September 23, 2011 13:52 ET

Football Fanatics Can Do More Than Get in the Game With Top Spots to Stay and Play

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - Sep 23, 2011) - New Orleans springs to life every fall when football season kicks off. Visitors pour into the city to see their favorite teams play, and let's be honest, to break off a piece of Big Easy fun. takes the guesswork out of finding great places for super fans to go in New Orleans.

These New Orleans hotels keep you close to the Superdome and New Orleans Arena, and within walking distance of the best restaurants and nightlife in the Big Easy.

  • Just blocks from the Superdome, the luxurious, modern W New Orleans offers a swanky change of scenery and the hot Whisky Blue lounge.
  • Stays at the Dauphine Orleans are luxury from start to finish, with a welcome beverage for every guest and rooms with large Jacuzzi tubs to soak in after a day in the Dome.
  • Le Pavillon, a turn-of-the-century hotel near the French Quarter, offers a rich experience and late-night PB&Js for fans in need of a midnight snack.
  • With balconies overlooking Bourbon Street, Bourbon Orleans Hotel is in the middle of the excitement and steps away from historical attractions.

Once the game is over, experience the best New Orleans tours and attractions. experts advise not to miss:

  • Tap into the spirits of New Orleans' past on a French Quarter Ghost Walking Tour. See where documented hauntings and ghost sightings happen in the historic Vieux Carre, including Arnaud's, the legendary Creole restaurant haunted by its original owner.
  • Honor a battle beyond the game of football at The National World War II Museum, home of the most comprehensive exhibitions that chronicle the war that changed the world.
  • Inside the massive Mardi Gras World, Blaine Kern Studios' craftsmen of Carnival sculpture create the awesome floats that roll through New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

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