You've added your first Trip Builder item! Keep track of your trip itinerary here.
Friends Gather In City Park
Friends Gather In City Park

Spring Travel to New Orleans

Food, Fests, and Fun – Get the Lowdown on Spring in NOLA

Ahhhh, spring in New Orleans. While other places are still thawing out from harsh winters, New Orleans’ transition to mellow temps and gorgeous days is a more subtle shift. Once Mardi Gras has passed, spring celebrations really get underway, beginning with St. Patrick’s Day and Mardi Gras Indians showing off their beautiful suits on Super Sunday. From there, you’ll find April jam-packed with everything from big-name festivals like French Quarter Fest and the legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. But even if you’re not looking for major events, there’s something truly unforgettable about spring in New Orleans. It’s an excellent time to enjoy outdoor dining, swamp tours, neighborhood walks, live music, and maybe even a crawfish boil or two.

Whether you’re planning a long weekend getaway or a full-blown spring break vacation, New Orleans in the spring has something for everyone. Explore below to see why there’s truly no place like NOLA in the springtime.

Higgins Hotel Lobby
From luxury and historic properties to family-friendly picks, stay in comfort and style with the New Orleans hotel fit for you.
More Spring Inspiration

Want More Insider Tips?

If you enjoyed this page and are looking for even more insider tips, curated picks, and local’s guides to all things New Orleans delivered right to your inbox, sign up for our monthly newsletter. Just follow the link below and let the inspiration begin.
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Become a New Orleans Insider! Stay up to date with all things NOLA.