New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and also the hometown to one of its most influential figures, Louis Armstrong. Louis, also known as Satchmo, became an ambassador of jazz to the world. His career spanned five decades over many diverse eras of jazz. Join me on a stroll of where it all began in his old stomping ground, the neighborhood that was known as Back of Town.
Robert Dafford murals, Eagle Saloon, Iroquois Theater, Little Gem Saloon
We begin at Holiday Inn New Orleans- Downtown Superdome Hotel located at 330 Loyola Avenue. If on foot, simply walk to Loyola Ave. and find the hotel between Gravier and Perdido Streets. The Loyola Avenue Streetcar also stops near the hotel. If driving, the hotel has a parking lot or you will find many in the vicinity. If parking on the street at a meter, check times and fees.
Places to stop along the way:
Holiday Streetcar Restaurant, The Clarinet, The Original Italian Pie, Little Gem Saloon
Best time of day:
Morning, afternoon, or early evening
Keep an eye on your belongings and be aware of your surroundings.
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