Destination guide

Central Business District: the talk of the town

Once down-at-heel, the downtown area of New Orleans is now a heady mix of glass skyscrapers, lively nightlife venues and modern eateries, in a district that runs along the Mississippi River just south of the French Quarter. Get your wallet ready because there's upmarket shopping spaces along Canal Street and the South Market District. Come in the summer and you can immerse yourself in one of the regular outdoor concerts or performances at Lafayette Square. Alternatively, you can dive into the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, to discover life under the oceans, or try your luck at with a flutter at the casino.

Things to do

Cheer on the Saints from Central Business District

This skyscraper-laden downtown district is home to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the local football team, the Saints, and their fans who come to cheer on their heroes. When the Saints aren't playing, the venue often hosts musical events, from top national and international artists. For more musical greats, swing by the Howlin' Wolf for great sounds and stand-up comedy. You won't be far away from culture when you stay at a Central Business District vacation rental and the theaters at Canal Place are a great place to catch a flick and a bite to eat.

Activities

Take a steamboat in Central Business District

So, you arrived at your Central Business District vacation rental, but what do you do in the New Orleans' downtown? Fear not, this district teems with trendy bars, eateries and some serious retail spaces. If you're in town on a Saturday and you like to eat, make a beeline for the Crescent City Farmers Market, where you can pick up Southern produce like freshly-caught shrimp to take back to your rental. Alternatively, hop on board the Steamboat Natchez for a 2-hour cruise and experience that French quarter elegance, while dining on Creole cuisine accompanied by the sounds of live jazz music.

Weather

Escape the cold weather in Central Business District

The best time to stay in a Central Business District vacation rental is during the spring months, when the climate is more agreeable, and the Mardi Gras festivities are in full swing. If you're looking to get away from the cold winters further north, New Orleans might just be your new best friend. It might not be hot between December and February, but the mild climes might just be the ticket. The humid summers aren't the peak season around here, but if you don't mind the sizzling temperatures, you can score some bargains on rentals.

Natural features

Dive into the aquarium in Central Business District

This built-up urban sprawl has little in the way of nature or wildlife, bar the odd backyard critter. If getting face-to-face with wildlife is important, you should make a beeline for the Aquarium of the Americas, which houses more than 10,000 creatures within its impressive walls. It would simply be impossible to list every creature at the aquarium, but highlights include a whole tank of sharks, shoals of piranhas and magnificent stingrays. In the Amazon exhibit, you shouldn't skip spotting the huge anaconda, nor should you miss the white alligator at the Mississippi River gallery.

Can I find a vacation rental around Central Business District?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,495 vacation rentals near Central Business District. From 259 Houses to 1,054 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Central Business District area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Central Business District?

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 Central Business District:

  • French Quarter: 1,155 vacation rentals
  • Downtown CBD: 1,284 vacation rentals
  • Bourbon Street: 1,064 vacation rentals
  • Garden District: 372 vacation rentals
  • Marigny: 530 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 Central Business District?

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

  • Harrah's New Orleans Casino: 2,815 vacation rentals
  • The Shops at Canal Place: 2,808 vacation rentals
  • Julia Street Cruise Terminal: 2,804 vacation rentals
  • Saenger Theatre: 2,801 vacation rentals
  • The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk: 2,803 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Central Business District 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 Houses in Central Business District?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 259 Houses in Central Business District. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Central Business District include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,054 rentals available
  • Hotels: 21 rentals available
  • Studios: 675 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Central Business District?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 455 vacation rentals with pool available in Central Business District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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