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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.

Top Hotels in Warehouse District

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 $63 per night

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 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,045 reviews)

"The property is beautiful and rooms are very clean. Location is a huge plus"…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center
Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center
Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center
3 out of 5
881 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA
The price is $88 per night

Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Julia Street Cruise Terminal and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. National World ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,063 reviews)

"GREAT SERVICE SO HELPFUL WITH EVERY THING ....WE WERE TOLD OF A GREAT LITTLE IN WALKING DISTANCE EXECELLENT"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center
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 $84 per night

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,203 reviews)

"Very nice hotel. Clean with friendly staff. Delicious food."…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
300 Julia St, New Orleans, LA

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

4.1/5Very Good! (1,664 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly. Location was great for our adventures. Hop On Hop Off bus stop across the road. Close to mall, cruise ship terminal and a nice walk to the French Quarter. We'd stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/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 $119 per night

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)

"We sincerely enjoyed our brief stay at the Higgins. We came to see the WWII Museum but we're kind of locals. We wanted to stay, park and visit the museum in one location and weren't interested in any other sights in NOLA this weekend. It was a beautiful lobby and the details in that 1940s styling ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

The Higgins Hotel New Orleans, Curio Collection by Hilton
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
Free Cancellation
The price is $87 per night

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! (1,000 reviews)

"the room was clean and it was very quiet and relaxing."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans DT/Convention Ctr

Popular places to visit in Warehouse District

National World War II Museum
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National World War II Museum

4.5/5(2,529 reviews)

Personal accounts, films and artifacts provide a thorough and informative look at World War II.

Contemporary Arts Center
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Contemporary Arts Center

4/5(20 reviews)

You can browse the exhibits at Contemporary Arts Center, a museum with a story of its own, during your trip to New Orleans. Discover the lively bars and renowned jazz scene in this walkable area.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
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Ogden Museum of Southern Art

4.5/5(9 reviews)

You can browse the exhibits at Ogden Museum of Southern Art, a museum with a story of its own, during your trip to New Orleans. Experience the fascinating museums and renowned jazz scene in this walkable area.

Confederate Memorial Hall Museum
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Confederate Memorial Hall Museum

One of the oldest museums in Louisiana explores Civil War history via the second-largest collection of Confederate artifacts in the world.

Canal Street
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Canal Street

4/5(7,943 reviews)

Start your exploration of New Orleans with the many attractions on this buzzing pedestrianized street, which is located right in the heart of the downtown area.

Port of New Orleans
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Port of New Orleans

4.5/5(3,614 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in New Orleans with a trip to Port of New Orleans. Experience the great live music and fascinating museums in this walkable area.

Top things to do in Warehouse District

New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Expert Guide
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New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Expert Guide

$59
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Behind-the-Scenes Mardi Gras Tour
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Behind-the-Scenes Mardi Gras Tour

$20
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
New Orleans Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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New Orleans Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

$59
Per adult
Steamboat Natchez Daytime River Jazz Cruise
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Steamboat Natchez Daytime River Jazz Cruise

$38
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise
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Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise

$50
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
The Enchanted Garden
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The Enchanted Garden

$28
Per adult

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