Staycation Gems: 3 local hotspots for a quick weekend escape

New Orleans is full of great hotspots for a staycation. We've put together a few great options for a quick weekend away right in your own city.

A Local Hidden Gem: Pontchartrain Landing RV Resort

Straddling the border of Gentilly and New Orleans East just off the Almonaster Boulevard exit is the Pontchartrain Landing RV Resort. Although it’s in the middle of an industrial area, don’t let that fool you. Once you enter the gates, you feel like you’ve been transported to a Florida marina.

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The Luxury Hot Spot for Locals: NOPSI Hotel

If you’re looking for a reason to stay at the NOPSI Hotel, “just because” works just fine. The hotel is housed in the building that was the former headquarters for New Orleans Public Service, Inc. The luxury hotel with a rooftop pool and bar is the Central Business District’s newest hot spot. There are plenty of amenities to take advantage of such as the Cafe’ courtyard, the hotel’s restaurant — Public Service, and the unparalleled service that hotels of this caliber provide.

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A Vintage Uptown Retreat: Pontchartrain Hotel

Located right off the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, the restored historic Pontchartrain Hotel is an ideal landing spot for folks from out of town as well as locals. The hotel’s fabulous rooftop bar, Hot Tin,  provides a spectacular view of the New Orleans skyline, trendy retro furnishings, delicious mixed drinks, and perhaps some of the best people watching you’ll find in the city. You can also dine in the extremely posh Caribbean Room where you can try the hotel’s signature dish, the “Mile High Pie.”

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