New Orleans

New Orleans is a cultural melting pot that effortlessly combines French, Creole, Spanish and other international influences to make it one of the most colourful and cosmopolitan cities in the whole of the United States. Located at the point where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans is bouncing back after the disaster of Hurricane Katrina to reassert itself as one of the most popular destinations in the whole of the US. The French Quarter is the beating heart of the city, containing centuries-old architecture in a mixture of European styles and the vibrant Bourbon Street, home to a popular nightlife and dining scene. New Orleans is also famous for its festivals, with Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest being two of many highlights in this fascinating and friendly city.

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 17℃
  • 18℃
  • 22℃
  • 25℃
  • 28℃
  • 31℃
  • 32℃
  • 32℃
  • 30℃
  • 26℃
  • 21℃
  • 18℃
  • 10
  • 12
  • 9
  • 7
  • 8
  • 13
  • 15
  • 14
  • 10
  • 7
  • 7
  • 10

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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