Uptown, New Orleans, LA, USA

Uptown, New Orleans, LA, USA

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.