We love our official hotel, the Omni Royal Orleans, located in the heart of the neighborhood. The hotel also hosts one of our stages on Saturday of festival! Visitors should also check out the digs at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, Westin New Orleans, or Windsor Court when planning their stay.
Locals know that getting to Festival is easy, but parking is challenging. Arrive early to park in these lots located in the heart of the festival: French Market, 300 North Peters Street, 211 Conti Street, The Garage at Canal Place, and various locations within walking distance.
Convenient public transportation, including the RTA Streetcar, Buses and Ferry:
The new Loyola Streetcar line conveniently has stops near several parking lots in the CBD and drops off steps away from the French Quarter. Premium Parking has thousands of spaces along O’Keefe Avenue in the Central Business District, just a block away from RTA streetcars and buses. The following are easy-access routes to downtown and the areas surrounding the French Quarter: #11 Magazine, #55 Elysian Fields, #57 Franklin, #91 Jackson/Esplanade, #2 Riverfront, #12 St. Charles, #47 Canal/Cemeteries, #48 Canal/City Park Streetcar, #49 Loyola/UPT.
The Canal Street Ferry is conveniently located at the foot of Canal Street and provides an easy option for those traveling to or from the West Bank.
For more details and fare information please go to www.norta.com. Fares can be purchased from the conductor or in advance at one of the RTA’s ticket vending machines -located at major transfer and boarding points throughout the city. Vending machines accept cash and coins only, and provide the option for $3 unlimited ride “Jazzy Passes”.
- Biking is a fast and easy option.
- Blue Bike stations are spread throughout the festival grounds.
- “Do it yourself” bike parking is also available at the foot of Canal St. and Decatur St. (near N.O. Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint).
- New Orleans has many cab companies servicing the area. View all the options here.