When summer heats up in New Orleans, the city blooms with charm. The days are full of sunshine, celebrations, and plenty of iconic sights to see.

Looking for some exciting ways to cool off on your New Orleans summer getaway? The city has tons of refreshing fun to enjoy. Here’s a few delightful activities that beat the heat in New Orleans.


Hit the Rooftop Pool at Hotel Monteleone

A poolside summer day is an essential NOLA experience. And there’s no better spot in New Orleans for soaking up some rays than at Hotel Monteleone’s rooftop pool.

With incredible views of the French Quarter and the Mississippi River, our one-of-a-kind rooftop pool may be the best way to spend a summer day. And access is reserved exclusively for our guests, making it a tranquil, luxurious spot to refresh and unwind.


aquarium photo courtesy Louisiana Travel via Flickr

Visit the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is one of NOLA’s world-renowned treasures. Located just a short walk away from Hotel Monteleone on the banks of the Mississippi River, it’s worth a visit no matter the season. And its indoor, air-conditioned exhibits make it perfect for a fun-filled summer day.

This extraordinary aquarium is home to 15,000 sea life creatures living happily in a state-of-the-art sanctuary. With interactive exhibitions, deep ocean tunnels, and an IMAX Theatre, it’s cool enough to warrant a full day of exploring (in more ways than one!).


The National WWII Museum spans three buildings in downtown New Orleans and features exhibits on all aspects of the war that changed the world. (Photo courtesy Flickr user Michael Hicks.)

Visit a New Orleans Museum

New Orleans is home to dozens of cultural gems. There are plenty of museums and collections to explore, and summer is a great time to visit them all!

Spend an educational, air-conditioned day taking in the history of the WWII Museum, the sounds of the New Orleans Jazz Museum, or the beauty at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. No matter where your passion lies, New Orleans has a museum to spark your interest and refresh your summertime spirit.


Enjoy a Summer Spa Day at Spa Aria

Summer days call for rest and relaxation. You’ll find all that and more with a luxurious visit to Spa Aria, the cool and cozy spa retreat located inside Hotel Monteleone.

Nothing beats the heat like a day of pampered comfort. And every aspect of your Spa Aria visit offers a serene, rejuvenating experience. Quality products, enriching services, and an ideal ambiance makes Spa Aria a summertime treat.


Grab a cold cocktail in the French Quarter

New Orleans is known for world-class cocktail culture, and nothing hits the spot on a sunny summer day like a refreshing, ice cold drink. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather while still keeping the heat at bay.

Lucky for you, there are countless bars in the French Quarter that offer fresh air, refreshing cocktails, and plenty of summer vibes. Check out our roundup of the best French Quarter bars with outdoor seating!


Your New Orleans Summer Getaway Starts at Hotel Monteleone

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, our luxurious hotel offers the best New Orleans attractions right at your doorstep. Take advantage of our special Summer Rates and book the perfect summer getaway at Hotel Monteleone today!


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