French Quarter

No trip to New Orleans is complete without getting (happily) lost among the French Quarter’s labyrinth of narrow streets. This is the beating heart and soul of the city, where you’ll stumble across lively street performers channeling the city’s musical spirit around every corner. Soak up the scene of historic buildings with their iconic wrought-iron balconies and lush courtyards dripping with foliage. Pause for chicory coffee and beignets at Café du Monde before diving into the boisterous blur of Bourbon Street. Though Bourbon is famous for its anytime-is-party-time energy, make time to peel off to adjoining streets like Royal for world-class antique stores and art galleries. Just don’t leave the Quarter without toasting a (or several) Hurricane cocktails!

Faubourg Marigny and Bywater

The Marigny and Bywater are where the city’s artists, musicians, and bohemians have made their home just next door to the French Quarter. Let your group soak up the funky ambiance of these sister neighborhoods lined with brightly colored Creole cottages and sidewalks made for strutting. Grab the crew brunch at St. Coffee or Elizabeth Street’s Bakery, then spend an afternoon meandering down Royal Street poking into eclectic shops and hipster hangouts. In the evening, check what’s on the docket at iconic music clubs like Buku Club and Vaughn’s Lounge to hear the city’s best up-and-coming brass bands and songwriters. For a wholly unique NOLA experience, join the raucous spread of revelers on the second Sunday of each month for the Bywater’s St. Claude Main Street’s Sunrise Sermon with food trucks, pop-up shops, and street performers.

Garden District

With its opulent Greek Revival mansions lining oak-canopied streets, the Garden District exudes aristocratic elegance while still retaining the homey charm this city is famous for. You’ll get a taste of history around every corner, from the Gothic Revival architecture of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 to the palatial splendor of the Antebellum homes. After touring the district, stop for courtyard cocktails and Creole fare with a contemporary twist at Commander’s Palace, a quintessential NOLA experience. If time permits, stroll over to The Shops at Lafayette to browse high-end antique shops and art galleries located within renovated 19th-century homes. It’s the perfect afternoon of lush gardens and Southern sophistication.

Warehouse District

Though tourist crowds tend to stick to the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street, the Warehouse District (or just the ‘Warehouse’ to locals) has emerged as the city’s trendiest hub for contemporary art, designer shopping, and innovative Creole-fusion dining. Let New Orleans Party Bus drop you off along Julia Street, lined with the city’s premiere contemporary art galleries. After gallery hopping, indulge your crew at one of the district’s “it” restaurants like Cochon, whose wood-fired oysters and fried alligator with chili gastrique are to die for. A few blocks over is Fulton Street, where hip boutiques and home-goods havens are tucked into gorgeously restored 19th-century warehouses. With an insanely dense concentration of places to eat, drink, and splurge, the Warehouse has something to delight every member of your entourage.


As the nation’s oldest African American neighborhood, Treme has played an integral role in shaping New Orleans’ cultural fabric. This historic district’s unique heritage is on full display in the brilliant real-life example of Creole cottages—each one seemingly painted a more vivid hue than the last. To truly immerse yourself in the Treme’s cultural traditions, plan your visit around one of the neighborhood’s famous second line parades. These raucous Sunday afternoon affairs feature revelers donning elaborate Mardi Gras Indian costumes while dancing along to the sounds of jazz brass bands. For a more serene but no less authentic experience, simply stroll Treme’s oak-shaded streets and neighborhood haunts like the casual but legendary Lil’ Dizzy’s Café for real-deal NOLA soul food classics.


Visitors often overlook the thriving Mid-City district, though this richly diverse neighborhood is a favorite among locals for its buzzing collection of local art studios, music venues, and laid-back NOLA eateries. Mid-City makes the perfect launching point to experience the city’s vibrant underground art scene. Allow New Orleans Party Bus to traverse the corridor of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, where formerly abandoned buildings have been transformed into colorful murals and street-art installations. Stop to refuel at decade-spanning diners like The Parkway Bakery & Tavern for Gulf oyster po’ boys before grooving to tunes from the neighborhood’s live music clubs like the Maple Leaf Bar and Chickie Wah Wah. Catch any of Mid-City’s weekend art walks or morning farmers markets for a true taste of local flavor.

Algiers Point

Technically its own city located across the Mississippi River, the charming Algiers Point neighborhood offers a thrillingly funky escape from the French Quarter crowds. With a history once rooted in French markets and riverfront venues, this village-like enclave is experiencing a quirky renaissance steeped in art and independent spirit. Get your bearings with a stroll down tree-lined Alix Street past rainbow-colored houses and hole-in-the-wall corner joints. Buy a locally brewed craft pint at the beloved Crown and Anchor English Pub, or dig into seasonally-sourced Creole fare at the Vine & Brew gastropub. If your visit coincides with one of the neighborhood’s evening art walks, be sure to check out the colony of indie artisans and buskers breathing new energy into Algiers’ bohemian soul.

Book a Bus With New Orleans Party Bus

New Orleans’ neighborhoods make up a vibrant tapestry where cultures and traditions interweave into one-of-a-kind atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else. But don’t just take our word for it – experience the real NOLA for yourself with a charter bus rental from New Orleans Party Bus! We’ll handle all the logistics while your group focuses on getting immersed in these richly distinct neighborhood scenes. Just picture exploring the French Quarter without lugging heavy bags, or rolling from the Treme to Marigny without squeezing into expensive rideshares. Our team of transportation gurus will equip you with the perfect motorcoach and professinal team so that your entourage can savor each offbeat corner of New Orleans like true insiders. Call us today at 504-758-3591 to claim a free quote and take the first step towards your unforgettable NOLA neighborhood adventure!