Many of New Orleans’s most interesting sights are near to Arabi, making it a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two of the most popular attractions here are the fascinating Carolyn Park Shopping Center and the fantastic Chalmette Battlefield. Also, be sure to check out the Samuel Spotts Monument and the Sydney D Torres Memorial Park.
Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a rewarding holiday destination. Spend a while viewing the exhibits at the Mardi Gras World, the Historic New Orleans Collection and Audubon Insectarium. Lovers of the arts will find plenty to cheer about at venues such as Preservation Hall and the Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre.
If you are travelling with kids, give them a chance to enjoy the family attractions nearby. If you’re intrigued by the animal kingdom try to add the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on your itinerary.
Get active in nature while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Leave the busy streets behind and see the locals at their relaxed best in public parks such as Woldenberg Park.
A number of New Orleans’s attractions are in the Arabi area, including Jackson Square, the Saint Louis Cathedral and Spanish Plaza. Take the time to visit places of worship such as the Saint Augustine Church. Enjoy the atmosphere and gain an appreciation of the role religion in Arabi.
If you could do with a spot of retail therapy, you’ll love the boutiques, stores and stalls at French Market, the Shops at Canal Place and Riverwalk Marketplace.
The area is the home ground of the much-loved New Orleans Pelicans basketball team in winter and Tulane Green Wave college basketball team. Both teams compete in regular games at New Orleans Arena. If you’d rather see a touring band or performer in action, check out the stadium’s program to see what’s on during your visit.
Finding somewhere handy to stay close to the Arabi area is simple. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, or the Westin New Orleans Canal Place.