The Top 7 Things To Do and See in Uptown New Orleans

Kate Harrington

Uptown New Orleans is a little residential realm comprised of 19th century mansions. The culture and history of New Orleans are definitely reflected in this area, which means it is definitely deserving of a visit. Here are seven things you ought to do and see while in Uptown New Orleans.

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Garden District

Garden District is an area of Uptown New Orleans infamous for its 19th century mansions. (Sandra Bullock owns a home in this area). There is an option for a tour taken on one of those buses that is a dead tourist giveaway. However, this is an ideal district for a scenic, laid-back stroll.

New Orleans Garden District house

2. La Nuit Comedy Theater


La Nuit Comedy Theater troupe performs at TEDxNewOrleans
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La Nuit is one of the better comedy theaters in the city. Offering stand-up acts, improv, and a beer lounge, La Nuit is an ideal evening activity.

3. Freret Street Po-boys and Donuts


Freret Street Po-boys and Donuts

Po-boys are inherently a New Orleans staple. However, po-boys and donuts together is something unique even to New Orleans. No-frills counter service, Freret Street is a one stop shop for breakfast and lunch while being the most popular joint in the area. Freret Street Po-boys and Donuts, 4701 Freret St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-872-9676

4. Hansen's Sno-Bliz

Hansen’s Sno-Bliz

Around since the 1930s, Hansen’s has perfected the sno-ball. Finely shaved ice, an assortment of syrups, and with topping options like whipped cream or ice cream, Hansen’s sno-balls are the best on the block. It’s still kept simple and sold from the stand, though. Fame hasn’t gotten to their heads. Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, 4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-891-9788

Hansen's Sno-Bliz creation | © Infrogmation of New Orleans/FlickrHansen’s Sno-Bliz creation | © Infrogmation of New Orleans/Flickr

5. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1


Lafayette Cemetery is one of the many historical cemeteries in New Orleans. By way of keeping record of the past and those who formed it, Lafayette Cemetery is an example of this process. These cemeteries – above ground styled tombs – are similar to those of South American stature. Lafayette is home to important historical figures like General Harry Hays and John Ferguson from Plessy v. Ferguson.

6. Dat Dog

Restaurant, American

Dat Dog Freret
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Luxury hot dog burgers topped with New Orleans twists are Dat Dog’s specialty. Frankly, Dat Dog is the only place for a New Orleans styled hot dog. Putting a little flare on the classic hot dog stand service, Dat Dog offers outdoor seating along with their creole dogs.
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