New Orleans is an unparalleled destination in the United States. It is often on people’s bucket lists. Visitors can still enjoy the city without spending a lot of money; staying at a budget hotel, eating inexpensive meals, and participating in low-cost activities gives people a taste of the Big Easy. We found this amazing guide on Planning a Trip to New Orleans on a Budget.
When to Go:
New Orleans is best visited in spring and fall, although September and October could bring the threat of hurricanes or storms. Summers can be hot and humid, so dress appropriately if you’ll be spending time outdoors. Winters are mild in comparison, with good potential for finding better deals; however, cold-weather gear might still be required from January through March. Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), spring break, Jazz Fest (late April to early May), summer and the days before the Sugar Bowl Football Game on New Year’s Day tend to be the busiest and most expensive times of year; hotel rates can be inflated during these times, so it is best to plan around them. Find out more with this informative Travel Guide to New Orleans
What to do:
Walking tours of New Orleans are offered with the option of a “pay what you feel like” system, providing an opportunity to explore the city for whatever you feel like paying.
Taking the streetcars in central New Orleans is an economical and rewarding travel experience. Consult the Regional Transit Authority for updates and information regarding the system.
New Orleans is a vibrant and culturally diverse city, but it can be expensive to explore. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to experience the city without breaking the bank. One of the most economical and rewarding experiences is taking the streetcars in central New Orleans.
The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) operates three streetcar lines in central New Orleans – St. Charles Avenue, Canal Street,