Cross Canal Street from the French Quarter and Dauphine Street morphs into Baronne, which continues all the way through the Garden District. Here, we’ve mapped out a few points of interest between Canal and Common streets.
Scope out the area’s art deco architectural influences (such as the Wyndham Garden Baronne Plaza), duck into the Moorish-inspired Immaculate Conception Church (check out the wrought-iron pews) and pass through the Roosevelt Hotel’s stunning, block-long lobby, where you’ll spot the world’s largest known conical clock.
Start the day with a latte at Merchant. Take a seat at the counter, where you can watch the crêpe-making action (go for the turkey-and-fig). Craving oysters? Belly up to the bar at the Tackle Box. Italian lovers will swoon for Domenica’s house-made pastas and pizzas.
Stock up on cool collectibles (Sazerac glasses, NOLA-themed stationary) at the Roosevelt Emporium Gift Shop, then step across the street to page through vintage tomes and maps at Crescent City Books. Sweet tooth? Bag out-of-the-norm candies at Cleo’s; grab a gyro while you’re at it.
The Orpheum Theater, a Beaux-Arts beauty, hosts concerts by both national touring acts and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Grab a pre-show cocktail at Cajun Mike’s, a low-key dive bar with above-standard pub grub and a rockin’ jukebox, or go full-on fancy at the Roosevelt’s legendary Sazerac Bar.