New Orleans is a story of both history and rebirth. There is always a party going on in the city, and not only on Mardi Gras. The French Quarter never closes, and the food keeps visitors coming back. Tourists flock to New Orleans for its jazz music, and the city is known as the home of fun and spirit. The architecture in the city is also unique to the area and has Southern and French influences. You can get in your New Orleans RV rental and spend weeks exploring the city.
To plan your RV trip to New Orleans, start by choosing the type of RV that fits you best. The three primary types of vehicles are divided by size.
The biggest RV rental in New Orleans is a Class A vehicle. This RV is truly massive and is like driving a bus. This will tend to cost the most, but you get a mobile home for your entire family.
A Class B RV can be a smaller home for two, and it is a more inexpensive option. This will be easier to drive in tight spaces.
In between the two is the Class C RV. This is like a camper on a truck chassis and gives you more space for less money. Another option for you is a pop-up camper rental in New Orleans.
New Orleans is one of the few places where you can find an RV campground within the city limits. It is rare that you can have an urban RV experience, but you can have it in your camper rental in New Orleans. The French Quarter RV Resort is located in the heart of New Orleans where everything is happening. There is only room for 52 RVs, so you have to book fast. Pontchartrain Landing is also in the city itself and can fit all sizes of RVs, up to Class A.
If you want to find a place where you can enjoy the wetlands and marshes south of New Orleans, the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is a nature area and historical museum all in one. Bayou Segnette State Park is a recreational paradise across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. It has boating, fishing and hiking and even a water park with a wave pool for the whole family to enjoy. The park has a campground for your RV.
The closest national park to New Orleans is in Arkansas. Hot Springs National Park features thermal baths and hiking trails.
Navy MWR New Orleans can accommodate many sizes of RVs and has an ultra-secure facility since it is associated with the military. There is 24-hour keypad access to your motorhome rental in New Orleans. Hassel’s RV Park is only 20 minutes away from downtown and has the space for the big rigs. There is easy access from here to the rest of the city.
Mardi Gras RV Park & Red Carpet Inn & Suites is a dumpstation within the city limits that non-guests can use for a fee. Other dumpstations in the area include Riverboat RV Park, New Orleans East Kampground and Bayou Segnette State Park.
New Orleans is known for its party scene, delicious food and jazz music. Any discussion of New Orleans' attractions starts with taking a stroll down Bourbon Street and grabbing a drink or a beignet. You can also take any one of a number of mansion tours or a boat ride down the Mississippi River. One of the best things to do for an afternoon is to take a streetcar and ride around the city. It is a cheap way of seeing the town.
New Orleans is the home of the Saints. Football fans pack the Superdome, turning the volume up to deafening levels when their heroes take the field. During basketball season, the Pelicans take the court at the Smoothie King Center with their exciting young team. Baseball fans can watch the Baby Cakes play in the American Association, which is one level below the major leagues.
New Orleans has an extensive highway system that keeps traffic flowing through the area. I-10 traverses the city in an east-west direction and is called the Pontchartrain Expressway. If you want to bypass some of the city's traffic, take I-610. New Orleans has many bridges, so make sure ahead of time that your vehicle is under any weight limits.