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New Orleans, known as the 'The 'Big Easy' and famous for its fun atmosphere, with great music, attractions galore and a mix of culture and history! The city, with its French, Spanish, Cajun and African flavours, is a unique American experience. The most popular form of transportation for tourists visiting New Orleans is car rental. We offer cheap deals on car hire in New Orleans, with an array of cars, all at cheaper prices than what you will find at the airport supplier's desks, or from car hire depots within the city itself.
Visit the 'French Quarter' in the center of old New Orleans. A relaxing stroll down Bourbon Street is a must whilst in New Orleans, with pianos, guitars and zydeco music, it's a charming place to be. Jackson Square, the central courtyard of New Orleans, abounds with street musicians and artists. Just off the square on Chartres Street tourists will come across two beautifully built history museums, the Presbytère and the Cabildo. Also of interest in the Quarter are St. Louis Cathedral, a tasty French Farmers Market and also the Old U.S. Mint. While you're here look for the Historic Voodoo Museum on Dumaine St.
About 2km south of the French Quarter lies the Garden District, which has retained its Spanish and French architecture. Check out the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 (inspiration for several occult and Voodoo related movies) and the Audobon Zoo, a natural habitat zoo for sea lions, white tigers and a pack of albino alligators!
The Aquarium of the Americas is one of the lesser well-known highlights of New Orleans. Here you can see animals up close from all over the American continent, from see spotted moray eels to hawksbill turtles.
The major suburbs in New Orleans are: Arabi, Chalmette, Gentilly, Gretna, Kenner, Harahan, Harvey, Marrero, Metairie and Terrytown.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is 18km west of the city center in Kenner. There are virtually no international flights to New Orleans so connections from other major US cities are necessary. There is a reliable airport shuttle from the airport to New Orleans city center, and taxis are relatively cheap as well.
At the airport look out for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, or Thrifty rental desks in the arrivals halls of the terminal buildings. Book online with us for cheaper prices and a far better selection of cars, and collect the keys on arrival. This will save you time queuing to book a car when you arrive at the airport.
Amtrak trains arrive from the Union Passenger Terminal on Loyola Ave in the Central Business District. There are three services; one from Memphis and Chicago, one from Washington and New York and one from Los Angeles and Miami.
Greyhound Bus have services to all major US cities from the bus terminal, also at Union Passenger Terminal, they are the cheapest but least comfortable means of travel.
Interstate 10 is New Orleans main east to west route along the southern boundary which links Jacksonville with Los Angeles via New Orleans. The north-south routes, I-55 to Chicago and I-59 to Chattanooga, meet I-10 to the west and east of New Orleans on either side of Lake Pontchartrain.