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New Orleans Travel Guide

  • Photo: Ann Purcell/ "Photo courtesy New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau."

Mid-City and Bayou St. John

With their tree-lined streets and avenues, neighborhood gathering places and historic landmarks, the Mid-City and Bayou St. John neighborhoods are decidedly more tranquil than their downtown counterparts. While you may not find "Huge-Ass Beers to Go" or music blaring out of every doorway here, you will find a quieter form of charm in the gardens, galleries, and lagoons of City Park,

in the elaborately constructed tombs of the cemeteries, and on the tree-shaded patios and decks of the restaurants and caf├ęs where you can listen to the church bells keep time as you relax with a cold drink.

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