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Holidays in Louisiana

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Louisiana Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Louisiana hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Louisiana trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Where to stay in Louisiana

Top hotels in Louisiana

L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
4 out of 5
777 Avenue L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$169 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,768 reviews)

"Property covid safe. Negative: elevators. Had to use stairs all the time even to leave with luggage. Luckily on 3rd floor."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2021

L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$227 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
4.3/5Excellent! (2,067 reviews)

"I visited the Royal Sonesta on a mini honeymoon for NYE. With Covid we were limited on where we could travel. This property is directly in the heart of Bourbon street. It is lovely on the outside and inside. I did email the hotel before my stay, inquiring on any couple or honeymoon amenities they ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2021

Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
621 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$197 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,761 reviews)

"We thoroughly enjoyed the unique architecture and the location of the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2021

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
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Top activities in Louisiana

Louisiana Holiday

Enjoy the unique French-influenced culture in this Gulf Coast state, with plenty of All-American sports activities as well. As a onetime French colony, Louisiana has intermixed its European influence with indigenous roots to create a unique culture, language and atmosphere.

You’ll hear locals calling New Orleans “Nahlins” in a long, slow drawl. Listening to the mixture of southern accents is part of the fun of the visit to Louisiana. Food follows the accent. Enjoy French beignets, deep-fried pastries dusted with sugar, Cajun blackened catfish and Creole jambalaya, made with meat, seafood, rice and enticing spices.

Walk around New Orleans to see the different quarters. Some parts of the city are below sea level, protected from flooding by levees. Notice remnants of the damage in 2005 as waters were swept from Lake Pontchartrain by Hurricane Katrina.

Plan your visit to participate in Mardi Gras in February. Grab some colourful beads and a few bits of costume clothing and join in as multiple krewes put on parades winding through the streets of the French Quarter.

You’re bound to hear a rousing rendition of the city’s favourite song, When the Saints Go Marching In. New Orleans is one of the jazz capitals of the world, the home of Louis Armstrong and Harry Connick, Jr. Attend the Jazz & Heritage Festival in April/May.

At the Superdome watch the NFL football New Orleans Saints, winners of the 2009 Super Bowl. Enjoy the game, the very warm weather and a po-boy sandwich at the stadium.

See historic architecture at the state capital of Baton Rouge along the Mississippi River or stroll across the campus of Louisiana State University to watch great college football.

Go to Shreveport, near the borders of Texas and Arkansas, to enjoy golf, boating, fishing and casino gambling. Visit the Water Works Museum, the 8th Air Force Museum and the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.

Cajun Riviera, Grande Isle and the shores of Lake Charles offer beach activities. For a laid-back holiday, Louisiana offers both southern charm and seasonal excitement.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Louisiana holiday package cost?
We make it easy for everyone to travel, with Louisiana packages starting from as little as . You’ll have the flexibility to bundle your favourite hotels, airlines and car rental. For the ultimate getaway, why not add some tours and activities to your itinerary?
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Louisiana holiday package?
Don’t stress if you’re rethinking your Louisiana holiday package — you can cancel or change your booking. And if you’ve booked it within 24 hours, you may be able to do it at no cost. However, bookings made more than 24 hours ago may incur charges from your airline, hotel or car rental company. We totally get that life can occasionally throw a spanner in the travel works, so look up our Customer Service Portal if that happens. When you’re ready to make changes, we’ll take care of it.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Louisiana?
Our Louisiana holiday packages offer plenty of savings for the savvy traveller. How does as much as $200 sound? That’s what you could save if you combine your flights, hotels and extras (including activities) into an affordable package. But great bargains are only the start of your next amazing adventure. When you book with Expedia, you’ll have more than 400 air carriers and 1 000 000 hotels around the world to choose from. Whatever your budget or style, there’s a holiday package to suit you.
Where should I stay in Louisiana?
You can’t beat New Orleans, with popular landmarks including Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Jackson Square to discover. Or, if sights like Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days and Bienville Depot Museum are more your thing, Ruston is the place to head.
What are the top hotels in Louisiana?
When it comes to hotels in New Orleans, New Orleans Marriott and Royal Sonesta New Orleans are a couple of favourites. If you’re heading to Baton Rouge, Red Roof Inn Baton Rouge - LSU Conference Centre and La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Baton Rouge University Area are waiting to welcome you.
When is the best time of year to visit Louisiana?
There’s no right or wrong time to take a break in Louisiana. But if you’re eager to score a good deal on your escape, consider the month of August. Hotel rates tend to be at their most expensive in February. Louisiana can be a busy place in July, March, April, so if you want to bypass the crowds, travel in October, December, November.
How far in advance should I book my Louisiana holiday?
Travellers are generally able to look up international airfares on Expedia up to a year in advance of departure. Booking at the last minute? With a bit of luck, there’s a still a chance you can nab an affordable ticket only weeks before your flight.
What does an Expedia Louisiana travel package include?
Expedia has all you need to book your Louisiana getaway, but how your package is structured is your call. Select from any combination of flights, hotels and rental cars. Chasing a few activities to keep you busy? Once you’ve made your booking, you can add them too. Whatever your budget or style, there’s a deal to match your needs.
What should I know before booking a Louisiana travel package?
A travel package can be easier on the wallet than individually booking everything you need for your trip. For example, combine your hotels, flights and rental cars and save a pretty penny. Whatever type of holiday you have in mind, you’ll find a package within your budget.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Louisiana holiday packages?
Expedia has joined forces with online lender Affirm to help ease any financial concerns related to your trip. This may be especially useful if your need to travel has cropped up unexpectedly. Book Now, Pay Later and spread the price of your hotel and flight package booking over several installments.
Can I choose my airline with a Louisiana Expedia holiday package?
Yes, and with more than 550 airlines to pick from all over the world, you have loads of choice. Have a look through the available options and see which airline best suits your budget and needs.