Travel guide to New Orleans

Facts

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Local name
New Orleans
Inhabitants
1.200.000
Timezone
When the time is 12.00 in the U.K., it is 06.00 in New Orleans.

Best time to visit

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New Orleans can be visited all year. It is mostly hot, but it can get very humid, too. The best time to visit is from February to April when the temperature is pleasant.

Literature

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Culture and entertainment

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One of the biggest events in New Orleans is the Mardi Gras, a Roman Catholic celebration taking place before Easter. In April or May they have the Jazz Fest, while the Black Heritage Festival and the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival take place in March. In April they have the French Quarter Festival, and in May the Greek Festival.

Accommodation / Hotel

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In New Orleans there are quite many motels, guesthouses, B&B's and hostels. Furthermore there are many hotels in different price levels. It is generally not a problem to get a room, but during festivals and other big events it can be a good idea to book in advance. Book your hotel in New Orleans here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are many taxis in the city. They can easily be hailed in the street and all use a taximeter.
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