The house is near the Fairgrounds area where they have horseracing during the cooler months and Jazz Fest in the spring. It is a few blocks from Bayou St. John where Kayaking and surfboard paddling rentals are available. Also nearby is City Park with tennis, golf, a historic amusement park, Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden, and Botanical Garden. The Street Car is about 1/2 mile away and is a good way to access the French Quarter, cemeteries and uptown.
Below is a list of places within a mile of the house:
Lil' Dizzy's Cafe (1500 Esplanade - This is my favorite place to go on Sunday's for the buffet. It is located seven blocks away towards the French Quarter in the heart of Treme. Great Creole Gumbo, fried chicken, etc.
Liuzza’s By the Track (1518 N. Lopez St.- A great “Hole-in-the-wall” restaurant and bar with the best Gumbo and Barbeque Shrimp Poboys in New Orleans. Enjoy!
Café Degas (3127 Esplanade Ave. - - French Bistro with European style dining with reasonable prices and local seafood. There is
a coupon available on the website that is two for one entrees
Lola’s (3312 Esplanade Ave. - Spanish Bistro with great local dishes.
Nonna Mia (3125 Esplanade Ave. - Good pizza and Italian dishes, they will deliver to the house. Right past Café Degas.
Santa Fe (3201 Esplanade Ave. - Southwestern with a local twist. Great margaritas. Live jazz on Thursday nights.
Terranova’s (3308 Esplanade Ave. - I can’t recommend this grocery enough. They have all your basic needs plus some local specialties. Try the pork chops stuffed with hot-sausage. I coat the
pork chops with olive oil and season with Tony’s or any Creole Seasoning (rub in) then cook at 400 degrees for about an hour. Right next to Lola’s.
Conseco’s ( 3135 Esplanade Ave. - Right past Santa Fe, this store has a little larger selection than Terranova’s.
Fairgrinds Coffee House (3133 Ponce de Leon - Great coffee and pastries, plus live music at night. Right past Cansecos.
CC’s Coffee House (2800 Esplanade Ave. - A little further of a walk down Esplanade but well worth it. Try the Ice Chocolate Mochasippi.
New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collins Diboll Circle - This museum is around a mile walk. It is located in the heart of City Park, which has several other
attractions including golf courses, tennis and an amusement park.
St. Louis Cemetery (3421 Esplanade Ave.This is the cemetery where most of the tour companies in the French Quarter take
their guests. You may be able to join one of the tours in progress or just walk around on your own for free.
Street Car (Carrollton Avenue near the end of Esplanade and City Park) - The street car will take you down Canal Street to the French Quarter and all the sights there.