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13 New Orleans Streets You Need To Visit

Each neighborhood in New Orleans has a different personality, and to truly experience the city, you need to see them all! To help you do just that, we’ve put together a list of 13 streets in different neighborhoods across the city that will help you get a full picture of life in NOLA.


1

St. Charles Avenue

St. Charles Avenue

Take a ride on the streetcar to discover the historic mansions along this oak-lined avenue. Popular stops include the Columns Hotel and Audubon Park. During Mardi Gras season, this is the place to be for parade-watching with the whole family.


2

Canal Street

Canal Street

Originally designed to be the city’s main street, Canal Street lies between the French Quarter and the Central Business District. This is a great starting point for all your New Orleans adventures, especially since you can hop on the red Canal Street streetcars to head out to a number of spots in Mid-City, including the New Orleans Museum of Art and Mandina’s Restaurant.


3

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street is world famous for its nightlife and is the perfect starting point for a bachelor party or girls’ night out. But if you know where to look, Bourbon Street is also home to historic bars, jazz and burlesque clubs. Check out Fritzel’s or Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, or treat yourself to a meal at Galatoire’s, which has been serving upscale Creole cuisine since 1905.


4

Magazine Street

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Magazine Street has six whole miles of boutique shopping from Uptown to the Lower Garden District. You’ll also find both high-end and casual dining, spas and salons, coffee shops and art galleries along this commercial stretch.




5

Royal Street

Royal Street

Though it runs parallel to Bourbon Street, Royal Street feels like a whole other world. Lined with art galleries, antique shops and fine dining, this street is full of culture and history, and it is known to have some of the most stunning architecture in the city.


6

Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street is the heart and soul of New Orleans’ live music scene. Most bars and clubs have no cover charge, making it easy to wander in and out and experience a variety of artists and styles. Check out local favorite spots like Spotted Cat or d.b.a.


7

Esplanade Avenue

Esplanade Avenue

Stretching from the French Quarter all the way to City Park, Esplanade Avenue was historically the home of the Creole upper class. Today you can still see many of the original elegant homes and townhouses along the oak-lined avenue. Rent a bike and take in the sights!


8

Julia Street

Julia Street

Located in the New Orleans Arts District, locals have nicknamed Julia Street “Gallery Row.” The street is lined with prestigious galleries housing works by some of the South’s most accomplished artists. The galleries host monthly art walks and openings on the first Saturday of the month, but locals really flock to the District’s two biggest annual block parties, Art for Arts Sake and White Linen Night.


9

Oak Street

Oak Street

Once the main street of the historic Town of Carrolton, Oak Street has been revitalized and gives the present neighborhood a small town feel. Several restaurants, shops and bars line the street, including Maple Leaf Bar, one of the city’s most famous music clubs. It’s also the location of one of the year’s most delicious festivals, the Oak Street Po-Boy Fest.


10

Maple Street

Maple Street

Running parallel to St. Charles Avenue, near both Tulane and Loyola Universities, Maple Street is a haven for students and academics. The street is lined with boutique shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores and affordable bars.


11

Freret Street

Freret Street

Freret Street has experienced a true transformation in the years following Hurricane Katrina. The corridor is full of offbeat bars and restaurants, yoga studios, coffee shops and boutiques. Check out Cure, one of the leaders in NOLA’s craft cocktail scene, or grab a hot dog topped with crawfish étouffée from the original location of Dat Dog.


12

Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

Made famous for its residents’ efforts during the Civil Rights Movement, Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is known for its rich ethnic diversity and creative energy. Today the street hosts the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the New Orleans Jazz Market.


13

St. Claude Avenue

St. Claude Avenue

A haven for artists, performers and co-ops, St. Claude Avenue is home to some of the most avant-garde galleries and performance spaces in the city, as well as a number of affordably hip restaurants. See a comedy show at The New Movement or join a late-night dance party at Hi Ho Lounge.

 
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