New Orleans

Way down yonder in New Orleans, you'll find the roots of jazz and a blossoming culture that is unlike anything else on Earth. Here, the laid-back atmosphere of the riverfront has mixed with French sophistication, Spanish style, and African-American energy to create something greater than the sum of its parts.

Popular Destinations

The is the oldest and most famous and visited neighborhood of New Orleans. Photo: Lars Plougmann, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Uptown is a large portion of New Orleans settled in the 19th century after the Louisiana Purchase, upriver from the older parts of the city around the and the . Photo: TonyTheTiger, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The , commonly just Marigny, is a hip neighborhood just "below" the . Photo: Infrogmation, CC BY 2.5.

The is the part of New Orleans similar to what many cities call "Downtown". Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Destinations

Mid-City is a portion of New Orleans in the center of the metropolitan area, about midway between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. Photo: Jared, CC BY 2.0.

is an old historically African-American and Créole neighborhood of New Orleans, just "back" from the . Photo: Bart Everson, CC BY 2.0.

is the section of New Orleans that is at the far end of from the , between the of New Orleans and .

The is a portion of New Orleans down the Mississippi River from the and the . Photo: Infrogmation, CC BY-SA 4.0.

, sometimes called "New Orleans East", is a large area of New Orleans to the north east of the older central portion of the city. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The District of New Orleans is the location of the city's famous Audubon Park including the Audubon Zoo, Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans. Photo: InSapphoWeTrust, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The 7th 8th and Upper 9th Wards section of New Orleans is very seldom visited by anyone outside the city. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a section of New Orleans, east of the neighborhood, north of the Mississippi River, and west St. Photo: Infrogmation, CC BY 2.5.

are sections of New Orleans near and along Lake Pontchartrain.

is a neighborhood of New Orleans, . Photo: Infrogmation, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a large section of New Orleans generally paid little or no attention by visitors. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a section of New Orleans to the west of the and north from the downriver section of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

University
is a private research university in New Orleans, . is situated 3 miles west of New Orleans. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Church
The term Ursulines refers to a number of religious institutes of the Catholic Church. is situated 1 mile northeast of New Orleans.

Museum
The operated in New Orleans, , as a branch mint of the from 1838 to 1861 and from 1879 to 1909. is situated 1¼ miles northeast of New Orleans. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

Village
is a neighborhood of New Orleans, . is situated 2½ miles east of New Orleans. Photo: Infrogmation, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Suburb
The is the oldest and most famous and visited neighborhood of New Orleans. Photo: Lars Plougmann, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Village
is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. is situated 1½ miles northwest of New Orleans. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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