Louisiana Hotel Reservations
Visiting Greater New Orleans
Greater New Orleans, triumphant in the recovery from the damage of hurricane Katrina, was once called “The City that Care Forgot”. Now anew in spirit, New Orleans known as “The Big Easy” has regained its composure and status as a popular travel destination. A spicy Cajun and French Creole mix of history, culture, architecture and jazz; New Orleans is famed for its rhythmic way of life and over-the-top festivals. Visitors to NOLA are mesmerized by the lively neighborhoods of the French Quarter, Canal Street and Lafayette Square. Home of Café du Monde and beignets, the cuisine of this Crescent City is a destination in and of itself.
Take a trip to New Orleans and find out for yourself why people shout from the rooftops “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler”.
Calling all wizards! January and February's New Orleans Comic Con Convention is at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. If you consider yourself “geek-chic” or even clairvoyant, you won't want to miss this gathering of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, X-Men and Babylon 5 fans. Featuring the best Comic Con personalities from around the world, guests include: Billy Dee Williams of Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back fame, Batman’s own Adam West, and Walter Koenig from Star Trek and Babylon 5. Follow the force to NOLA.
On February 7th and 8th, families, friends and history buffs pay homage to the infamous 1815 Battle of New Orleans. A re-enactment of the struggle that took place on Chalmette Battlefield is played out as hundreds of living experts dressed in period attire tell the story through words, songs, combat and live cannons. This re-enactment is an amazing depiction of Louisiana’s historic past that lead to the signing of the “Declaration of Peace”. Immerse yourself in the turmoil as the fight begins with the intentions of the British trying to seize New Orleans from the USA.
Mardi Gras 2011 returns to New Orlean’s French Quarter culminating on Tuesday March 8th. A festival full of music, parades, Krewes, floats, costumes, masks and excitement, this is the most anticipated celebration of the year. As people dress in carnival attire, eat mounds of king cake and party in crowded streets, the harmonious zydeco and Cajun rhythms fill the air. Try to catch glimpses of Indian Chiefs and tribesmen humba as they pay respect to the Chiefs and tribes before them. A time of jubilee, the state of Louisiana gathers in the city of Greater New Orleans to celebrate a new epiphany.
With over four Best Western hotels to choose from while visiting the greater New Orleans metro area, when the party’s over, you’re sure to find one that conveniently suits your needs.
Travel Region Favorites
- 10 Hot Louisiana Festivals!
Celebrate Louisiana Music, Food & Heritage
Check out 10 annual festivals held throughout Louisiana – from the famous Mardi Gras celebration to the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. Plus food, jazz, and shopping.
- 25 Things To Do For Kids In LA!
New Orleans' Jazz
Here are 25 livley destinations for the whole family throughtout central and southern Louisiana, as well as New Orleans, Cajun Country, and Plantation Country.
- 9 Golf Courses in Louisiana
Put your way to par in Louisiana.
Keep it in the fairway and try any of these nine premier golf courses in Louisiana. Head north, or check out New Orleans.
- 20 Cultural Destinations in Louisiana
Louisiana State Capitol
Here are 20 family-friendly museums, traditions, historic sites, and more cultural destinations to do throughout Louisiana.
- 9 Louisiana Racetracks
Racing in LA
Across Louisiana, check out these excellent racetracks. From Shreveport to Baton Rouge, get into gear and watch some races.
- 11 Fine Fishing Holes in LA!
Fishing in Louisiana
Anglers traveling through Cajun Country, northern, central, or Plantation Country in the Creole State – here are 11 of the best fishing holes in Louisiana.
- 13 Museums & Sites to Visit in LA!
A Louisiana Plantation
On your next trek through Louisiana, be sure to explore any of these excellent museums, like the Louisiana History Museum.
- Best Things to Do in Baton Rouge
Mississippi River in Baton Rouge
An unbeatable itinerary for your visit to Baton Rouge – covering everything from museums and parks to events and more.
- 10 Civil War Sites in Louisiana!
Chalmette National Battlefield
From Confederate Memorial Hall in NOLA to the Old Louisiana State Capital in Baton Rouge, here are 10 must-see Civil War sites in Louisiana.
- Things to Do in Northern Louisiana
Why let New Orleans have all the fun? All across northern LA, there's an abundance of fun things to do and places to discover. Check out these great things to do in northern LA:
- French Quarter Field Guide
Try our French Quarter Field Guide
Check out the many activities in the French Quarter – from incredible food to festivities, history, and shopping.
- Best Things to Do in Lafayette
Cathedral of St. John
The Heart of Cajun Country is ripe for an adventure any time of year, featuring food, culture, history, and more. Check out the best things to do in Lafayette.
- Best Things to Do in Monroe
Check out these great trip ideas before you visit the "Twin Cities of northeast Louisiana," Monroe and West Monroe.
- Top Free Things to Do in NOLA
Historic Site in the French Quarter
We've all been there - sometimes you need to save a few bucks when traveling. So, before you head to NOLA, check out these free things to do and mark your itinerary accordingly.
8 Best Western Hotels
in Greater New Orleans
Best Western Plus Chalmette Hotel
Best Western Northpark Inn
Best Western Plus Westbank
Best Western Plus French Quarter Landmark Hotel
Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn
Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel
Best Western Plus Slidell Inn
Best Western Bayou Inn