New Orleans, Louisiana audio tour: Beyond the French Quarter

About the Tour

Take the historic streetcar into the neighborhoods of New Orleans - beyond the French Quarter. Come along to discover the flavor of the Warehouse District, the Irish Channel, the Lower Garden District, and Uptown. Check out national museums, historic graveyards, southern Gothic mansions, and fabulous local haunts. Most of all -- check out the local, off the beaten path New Orleans.

Tour Producer

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Katarina Boudreaux

I am a writer, musician, composer, tango dancer, and teacher -- a shaper of word, sound, and mind. I returned to New Orleans after circuitous journeying. I front two local bands: K & the Ra-Ra Racket, a New Orleans blues/jazz trio, and Orquesta Fleur, a tango quartet. www.katarinaboudreaux.com

Major Landmarks

  • National WWII Museum

  • Commander's Palace

  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art

  • Lafayette Cemetery no 1

Directions to Starting Point

Canal Street in front of the tourist office at the intersection of St. Charles Avenue. Stand in the middle of the neutral ground. There are several streetcar tracks running in various directions. If you are staying in the French Quarter, it is no more than a ten minute walk from wherever you are. If you are not, take a cab or Uber to this location.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

World War II Museum, Ogden Museum, Commander's Palace, Lafayette Cemetery No 1, Coquette, Basin, The Bulldog, The Balcony, Fleurty Girl, Magazine Street Antique Mall, Blue Cypress Books, Live Oak Cafe, Oak, The Magnolia Grill, Rum House

Best time of day

Begin in the morning so that you can return to the French Quarter in the afternoon.

Precautions

During the day, this area is well traveled. Never leave any belonging unattended on public transportation. During the summer, be sure to wear sunblock. Restroom facilities can be found at fast food locations or in pharmacies along the route.

Comments

There is A LOT of down time in this long tour. Would rather hear about sights than hear narrator singing. I’m disappointed that I didn’t take a real tour because I feel that I learned very little and wasted precious, limited time in New Orleans.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 3 years ago

Since music is so much a part of the fabric of New Orleans culture, the musical interludes were added during times when the tour pauses to offer listeners a chance to have self guided, hands on exploration. It can be skipped over during those times in case you do not wish to listen to it. Thanks for visiting our city, and I wish you continued safe travels.

Posted by Katarina , almost 3 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.