I think our transportation costs altogether were $200, and we just parked the car in the hotel garage once we arrived and we walked everywhere else after that.
We also found a great deal on a hotel room and got a 4 start hotel for less than $100 each night (and we had a high floor view of the French Quarter – it was great!).
We spent a decent amount on food and drinks, but besides that we did a lot of free things. Taking a vacation to New Orleans does not mean that you need to go broke.
Here are different free activities that you can take part in while you are in New Orleans:
This is an open-air market (outdoors but under a roof), where you can window shop. It is free to go in, and you don’t have to buy anything. I always have fun window shopping and it can be a fun way to spend some time.
St. Louis Cathedral
Many people travel to New Orleans to see the St. Louis Cathedral. It is the oldest continually operated cathedral in the United States, with the first church on site built in 1718.
The St. Louis Cathedral offers both free admission to the public and free tours.
This is the neighborhood that everyone visits when they travel to New Orleans. There are many places to do window shopping, there are street performers, and so on that make it a great area to just walk around in and have fun.
Of course I have to include Mardi Gras in this article. Mardi Gras lasts from January 6th to Fat Tuesday. The parades are held the last two weeks of Mardi Gras each year. There are a lot of people and a lot of things going on, and the experience is hard to explain unless you’ve been there, so you must go!
This is the sixth largest public park in the United States, consisting of 1,300 acres in New Orleans. The park brings in 11,000,000 visitors every year and admission to City Park is FREE! There are certain things within the park that cost money, but you can still enter the park for free.
Have you ever been to New Orleans? Do you want to go now?