Capture the Memories
Even though our hotels, restaurants and attractions will be opening soon, chances are there won't be a lot of people on the streets. It will be a great time to get out there and capture the beauty of New Orleans.
Keep your phone or your camera batteries charged and, most importantly, keep safe. We can't wait to weclome you back!
Jackson Square/St. Louis Cathedral
Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral Jackson Square is a beautiful open block in the heart of the French Quarter with a statue of Andrew Jackson in the center, perfectly manicured lawns and landscaped gardens. St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest, continuously operating cathedral in the United States. Both combine to be one of the most beautiful and photographed spots, not just in New Orleans, but in the whole country. They're the perfect backdrop for your family photos or make for stunning scenes as the main focus with the historic architecture of the Church, as well as magnificent grounds of the Square.
It's not just Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral that are photo worthy. The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in the city and you'll want to keep your camera out as you stroll through this part of the city. Historic architecture is prevalent throughout the French Quarter. You'll want to capture the views looking down the streets, past the historic buildings to where they meet the modern marvels of the New Orleans skyline. It's also a great area for people watching, with musicians and street entertainers at many corners.
Garden District/Uptown New Orleans
Located up river from the French Quarter is the Garden District, an area of town known for its splendid beauty. The avenues here are lined with oak trees and homes with breathtaking gardens date back a century or more. The streetcar travels through the Garden District and the rest of Uptown. It’s as convenient mode of transportation and something you'll want to photograph.
With its ancient live oaks, lovely statuary, and picturesque stone bridges, City Park is a must visit for anyone who loves taking pictures of beautiful scenery. Make sure to check out the free sculpture garden before you leave. Uptown New Orleans is home to Audubon Park which dates. back to 1871 and is home to Audubon Zoo. Everything you see is Instagrammable.
Of course, don't limit yourself to these areas. There's so much more to see and do in New Orleans. Pay attention to the details – the wrought iron fences, the gingerbread on the shotgun homes, the charming murals and signs on the old buildings. It’s hard to be a bad photographer in New Orleans. This city does the work for you!