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What you should know about Kenner - Louis Armstrong International Airport

Nowadays Kenner is best known as the location of New Orleans’ international airport. But look beyond the runway and you’ll find a self-contained community with a fascinating heritage. It was here that the first European expedition under French explorer Robert Cavalier set foot on the banks of the Mississippi River in 1682. The coming of the railroad in the mid-19th century brought growth and prosperity, and Kenner's fortunes were further transformed when it was chosen as the site of the city’s new airport in 1940.

Hotels in Kenner-Louis Armstrong International Airport


As the main gateway for international travelers to New Orleans, Kenner is well provided for in terms of accommodation. Hotels in the Kenner-Louis Armstrong International Airport area range from top-end brands such as Radisson and Crowne Plaza to popular favorites like Days Inn and Holiday Inn Express. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport has a luxurious palm-fringed outdoor pool where you can stretch your limbs after a long flight, while Extended Stay America offers budget accommodation in Kenner for the savvy traveler. The no-frills Red Roof Inn is a great-value stopover for late-night arrivals and red-eye departures.

Things to see in Kenner-Louis Armstrong International Airport


Begin your stay with a stroll around Rivertown, the historic district that stretches along the main street of Old Kenner. Walk up the levee from the site of Cavalier’s legendary landing for striking views over the Mississippi. Or wander through the Heritage Park to admire a replica village complete with church, ice house, traditional blacksmith’s shop, and other local landmarks. Laketown is a popular recreation spot on Lake Pontchartrain, where you can enjoy a drink or a meal while watching the pleasure boats glide along the water, or try your luck at the floating Treasure Chest Casino. Shopaholics will enjoy a browse around the Esplanade, a stylish shopping mall that features Louisiana’s first branch of the iconic Macy’s department store, as well as other well-known brands. Kenner also boasts a dazzling Planetarium complete with Megadome cinema hosting a rolling program of astronomy presentations and laser light shows.

Good for business travelers


Kenner is a convenient base for business travelers to New Orleans, who appreciate its proximity to the international airport and excellent transport links across the whole city. Hotels near Louis Armstrong International Airport specialize in catering to the needs of the global business community, many of whom are attending fairs or conferences at the Pontchartrain Center, one of New Orleans’ largest convention centers. The Rivertown historic district offers a wealth of opportunities for shopping and dining without the need to leave the neighborhood, a bonus when time between meetings is at a premium. Budget hotels in Kenner are also popular with travelers looking for an overnight bargain.

How to get to Kenner-Louis Armstrong International Airport


Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is named in honor of the world-famous jazz musician who was born in the city. International routes serve destinations in Canada, Panama, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, while travelers from other countries arrive via domestic flights from the major US hubs. Getting to your hotel in the Kenner-Louis Armstrong International Airport area couldn’t be easier, with most hotels offering a free shuttle service for guests. Kenner’s historic center and lakeside is best explored on foot, with a network of trails and cycle paths for those looking to venture a little further afield.

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