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 and a local gem. Wander the neighborhood 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 point using the ferry. Once aboard, you’ll get to cruise the Mississippi River and take in a gorgeous view of the New Orleans skyline, which is a rare treat. 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, or call (504) 613-4062 for a free narration.
Rosetree specializes in handblown glass and classes for just that. Blow your own vase or shops 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.
Open daily for breakfast and lunch and on Friday nights for light bites, One Stone is a great stop for a meal in a warm and inviting setting. With boudin taquitos, vegan pastries, homemade chicken salad and more, everyone is sure to find something on the menu. Coffee, beer and wine are also available.
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!
During the fall, Wednesdays on the Point offers free weekly live music at the Algiers Ferry landing. Top local bands perform while various vendors sell food, drinks and art. It is fun for the whole family!