Explore the city from a centralized location at Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, brimming with shops, eateries, and nightlife hot spots, or venture out into the Garden District with historic homes, Marigny with live music all along Frenchmen Street, or the Arts District with galleries galore. You’ll soon discover the spirited ambience that brings visitors back time and time again during a trip to New Orleans.
The original Cabildo structure burned down in 1794, yet the updated space was constructed a few years later and was utilized for the New Orleans government. This historic building is the location where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803.
The cuisine is as traditional as the setting at Commander’s Palace, hosted in an elegant New Orleans home with chandeliers and refined décor. Delight in Creole food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner as well as a jazz brunch.
Meander through shops along Magazine Street, stretching for six miles and full of antique stores, local boutiques, and art galleries. Once you’ve had your fill of shopping, international cuisine is featured on every corner.
Arts District (Warehouse District)
This renovated warehouse now boasts contemporary interiors and trendy Cajun cuisine, perfect for a fun setting for group dining. Make sure to try the pork dishes which the restaurant is known for.
This quaint favorite with local artwork on the walls is the perfect spot for brunch or all-day dining. Try the Cajun Bubble and Squeak, Salmon and Brie Grilled Cheese, or Shrimp and Grits, and don’t forget their infamous bloody Mary, which you can take to-go.
This race track is among the oldest in the U.S. and dates back to 1872. Head here to bet on horse races from Thanksgiving weekend through the end of March. In the spring, this is the spot for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, commonly known as Jazz Fest.