Trip to New Orleans
Top 5 things to do on a trip to New Orleans
- Explore the French Quarter
- Walk along Frenchmen Street
- Take a Bayou Tour
- Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art
- Go for a walking tour of the Garden District
Po’boys, beignets, and muffalettas. Oh my!
A trip to New Orleans provides a jazz-filled electrifying city with plenty to see and do within walking distance.
If you’ve never been to New Orleans, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring its many theme parks, history and culture it provides.
Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and there are plenty of attractions from the famous French Quarter to the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Throughout New Orleans you’ll be able to be stunned by its numerous restaurants, historic sights, exciting nightlife and more.
We’ll try to help simplify your trip to New Orleans by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in New Orleans
Our bus to New Orleans takes you directly to Union Passenger Terminal on 1001 Loyola Ave.
Learn more about our most popular routes to New Orleans.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your trip to New Orleans will be a breeze.
New Orleans is an extremely walkable city and taxis and Ubers make up a major presence.
Streetcars also are available to help you get around on three different lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, and the Riverfront.
Best places to stay in New Orleans
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. New Orleans is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
Depending on which theme park you want to be in closest proximity of, you have a multitude of options.
The most lavish hotels in New Orleans would be the Hotel Monteleone or The Roosevelt New Orleans, putting you in a close proximity of many of the city’s attractions.
Alternatively, many hotels such as the St. Vincent's Guest House, the Days Inn New Orleans, or Airbnb's are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to New Orleans.
Nightlife in New Orleans
Understandably, New Orleans is known as an extremely party-heavy city. When one first thinks of nightlife in New Orleans, they think Mardi gras or Bourbon Street, but New Orleans offers much more.
No matter what kind of scene you’re looking for, New Orleans will be sure to provide. There’s such an explosive scene of live music, bars, and clubs in New Orleans that it will be hard to stay in one place.
The Spotted Cat is famous on Frenchmen Street as an intimate spot for live jazz and blues.
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar offers a unique atmosphere and proves to be one of the best bars serving up beers and cocktails on Bourbon Street.
Where to shop on your trip to New Orleans
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city, whether you’re seeking retail therapy or looking for something to ward off voodoo spirits.
You’ll be able to find plenty of specialty, gourmet food, boutique shops, and gift shops all along Magazine Street and Royal Street. There will often be small art sales on Frenchmen Street and in the French Market.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for more traditional luxury and retail shops, look no further than the Shops at Canal Place.
Best free things to do in New Orleans
- French Quarter
- St. Louis Cathedral
- Garden District
- Frenchmen Street
- Chalmette Battlefield and Jean Lafitte National Park
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their trip to New Orleans. One of the greatest reasons to take a trip to New Orleans is that you don’t need to spend money to have fun.
Many of the outdoor attractions are of no cost to you such as City Park or the St. Louis Cathedral. Many free self-guided walking tours are also available online.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to New Orleans by walking through historic French Quarter or down Frenchmen Street, where it will be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to New Orleans
- free Wi-Fi and personal power outlets
- free onboard entertainment with Megabus RIDE
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking a trip to New Orleans, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to New Orleans, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to New Orleans, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming trip to New Orleans.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your trip to New Orleans.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of New Orleans.
On your trip to New Orleans, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats, free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment subject to availability.
So if you’re planning on taking a trip to New Orleans, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.