This is a city with unmatched energy, thanks to lively locals and historic roots.
New Orleans, Louisiana, is best known for its music and food. And you will want to enjoy its jazz clubs and beyond-indulgent Creole and Cajun dishes. But there’s also a tight bond among NOLA’s communities, many of which helped rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina. Discovering today’s Big Easy means exploring the neighborhoods where art, culture and nature are on display, from the historic Warehouse District to laid-back Bywater.
Explore New Orleans
- Lower Garden District
- Warehouse District
- The French Quarter
City Park is the main attraction for those heading to Mid-City, with its botanical gardens, sports fields and antique carousel. But visitors also love seeing the sights from the streetcar system, which connects this neighborhood to the French Quarter and beyond.
Parks, Music, Dining
Lower Garden District
The neighborhood’s hushed atmosphere is a complete departure from the crowds and energy New Orleans is known for. While many come to take in the iconic architecture and landscaping, don't miss the aboveground cemeteries, antiques shopping and diverse restaurants.
Architecture, Parks, Antique Shops
A former port hub, this district is known for museums and art galleries. It also features the Riverwalk and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center running along the Mississippi River — and no visit is complete without a wandering stroll.
Museums, Restuarants, Art Galleries
The French Quarter
Vibrant and boisterous, the French Quarter is the historic and cultural hub of New Orleans. Jazz music pours out onto the sidewalk on every corner and the bars are legion. Don’t forget to take in the Spanish-style architecture, most notably the romantic balconies lining the streets.
Music, Bars, Entertainment
The Bywater neighborhood was one of the few spared during Hurricane Katrina and has since become a beloved hot spot for art galleries, restaurants and underground music venues. This area is full of hidden gems, from secluded wine bars to regular gallery openings.
Art Galleries, Music, Bars
Stay in The Center of it All
Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.
Experience the Best of New Orleans Energy
Visit the French Quarter’s Iconic Sites
Embark on a complete tour of Bourbon Street, with lots of drink breaks and plenty of snacks along the way. To balance things out, visit the city’s most popular cemetery and peek at some truly haunted spaces.
Indulge in Sun, Art and Wine in Bywater
The laid-back Bywater neighborhood is your go-to destination for hidden wine bars and underground music venues. Start the day with a relaxing poolside breakfast and end it with some of the best music acts around.
Take in the Parks (and Cemeteries)
Take a walk through the city’s largest park before pulling up a chair for a world-class meal. While it could take the entire weekend to explore City Park, hit the highlights featured here, so you still have time for one last fabulous meal.