Magazine Street is one of New Orleans' most vibrant locales, packed with shopping, eating, and drinking adventures! Here's a look at some of the Top Things to Do on Magazine Street when you visit New Orleans!
New Orleans, Louisiana is always an exciting place to visit, any time of year. When you think of NOLA, you may think of Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, Canal Street or the French Quarter. But there's so much more to this city, nicknamed The Big Easy and the Crescent City, located on the Mississippi River.
One of my favorite trips to NOLA was on a mother-daughter vacation. We had a great time eating our way through the heart of the French Quarter, including the famous Café du Monde coffee shop, and finding local art in the French Market of Jackson Square. We visited the WWII Museum and the Audubon Nature Institute.
And, we had an amazing time walking up and down Magazine Street. It's such a special place. If you're traveling to New Orleans, definitely add Magazine Street to your itinerary. It's one of the best places to spend an afternoon!
Explore New Orleans
- Go on an expedition through the Big Easy including the French Quarter, Treme, the Esplanade, the Garden District and the Metairie Cemetery
- Stop by top attractions such as the LaLaurie Mansion and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, all while listening to the guide’s detailed stories of the paranormal and beyond
- Discover the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans during a French Quarter walking tour
This six-mile long street is one of the longest streets that runs through New Orleans. It stretches from Uptown New Orleans by the Audubon zoo through the Lower Garden District and into downtown New Orleans and the central business district.
It's six miles of specialty shops, some of the city's best restaurants, great live music venues, coffee shops, jazz clubs, art galleries, and historic homes. So put on your walking shoes, and get ready for a fun stroll through this popular destination!
🛍 Magazine Street boutiques
You'll find pretty much anything you're looking for on Magazine Street. From fine French pastries to beautiful pottery to custom art, the local boutiques are diverse and plentiful.
Key boutiques to check out:
- C. Collection (3424 Magazine Street): contemporary boutique offering the trendiest clothing, shoes and accessories.
- Century Girl (2023 Magazine Street): vintage boutique with romantic clothing.
- The Flower Shop (2036 Magazine Street): European-style flower shop with flowers by the stem and bouquet subscriptions.
- Leontine Linens (3806 Magazine Street): custom, made-to-order linens for bed, bath, and table as well as gift items such as bed clothes, travel accessories, and baby items.
- Mac Maison Ltd. (3963 Magazine Street): 18th and 19th century antiques, chandeliers, sconces, mantles, gates and other architectural artifacts and ornamentation.
- Magic Box Toys (5508 Magazine Street): toy store with arts & crafts, children's books, costumes and more.
- Petcetera (3205 Magazine Street): a great place to get gifts for your special pets back home.
- Potsalot Pottery (3818 Magazine Street): beautifully crafted bowls, plates, decorative objects, and more.
- Sotre (3933 Magazine Street): furnishings, interior design, custom linens, accessories and gifts.
🍽 Restaurants on Magazine Street
If you're hungry, you'll find no shortage of restaurants.
- Apolline (4729 Magazine Street): Fine dining creole cuisine in a beautifully renovated “shotgun double” house with hand-crafted cocktails.
- Baru (3700 Magazine Street) is the hot spot for when you're in the mood for delicious Latin American tapas and sangria.
- District Donuts (2209 Magazine Street): one of my favorite spots! I've already raved about our visit to District Donuts here. You simply must stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee with fresh donuts, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, sliders, and more.
- Gris-Gris (1800 Magazine Street): great place for classic Southern dishes and New Orleans favorites.
- La Petite Grocery (4238 Magazine Street): creative spins on traditional New Orleans cuisine with much-loved dishes like Turtle Bolognese and Blue Crab Beignets.
- Lilette (3637 Magazine Street): If you're looking for an upscale, fancy, expensive dinner, then Lilette is the way to go. This popular spot is a gorgeous restaurant serving classic French cuisine.
- Picnic Provisions & Whisky (741 State Street): picnic ready food like crawfish-boil fried chicken, picnic-basket rentals, and a cozy indoor/outdoor seating area.
- Red Dog Diner (3122 Magazine Street): casual comfort food with boutique wines & original craft cocktails.
- Sucré (3025 Magazine Street): a popular place with delicious artisan sweets, including gelato, macarons, artisan chocolates, and more. It's the perfect place to rest and indulge your sweet tooth in-between all of the shopping!
🥗 Try the New Orleans cuisine
Garden District architecture
Magazine Street is also an excellent afternoon stroll because the shops are weaved within the residential homes and historic mansions of the Garden District. While you are enjoying your day of shopping and eating, be sure to soak up some of the gorgeous and unique architecture around you. It's seriously one of the best things about this area.
💫 Dive deep into New Orleans Garden District on a walking tour including Lafayette Cemetery with an experienced guideClick herе to book
Here's a look at just some of the beautiful homes we observed.
Tips for visiting Magazine Street
There are so many fun things to do on Magazine Street. You'll have to visit this magnificent six-mile stroll-worthy spot for yourself!
Magazine Street is easily accessible by car or public transportation from the French Quarter or Downtown New Orleans. You can take the St. Charles Street Car and walk just a few blocks over or take #11 RTA Bus that rides straight down Magazine St. We took an Uber and a Lyft to and from downtown, and it cost us approximately $6 per ride.
Taking a walking tour of New Orleans is a great way to see the best of the city in a shorter amount of time. Check out some of the most popular New Orleans sightseeing tours here:
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