Many travelers are attracted to New Orleans for Mardi Gras celebrations, the bustling nightlife and an underground jazz scene. But there are plenty of things to do in this city that involve wholesome fun for the family and that won't break the bank. Looking for affordable transportation during your trip? Dollar has a wide range of New Orleans rental cars to get you around the Big Easy. And with New Orleans discounts on car rentals, you can save even more.
Explore the French Quarter
There are a lot of expensive restaurants and boutiques in the French Quarter, but this historic district is also home to a number of free and inexpensive attractions. Walk among the streets and take in the breathtaking architecture inspired by the Old World, like the Old Ursuline Convent, Mississippi River Valley's oldest building, on Chartres Street. Don't miss the St. Louis Cathedral, the mother church of New Orleans' Archdiocese. Feeling hungry? Stop by Croissant d'Or Patisserie for some pastries or pick up some picnic materials at the French Market. Afterward, drive your New Orleans car rental over to Royal Street to find yourself surrounded by art galleries that you can peruse for free.
Check out the Garden District
At the sprawling Garden District, you can explore the streets yourself or tag along with a guided tour. Either way, you'll find yourself walking down winding paths lined with oak trees and mansions. Here, you can also find one of the city's unique cemeteries - the graves are all above-ground tombs due to the high water tables underneath the city. Hop in your New Orleans car rental and head to Magazine Street, where you can window shop at the many boutiques and antique shops, or head into a gallery for some art viewing.