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Car rentals in New Orleans

If you are looking for the city which doesn’t look like any other place in Northern America, welcome to New Orleans. It’s the country of jazz still filled with the atmosphere of the cultural mixture. The city offers its guests the best French Quarter, the most delicious Creole cuisine and the variety of stunning buildings dating back to the XVIII-XIX centuries. Besides a rich cultural and architectural heritage, this one of the oldest and biggest cities in the USA has a wonderful location and nature. And the best way to explore the town and its area is to get a rental car and start a fascinating adventure.

Special features of roads regulations and rental cars in New Orleans

This hospitable and friendly city has its own secrets and mysteries. Comparatively cheap rates for renting autos in New Orleans give you an opportunity to enjoy your stay and discover marvelous attractions.

Before renting a vehicle in New Orleans, make sure you get acquainted with the infrastructure of the local hotels. The majority of them offer private parking lots with personal keys to your spot. There are not so many parking opportunities, but you can find free spots around the French Quarter and not far from the Downtown.

Always plan your routes and time in advance, as during morning, lunchtime and evening the central part of the town typically suffers from traffic jams. So, add 30 minutes to getting to your destination during these hours or just skip the center.

Learn some of the peculiarities of driving:

  • you must have at least one year of a driving experience to rent a vehicle;
  • a difficulty with parking;
  • high fines for the violation of rules.

Road regulations and laws differ from state to state, so you’d better get acquainted with them before traveling to a particular state.

Where to get a rental car in New Orleans?

You can pick up your rental car right after the arrival at the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport. Besides, there are dozens of service providers’ offices all over the city. Here are some of the addresses:

  • 4122 Chef Menteur Hwy;
  • 3529 N Interstate 10 Service Rd W #100;
  • 800 Richard St;
  • 4001 S Carrollton Ave;
  • 209 S Broad Ave.

Price of a rental car in New Orleans

Here you shall find lots of worldwide known service providers such as Dollar, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, and others. The cost of a rental car mainly depends on the type of the vehicle, the location of the office and the duration of your booking.

A vehicle like Mitsubishi Mirage and similar will cost you around $43 per day. While for the convertible Ford Mustang you’ll have to pay about $80. If you are traveling with a family, the price for people carriers starts at $67 a day. Remember, that the early-booking does not only save your money and give you a bigger choice but also helps you plan everything. If you reserve a rental car in advance for more than 7 days, you’ll save up to 30%.

What’s included in the cost of a rental car in New Orleans

If you book a rental car in New Orleans, the price will include:

  • Unlimited free kilometers;
  • Full gas tank;
  • Free cancellation;
  • Informational support;
  • Local taxes.

For any extra services like full insurance or a kid’s chair, you’ll have to pay an additional fee. The insurance is about $15.45 a day.

Fascinating attractions in New Orleans

The variety and mixture of cultures turn this site into a perfect tourist destination. Millions of guests have been visiting the city for many years and they especially are loving some of the city districts. For sure, one cannot skip the Arts District (Warehouse District), the French Quarter, the Central Business District, Faubourg Marigny, and the St. Charles Avenue. Clearly, tastes differ, but you never know unless you try. So, hop in your rental car and head to discover the city. In case you don’t know what to start with, we prepared a small list of attractions:

  • It might sound weird, but one of the most popular sights is the Old Saint Louis Cemetery. Typically, the places where people found their peace are not so frequently visited. The Saint Louis Cemetery is especially a must-see during the celebration of Mardi Gras. Besides, this place is famous for a great number of ancient burials of outstanding people. Here you can find the Voodoo Queen, Marie Catherine Laveau;
  • The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest bridge in the world, almost 39 km in length. It’s a picturesque driveway which connects two towns - Mandeville and Metairie. Besides enjoying the ride, you shall also explore two more towns and enjoy an amazing sunset on the bank of the lake;
  • If you want to see the heart of the city, head to the Saint Louis Cathedral, built back at the end of the XVIII century. It’s considered to be one of the oldest cathedrals in the USA. You’ll be mesmerized by the magnificent architecture and the interior of the major cathedral in New Orleans.

Car rentals in New Orleans

Festivals in New Orleans to visit in a rental car?

New Orleans is often called the city of festivals. Annually, it hosts over 80 various events, festivals, and performances. It perfectly fits one of the mottoes of the city “Let the good times roll”. All the events are devoted to music, delicious food and joy of life. So, when planning your trip to the capital of Voodoo, think about visiting it during one of the festive days. Here are some of the most popular ones:

  • The most famous and popular festival is clearly Mardi Gras with its pompous carnivals, bright masks and costumes, and loud music. It happens in February or the beginning of March;
  • The Tennessee Williams or the Literary Festival gathers all outstanding and famous people from the industry. They provide master classes, readings, entertain guests with theatrical performances and throw cocktail parties;
  • The French Quarter Festival is devoted to enjoying the local food, admiring the arts and works of the local craftsmen and enjoying the performances of the local musicians;
  • Clearly, you can’t miss the Jazz Festival in April. The fair entertains its guests with various music genres, not only jazz, sounding loudly from multiple stages;
  • Oyster Festival in Woldenberg Park is a wonderful free, two-day food festival is a perfect occasion to taste oysters as you have never tried them before.