Destination guide

Uptown paradise in New Orleans

Discover laid-back vibes and gorgeous oak-lined streets in Uptown, a charming residential district of New Orleans, where you can experience family days at the parks and shopping trips to local boutiques. One of the most-popular destinations in the South, travelers flock here for amazing annual festivals and lively music venues, but soon discover a world of parks and natural attractions also await along the bayous, lakes and Mississippi River. Once you've selected your Uptown vacation rental, you'll find amazing experiences just around the corner, whether it's days at the zoo making friends with orangutans or evenings sampling Creole dishes and listening to jazz tunes.

Things to do

Zoo days in Uptown New Orleans

On the banks of the Mississippi River, Uptown's Audubon Park boasts a host of family-friendly attractions that you'll want to check out. Head over to the Audubon Nature Institute to see jaguars, giraffes, gorillas and elephants hanging out in their zoo habitats, touch stingrays and stroll through a rainforest at the aquarium, and meet butterflies and creepy crawlies at the insectarium. Elsewhere in the park, you'll find a walking and cycling path encircling a scenic golf course and lagoons, and riverfront green spaces that are perfect for watching the boats float by while picnicking under ancient shady oak trees.

Activities

Living like a local in Uptown

Uptown and the nearby Garden District are great places to sightsee along streets filled with impressive architecture. Take a stroll down some of the quiet, residential lanes to admire the picturesque century-old Greek Revival mansions and ancient oaks that grow around them. Make time for antique shopping on Magazine Street, where you'll find a host of art galleries, sidewalk coffee shops and delicious local eateries serving up everything from traditional Creole recipes to tasty international dishes. If you're lucky enough to secure an Uptown vacation rental near here, you'll be just a short walk away from all the action.

Weather

New Orleans festival season in Uptown

The streets of New Orleans come alive during the 1st few months of each year as Festival and Mardi Gras season bring colorful parades, lively parties and fantastic concerts. Winter and spring are great times to visit weather-wise, with each offering pleasant daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s that make spending time outdoors much more enjoyable than during the sweltering summer months. You'll find that crowds and prices hit their peak between January and May, so be sure to look for your Uptown vacation rental early to snag your preferred dates. If you're hoping to experience the city outside the busy season, opt for a fall stay instead.

Natural features

Wildlife spotting near Uptown New Orleans

With the mighty Mississippi River flowing right beside Uptown, and numerous lakes, ponds and other water features surrounding the city, there are endless options to experience nature here. On the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, just outside the city center, you'll find all kinds of wetland critters at wildlife preserves and state parks, like the 25,000-acre Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and look for the 100s of migrating birds that pass through here. You might also spot a few of the alligators, white-tailed deer and great blue herons that make their home in the park's tidal marshes, coastal forests and lagoons.

How to get there

How to get to and around Uptown Historic District

The nearest airport is in New Orleans, LA (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.), located 9.9 mi (16 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Uptown?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 918 vacation rentals near Uptown. From 351 Houses to 448 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Uptown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Uptown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Uptown:

  • French Quarter: 1,176 vacation rentals
  • Downtown CBD: 1,298 vacation rentals
  • Bourbon Street: 1,086 vacation rentals
  • Garden District: 371 vacation rentals
  • Marigny: 533 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Uptown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Uptown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • St. Elizabeth's Orphanage Museum: 2,833 vacation rentals
  • Harrah's New Orleans Casino: 2,852 vacation rentals
  • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center: 2,855 vacation rentals
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 2,638 vacation rentals
  • New Orleans Botanical Garden: 2,687 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Uptown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Uptown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 351 Houses in Uptown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Uptown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 448 rentals available
  • Cottages: 15 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 15 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Uptown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 134 vacation rentals with pool available in Uptown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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