New Orleans is a city that has lot of soul, style and variety. The different neighbourhoods that make up the Big Easy contribute across all three of these elements to make New Orleans a truly special place. Getting around all of New Orleans and its different neighbourhoods will definitely leave you with a richer experience than you would have had otherwise. Some more of the neighbourhoods of New Orleans include:
One of the most serene and enchanting districts in New Orleans is the Garden District. Sitting south of the Central Business District, the Garden district is mostly characterized by upscale residences that are also surrounded by well manicured yards and gardens. The streets of the Garden District are most characterized by Greek revival architecture and the iconic oak lined St Charles Avenue. A few of the historic sites that visitors enjoy visiting in the district include: Colonel Short’s Villa, House of Broel’s Victorian Mansion, Dollhouse Museum and the Toby-Westfeldt House.
Mid City is well known to tourists during the April New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Taking places in the Fair Grounds Race Course this festival features a medley of different performers and has even attracted the likes of Al Green and Bruce Springsteen in years past. Some of the districts other attractions includes the City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
A great alternative for a more sedate wander through New Orleans is to head uptown. Home of Tulane and Loyola Universities, Uptown is also well known for having several trendy Victorian style homes and plenty of atmospheric and quaint coffee shops. If you like antiques as well, similar to the garden district, this is a fantastic place to come looking for things. Also be sure to enjoy the lovely Audunbon Park.
Positioned below the garden district and the Central Business District is the warehouse district. Much of the Warehouse District has been re-converted into different studio spaces and there are now a variety of different galleries and top notch museums in the area. Be sure to stop around here to see the National World War II Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Plenty of different festivals are held in this district each year like the White Linen Night in August and Art for Art’s Sake in October. Be sure to check out the districts great shopping opportunities as well along Julia Row.