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Population:                  484,674

 

Elevation:                    11 feet above sea level

 

Land Area:                   180.6 square miles

 

Location:                     Located on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico in southern Louisiana

 

Time Zone:                  Central Time Zone (when it’s noon in New Orleans, it’s 1pm in New York City and 10am in Los Angeles).  New Orleans observes Daylight Savings Time from April - October

 

Weather:

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average temp. (°F)

53.7

56.9

63.4

69.0

76.3

81.4

83.1

83.0

79.5

71.0

62.4

56.1

High temperature (°F)

62.5

65.9

72.6

78.4

85.2

89.9

91.4

91.4

87.6

80.2

71.5

65.1

Low temperature (°F)

44.9

47.8

54.1

59.6

67.4

72.8

74.8

74.7

71.4

61.7

53.2

47.1

Precipitation (in)

5.7

4.5

5.3

4.8

6.1

5.9

6.4

5.9

5.6

2.8

4.8

4.4

 

Climate:

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Days with precipitation

10

9

9

7

8

11

14

13

10

6

8

10

Wind speed (mph)

9.3

9.8

9.9

9.4

8.1

6.8

6.1

5.9

7.3

7.6

8.7

9.0

Morning humidity (%)

85

84

84

87

89

90

91

91

89

87

86

85

Afternoon humidity (%)

68

65

63

62

62

65

68

68

67

62

64

68

Sunshine (%)

46

50

56

62

62

63

58

61

61

64

54

48

Days clear of clouds

7

8

8

8

9

8

5

7

10

14

10

8

Partly cloudy days

7

6

8

10

11

13

15

14

11

8

8

7

Cloudy days

17

14

15

12

11

9

12

10

10

9

12

16

Snowfall (in)

0.0

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Seasons:

 

Spring tends to be the busiest time of year in this festive city due to Mardi Gras, although, with the exception of the summer, most seasons have a high volume of tourists.  Spring and fall tend to offer the most comfortable weather, allowing visitors the opportunity of enjoying the many historic and unique sites of the city.  With daytime temperatures averaging near 60 F in the spring, and near 70 F in the fall, it’s a perfect time for exploring everything the city has to offer.  Whether strolling through the French Quarter, stopping at the world famous Café du Monde for coffee and beignets, or partying on Bourbon Street, New Orleans offers a multitude of choices for any taste.

 

Getting There:

 

By Air

 

New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)

900 Airline Highway

Kenner, LA 70062

504 464-2650

Located approximately 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans and Bourbon Street, the airport is served by many of the national and internationally known airlines as well as by certain local and regional carriers. 

 

Ground Transportation

 

Car rental, taxi, and limousine service is readily available at both the airport as well as downtown.

 

By Train

 

Amtrak

1001 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

800-USA-RAIL

 

By Bus:

 

Greyhound

1001 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans LA 70113

504- 524-7571

 

Getting Around:

 

Depending on where the visitor is staying, walking can be an easy method of transportation, particularly in the French Quarter.  Other forms of transportation are available as well:

 

Bus

Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

504-248-3900

 

St. Charles Streetcar

A national historic monument

The Streetcar rambles along a 13 mile loop from Canal Street, along St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District, past Audubon Park to Carrollton uptown.

 

There is also a streetcar along the riverfront, where trolleys make ten stops between the Convention Center and Esplanade Avenue.

 

National Holidays:

 

New Year’s Day, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in January

President’ Day, the third Monday in February

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, the first Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, December 31


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