Uptown Walking Tour in New Orleans, New Orleans

Dating back to the 19th century, Uptown represents a big area of New Orleans situated on the East bank of the Mississippi River. Major attractions are located in the Uptown New Orleans Historic District. Take the tour below and discover by yourself the best that Uptown has to offer.
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Uptown Walking Tour in New Orleans Map

Guide Name: Uptown Walking Tour in New Orleans
Guide Location: USA » New Orleans (See other walking tours in New Orleans)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Author: ann
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Nuance/Louisiana Artisans Gallery

1) Nuance/Louisiana Artisans Gallery

"Nuance" specializes in exhibiting quality handmade crafts made by Louisiana artists. It will amaze you with original handmade jewelry, ceramics, wild lamps and many other Louisiana works of art.

Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5...   view more
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Fine Arts Gallery of New Orleans

2) Fine Arts Gallery of New Orleans

Located on the Burdette street, Fine Arts Gallery of New Orleans focuses on Impressionism and Post-impressionist art. The gallery has a carefully chosen collection of works dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries, featuring both American and European...   view more
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Maple Street Book Shop

3) Maple Street Book Shop

This book store is one of the most popular in the city. You can find here not only the latest publications, but also an extensive collection of offprints on Louisiana and New Orleans. The shop organizes lots of meetings with the authors, and they have a very flexible discount policy.

Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 5...   view more
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Audubon Park

4) Audubon Park (must see)

The Audubon Park is a 340-acre oasis named after naturalist John James Audubon. It was designed by John Charles Olmstead and opened in 1898. Formerly a sugar plantation, owned by the first mayor of New Orleans, Etienne de Boré, the site was the location of the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. It was also the location of a Union camp and hospital during the Civil War. The park is located between the Mississippi River and Saint Charles Street and is across the street from...   view more
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The "Wedding Cake" House

5) The "Wedding Cake" House

One cannot visit New Orleans without seeing the historic and beautiful Wedding Cake House. This Victorian Gregorian mansion is located on Saint Charles Avenue, “the Jewel of America’s Grand Avenues.” Nicholas Burke, a grocer, hired William F. Krone to build it in 1896. The design firm Toleando and Rousch is responsible for the gorgeous look of the structure.

The residence, with its white exteriors and grandly decorated balconies, columns and cornices, resembles a cake covered in...   view more
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Audubon Zoo

6) Audubon Zoo (must see)

Named after the world-famous naturalist, John James Audubon, the Audubon Zoo is a 58-acre zoological garden located in Uptown New Orleans on the Mississippi River side of Magazine Street. It opened in 1914 and is part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

Thousands of animals make the zoo their home. There are 2,000 animals and 350 species that visitors can enjoy. Gorillas, bears, monkeys, orangutans, elk, white tigers, and rare white alligators are just some of the things you will see when you...   view more

Walking Tours in New Orleans, Louisiana

Create Your Own Walk in New Orleans

Create Your Own Walk in New Orleans

Creating your own self-guided walk in New Orleans is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
French Quarter Orientation Walk

French Quarter Orientation Walk

The French Quarter, one of the oldest and most popular neighborhoods of New Orleans, otherwise known as Vieux Carre, was founded in 1718. It perfectly combines the tempting, noisy and nutty nightlife of Bourbon street with important historic landmarks, art galleries, sophisticated cafes and some of the city's oldest churches. Make sure not to miss a chance to explore this area and take this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Cultural Tour in Business District, New Orleans

Cultural Tour in Business District, New Orleans

For most of the people living in New Orleans, the Central Business District is just a crowded area home to skyscrapers, malls and casinos. However the district is also home to a large number of heritage sites, including some well-known museums. The tour below takes in the cultural side of the Business District.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Architectural Tour in New Orleans

Architectural Tour in New Orleans

If you are looking to learn about the heritage sites of New Orleans you might want to take this tour. Widely known for its variety of unique architectural styles, the city has lots of fine examples of buildings in the Greek Revival, the American Colonial and the Victorian styles. Check out the tour suggested below for an orientation.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
French Quarter Nightlife

French Quarter Nightlife

A city well-reputed for its never-ending party and carefree attitude, visitors to the French Quarter in New Orleans may not be surprised by the amount of great nightlife establishments found through the district but will certainly be impressed by the lively night of hot live music and ever-flowing drinks they experience once they are here. Take New Orleans’ Nightlife Tour in the French Quarter to see the best this happening district has to offer guests to its fair city after the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.3 km
Churches in New Orleans

Churches in New Orleans

New Orleans has some of the oldest and the most beautiful churches in Louisiana. Some of them, like St Louis Cathedral, have become iconic symbols of the city, others are considered to be "fresh air" to the busy business quarters. The churches here combine different architectural styles. The tour below includes some exquisite examples of places of worship in New Orleans.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.4 km
New Orleans' Nightlife

New Orleans' Nightlife

A city well-reputed for its never-ending party and carefree attitude, visitors to the French Quarter in New Orleans may not be surprised by the amount of great nightlife establishments found through the district but will certainly be impressed by the lively night of hot live music and ever-flowing drinks they experience once they are here. Take New Orleans’ Nightlife Tour in the French Quarter to see the best this happening district has to offer guests to its fair city after the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km