New Orleans' Lakefront neighborhood stretches along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain from the 166-year-old Southern Yacht Club and municipal marinas toward the University of New Orleans. For landlubbers, there are recreational spaces to walk, jog or bike along Lakeshore Drive and picnic in park areas. Along the docks, there are bars and seafood restaurants with elevated decks offering views of the lake and sunsets over the Causeway. Harrison Avenue is a busy hub through the heart of the quiet Lakeview neighborhood. It's crowded with shops, restaurants and bars, and on the second Wednesday of fall months, there is food, music and arts and crafts by local artisans at the Harrison Avenue Marketplace. Near the University of New Orleans, the Sandbar hosts music by established and up-and-coming jazz bands.


Culture Vulture

New Canal Lighthouse was built in 1839 to guide vessels traveling the canal from the lake to the present site of the Superdome and since has become a museum.


Nature Lover

There are spots all along Lakeshore Drive to picnic, do morning yoga, jog or bike, and the end of Marina Way offers a great view of the lake and the lakefront.


Late Night

Parlay's Bar and Basin Lakeview keep the party going daily until 3 a.m.

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