When you fly from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll depart from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and arrive at your destination in about one hour and 22 minutes. Upon arrival, you'll be joyfully overwhelmed by the smells of gumbo and the sounds of jazz music. Although New Orleans is a modern city, it still retains much of its French history.
If you visit during football season and have tickets, you might watch the NFL's New Orleans Saints play a home game at the Superdome. If you're into the arts, enjoy the New Orleans Opera at the Theatre for the Performing Arts. Louis Armstrong Park is located near the French Quarter in the Treme neighborhood. This is home to the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and Congo Square.
Major highways in New Orleans include Interstate 10, Interstate 610 and the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway. The main airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Major annual events include Mardi Gras in February, which is the city's version of Carnival. It features Fat Tuesday on the day and night before the start of Lent. Daytime highs in New Orleans range from 85 to 90 degrees with high humidity between May and September. Temperatures tend to stay close to 65 degrees between December and February.
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