Holidays to New Orleans

Holidays to New Orleans

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New Orleans Travel Information

There are direct flights to New Orleans (travelling with British Airways) from London; indirect flights are available from other UK airports.

  • Currency: US Dollar 
  • Time difference: GMT -6 
  • Flight from UK: 10 hours (direct) 
  • Visa: Yes - ESTA must be obtained prior to travel 
  • Language: English 
  • National drink: Cocktails from Hurricanes to Sazerac 
  • National dish: Po’boys, gumbo, beignets…

Travel Tips & Advice for New Orleans

New Orleans Activities


New Orleans is a town made for partying and there’s no better way to join in than listening to jazz in a late-night bar or donning a mask during the city’s famous Mardi Gras festival. Prefer to take things slow? Take a self-guided tour of the picturesque historic buildings, walking down tree-lined streets where architectural gems are hidden behind wrought-iron gates. Or hop on board the Route 12 streetcar (the oldest continually running streetcar in the world) for a leisurely tour of the city.

New Orleans Food & Drink


There’s a real foodie scene in New Orleans, with dishes reflective of the city’s Cajun, Creole and French roots. You’ll find no end of quintessential ‘must try’ New Orleans dishes but our top picks are the Creole classic gumbo, po’boy sandwiches jam-packed with fillings and sugar-dusted beignets, a deep fried choux pastry best served with a cup of coffee. NOLA is also famous for its cocktail creations from the Hurricane to the Sazerac.

New Orleans Attractions


For the ultimate in people watching head to Jackson Square where tarot card readers, jazz musicians and brass bands are a-plenty. New Orleans is also home to some impressive green spaces including the sprawling City Park, one of the 10 largest parks in the USA. A wide collection of galleries and museums provide places to go when the rain comes – including the ‘only in New Orleans’ New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.

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