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What you should know about Uptown Historic District

Cradled by the north bank of the mighty Mississippi, the Uptown Historic District of New Orleans occupies land formerly given over to sugar plantations. It’s also been home to some of the world’s most iconic jazz musicians, including none other than the legendary Louis Armstrong. Grand mansions, ancient universities, and shaded parkland lend the district an air of genteel tranquility. From tree-lined St. Charles Avenue to store-lined Magazine Street, this charming, laid-back neighborhood offers an intriguing insight into New Orleans’ rich history.

Hotels in the Uptown Historic District


Strategically positioned between the famous French Quarter and bohemian Carrollton, the range of accommodation in the Uptown Historic District is extremely diverse, from cozy B&Bs to upscale residences. Hotels in the Uptown Historic District offer a wide choice of star ratings, embracing every option from popular international chains to well-established family-run guesthouses. The Avenue Inn B&B, conveniently located on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, prides itself on its friendly personal service and homey atmosphere, while Audubon Park House B&B offers well-appointed rooms in a charming Victorian property close to the city’s famous zoo.

Things to see in the Uptown Historic District


Nature lovers should head straight for Audubon Park, one of the city’s most cherished open spaces. Named for the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, the park is home to an expansive zoo as well as the Aquarium of the Americas. Check out the Louisiana swamp exhibit to see indigenous species at close quarters, including rare white alligators. Lafayette Cemetery No.1 is listed as one of the world’s most important monuments—take a guided tour to view the beautiful statuary and atmospheric tombs that commemorate the city’s ancient families and societies. Wander through the campus of historic Tulane University to admire its architecturally significant buildings and ancient oak trees. If you’re lucky, your visit may coincide with the monthly market on nearby Freret Street, featuring local produce, crafts, and live entertainment. Before you leave, check out the acts at La Nuit Comedy Theater, an intimate space that hosts improv and burlesque nights as well as showcasing local stand-up talent.

Good for solo travelers


If you’re traveling solo, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to make new contacts—the neighborhood is known for its friendly bars, live music venues, coffee houses, and budget eateries. The streets around the university are a melting pot for students and backpackers, so book into a hostel in the Uptown Historic District and prepare to party! If you’re after some much-needed “me-time,” opt for a stay in one of the district’s friendly family-run hotels and enjoy a few home comforts. Travelers on a budget will also find great deals at the many discount hotels in the Uptown Historic District—book early for the best rates and save your dollars for sightseeing.

How to get to the Uptown Historic District


Whether you arrive by air or rail, it’s simple to find your way to the Uptown Historic District by public transport. Alternatively, hop in a cab or shuttle bus for an easier ride if you’re carrying heavy luggage. After you’ve checked into your Uptown Historic District hotel, dig out your walking shoes—this pedestrian-friendly quarter is perfect for exploring on foot. Travel in true New Orleans style and ride the historic streetcar along St. Charles Avenue, the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world.

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