Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
Located at the crossroads of Royal and Canal Streets, this Wyndham hotel sits in the center of New Orleans’ historical French Quarter. It lies within walking distance of some of the city’s best dining and shopping sites as well as world-famous music venues, like the House of Blues. If you want to venture out farther than you can walk, the hotel is mere steps from the city’s iconic streetcars, which pass by some of the areas hottest destinations.
- Classic Southern dining: Dig into a breakfast buffet followed by sit-down lunch and dinner at Deuce McCallister’s Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap.
- Indulge in the drinks: The bar features over 50 local and regional craft beers on draft along with an extensive wine list and cocktails.
- Kick back and relax in the heated indoor pool overlooking the city from the hotel’s 10th floor.
- Get your cardio fix in at the fitness center, in a room adjoined to the pool that features floor to ceiling windows.
- Stay connected with complimentary high-speed wireless internet access.
New Orleans’s Garden District: Historic Neighborhood with Antebellum Mansions and Green Spaces
Antebellum New Orleans was a hub of international commerce thanks to its strategic position along the Mississippi River. This made it one of the country’s richest cities, and the American merchants that flocked there built elegant neoclassical mansions with two-tiered porches supported by tall white columns. Today, you can still see these monuments to wealth along the oak-lined St. Charles Avenue. Take a self-guided tour aboard the vintage St. Charles streetcar, which has been running for more than 150 years. It cruises through the Garden District and downtown New Orleans before reaching the French Quarter.
A few blocks south of St. Charles Avenue lies Magazine Street, the neighborhood’s main shopping and dining zone. Named for a string of 18th-century warehouses (magasins in French), the 6-mile stretch offers some of the city’s best antiquing amid a mishmash of Greek Revival and Victorian buildings. You also might want to pay a visit to one of the many green spaces and public squares for which the Garden District was named. Coliseum Square, a particularly lush spot, is lined with concrete walking trails leading to a central fountain.