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Unlock NOLA: Top Things to Do in New Orleans

Whether you are coming to New Orleans for work, school, or another reason, moving is a long process. Make your move easier by renting a storage unit with Fountainbleau Self Storage. We have interior, temperature-controlled, and drive-up storage units in a range of sizes. No matter your storage needs, we have a storage option to help. Our outdoor parking is even large enough for boat and RV storage in New Orleans. Fountainbleau Self Storage’s facility on Tulane Avenue offers convenient storage near Mid-City, Gert Town, and Tulane-Gravier neighborhoods. Find storage to help you settle in, and browse our Mover’s Guide to New Orleans LA below to explore the city!

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About New Orleans, LA

Population: 389,648
Median Rent: $973

New Orleans attracts more than 17 million people each year with its unique culture and feel. The city hosts its annual Mardi Gras celebration, bringing hundreds of thousands people into the streets. Known for its music, New Orleans has strong roots with jazz and gospel. Its island-like geography created a breeding ground for cultural innovation. In addition to music, food plays a large role in the culture of the city. Both Creole and Cajon cuisine are native to the area. Explore the famous Bourbon Street in the French Quarter and all its restaurants and historical landmarks.

St. Louis Basilica, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

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Things to Do in New Orleans

Experience the Vibrancy of the French Quarter 

Can you visit New Orleans without visiting Bourbon Street? This historic, adult-friendly street is the place to go for bars and fun at any time of day or night. Named for the royal family in France at the time of New Orleans’ founding, Bourbon Street is the heart of the French Quarter. A visit in this neighborhood can lead to Galatoire’s Restaurant, one of the city’s oldest and most popular restaurants. You may also be interested in checking out  Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, a local bar that’s structure dates back to the early 1700s. It is thought to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the country. Stop in for a drink at these Bourbon Street classics!

Jackson Square is right along the Mississippi River, housing beautiful, historic buildings, as well as an open-air artist community. For more than half a century, artists have gathering in Jackson Square to create and share their work. An afternoon in this stretch of New Orleans will walk you through many genres of art along the fences and introduce you to some truly stunning architecture. You can visit the Presbytere and Cabildo museums and the St. Louis Cathedral in the area. The cathedral is open to tours, and you can worship there daily. Explore NOLA like a local by checking out all the Jackson Square attractions the French Quarter has to offer!

Take a Walk through City Park

City Park in New Orleans is a 1,300-acre public park, one of the largest and most-visited urban parks in the United States. Established in 1854, City Park offers lush landscapes of centuries-old oak trees and a wide variety of recreational activities for residents and visitors alike.

Families visiting the park can enjoy the amusement park, Carousel Gardens, which features a historic wooden carousel, Ferris wheel, roller coaster, and other rides. Included in your ticket for the rides is your admission to Storyland, a fairytale-themed playground that delights children with its larger-than-life sculptures of popular characters from nursery rhymes and fairy tales.

Among the park’s many attractions, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is the city’s oldest fine arts institution, featuring a diverse and extensive collection of art from around the world. The adjacent Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, spread across 11 acres, showcases more than 90 sculptures by renowned artists.

Get your nature fix by taking a stroll through the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Also within City Park, it offers a serene environment with more than 2,000 plant species from around the world, including a magnificent conservatory that houses tropical plants and a butterfly exhibit. It was named the best birding spot in New Orleans by Birder’s World Magazine thanks to its more than 280 bird species that have been spotted. The dedicated preservation of the park’s natural resources has maintained its integrity as a center for biodiversity in the city.

City Park also offers various outdoor recreational activities, such as golf courses, tennis courts, sports fields, playgrounds, boat and bike rentals, and walking, jogging, and biking paths. 

Get to Know New Orleans with Fountainbleau Self Storage

Are you getting to know the area for an upcoming move? Fountainbleau Self Storage understands the ins and outs of the New Orleans community, and can offer you support through the transition. We strive ease the stress of moving into a new home and allow settling into your space to be as seamless as possible.

From Fountainbleau Self Storage’s affordable storage spaces, to our friendly and knowledgeable staff, we can provide superior customer service from start to finish. With us, you never have to worry about losing or misplacing your belongings in the chaos of a move. Rather than squeezing a full load of boxes into your new space at once, rent a storage unit with us, and take your time taking in New Orleans!

Self Storage in Mid-City

Our Tulane Avenue storage facility, near the intersection with I-10, is your premier storage solution in Mid-City, New Orleans. We offer a variety of indoor and temperature-controlled storage units to protect your most valuable items, and our drive-up storage units give you the highest convenience when it comes to loading and unloading. Are you are a musician looking for practice space? We have that, too! Our music rehearsal studio rentals provide a professional location for you to work and collaborate with other artists. Get everything you need and more with Fountainbleau Self Storage.

You can find your self storage space and handle your rental completely online. Browse our available storage units and take advantage of our different resources to determine the ideal storage unit size and features for your situation. Rent or reserve online today!

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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is an SEO Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her newly adopted Greyhound rescue, Titan.