In addition to being one of the best cities for dining, entertainment and music during the holidays, New Orleans also has incredible shopping! Whether you’re browsing the shops on Magazine Street during their Merriment event, perusing the smaller, boutique shops in the Riverbend, or hitting the Shops at Canal Place, you’re bound to find just what you’re looking for. To make it even better, we have public transportation to get you to all of these locations! Meaning, you don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot or drinking that second cocktail! As Fleurty Girl mentions, The St. Charles Street Car line is the preferred route for many shoppers in the Big Easy but as it undergoes construction up until Louisiana Avenue, the bus is also a great option. If you’re heading to Magazine Street, the 11 bus is the one for you. If you’d like to head to the Uptown shops, you can go to their website and use their “Plan Your Trip” feature to enter your current location and destination and it will determine your best route. Watch our video to get the rest of the holiday shopping scoop from Fleurty Girl!
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It’s the holiday season here in New Orleans, and it’s my favorite time of
the year, except for Mardi Gras. But just like your music experiences and
dining experiences are so much better in New Orleans, so is your holiday
Your shopping experience begins as soon as you leave your hotel room and
catch the streetcar, and the streetcar ride is a great way to see the city,
dressed up for the holidays. Start your trip shopping on Magazine Street.
Six miles of stores host merriment on Magazine Street every Saturday in
December. The stores will stay open late til 7:00 p.m. and offer drinks and
refreshments and it’s such a great time for the holiday season to get your
shopping done. Besides the fabulous shopping, you can also visit art
galleries, trunk shows, Christmas caroling, Santa Claus visits, and dine at
one of the many restaurants on Magazine Street. It’s so much more than just
picking out presents.
Further down the streetcar line in the Carrollton neighborhood there are
more locally owned boutiques to shop at, you can find them on Oak Street,
Barrett Street and in the River Bend. If indoor shopping is your thing,
well then the shops at Canal Place just might be the right spot for you.
There you can find luxury shops, high-end shopping, and also some fine
dining, and it’s a great place to bring the kids, too, because they’ve got
Holiday shopping in New Orleans is so much more than just shopping. You can
do so much stuff. It’s more of an experience than anything else. I’m
Fleurty Girl and that wraps up another edition of Go NOLA TV, and we’ll see
you next time, New Orleans.