New Orleans or Early for a Cruise
New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.
Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties.
Hotel Monteleone - Maximum number of children per paid adult: 1; Maximum child age: 17
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Maximum number of children per paid adult: 3; Maximum child age: 17
New Orleans is truly one of the most interesting cities in the United States. It is filled with French-inspired Creole and Cajun food, live jazz, street performers, and an appreciation for all the temptations of life. Life is lived well here in the Big Easy.
Since 1866, the Hotel Monteleone has provided luxury and historic accommodations for travelers to New Orleans. Stay in the heart of the historic French Quarter. Have a spin and sip on a Pimm’s Cup at our world famous Carousel Bar. Follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and William Faulkner and let Hotel Monteleone be your home away from home in New Orleans.
History, In 1886, Mr. Monteleone bought a 64-room French Quarter hotel on the corner of Royal and Iberville streets. The setting was ripe for Antonio to spread his entrepreneurial wings when the nearby Commercial Hotel became available for purchase. That was the beginning of an amazing historical landmark New Orleans hotel.
Hotel Monteleone is one of the last great family-owned-and-operated hotels in New Orleans. Since 1886, five generations of Monteleones have dedicated themselves to making their hotel what it was — and still is — a sparkling jewel in the heart of the French Quarter.
Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter
THE #1 HOTEL IN TRAVEL ADVISOR
Our hotel is ideally located on the edge of the French Quarter, providing easy access to attractions such as the beautiful Jackson Square, Bourbon Street and the historic Saenger Theater. Business travelers will appreciate our close proximity to the Central Business District and we are close to the Mercedes Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Arena.
You’ll feel at home from the moment you arrive at our hotel. Wake up each morning to a free, full hot breakfast and enjoy our complimentary evening dinner and drinks* Monday - Thursday. Our spacious studio, one and two bedroom suites feature all the comforts of home including two HDTV’s, complimentary WiFi and a fully equipped kitchen.
Keep up your exercise routine in the fitness center or simply relax with a dip in the pool. Our family friendly hotel also features a billiards room, putting green and an outdoor grill area, ideal for those warm summer evenings.
The Windsor Court Hotel
THE #2 HOTEL IN NEW YORK - TRAVEL ADVISOR
The Windsor Court Hotel is beloved by New Orleans travelers for a variety of reasons. There's the view of the Mississippi River as seen from the higher-up balconies or bay windows, and the kind and courteous staff members that go above and beyond in customer service, according to visitors. Not to mention the delicious and refined Southern eats served in The Grill Room.
Plus there are other nice features to consider, like Polo Club Lounge's live contemporary jazz performances every Saturday night, or the housekeeping staff's twice-daily room cleaning. Rooms come equipped with a blend of English and French decor, Italian marble baths, minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi access. You'll also find a full-service spa, fitness center and rooftop pool at this NOLA favorite. Windsor Court is located on Gravier Street, within walking distance of some of the city's top sites like the National World War II Museum.
THE #3 HOTEL IN NEW YORK - TRAVEL ADVISOR
A luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of the quarter. This elegant hotel decorated in a luxe French style is a 1-minute walk from Bourbon Street and a 10-minute walk from the French Quarter Visitor Center in Jackson Square.
Posh rooms furnished with antique reproductions and chandeliers include flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add balconies.
Complimentary perks include breakfast and a welcome cocktail. There are 2 bars, including an upscale wine bar serving snacks. In-room Bottled Water & Coffee, Local Calls. There's also a fitness room, and a courtyard with a European-style fountain.
Luxury option has access to 20+ attractions in New Orleans !
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Cruise
All aboard the iconic Paddlewheeler Creole Queen and cruise down the Mississippi River seeing New Orleans from a unique perspective. The Creole Queen is a modern Paddlewheeler dating back to 1983 – but she’d easily suit the New Orleans of 100 years ago!
At 24 feet in diameter, she’ll take you down the river passing the French Quarter, the Port of New Orleans and Jean Lafitte National Park.
Listen to the fascinating commentary and tours as you enjoy this cruise hop off when it docks into Chalmette Battlefield to explore this historic place on a one hour excursion and guided tour by National Park Rangers, before catching the cruise back.
Oak Alley Plantation Louisiana
Set on the banks of the Mississippi River this majestic location is an impressive twenty-five acres of history and romance, triumph and tragedy. On this tour you’ll enjoy the spectacular scenery and learn about the sugar industry boom when the Plantation was founded and how Oak Alley stands as testament to the old South’s golden age.
Things to see:
- 300 year old oak trees & Formal gardens
- Historic houses of plantation farmers
- Greek Revival architecture of Oak Alley Plantation House
New Orleans Audubon Aquarium
Visit the New Orleans Aquarium, one of the best aquariums in the United States. Go under water and discover the underwater sea creatures and their habitats in the wide range of fascinating exhibits and displays on show. Get involved and stick your hands in the stingray pools, see the Louisiana white alligators, learn about what lives in the Gulf of Mexico – and more.
Don't miss a 20-minute nature documentary at the Entergy Big Screen Theatre where you’ll be taken on a journey underwater with one of two films; Great White Shark 3D and Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland.
New Orleans Audubon Zoo
Considered one of the best zoos in the country, Audubon Zoo is definitely worth a visit – especially with the family! Set inside the Audubon National Institute, by the Mississippi River, the zoo is 58 acres and is home to over 2,000 animals from gorillas, to tigers and even Asian elephants!
The zoo was founded on a site dating back to the early 20th century and some buildings are especially art nouveau in style. One of the most impressive features of this diverse zoo is the Swamp exhibit which is home to some of Louisiana’s most native creatures from raccoons, to otters, black bears and alligators…
St. Louis #1 Cemetery Tour
Choose one out of five tours on offer by French Quarter Phantoms and explore the spooky side of New Orleans.
St Louis #1 Cemetery is the oldest, active, City of the Dead with a spooky beauty that can’t help but entice you in. Walk around this historic cemetery and see the tombs and graves of New Orleans’ dead, including the notorious VooDoo Queen Marie Laveau and other historic New Orleans characters. St Louis #1 Cemetery is also believed to be the most haunted cemetery in Louisiana so if you’re brave enough, join in to see if you can see anything paranormal… Total Tour Time: 2 hours (on foot).
Adventures in New Orleans Bus Tour
See the sites of New Orleans aboard a bus and take in the sights from the comfort of your seat. Adventures in New Orleans will take you on a ride to remember as you travers the city passing all the top attractions and landmarks, including the French Quarter, Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens – and much more!
Your guide will share with you the city’s secrets and reveal the real New Orleans history and culture. Note: Please call for schedule and reservations. NOTE: 2, 3, 5 day New Orleans Passes only
Things to see:
French Quarter, Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street, French Market, Saint Louis Cemetery, Lake Pontchartrain, Saint Charles Avenue, Audubon Park, Lafayette Square
Cooking Demonstration Class
Learn to cook the best New Orleans food from the pros! At the New Orleans School of Cooking you can watch the chefs in action and learn from the best as you sit in on a free cooking demonstration class of some of the typical Louisiana dishes and the local’s most-loved.
From Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, to Corn & Crab Bisque, or even Crawfish Etouffe and Chicken Creole – there’s something to suite all palettes! It’s a great way to learn the local flavours and delicacies of New Orleans cuisine.
- Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines
- Corn & Crab Bisque & Crawfish Etouffe
- Chicken Creole & and much more!
Your New Orleans Power Pass is valid to use at the 2pm cooking class only.
Pre-Cruise Stay ? Park, Stay & Cruise
Our PARK, STAY & CRUISE package includes up to 7 days of long term parking (one vehicle per reservation) ADDITIONAL DAYS after the 7 days included will be charged at $15.00 per day.
Also, includes one-way shuttle transfer for 2 people to the Port. Additional guests pay a fee.
Packages & Promotions CANNOT be combined with other types of discounts such as AAA-ARP-Advance Purchase-Reward Stay
Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.