Ranked as the #1 Top Place to Visit by the New York Times and a “Most Excellent City” by TripAdvisor, New Orleans is a destination like no other. Explore the cultural influence of the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America and Europe all in one city. Venture off to see what this city has to offer. Here are some key neighborhoods to discover:
French Quarter: Begin your New Orleans Trip in the French Quarter with a one-of-a-kind experience within the heart and soul of New Orleans. Also known as Vieux Carré, the French Quarter is the oldest section of the city and is considered the historical district.
Take a mule-drawn carriage from Decatur Street and keep your eyes open at the beautiful architecture that make up this part of the city and work your way back to Jackson Square- a favorite site for visitors to see local artists, and musicians. Visit the event calendar to see what’s going on at the square. Eat at some of the top restaurants in NOLA, located right here in the French Quarter, including Tableau, LUKE, Tujague’s, and much more! Or, see the city from a new perspective with a water tour, or a cocktail tour with Doctor Gumbo.
Experience the city’s nightlife at the famous Bourbon Street, located inside the French Quarter with tons to explore.
Frenchman Street: For more of an authentic New Orleans nightlife scene, the locals would suggest Frenchman Street for live music, jazz clubs, and great late-night eateries. Looking to skip the touristy Bourbon Street? Frenchman Street is the perfect atmosphere filled with talented musicians. Visit this area, and much more with Big Easy Hop-on Hop-off tours are a great way to explore the area! Lastly, don’t forget to pop in the renowned New Orleans Jazz Museum to explore America’s quintessential musical art form in the city where jazz was born.
Garden District: Located less than 3 miles from the French Quarter, the Garden District is a charming neighborhood surrounded with beautiful architecture and gardens. This area is known for grand mansions, Universities, Audubon Park and Zoo, Magazine Street (go-to destination for antique stores, art galleries, craft shops and boutiques), and more! Stop by for some amazing cuisine and signature drinks at Commander’s Palace.