About Uptown New Orleans
The neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans Louisiana is one of the most beautiful sections of the city. The area includes the Uptown New Orleans Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The main street in Uptown New Orleans Louisiana is St. Charles Avenue, a wide boulevard lined by majestic oak trees. In the center of the boulevard runs the charming St. Charles Trolley Line, providing scenic and delightful transportation to and from downtown. Cited as "the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world," the trolley interiors are lavishly appointed in mahogany and brass. St. Charles Avenue is lined by lavish and historic southern mansions in antebellum design on spacious grounds. The Garden District features an amazing display of architecture from 1832 to 1900 and is thought to be "one of the best preserved collections of historic southern mansions in the US." Loyola and Tulane Universities are situated along the trolley route, together with the lush Audubon Park, home to Audubon Zoological Gardens. You'll see exquisite bed and breakfast inns and the Isidore Newman House, an historic landmark of Romanesque architecture. Parallel to St. Charles Avenue is the six-mile Magazine Street shopping district. Uptown New Orleans Louisiana's Magazine Street is best explored on foot, and the streetcar gives you easy access from downtown. Magazine Street is as lively as the French Quarter with a wide range of eateries and cuisines, outdoor cafes, antique stores, arts and crafts and specialty shops, trendy boutiques, art galleries, and coffee houses. By night, the funky club scene features some of the best in local live music performances.
Second Annual New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University set for March 9-11,
at Tulane University
This major literary event for the Crescent City will feature panel discussions, moderated conversations, keynote lectures, book fairs, family programming and workshops. Each day includes at least one major plenary session, which features a leading author.