Destination guide

It's going down in New Orleans's Downtown CBD

Once the workaday domain of the suit-and-tie crowd, these days, New Orleans's Downtown CBD is a vibrant, dynamic neighborhood with a contemporary feel all its own, and enough restaurants, theaters, and nightlife to put Times Square to shame. You can take in scenic views of the Mississippi River from top-floor restaurants in the district's numerous skyscrapers, then stroll among the boutiques, galleries, and cafes of the neighborhood's charming streets. And with a Downtown CBD, New Orleans vacation rental, you'll be just a hop, skip, and a jump from the historic sights, sounds, and tastes of the venerable French Quarter.

Activities

Making tough decisions in the Big Easy

New Orleans is a thriving, cosmopolitan town, and the Downtown CBD is no exception _ the biggest problem you'll have will be choosing what to see. You'll find a wealth of shops and restaurants right outside the door of your Downtown CBD vacation rental, and the nearby Lafayette Square Conservancy hosts a free summer concert series in a postage-stamp-sized city park. You can enjoy plenty of festivals and street fairs throughout the year _ from the infamous Mardis Gras parade down to lesser-known events like the Creole Tomato Festival.

Weather

Downtown CBD, New Orleans _ come rain or come shine

New Orleans has a humid subtropical climate, which means you'll get short, warm winters, and hot, muggy summers with plenty of rainfall. Spring and fall are cooler and short, with highs around 72 degrees in November and March. Summer highs regularly climb into the 90s in July and August, and tropical storms are always a possibility. Winters are relatively warm, with average highs in the low 60s between December and February. Thanks to the city's busy year-round schedule, you'll find that prices on vacation rentals in Downtown CBD, New Orleans tend to stay about the same from 1 season to the next.

Natural features

Friends in low places in the Downtown CBD

New Orleans is densely urban, and the Downtown CBD is chock-full of skyscrapers, broad thoroughfares, and charming, restored buildings dating as far back as the 18th century. The city sits at a low elevation, with large sections lying at or below sea level. Lake Ponchartrain lies to the north of the city, while the Mississippi River flows south to the Gulf of Mexico through a region of marshes, swamps, and wetlands. Here, you can find native and migratory bird species like pelicans, vultures, and eagles, as well as nutria and the occasional alligator.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown CBD?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown CBD:

  • Bourbon Street: 1,084 vacation rentals
  • Warehouse District: 1,266 vacation rentals
  • Esplanade Ridge: 286 vacation rentals
  • Faubourg Marigny: 577 vacation rentals
  • Faubourg Delachaise: 154 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown CBD?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown CBD. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 2,552 vacation rentals
  • Harrah's New Orleans Casino: 2,742 vacation rentals
  • The Shops at Canal Place: 2,742 vacation rentals
  • Saenger Theatre: 2,726 vacation rentals
  • Smoothie King Center: 2,730 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown CBD listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown CBD?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 918 Condos/Apartments in Downtown CBD. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown CBD include:

  • Houses: 184 rentals available
  • Cottages: 10 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 15 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown CBD?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 293 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown CBD. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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