Central Business District
The Central Business District ("CBD") is similar to what many cities call "Downtown". In addition to skyscrapers and modern office buildings, much historic 19th century architecture has also been preserved. The area is home to many award-winning restaurants, hotels, galleries, Harrah's casino and much more. Local Lagniappe: Some still refer to the CBD as the American Quarter, as it was the first part of town settled by people from other parts of the United States.
Warehouse / Arts District
The Warehouse /Arts District was established in the 19th century as an industrial area to goods shipped through the Port of New Orleans. As industry and business practices evolved over time, the area's prosperity faded.
The 1984 World's Fair drew attention to the district, resulting in redevelopment. Many of the warehouses have been converted into museums, art galleries, restaurants, condominiums, and hotels.
Downtown Development District
Comprised of a series of unique neighborhoods, Downtown New Orleans has transformed into a hub of economic and entrepreneurial vitality. With established companies and a vibrant start-up community rubbing elbows, Downtown is becoming an area where deals get done and careers get made.
French Quarter / Canal Street
The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré - or the “Quarter” to locals, sits on a crescent in the Mississippi River on some of the highest ground in New Orleans. The city's cultural hub features dining, theatres, historical attractions, waterfront parks and much more. Intimate and unique, New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood has exerted a spell over writers, artists, actors, and people from all walks of life.