New Orleans is definitely a place where you can easily get around without a car. The French Quarter is quite small and fully accessible on foot. Today we offer three itineraries designed to explore three different parts of the city, all without needing to use a car. Whether it's taking the Uptown streetcar or the bus to Mid-City or just strolling through the French Quarter, there's a wide variety of food, drink and entertainment.
In addition, since most visitors to New Orleans stay in the French Quarter, all of these itineraries depart from the French Quarter. If that's not your case, check the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority website to find the best route to the starting point of the itinerary. After a great day in Uptown, it's time for a drink. Get back on the streetcar and head back to the Riverbend area.
Get off the streetcar as close to Oak Street as possible and head to the Oak Wine Bar. Here you can enjoy wine or cocktails, and when you're ready to dine, you can order small plates here or head two blocks to Boucherie, on Jeanette Street. At Boucherie, chef Nathanial Zimet specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine with a New Orleans twist. Make sure to leave room for dessert because Boucherie is known for their delicious Krispy Kreme milk bread.
Families with children will love staying in the CBD with more affordable accommodations, quieter than the French Quarter and plenty of attractions for the whole family. Once there, get back on the streetcar in the direction of Carrollton Avenue and get off just before Carrollton for dinner at Milkfish, the Filipino restaurant in New Orleans. Its wide variety of historic sites and attractions will keep everyone entertained, no matter what they are looking for from a stay in New Orleans. This hotel is also just a short walk from Bourbon Street, the French Market and many of New Orleans' most famous attractions.
One of the greenest areas in New Orleans, this is where you'll find outdoor adventures, animal encounters and lots of fun for the whole family. Packed with many of the city's oldest and most iconic buildings, it will offer you plenty to see during your car-free stay. All that's left for you is to start booking things so you can go and enjoy everything that New Orleans has to offer you. Whether it's watching the Rebirth Brass Band on their regular Tuesday night schedule or watching bands like Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes or Honey Island Swamp Band, there's always something great for New Orleans music lovers.
Located in the heart of New Orleans, Hotel Marazin is close to shops, restaurants and the city's main tourist attractions. Located in the heart of New Orleans' most vibrant and lively neighborhood, this three-star hotel offers comfortable accommodations just steps away from the action. With its elegant design, central location and modern decor, the MOXY is one of the best hotels in New Orleans. If you're staying in the French Quarter, you can easily get on the line on the last block of Carondelet Street or a block further at the end of the first block of the street.
If you're looking for a lively nightlife or the best place to enjoy Mardi Gras, simply stay on Bourbon Street. If you stay here, you'll be located in the middle of the action, within walking distance of the city's famous sights, as well as plenty of shops, restaurants, and places to go out at night. To enjoy the best of this charming and historic neighborhood, you can choose to stay in guesthouses and B&B.
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