NSA New Orleans
United States Navy installation
1340 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112
In New Orleans, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cool, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 47°F to 92°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 97°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit New Orleans for warm-weather activities are from late March to mid May and from late September to mid November.
Cost of Living
In New Orleans, LA, the overall cost of living index is 99, which is 8% higher than the Louisiana average and 1% lower than the U.S. average.
As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of New Orleans, LA, the city’s goods and services are 2% higher than the Louisiana average and 2% lower than the U.S. average.
Getting to Know the Area
New Orleans is a city that wraps its arms around newcomers in an embrace of classic Louisiana cuisine, rousing night life, jazz, European and Afro-Caribbean influences, centuries-old architecture and a touch of voodoo.The French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, captures the melting-pot atmosphere of a city smoldering in a mélange of French, Spanish, African, Sicilian and Irish influences. Its stunning architecture, decorative wrought- and cast-iron balconies, antique shops, artists and art galleries and the sense of history in every handmade brick add to the overall spell.
New Orleans has a full calendar of music festivals and is a stop on the A-list concert circuit. Festivals such as the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, Jazz Fest and the Essence Music Festival are just a few signature events that draw dozens of top acts to the city for days and nights filled with your favorite performers. Free festivals such as the French Quarter Festival, Satchmo SummerFest that honors legendary jazz trumpeter Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, and a local favorite, Wednesday at the Square, showcase amazing local talent and the national and international acts that can’t resist sitting in.