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Gretna overview

Gretna is a friendly place, distinct for its live music and sports, and known for its ferry and shops. You'll appreciate the cafe and dining choices. Spend a relaxing day at Audubon Park and City Park when the weather is nice. Popular attractions such as Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are sure to leave an impression. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Gretna is for you.

Where to stay in Gretna

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Gretna has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Gretna with by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Gretna hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Gretna hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Gretna

Fly in to New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.), 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from central Gretna.

What to see around Gretna

Outdoor fun is on hand like taking a ferry and football, along with attractions such as:
  • • Port of New Orleans
  • • Julia Street Cruise Terminal
  • • Algiers Ferry Terminal
  • • New Orleans Hornets
  • • Steamboat Natchez Dock
Sights that are especially popular with families include:
  • • John P Lyons Memorial Center
  • • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  • • Audubon Zoo
  • • NOLA Motorsports Park
A top highlight is the area's live music scene, as well as places like:
  • • German-American Cultural Center
  • • Mini Military Museum
  • • Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop
  • • New Orleans Fire Museum Fire Station
  • • New Orleans Fire Department Museum and Educational Center
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favourite shopping areas:
  • • Manhattan Plaza Shopping Center
  • • Oakwood Center
  • • Village Aurora Shopping Center
  • • McArthur Shopping Center
  • • Rink Shopping Center
Popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • • National World War II Museum
  • • Jackson Square
  • • French Market

When to visit Gretna

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 25°C day, 7°C night
  • April-June: 33°C day, 14°C night
  • July-September: 34°C day, 20°C night
  • October-December: 29°C day, 8°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 392 cm
  • April-June: 481 cm
  • July-September: 496 cm
  • October-December: 327 cm
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