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

Photo of Kate Harrington
9 February 2017

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.

New Orleans panorama | © Jeff Turner/Flickr

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 | © MiguelVieira/Flickr

La Nuit Comedy Theater

La Nuit Comedy Theater troupe performs at TEDxNewOrleans
La Nuit Comedy Theater troupe performs at TEDxNewOrleans | © TEDx NewOrleans/Flickr
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.

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.

Dat Dog

Restaurant, American
Dat Dog Freret
Dat Dog Freret | © Infrogmation of New Orleans/WikiCommons
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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