Spring is officially here and it’s a perfect time to visit Hotel St. Helen in the French Quarter. The temperatures are hovering around 70 degrees just about every day, the skies are a bright blue, and when it does rain, it’s only a passing shower.
However, it’s not just the near-perfect weather that makes it a perfect time to visit New Orleans. With spring comes festival season, and every weekend there is something fun and festive happening in the Quarter.
For any runners out there, it’s not too late to register for the Crescent City Classic. The Classic is a 10K race through New Orleans, including a path right through the French Quarter. While there will be some of the best distance runners from across the globe in attendance, this event is as much a party as it is a race. The Classic is April 4.
Easter this year is April 5. In New Orleans we celebrate the religious holiday with special church services, multiple course meals and not just one, but three parades that travel through the French Quarter.
A favorite festival with both locals and visitors is the French Quarter Festival. It’s an annual free festival featuring music on multiple stages setup throughout the Quarter. Restaurants showcase their best cuisine in the parks, homes open up their courtyards and gardens for tours, and more. This year’s festival is headlined by Dr. John, a Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy award winner. The 2015 French Quarter Festival is April 9-12.
As spring turns into summer, there’s of course Jazz Fest. This year's Jazz Fest is happening April 24 through May 3.
Whether you’re coming into town for a big weekend like Jazz Fest or during one of the off weekends, now is the time to book your room. The hotel is filling up fast and we want to save you a spot.
The dedicated and friendly staff of Hotel St. Marie will ensure you experience all of the best of New Orleans' many sights, sounds, and tastes.
The French Market Inn, New Orleans, La., is tucked away on the banks of the Mississippi River in the center of the French Quarter.