Vue Orleans – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect, FAQs

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The top of the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans is the ideal place to begin any trip to the city.

Explore the city’s history, music, and culture in-depth through interactive exhibitions, and discover it from a fresh vantage point 34 stories above one of America’s finest cities.

With a 360-degree indoor-outdoor observation platform, Vue Orleans offers multi-level participatory cultural events and a window onto New Orleans.

In March 2022, Vue Orleans formally unveiled its doors to visitors.

Visitors may view everything the city offers from 34 stories up, regardless of whether they are Crescent City locals or first-time travelers.

This one-of-a-kind location offers guests immersive experiences in the history of New Orleans, including panoramic views of the Mississippi River and exciting cultural exhibitions.

This article covers everything you must know before booking the tickets.

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Where to book tickets Vue New Orleans

Vue Orleans
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The tickets are available online in advance or at the attraction.

To ensure a hassle-free experience, we suggest booking your tickets online.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Go to the ticket booking page, select your preferred date, and choose the number of tickets to buy.

You will receive the ticket confirmation in your email.

Ticket printouts are not required.

You will skip the line and get entry to the observation deck on the day of your visit by showing the e-ticket on your smartphone.

Find the entrance located to the left of the Four Seasons Hotel.

Vue Orleans ticket cost

The ticket is priced at US$27 for all visitors aged 13 to 64.

The children aged three to 12 years and students (with ID) aged 17+ pay US$16 to visit.

Tickets for seniors 65+ are priced at US$22.

Infants under two years old do not require a ticket to enter.

Vue Orleans tickets

Purchase this ticket to take advantage of the breathtaking 360-degree indoor and outdoor observation decks and the multi-level interactive cultural experience that celebrates New Orleans in a way that has never been done before.

With 34 stories above the most storied city in America, Vue Orlean offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the history, music, and culture of New Orleans while also getting a fresh view of the Crescent City.

Multi-level interactive cultural experiences are provided, which puts New Orleans in full focus.

With cutting-edge technology, you will time travel and get to know the innovators and visionaries who gave the city its start.

Locals make a difference today by making music, simmering gumbo, beading Indian ensembles, and more.

Discover the legends, experience the city, and gain fresh insight into New Orleans.

Only assistance dogs are allowed.

The outdoor observation is subject to closure in the case of poor weather conditions.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13 to 64 years): US$27
Child Ticket (3 to 12 years): US$16
Student Ticket (17+ years with ID): US$16
Senior Ticket (65+ years): US$22
Infant Ticket (up to 2 years): Free

Combo tickets

If you are a local or international tourist, combo tickets are something you should know about.

There are a few iconic tourist attractions near Vue Orleans, some of which are within 30 minutes by car, and combo tickets can help you visit them all by booking just once!

You can buy tickets in combination with tickets for WWII Museum and French Quarter by Mule Drawn Carriage.

Combo tickets offer great discounts making them worth every penny!

Vue Orleans Observatory: Skip the Ticket Line + WWII Museum

Vue Orleans Observatory + WWII Museum
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Distance: 1 mile (1.6 km)

Time Taken: 5 minutes by car

Book this combo ticket to the National WWII Museum and access the Louisiana Memorial, Campaigns of Courage, and US Freedom Pavilions’ exhibits/galleries.

Along with entrance to WWII Museum, this combination ticket gets you admission to the Observatory, which is one of a kind indoor/outdoor observation deck and cultural exhibit.  

You can save, on average, US$12 when you book this combo.

Ticket Cost: US$55 per person

French Quarter by Carriage + Vue Orleans Observatory

Distance: 1.3 miles (2 km)

Time Taken: 8 minutes by car

Enjoy 300 years of fun-filled history on an hour-long mule-drawn carriage ride.

The combo ticket also offers a free 20-minute walking tour inside St Louis No. 1 Cemetery.

On a 60-minute French Quarter carriage tour, an English-speaking, licensed tour guide details the city’s history, culture, and architecture throughout the tour.

By booking this combination ticket, you can access the indoor and outdoor observation decks and all on-site exhibits.

Ticket Cost: US$83 per person


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Opening hours of Vue Orleans

It opens daily, Monday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.

How long does Vue Orleans tour take

We recommend 90 minutes to 2 hours to fully experience the interactive exhibits and observatories.

Visitors arriving at 5 pm or later must proceed through the exhibits quicker as the closing time is 6 pm.

Best time to visit Vue New Orleans

If you want to avoid crowds, the best time to visit is when they open for the day at 10 am.

If you want stunning views, the best time to visit is just before sunset.

You may go directly to the observation deck if you only care about the view.

You would nevertheless miss out on various intriguing and expertly portrayed cultural backgrounds.

It wouldn’t take more than 2 hours to visit every display and read through each story.

Be sure to track the weather before you go, as a clear, low-humidity day will offer the best views, and it’s windy on top, no matter what.

Rooftop bar at Vue Orleans

A small rooftop bar, Cafe on the 34th floor, offers basic snacks and beverages and a full bar with cocktails.

Although there are many other places to eat in the city that are destinations, the novelty of sipping champagne while overlooking the Crescent City is a nice extra.

Vue IMAX Movies

Vue IMAX allows you to fully immerse yourself in the experience of watching a movie.

Each element of the IMAX presentation is intended to draw you into the movie.

Enjoy a voyage that awakens your senses as IMAX immerses you in a different universe with a spine-tingling soundtrack, enormous displays, and stunning visuals.

The IMAX displays use technology to accentuate every cinematic element, from laser-aligned audio positioning to cutting-edge projection.

Laugh harder, leap higher, and feel more deeply.

Vue IMAX will amplify every heartbeat to give you a big-screen experience you won’t soon forget.

You can feel the difference on one of Vue’s IMAX screens.

You can be completely absorbed by what is happening in front of you thanks to the combination of perfect sound and perfect imagery in a specially designed atmosphere.

Reviews for Vue Orleans

Here are some Tripadvisor reviews to make your trip easier.

Must-see exhibit

We were so excited to get to go to this exhibit. All high-tech and so informative. The whisk of your hand or foot and pop-up gave plenty of explanations for all the information. A lot of interactive information about the history, culture, and food of New Orleans. Then an elevator ride to the 34th-floor observatory with videos up and down in the elevator. It’s a must-see for all ages. Languages are available in French, Spanish, and English.

Lizs455, Tripadvisor

Don’t miss this

Awesome view of New Orleans. You can see all the way from the Mississippi River to the Lake. Great video exhibit by Professor Louis Gates, Jr on the people of New Orleans.

Josy K, Tripadvisor


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FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about Vue New Orleans:

How long is an average visit to Vue Orleans?

It will take about 90 minutes to 2 hours. We recommend booking your tickets online in advance to avoid waiting in line to buy entry tickets.

Is there a local resident discount at Vue Orleans?

You must purchase the ticket at the box office to enjoy the local resident discount. Remember to carry proof of your Louisiana residency for discounted admission.

Is photography allowed at Vue Orleans?

Yes, you can click pictures and record videos.

Is Vue Orleans wheelchair accessible?

It is equipped with state-of-the-art elevators all the way to the top observatory for people with mobility issues.

Can I purchase tickets for Vue Orleans at the box office?

You can purchase tickets at the box office. However, to avoid waiting in queues, save time, and avail of online discounts, we recommend booking your tickets online.

Can I buy alcohol at Vue Orleans?

Alcoholic drinks are available to purchase at the Cafe on the 34th floor.

What to expect at Vue Orleans

Walk through time to meet the innovators and visionaries who gave the city its life by entering New Orleans’ newest cultural attraction from the side of Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans.

On the second floor of the display area, find more about Carnival Traditions, Second Lines, and Jazz Fest.

Sit down at the virtual Story Café for a demonstration of the preparation of some of New Orleans’ most well-known dishes.

Inside a gigantic phonograph, be surrounded by every genre of music that calls New Orleans home.

Then, ascend 33 floors in an unforgettable elevator journey and gaze at the city through cutting-edge viewfinders.

On the 33rd floor, you can get a new perspective on the Crescent City.

There are additional displays, including a movie on New Orleans’ civil rights history and a ship-piloting simulator where you may navigate around Algiers Point.

Then climb to the recently added 34th floor, where you may get a snack from the café, wander outside, and take in the city’s only 360-degree view.

The observation deck offers 360º views of the Mississippi River, French Quarter, and downtown.

This offers 3,840 square feet (357 square meters) of reception space with exclusive catering provided by the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans culinary and events teams. This room may accommodate up to 100 guests.

How to reach Vue Orleans

It is located in the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans.

Address: 2 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States. Get Directions.

You can reach by car or public transportation.

By Tram

Board trams 47, 48, or 49 to reach the nearest Harrah’s Casino tram stop. Take a 3-minute walk to reach.

By Bus

Board bus W2 or W3 to reach Poydras @ Magazine bus stop and walk for 8 minutes to reach the Vue.

By Car

You can rent a cab or drive by car.

Launch Google Maps and get started!

There are numerous parking lots around the attraction.

Sources
# Neworleans.com
# Tripadvisor.com
# Fourseasons.com

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