BETWEEN THE FRENCH QUARTER AND THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
New Orleans is a city of neighborhoods and the French Quarter is the Crescent City's most famous. Just a block from the dynamic dining, music and nightlife of New Orleans' most well-known hotspot is the Royal St. Charles Hotel. Historic Canal Street is a block north, and Jackson Square and the Mississippi River just a short walk away.
The entire neighborhood is a National Historic Landmark, a centuries-old port settlement with architecture, cuisine and music traditions from French, Spanish, Italians, Sicilians, Africans and the Irish. Venture from the Royal St. Charles Hotel anytime, day or night, and enjoy extraordinary restaurants, historic destinations, fascinating shops, and rollicking music from many doorways along Bourbon Street and Royal Street, and anywhere throughout the Quarter.
The Royal St. Charles Hotel straddles the border of the Quarter as well as the Central Business District, which has its own character and unique attractions.
Nearby attractions include:
- French Market- the oldest public market in the country, an open-air mall with shopping, dining and music.
- French Quarter and New Orleans history at the Historic New Orleans Collection.
- Jackson Square, with restaurants, shops and a vibrant street life.
- The National World War II Museum.
- Harrah's New Orleans Casino, with table games, slots and poker tables.
- Steamboat Natchez - a classic Mississippi riverboat that sails daily with jazz and dinner.
- Centuries-old bars including Blacksmith Shop and Old Absinthe House.
- Riverwalk Marketplace, offering upscale fashion, local culinary flavors and revelry.
- The Presbytere - an elaborate and exquisite collection of Mardi Gras artifacts and memorabilia.
- Audubon Park, and its oak trees, lagoons and expansive green spaces.
- Tulane and Loyola Universities
- Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, with a visitor center featuring exhibits about historic New Orleans and bayou life.
- World-famous restaurants include Galatoire's, Arnaud's, Antoine's, Commander's Palace & Emeril's Delmonico.