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Arts/Warehouse DistrictNew Orleans

Get to the heart of modern New Orleans and explore renovated warehouses and modern galleries in this chic district.

Where most cities centers are filled with modern office buildings and shopping malls, a large part of downtown New Orleans developed around its rich artistic history. This downtown area was once referred to as the Warehouse District because of the many old shipping and manufacturing warehouses that were located here. Today, the warehouses have given way to galleries, entertainment and dining venues.

Located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, this neighborhood was developed in the 1980s after the World's Fair was held in the city. Explore the fine art and contemporary paintings on display in scores of galleries along Julia Street, which host events and exhibitions throughout the year. The famed White Linen Night marks the start of the new art season every August. During this event local galleries open their doors as part of a gala fundraiser for the nearby Contemporary Arts Center. Make sure you pack for the occasion as visitors are expected to wear only white.

Wander through the Arts District to find a great selection of contemporary restaurants and explore Cajun, Creole and modern American cuisine. The upscale restaurants are very popular so book ahead. Explore other attractions such as the National World War II Museum, and the Downtown Market, one of three Crescent City Farmers' Markets, which is open every Saturday morning at the corner of Girod Street and Magazine Street.

If you are traveling with kids, check out the Louisiana Children’s Museum, a converted warehouse midway along Julia Street. This venue focuses on making learning fun so it has dozens of interactive and educational activities such as the Talk and Play Center and the Little Port of New Orleans.

Downtown New Orleans was once a dreary industrial zone but since its resurrection into a Southern-style arts and entertainment district it’s become wonderful place to see a different side of the city. The Arts District is on bus lines and streetcar lines, and there’s plenty of parking available.


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Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center
Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center
3 out of 5
1201 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA
The price is $83 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and Contemporary ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay but dis noy have hot water. I tokd the hotel at checkout and they reimbursed some of my hotel stay."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

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Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
1001 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA
The price is $80 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Julia Street Cruise Terminal, and National World ...

4/5Very Good! (981 reviews)

"They staff and hotel was great! My only concern is that covid has New Orleans looking like a ghost town. Sad to see the beautiful Hilton Garden in was not hustling and bustling. The kitchen and lobby were empty. But nonetheless, we had a good experience and the hotel was safe and super clean."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
The Higgins Hotel New Orleans, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Higgins Hotel New Orleans, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
1000 magazine street, New Orleans, LA
The price is $109 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of National World War II Museum and Magazine Street. Julia Street Cruise Terminal and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (124 reviews)

"Our stay was perfect!!! They staff was friendly and room was highly recommend staying here when visiting New Orleans!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

The Higgins Hotel New Orleans, Curio Collection by Hilton
Holiday Inn Express New Orleans - St Charles
Holiday Inn Express New Orleans - St Charles
3 out of 5
936 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
The price is $72 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Located in Arts/Warehouse District, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Contemporary Arts Center, National World War II Museum, and Magazine Street. ...

3.9/5Good! (213 reviews)

"Very nice place for trips to the city of New Orleans"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans DT/Convention Ctr
SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans DT/Convention Ctr
3 out of 5
301 Saint Joseph St, New Orleans, LA
The price is $99 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Julia Street Cruise Terminal, National World War II Museum, and Ernest N. Morial Convention ...

4.2/5Very Good! (996 reviews)

"The hotel itself was nice but the breakfast was not. It was barely a breakfast in the first place. If they had the breakfast out, I bet it would have been better. I’m not even a big breakfast eater but it would have been great"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

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Residence Inn by Marriott New Orleans Downtown
Residence Inn by Marriott New Orleans Downtown
3 out of 5
345 St Joseph St., New Orleans, LA
The price is $95 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National World War II Museum, Julia Street Cruise Terminal, and Ernest N. Morial Convention ...

4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Residence Inn Marriott is excellent. The gentleman who checked us in made us feel at home. Recommend best wings in town. The room is big, beds comfortable and pillow smelled great not like the last hotel we stayed at. My kid’s wanted to go back at the same place but now that I am a member I can check ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott New Orleans Downtown
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