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Arts/Warehouse District

New Orleans
Arts/Warehouse District

Disused warehouses have made perfect homes for trendy art galleries and restaurants in New Orleans’ rejuvenated centre.

Once a down-at-heel jumble of derelict warehouses and shipping offices, the Arts District is now a vibrant and thriving area on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The former Warehouse District was given a new lease of life during the 1980s, after the World’s Fair was held in the city, when its historic but neglected buildings were restored and reborn as fashionable art galleries, shops and restaurants.

Every August the start of the new arts season is celebrated with White Linen Night, when the commercial galleries along Julia Street throw open their doors in aid of the nearby Contemporary Arts Centre and everyone dresses up entirely in white for the occasion. Julia Street contains many of the area’s most interesting galleries, showcasing fine and contemporary art as well as mounting special exhibitions and events throughout the year.

The art of cooking is equally well represented, with every cuisine from Cajun and Creole to modern American on offer from a wide variety of stylish restaurants. The most fashionable venues get booked up quickly, so if you’re tempted by a particular establishment it’s worth calling in advance for a table. For a more informal culinary experience, check out the farm-fresh produce at the Saturday morning Downtown Market, on the corner of Girod and Magazine streets, and treat yourself to some delicious home-grown specialities.

The National World War II Museum opened in 2000 on the 56th anniversary of D-Day and focuses on the contribution made by the USA to the allied war effort. New Orleans was the home of Higgins Industries, the company that manufactured the amphibious boats that played a vital part in the D-Day operations. Youngsters will have fun experimenting with the interactive and educational exhibits at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, including the locally inspired Little Port of New Orleans. Thanks to these and other attractions, this former industrial zone has successfully reinvented itself as the Southern-style entertainment and cultural hub of New Orleans.

The Arts District is well served by bus and tram routes and parking nearby is plentiful.


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Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
300 Julia St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$132 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Located in New Orleans Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Julia Street Cruise Terminal, National World War II Museum and Harrah's ...
4.1/5Very Good! (976 reviews)
"The air was working in the room. The ligh in the room was horrible."

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention Center
Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
345 St Joseph St., New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$157 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National World War II Museum, Julia Street Cruise Terminal and Ernest N. Morial Convention ...
4.3/5Excellent! (896 reviews)
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Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

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Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
1001 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$134 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Julia Street Cruise Terminal and National World ...
3.9/5Very Good! (949 reviews)
"Overall everything was great 👍"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center
Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center
2.5 out of 5
1201 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$140 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Contemporary ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,056 reviews)
"The staff was amazing!! Room was so comfortable, had everything included and they served free hot breakfast daily. Also, complimentary water bottles. I'm definitely going back soon."

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center
New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District
New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District
4 out of 5
859 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA
Fully refundable
The price is AU$162 per night from 24 Aug. to 24 Aug.
Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Julia Street Cruise Terminal, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and National World ...
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)
"Awesome customer service"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District
SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans DT/Convention Ctr
SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans DT/Convention Ctr
3 out of 5
301 Saint Joseph St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$165 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Julia Street Cruise Terminal, National World War II Museum and Ernest N. Morial Convention ...
4.2/5Very Good! (973 reviews)
"Nice place and close to everything"

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2021

SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans DT/Convention Ctr
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