Heading to the Big Easy soon? While one of the best parts about staying at the Bienville House is the fact that you are walking distance from all the wonderful restaurants, shopping, bars and attractions of the French Quarter, you may also want to venture into a part of New Orleans that is more than just a quick walk away. There are many fun ways to travel and explore the city; read below for our recommendations on getting around New Orleans!

 New Orleans Canal Street Streetcar

Streetcar: Ah, one of New Orleans’ most iconic treasures. Streetcars have rolled through New Orleans for over 60 years, with some of the original streetcars still in use today! There are three different lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, and the Riverfront, all originating from downtown but leading into very different parts of the city. Fare is only $1.25 each way with a variety of day passes available as well. For more information please visit the NORTA website.

Taxi: Since New Orleans isn’t the most expansive city, taking a taxi cab is relatively cost-effective. While many cabs can be found waiting outside hotels or large attractions, a quick call to United Cab will usually have a cab at your front door in 15 minutes. To reach United Cab, call 504-522-9771.

Driving: Renting a car from companies like Enterprise, Alamo, and Avis is always an option. However, with a charge for stowing your car in a hotel garage, it might not always be the most cost-effective option.

Pedicabs: Pedicabs are a great way of exploring the French Quarter, as drivers tend to know a lot about the city. Pricing for pedicabs tends to be reasonable.

Steamboat: A steamboat is the perfect way to spend a day exploring New Orleans from the Mississippi River. The Steamboat Natchez is a locally owned company offering an authentic experience along the river.


Whichever way you choose, we’re sure you’ll be pleased to discover the magic of New Orleans around every corner! Book a stay with Bienville House today.