New Orleans


  • Saint Ann Marie Antoinette Hotel


  • The city’s famous streetcars operate on 4 lines, each originating Downtown and will go through the French Quarter
  • The cars run along a 6-mile crescent from Carondelet at Canal Street in the Central Business District through the oldest section of Uptown New Orleans, around the Riverbend to Carrollton at Claiborne Avenue
  • The red Canal streetcar line takes locals and tourists on a 5.5-mile route from the foot of Canal Street through the Central Business District and into the Mid-City area. The line ends at City Park Avenue, near the ‘Cities of the Dead’
  • Six vintage red streetcars operate along the popular Riverfront line, that take you from the French Market to the Aquarium of the Americas
  • A single streetcar fare is $1.25 and must be paid with the exact change when boarding. A 3 day ticket costs $3
  • Pedicabs operate primarily along the Canal Street downtown corridor and in the French Quarter and nearby Faubourg Marigny and Garden District neighbourhoods. The rates per ride are $5 for the first six blocks and $1 per block per person after that
  • The Canal Street/Algiers Ferry costs $2 per person
  • An Airport Shuttle service is available to and from Downtown and Uptown New Orleans hotels, the French Quarter, the Ernest N Morial Convention Center and the Cruise Ship Terminal. A one-way ticket costs $24 per adult. You can purchase tickets at or in person at the Airport Shuttle Ticket Desk, located on the ground level of the airport across from the baggage claim area

Things to see:

  • The dark green St Charles streetcar is the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world
  • Algiers Point
  • French Quarter
  • Mississippi River
  • Canal Street
  • Frenchmen Street
  • Garden District
  • St Louis Cathedral
  • Jackson Square
  • City Park
  • Royal Street
  • St Louis Cemetery No 1


  • If you want to visit City Park, jump on any of the Canal streetcars that say City Park/Museum on the front window sign. The final stop is the New Orleans Museum of Art
  • The Loyola Avenue/Union Passenger Terminal street car loop provides an easy way for visitors to get to hotels and the city if arriving by Amtrak or Greyhound
  • Some of the best views of the city are from the Canal Street/Algiers Ferry in the middle of the Mississippi River. You can board the ferry at Canal Street, situated next to the Aquarium of the Americas
  • The ferry leaves Algiers Point every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour, and leaves Canal Street every 30 minutes at a quarter until and a quarter after the hour. The journey takes about 30 minutes. Click here for ferry departure times
  • Check out Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop located on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, rumoured to be New Orleans’ oldest pub that was built between 1722 and 1732
  • Visit Mardi Gras World to get a behind the scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions
  • If going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, take a coat/ jumper as it can get really cold in the evening. Additionally, as with any festival/event, hotel prices jump, so try to book ahead. Plan when you want to leave the parade as taxis can be difficult to find
  • Click here for free maps of the city’s districts