Algiers is a 300-year-old neighborhood that was established in 1719. Situated on the Mississippi River directly across from the French Quarter, Algiers Point is a serene town-like neighborhood and a local gem. Wander the streets and admire the historic and unique architecture, such as the House of the Rising Sun. With quaint coffee shops, restaurants and shops, here are our top picks for what to do in Algiers...
Easily commute from the Central Business District and French Quarter area to Algiers using the ferry. Once aboard, you’ll get to cruise the Mississippi River and take in a gorgeous view of the New Orleans skyline. It costs only $2 and will drop you off just steps from the neighborhood hotspots.
Along the levee, you will find various sculptures and information of New Orleans’ jazz musicians. Walk along the ridge and learn about the greats, and see here for a free walking tour with narration.
Grab a pick-me-up coffee or morning snack from Congregation. This welcoming space exudes the friendly charm of the neighborhood and serves great coffee.
Rosetree specializes in handblown glass and classes for just that. Blow your own vase or shop from the beautiful collection available. It’s worth it to even just watch owner Mark Rosenbaum blow his unique creations.
Since 2000, artist Charles Gillam has honored Louisiana’s musical and folk-art heritage on Algiers Point. Make an appointment to visit his collection. Educational workshops are available as well. If visiting in the fall, the Algiers Folk Art Festival is a must.
This family-friendly outdoor taco spot is great for relaxing in Algiers Point. Enjoy chips, guac, queso, salsa, tacos, margaritas, and more. Barracuda is located right next to Confetti Playground, so the little ones can get some energy out while you’re there.
Shop for unique, handmade jewelry at Beatrixbell. Beyond jewelry, she sells items from various female artists and entrepreneurs as well. This local shop makes for great gifts!
Thursdays through Sundays, enjoy live music at this happening watering hole. This old school neighborhood bar is great for kicking back with friends and locals.
Enjoy authentic Indian cuisine at local favorite Plume. This quaint neighborhood restaurant is outfitted with pink picnic benches and purple umbrellas, making for a fast-casual experience that doesn’t skimp on flavor.