This iconic street in the heart of New Orleans is home to some of the Big Easy’s best shopping, eating and drinking establishments, making it a top spot for tourists and locals any time of day. Street-side cafes with open-air tables offer some of the best people watching on an afternoon about the town, while nightfall sees the street's restaurants and nightclubs brimming with visitors eager to taste traditional Creole fare and boogie into the early hours.
Travelers who want to make the most of their time in New Orleans will find plenty of tour options for exploring this dynamic street as well as other parts of the city. Whether it’s a hop-on hop-off bus ride, a Segway, food or walking tour of the French Quarter, or a bike ride along the Big Easy’s most famous thoroughfare, Magazine Street offers visitors endless ways to join in on the Nola spirit.
Magazine Street stretches across six miles of New Orleans, including parts of the famed French Quarter, Central Business District and Lower Garden District. It is easily accessible using the #11 RTA bus or the St Charles Streetcar.
Did you know? The street is named after an old warehouse—at the time, known as a magazine—once stationed on the road. Today, it is a popular parade route during Mardi Gras and Saint Patrick’s Day.