Take the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar to the zoo, parks, universities, cemeteries, and more.
Everyone agrees. Uptown’s got the looks in the family, bless its heart. Those handsome neighborhoods, like the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, trundle upriver, unfolding as a series of distinctive names: Oretha Castle Haley, The Garden District, Irish Channel, Riverside, the Black Pearl, Carrollton. Uptown’s homes -- gleaming white and tiered like wedding cakes or shot-gunned into long, narrow lots – are the place’s glory and sheltered by canopies of leafy green or family trees as branched and blossoming as any ancient magnolia. The air’s opulent with the scent of jasmine and a slower, grander age. Uptown, where white tablecloths still cover two-tops. The waiter knows both your name and your preferences. A gin fizz? The crabmeat salad? Satsuma orange ice cream? They’re all on offer, as are the dazzling array of goods. The smart shops on Oak and Maple, Freret and Magazine, rival anything anywhere else. But this is Uptown, sugar. Once you’re here, there’s no reason – not ever – to leave.
Beginning development in the early 19th century, the Garden District is a historical melting pot. Filled with stunning, grandiose mansions, colorful Creole cottages, and even O.C. Haley Boulevard...See More
Uptown and the Garden District are known for their variety of historic homes, from colorful row houses to Classic Revival mansions and charming cottages shadowed by live-oak trees. These beautiful...See More
The best way to travel Uptown is with a scenic ride down St. Charles Avenue. Rent a bike and ride along the levee or jump on the St. Charles streetcar, where you can hop on and off at any point to...See More