Trip: New Orleans Jazz Festival

Trip: New Orleans Jazz Festival

Thu, April 30, 2020 @ 12:00PM To Mon, May 04, 2020 @ 06:00PM

Ronald Reagan National Airport
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Arlington, Virginia

$300 - $1789



Like uttering “Beyonce” or “Elvis,” you need only say, “Jazzfest,” to legions of long-term fans, and they’ll know what you mean. The annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, first held in Congo Square in 1970, now draws close to a half million attendees over the course of seven days in late April and early May. Hear every music genre from jazz and gospel, to r&b and rock from the multiple stages throughout the Fair Grounds.

But the festival is more than all those great sounds. While music certainly takes center stage, the festival’s culinary offerings are a close second, followed by, in no particular order, spectacular people watching, the after fest shows around town and back to food. People come just to get their mitts on fest favorites such as mango freeze, cochon de lait po-boy and Crawfish Monica, just to name a few. Held on the Fair Grounds Race Course where Gentilly meets Bayou St. John, Jazz Fest is an annual tradition for a legion of locals and fans from all over the world.

Next year’s 51st annual event will span April 23 – May 3, 2020, with eight festival days (April 23 – 26 and April 30 – May 3). For the most up-to-date Jazz Fest info, visit New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival


The Festival has always blended in a wide mix of internationally renowned guests

Over the years Jazz Fest has received many honors, including being named the Festival of the Year four times

Inspired by the spirit of Mahalia Jackson and the Eureka Brass Band back in 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival continues to celebrate the culture of Louisiana with the combined fervor of a gospel hymn and the joy of a jazz parade.

PRICE INCLUDES: (Based on dbl occup)

*Round trip air on American Airlines – non stop flights

April 30 depart Reagan 1:45 pm  arrive New Orleans 3:30 pm

May 4 depart New Orleans 5:50 pm arrive Reagan 9:28 pm

*Four nights lodging  –  Maison St.Charles in the Garden District right off the trolley (dbl occup)

*Daily buffet breakfast

*Round trip ground transfers from airport to the hotel

*Welcome dinert

*Voucher for coffee and and three beignets at the Café Du Monde

NOTE:  Double Occupancy means two people per room. It does not mean the price is for two people.   The price is for each person



JAZZ FESTIVAL – May 1,2, and 3 – Price not available until  after Jan.1.  Last year the group rate was $79 per day

New Orleans: Day Cruise Aboard the Steamboat Natchez –

$39.25 for just the cruise and with buffet lunch is $49.50

Journey back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic Steamboat Natchez for a morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional buffet lunch (additional expense).

Read more about New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise with Live Music 2019 – New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise with Live Music 2019


New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise with Live Music 2019

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Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Walking Tour

$30 per person and requires 20 people for this rate.

Start your 2-hour tour with a brief history of New Orleans and the Garden District. Walk along elegant tree-lined streets and discover the neighborhood’s distinctive architectural style. Learn about the risk-takers, speculators and dreamers who established it as a wealthy suburb after the Louisiana Purchase.

Visit Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, one of New Orleans’ best-known above-ground cemeteries, and the location of scenes from many films and TV shows. See some of the more remarkable tombs and funerary symbols.

At the end of the tour, continue to explore the cemetery and the Garden District, or head over to Magazine Street for great shopping and fun dining and cocktail options.

Laura Plantation: Louisiana’s Creole Heritage Site

$46  with transportation 

Discover four generations of Creole history at the Laura Plantation with an informative tour of this well-preserved estate. Located just an hour from New Orleans on the Great River Road, Laura Plantation was founded in 1804 and provides a vivid window into Louisiana’s Creole past. Learn about the family and slaves who lived here during a guided tour of the manor house, slave quarters, sugar fields and gardens.

Honey Island Swamp Tours

$44 per person and includes transportation to the area.  7:45 am pick up and noon return

Small boats (both covered and uncovered) allow us deep access into the heart of our beautiful Honey Island Cypress Swamp. All boats are Coast Guard-inspected and all guides are licensed, native professionals. Utilizing these smaller vessels allows us the ability to journey deep into the wetlands of Louisiana’s crown jewel, the Honey Island Swamp. The Honey Island Swamp is approximately 250 sq. miles and is home to alligators, deer, exotic waterfowl, black bears, wild boar and much more! Some even report sighting of large, man-like creatures roaming this legendary wilderness.


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Ronald Reagan National Airport
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Arlington , Virginia

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