Deal of the Week: New Orleans Jazz Fest Vacation
It’s almost that time of year again. The famed New Orleans Jazz Fest kicks off April 27 and runs through May 6 with an unparalleled lineup of incredible performances from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty to Herbie Hancock and Al Green, with Florence + The Machine, Esperanza Spalding, and the Eagles in there for good measure. That isn’t even to mention the mass of local food offerings around the festival, from classic New Orleans po’boys to alligator pies and from muffulettas to jambalaya.
Of course, at only a month away, traveling to New Orleans for the festival is becoming less and less realistic.
But Travelocity is running a deal now offering 34 percent off on travel to New Orleans when you book airfare and hotel together. Depending on the departure city and which hotel you choose, prices range from $856 to $3,000. The best deals can be found when departing from East Coast cities, and particularly from Newark, N.J. Los Angeles was by far the priciest departure city we searched, with the lowest prices jumping just above $1,000. But here’s the bottom line: Not only are there actually hotels and flights to be had for Jazz Fest, they are on sale. So take advantage!
If you’re sold, but need a few suggestions on where to eat, we’ve got you covered. We rounded up the best eats in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, can take you on a bar crawl beyond the French Quarter, discovered the 10 best oyster bars in town, and finally, to help those hangovers, we revealed the four best brunch spots in the city.