About New Orleans

The vibrant centuries-old collision of cultures in New Orleans has given this place a profoundly unique approach to food, music, celebration, architecture, and art. Not quite Europe, but certainly influenced by French, Creole, African, and Gulf Coast sensibilities, New Orleans, LA is like nowhere else on earth. Even during the height of Mardi Gras or the festive holiday season you can still manage to find a beautiful villa rental in the French Quarter, a cabin or condo rental in the heart of Faubourg Treme, or an apartment rental at the center of all the action.

Here are few things to see while you're in New Orleans:

  • The French Quarter: Dine in the elegant restaurants, admire the old world architecture and experience the unforgettable music scene of this historic neighborhood.
  • The Faubourg Treme: Scholars and historians recognize the significance of this neighborhood to the history of the African American experience. Treme is now home to several museums and Armstrong Park, named for the legendary musician Louis Armstrong.
  • Food and cuisine: Anyone who's ever tried gumbo or crawfish etouffee can tell you that New Orleans cuisine is unforgettable. Try a New Orleans Culinary History Tour to experience a broad sample.
  • Music: New Orleans is home to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Orleans Opera, and jazz, blues, and independent music venues galore.
  • Ride the streetcars: This city is home to the longest continually operating streetcar system in the world.
  • New Orleans green spaces: Visit Champion Square, City Park, and Audubon Park to feel the sun of New Orleans, learn a little about history, and spend some time outside.

The heart of New Orleans is walkable, though a car might be convenient if you plan to spend more time touring the bayou area. The best way to experience New Orleans is to find a vacation rental and stay here for a while. When you visit, be sure to bring your sense of style, your sense of adventure, and your appetite, and don't plan on going to bed early.