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What you should know about Warehouse District

New Orleans’ Warehouse District has undergone an astonishing transformation over the last few decades, with the 1984 World’s Fair breathing new life into the city’s down-at-heel docklands. Today this eclectic neighborhood hums with vitality. Cutting-edge architecture provides a striking complement to historic banks and trading exchanges. Edgy art galleries rub shoulders with chic clubs, shoppers and diners throng the fashionable boutiques and restaurants around Lafayette Square, and the prestigious Ernest N. Morial Convention Center welcomes visitors from around the world.

Hotels in the Warehouse District

Thanks to its proximity to the Convention Center, you’ll find a wide range of hotel accommodation in the Warehouse District, from luxury to budget. Many well-known international chains, including Loews and Hilton, offer comfortable, good-value rooms with convenient on-site facilities such as restaurants and gyms. If you’re looking for hotels in the Warehouse District with a touch of local character, check out the Whitney Hotel, a National Historic Landmark converted from a former bank—complete with original vault! Another worthwhile option is the Lafayette Hotel, run by the same family for over half a century and featuring the French doors and wrought-iron balconies typical of Louisiana architecture.

Things to see in the Warehouse District

The Warehouse District is generally known as New Orleans’ primary arts district, packed with museums and galleries showcasing priceless artworks alongside the work of local painters and craftspeople. Wander along vibrant Camp Street to get a flavor of the diversity on offer. Here you’ll find the Contemporary Arts Center, which has live music performances and film screenings as well as exhibitions and workshops. You’ll also discover the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, which houses the world’s largest collection of art from the American South and also hosts visiting exhibitions. History buffs will enjoy exploring the celebrated National World War II Museum, which chronicles America’s contribution to the war through fascinating exhibits including fighter planes, amphibious craft, and personal mementos of military personnel. Theater-lovers should make a date with the New Orleans Theater in the Convention Center, which offers a varied program of concerts, stage shows, musicals, and special events.

Good for business travelers, solo travelers, and families

If you’re in New Orleans on business, choosing a hotel in the Warehouse District makes perfect sense—you’ll be within easy walking distance of downtown and a stone’s throw from the Convention Center. The neighborhood is well served by a huge variety of restaurants and bars, so you won’t have to waste precious time juggling work and leisure commitments. What’s more, you can combine a business trip with some sightseeing, as many of the city’s historic sights are just minutes away. Solo travelers or family groups will also find some good hotel deals in the Warehouse District, with its abundance of international brands offering great value for money.

How to get to the Warehouse District

Most international visitors arrive in New Orleans via Louis Armstrong International Airport, which has connections to all the major US hubs. You can take a taxi or shuttle bus from the airport, or consider pre-booking a private car for direct hassle-free transport to your Warehouse District hotel. Once you’ve checked in, getting around the neighborhood couldn’t be simpler, with a network of public transport that’s easy to navigate from the get-go. Walking around this pedestrian-friendly district is a great way to explore your surroundings and absorb New Orleans’ welcoming ambience.

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