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Lakeview

Also known as Lakefront, for its proximity to Lake Ponchartrain

The lakefront, an intersection of sky, shore and water, is dotted with seafood restaurants, sailboats and marinas. This neighborhood is nestled beside City Park, so you can wander the paths of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, part of the New Orleans Museum of Art, or visit Storyland, a beloved family amusement park. Lakeview’s Harrison Avenue bustles with an assortment of stylish stores and restaurants featuring fare from burgers to burritos. The mood is carefree and casual, friendly, fun and pure New Orleans. 

Quick Facts & Tips

  • FIRST SETTLED: Post World War II
  • VIBE: Casual, free-spirited and fun
  • KNOWN FOR: Family fun at City Park, Harrison Avenue dining and shopping, Sailing and seafood on the Lakefront, Homemade ice cream
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
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    Things to Do

    Explore art, gardens, cemeteries, and more throughout the Lakefront area.

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  • Velvet Cactus
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    Eat

    With close proximity to the lakefront, you won’t want to miss this neighborhood’s seafood options. Plus, varieties of restaurants will cater to every palette – and...

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  • The Bulldog
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    Drink

    Lakefront bars and casual pubs are where it’s at in Lakeview.

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  • Little Miss Muffin
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    Shop

    Explore the cozy neighborhood shops that locals frequent in Lakeview.

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History

Although the New Basin Canal came about in the 19th century in New Orleans’ Lakeview neighborhood, the area was mostly underdeveloped swamp-land until the 20th century. But due to its surroundings –...

Architecture

Named for its close proximity to Lake Pontchartrain, Lakeview is a homey residential neighborhood filled with framed cottages and ranch-style homes with waterfront views typical of 20th century...

Transportation

Lakeview is a quick 15-minute car ride from the Downtown New Orleans. If you choose to drive to the neighborhood, plenty of free public street parking and parking lots are available. No car? No...