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Central Business District
Central Business District
Central Business District

Central Business District/Downtown

This bustling business center has it all

The South Market District, a micro-neighborhood of the CBD, transformed asphalt lots into urbanity where award-winning bakers and chefs serve up cuisine to visitors and locals in trendy restaurants. Restored theaters – the Saenger, the Orpheum and the aptly named Joy – host incredible acts and Broadway shows. And, everywhere, hotels to accommodate your stay. With close proximity to both the French Quarter and the Garden District, a stay in the CBD is a win-win. 

Quick Facts & Tips

  • FIRST SETTLED: Late 18th Century
  • VIBE: Energetic, innovative and exciting
  • KNOWN FOR: Creative thinkers, Inventive restaurants, Upscale shopping, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • Superdome from Hyatt Regency Rooftop
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    Things to Do

    Find endless things to do in this bustling area of the city. Experiencing the family-friendly attractions, cultural arts, and New Orleans landmarks are just a few...

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  • Restaurant August
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    Eat

    Dine at all hours at one of the many fine Downtown restaurants and enjoy the cuisine of your choice.

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  • Monkey Board- Rooftop Bar
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    Drink

    With every kind of bar – from upscale cocktail lounges to posh sports bars and local dives, you’ll find your new favorite drinking spot in the Central Business...

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  • The Shops at Canal Place
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    Shop

    The CBD is the perfect part of town to indulge in some retail therapy. The neighborhood is filled with popular clothing stores, outlets, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and...

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  • Moxy Hotel
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    Stay

    Enjoy any type of accommodation Downtown, from large name-brand hotels to trendy suites and everything in between.

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History

The streets of this downtown neighborhood began development in the early 1800s. Quickly, the area grew into a professional and cultural hub. Now, the district draws in business and public sector...

Architecture

The Central Business District is home to New Orleans’ industrial skyline, as well as American townhouses dating back to the 1800s, historic churches, and various parks and squares. This variety of...

Transportation

The CBD’s location neighboring the French Quarter makes it easy to access with the Canal and St. Charles Streetcar lines or quick cab ride. You can also access the CBD by bus no. 10 and no. 11. If you...