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Uptown, which can be located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, is a district of the city of New Orleans in Louisiana. The district borders the French Quarter and the Jefferson Parish Line, making it a great location for anyone that wishes to be near the center of the city but still in a more peaceful area. The district is surrounded by splendid 19th-century style architecture the Uptown New Orleans Historic District has also been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The name of the district comes from the movement of the direction of the Mississippi River, which flowed uptown. After the Louisiana Purchase, many of the settlers from all over the nation decided to develop the area which was found upriver from the Creole city. Canal Street used to divide the uptown area where most Anglophones lived to the downtown New Orleans area which was mostly populated by Francophones. Besides its rich history, Uptown has a stunning natural surrounding where you will be able to go for hikes, explore the flora and fauna of the area, as well as enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.Discover the vacation rentals
If you wish to visit New Orleans, you should highly consider looking at vacation rentals in the Uptown district. It's near central location makes it the perfect place to stay to easily access all the commercial sites of the city center, but also enjoy the more tranquil lifestyle of the suburb life. Most of the vacation rentals offer you free wifi, a garden, air conditioning, private parking, as well as being pet friendly.
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How to get there and what to do
Being just a short drive away from the city center of New Orleans, the Uptown district is quite easily accessible from every corner of the nation. If you choose to make your journey to New Orleans by plane, your safest bet would be to land in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport which is located just outside the west side of downtown New Orleans. You can then directly enter the city from the airport by taxi or with a shuttle bus. However, you may even catch a train to the city’s main train station or even make the journey by bus. When you arrive in New Orleans, the best way to get around the city and Uptown would either be by foot, bike or with public transport. The streetcars in New Orleans are a unique experience and should be considered an exceptional way to explore the city and admire its beautiful architecture.Where to eat in Uptown
The state of Louisiana is globally known for its cuisine, whether you are looking for southern food, soul food or creole food, you will be able to find it all. The district of Uptown will not disappoint you with the number of delicious eateries you can encounter. One of the local’s favorite restaurants is the Cavan. Visit this 1800s style mansion to discover a menu filled with dishes such as the truffle Caesar, squid ink gnocchi or the poke tacos. For a more French experience, head over to Lilette. This French bistro, which is set in a 10th-century corner drugstore, is run by chef John Harris and is open from lunch to dinner. This restaurant will serve you a menu full of Gallic-themed items with a bit of a Louisiana twist.
Travelers and activities
While visiting Uptown you might want to stay active, have a breath of fresh air or just enjoy being outdoors. With the ideal location by the waterfront, the district of Uptown is perfect for outdoor activities. Check out Woldenberg Riverfront Park to find a 16-acre green area in the city, located right on the Mississippi River. Not only will you be able to stroll through some open-air artworks or run into a strolling band, but the park also provides you with the Moonwalk path, which is perfect for cycling and jogging. Another noteworthy spot is City Park, known as New Orleans’ largest green space. In this 1300 acre green space you will be able to find stunning outdoor sculptures.Uptown for families
Perhaps you plan to spend your vacation in Uptown with your family and want to find some interesting activities which can be enjoyed altogether. Your first stop should be at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, which can be found situated right next to the City Park. The 8.5 acres museum provides multiple areas to play and learn, such as the Move with the River which is an interactive exhibition that teaches about the Mississippi River or the Follow that Food which teaches about the local agriculture. Another fun and insightful activity to enjoy with your family is visiting the Audubon Insectarium. In this building, you and your family will be able to learn all about the flora and fauna of the area. From the Butterflies in Flight exhibition where you can admire free-flying butterflies to the Louisiana Swamp exhibit to watch real alligators splash by.
Did you know that the first opera in the United States was performed here in 1796?
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Visit some of the rarest and most stunning creatures this southern state has to offer at this living museum. This 54 acres zoo opened up in 1884 and since then it's been ranked one of the best in the whole country. From 100 years old oak trees to white tigers, you will be able to explore an abundance of living species.2. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
You can find this cemetery located in the Garden District and it is one of the oldest city governed cemeteries of New Orleans. This place is full of rich history to discover, dating back to the first Irish and German settlers. Among some of the most famous people buried here are the Mayfair Witches and the Lafayette fireman.3. George and Leah Mckenna Museum of African American Art
Ignite your creative side by visiting this unique art museum. You will be able to explore a private collection of the visual aesthetics of people of the African Diaspora. Take a private tour to learn more about the African culture and how it influenced the city.4. Prytania Theater
End your day catching some live entertainment at the theater. One of the best-known theaters in the area is the Prytania Theater. Here you will be able to enjoy anything from recent and classic movies to plays and stand up comedy.5. Paradigm Gardens
For a more relaxed activity, head over to Paradigm Gardens. This urban farm will provide you with a plethora of local products brought to you by the city’s best restaurants. On most nights you will also be able to catch concerts at their small live music venue.