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Car hire in New Orleans

Car hire in New Orleans

New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana and is regarded as one of the USA's most unique cities. It was named after the Duke of Orleans, who served under Louis XV in the 1700s. This French history can be seen throughout the region and has a strong influence on the culture.

What I need to know

There are several New Orleans car rental companies to opt for and Holiday Autos can help you find the best deal. We also offer 24-hour customer service and have more than five million customers in over 170 countries.

Where to pick up my car

The main airport is the region is the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and it is easy to pick up your rental car on arrival. Once landed, head towards the West Terminal Baggage Claim (Claims 12-14) and then outside there is a covered walkway leading to the car rental customer service building.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

New Orleans offers plenty to do and see, with a wealth of museums and art galleries. There are also plenty of live music venues and a ride on one of the city’s famous streetcars is a must.

Nearby New Orleans

There is plenty to explore in the area surrounding New Orleans, including the city of Baton Rouge. Around 90 minutes away, Baton Rouge means French stick and refers to the rich history of the city. There is also a large retail mall in the area selling pretty much everything you could want.

Longer drives

From New Orleans it is around a five hour drive to Houston along the I-10E. The largest city in the state of Texas is a great place to visit, with numerous parks and a popular theatre district. If you want a longer trip, even further afield is Mexico

Eating and drinking

The food of New Orleans is influenced heavily by Creole and Cajun cultures. There are plenty of local dishes on offer, including muffuletta sandwiches, oysters Rockefeller and oysters Bienville. Bananas Foster is a must with cream, rum and brown sugar.

Things to do

New Orleans is a popular spring break destination before the warmer summer months. The city’s boutique hotels, bars, coffee bars and antique shops are a major draw for visitors. There are also a number of museums and art galleries that appeal to tourists.

Sightseeing

Many of the attractions in the area have undergone recent renovations, with both the National WWII Museum and Confederate Memorial Hall boasting impressive collections. If you prefer art then head to the Contemporary Arts Center, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.