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Gretna overview

Gretna is a friendly locale distinct for its live music and sports, and known for its ferries and shops. You'll appreciate the café and dining choices. Spend a relaxing day at Audubon Park and City Park when the weather is nice. Popular attractions like 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 map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods 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 downtown Gretna.

What to see around Gretna

Outdoorsy fun is on hand like ferry rides 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 especially popular with families include:
  • • John P Lyons Memorial Center
  • • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  • • Audubon Zoo
  • • NOLA Motorsports Park
A top draw 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 favorite shopping areas:
  • • Manhattan Plaza Shopping Center
  • • Oakwood Center
  • • Village Aurora Shopping Center
  • • McArthur Shopping Center
  • • Rink Shopping Center
Some 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's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 76°F day, 45°F night
  • April-June: 92°F day, 57°F night
  • July-September: 93°F day, 68°F night
  • October-December: 85°F day, 46°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 15.43 inches
  • April-June: 18.94 inches
  • July-September: 19.53 inches
  • October-December: 12.87 inches